Eminem could be claiming his ninth UK #1 single this week as his latest single “River” sets course for the top spot on the Official Singles Chart.
The Rap God’s current track features Ed Sheeran and is taken from his latest album Revival, which topped the Official Albums Chart last month.
After three weeks at #2, “River” is set to topple Ed Sheeran’s Perfect (2) from the top spot, currently 3,000 downloads and streaming equivalent sales ahead at the halfway stage of the chart week.
Eminem already claims the most #1 singles for a rap artist in the UK and could extend that record to nine this Friday (Jan 19). Eminem’s previous Number 1s are: The Real Slim Shady (2000), Stan (2000), Without Me (2002), Lose Yourself (2002), Just Lose It (2004), Like Toy Soldiers (2005), Smack That (2006, with Akon), and The Monster (2013, with Rihanna).
Listen to “River” below: