Eminem has bagged his ninth No. 1 in a row with his latest album Kamikaze, managing to break a 36-year-old chart record in the process.
The rapper, 45, now holds the record for the most No. 1s in a row, which was a title previously shared by Abba and Led Zeppelin. Both bands had eight chart-toppers apiece.
According to the U.K. Official Chart company, Kamikaze scored combined chart sales of 55,000 over the past seven days.
The closest competition was the soundtrack of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”, but Mathers outsold it three copies to one.
Kamikaze is also the fourth-fastest-selling album of the year in the U.K., behind the Arctic Monkeys, Drake and George Ezra.
After hearing the news, Eminem asked OfficialCharts.com: “Does this mean I get to call myself Sir Eminem?”
The hitmaker dropped his surprise new album, a fiery followup to 2017’s critically maligned Revival, last Thursday.
The opening track, “The Ringer”, definitely set the tone, as an angry Slim Shady declared, “I feel like I wanna punch the world in the f***ing face right now.”
He then took shots at his critics throughout the LP, including fellow rappers Drake and Tyler the Creator, and even Donald Trump.