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Rapper Eminem (USA, b. Marshall Mathers III) became the first act to register 10 successive No.1 albums on the US Billboard 200 chart – nine of them studio sets released since 2000 – when Music to be Murdered by was the best-seller for the chart week dated 1 February 2020. All 10 albums debuted at No.1 – also a record for consecutive releases on the Billboard 200.
Previously, Kamikaze (2018), Revival (2017), The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), Recovery (2010), Relapse (2009), Curtain Call: The Hits (2005), Encore (2004), The Eminem Show (2002) and The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) had all bowed at No.1. Excluded from the list are various artist/soundtrack/compilation albums on which Eminem appeared alongside other performers: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile (2002; debuted at No.1); Eminem presents The Re-Up (2006; debuted at No.2); Shady XV (2014; debuted at No.3); Southpaw: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture (2015; debuted at No.5).
Music to be Murdered by was Eminem's 11th studio album. Only his chart debut, The Slim Shady LP (1999; debuted at No.2), failed to reach No.1 on the Billboard 200. His debut studio effort, Infinite (1996), failed to chart.
Music to be Murdered by broke a tie with fellow rapper Kanye West, who had nine consecutive No.1 albums between Late Registration (2005) and Jesus is King (2019). This includes Watch the Throne, his 2011 collaboration with Jay-Z.
Eminem’s 10th No.1 album moves him level with Elvis Presley for the most US chart-toppers. Ahead of them both are The Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (both 14).