Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Eminem album leaps to top spot

US rapper and record producer Eminem has claimed his sixth UK number one in the Official Albums Chart

US rapper and record producer Eminem has claimed his sixth UK number one in the Official Albums Chart as his latest release Recovery leapt straight to the top spot.

In the Official Singles Chart, Rapper Dizzee Rascal and comedian James Corden's unofficial World Cup anthem, Shout, dropped to number three after two weeks at number one.

They were replaced in top spot by Katy Perry's California Gurls, featuring Snoop Dogg, giving Perry her second UK number one after the 2008 hit I Kissed A Girl.

For guest rapper Snoop Dogg, it marks a first UK number one single after more than twenty Top 40 hits over a 17-year career.

California Gurls is the first single from Perry's forthcoming album Teenage Dream.

Since releasing his major-label debut The Slim Shady LP in 1999, Eminem has sold more than 78 million albums worldwide, including more than 7.5 million in the UK.

Eminem also has two Top 10 singles in the Official Singles Chart - Not Afraid at number five, up from last week's number six, and a new entry at number seven, I Love The Way You Lie, featuring Rihanna.

Elsewhere, in the Official Albums Chart Top 10 there are two other new entries - UK rapper Example's debut album Won't Go Quietly at number four and Miley Cyrus's biggest UK hit to date Can't Be Tamed at number eight.

The Black Eyed Peas' evergreen album The End is a re-entry at number three, up from last week's number 40.

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