Eminem scores Official UK Chart Double as Music To Be Murdered By and Godzilla debut at Number 1

It was one of the closest races for the Number 1 single in UK chart history.

Congratulations to Eminem, who scores the Official Chart Double, debuting at Number 1 on both the Official Albums and Singles Chart.

The rapper’s eleventh studio album Music To Be Murdered By, surprised-released last week, debuts at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with 36,000 chart sales, while Godzilla ft. Juice WRLD tops the Official Singles Chart.

It means Eminem extends his record-breaking run of consecutive Number 1 albums to ten – no other act in UK chart history has managed to land as many chart-topping albums in a row.

View Eminem’s Official UK Chart history in full

Meanwhile Godzilla achieves the rare feat of debuting at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart. Just three acts managed it last year: Stormzy’s Vossi Bop, Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s I Don’t Care, and LadBaby’s I Love Sausage Rolls. Godzilla is also Eminem’s tenth Number 1 single. 

Juice WRLD's contribution makes him the first act to posthumously score a UK Number 1 single in over 12 years. Eva Cassidy was the last artist to claim a chart topper after their death with her Katie Melua collaboration What A Wonderful World in December 2007.

Official Albums Chart

Eminem saw off a strong challenge from The Courteeners, who finish at Number 2 with their sixth studio album and first in four years More. Again. Forever. It’s still the band’s highest-charting album of their career, and was the week’s best-selling album on vinyl, placing them at Number 1 on this week's Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

Another indie band making a grand return this week are Bombay Bicycle Club, who after a six-year absence, land at Number 4 their fifth album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. Elsewhere in the Top 10, US singer-songwriter Halsey opens at Number 6 with her third album Manic, and posthumous Mac Miller album Circles is at Number 8. 

Louise's comeback album Heavy Love - her first record in 20 years – just misses out on a Top 10 debut at Number 11, and UK drill rapper DigDat makes a strong debut at Number 12 with his first mixtape Ei8ht Mile. In terms of chart sales, the South London rapper now claims the UK’s biggest drill breakthrough to date.  

Further down, Michael Kiwanuka's Kiwanuka rebounds 47 places to 17 following his appearance on BBC's The Graham Norton Show; R.Y.C by multi-instrumentalist Mura Masa opens at 23; British singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin debuts at 24 with Dear Happy; and Birmingham rockers Magnum are Number 36 with 21st album The Serpent Rings.

View this week's Official Albums Chart Top 100

Official Singles Chart

Finishing behind Eminem by just 93 chart sales is rising 21 year-old Compton rapper Roddy Ricch who has shot to viral fame on Tik Tok with The Box.

The Box climbs from 5 to Number 2 this week, thanks in part to the Roddy Ricch dance challenge where thousands of Tik Tok users have now filmed themselves showing off their moves.

Missing out on the top spot to Eminem’s Godzilla by less than 100 units this week, it’s one of the tightest finishes for Number 1 ever; the closest ever recorded was in 2007, when Timbaland’s The Way I Are pipped Kate Nash’s Foundations to Number 1 by just 16 sales. See Roddy Ricch’s UK chart history to date.

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Meanwhile, The Weeknd lands his fifth Top 5 song with Blinding Lights, rising four places to Number 4, and South London rapper Digdat claims his first ever Top 10 single with Ei8ht Mile ft. Aitch at 9.

Eminem has two further entries in this week’s Top 40 with Those Kinda Nights ft. Ed Sheeran (12) and Darkness (17).

Further down, Halsey leaps 11 places to Number 26 with You Should Be Sad, and two more songs make their Top 40 debut: Jonas Brothers’ What A Man Gotta Do  at 33 and The 1975’s Me & You Together Song  at 35.

View this week's Official Singles Chart Top 100

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