Congratulations to Eminem, whose latest single River takes the Number 1 spot on this week’s Official Singles Chat.
The track, which features Ed Sheeran, earns the rapper his ninth UK Number 1 – extending his record for the most chart-topping singles for a rapper. 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).
River is taken from Eminem’s ninth studio album Revival, which debuted at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart last month. Check out the star’s biggest single on the Official Chart here.
Eminem ends Ed Sheeran’s six-week reign at the top with Perfect, which slips to Number 3. As Ed guest features on River, he effectively replaces himself at the top, with River becoming his 5th UK Number 1. The last artist to manage such a feat with Justin Bieber, when DJ Khaled’s I’m The One (which he featured on) was knocked off the top by Despacito, his collaboration with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. See which other acts have replaced themselves at Number 1 here.