Chart Check: Eminem & Rihanna Scare Away The Competition With ‘The Monster’

Published: Wednesday 6th Nov 2013 by Rashad

With a career decorated with milestones, you’d think it difficult to continue a reign as strong as top-selling rapper Eminem has over a decade since his debut.  But, as the week has proven, Em may just be getting started.

As if earning the second best first week sales of the year with his new album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ (predicted 700k) wasn’t enough, the ‘Stan’ rapper now stands as the first and only solo artist in history to notch four top 20s simultaneously.  Such feat was accomplished this week when his latest number ‘The Monster’ – featuring ‘Disturbia’ damsel Rihanna – made its debut at #3 (his third highest debut to date).

And, while ‘Monster’ has done its part to scare away some of the Billboard Hot 100’s diva dominators (see:  Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus), one diva-in-training has yet to budge…Lorde.

Living up to her blockbuster hit ‘Royals’, the songstress continues her reign at #1 for a sixth week.  Find out how everyone else fared below:

Eminem’s ‘Monster’ makes him the first solo act in history to clock four simultaneous top 20 hits.  The last act to do this (as a lead act) was The Beatles nearly five decades ago.  The Beatles, at the time of their feat, notched six top 20s simultaneously.

Yes, acts like Lil Wayne, T-Pain, and Ludacris have seen multiple entires in Billboard Hot 100’s top 20, but they were features and not lead acts.

The history making feat is just one of few eventful occurrences on the tally this week, however.  See the full list below:

Billboard Hot 100 

1.  Lorde – ‘Royals’


2.  Miley Cyrus – ‘Wrecking Ball’


3.  Eminem – ‘The Monster’


4.  Katy Perry – ‘Roar’


5.  Avicii – ‘Wake Me Up’


6.  One Direction – ‘Story of My Life’


7. Drake – ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’


8.  Imagine Dragons – ‘Demons’


9. OneRepublic’s – ‘Counting Stars’


10.  Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’

In related news, Gaga’s newest track ‘Venus’ debuts at #32 while Justin Bieber‘s ‘Recovery’ bows at #41.

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  1. Sasha November 6, 2013

    YES EM AND RIH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • daviddd November 6, 2013


    • Apologetic November 7, 2013

      Poor Em, he needs Rihanna to be heard.
      The big white rapper needs a small black girl to stay relevant. Haha.

  2. Navy Nick November 6, 2013

    Love Eminem! of course, he & Rihanna will slay a billboard chart- interesting list actually! Happy to see Gaga still in that TOP 10 tho!

  3. SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

    The song sucks! Rihject’s vocals don’t match the song! Another overhyped mess by Eminem and the talentless w****

    • Molly November 6, 2013

      I think someone’s mad their fraud of a fav still hasn’t released a new single so you have to take your frustrations out on Em & Rih

      • Sasha November 6, 2013

        Yes read that b**** Molly!!

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        @Molly oh so ur fake ass is a Ri fan now? Why your pressed assed obsessed with Beyoncé tho? She aint the one who bullied ur fav on social networking.

      • Tyler November 6, 2013

        @Molly what kind of f****** Ciara stan are u. Say wat u want about Beyonce but she and Ci don’t even have beef. Why ur defending a b**** that disrespected her…all over the f****** twitterverse is fake af to me!

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        yall mad^ Lmao

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        Molly no babydoll. You fav remains a flop has been while Bey is one of the biggest of her generation. You clearly jealous of Beyoncé, which is why you stay on the Hive and her c***.

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        I dont respect a fraud or fake b**** and lets not act like i dont drag Rihanna ass either but tbh id prefer Rihanna music over Beyonce any day… Im not biased like you Queens Rihanna and Ciara had beef ok? That aint got s*** to do with me i still think Rihanna is a lackluster performer and a insecure b**** but im still more of a fan of her music then wackyonce, And you fans are the reason i come for beyonce.

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        My favs a flop yet beyonce has stolen from her looks like your own fav is checking for Queen ci

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        Oh now whos mad? Girl please. You do the most with Beyoncé. Like she was the one who done bullied ur fav. And stolen? What exactly? Do not say that back bend, the struggle to make it look like Ciara was the first to do that move. Or that move Beyoncé did in COUNTDOWN first. Have a fuckenn seatttt! Your fav respects her anyways kiiii.

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        AND you basically admitted you are pressed by the Hive. Like they are the only ones who drag your fav thanks to the Ciara trolls on this site? Ok. My point exactly.

    • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

      lol b**** im not half as mad as you are , that your fave actually has a single and album out and still no one cares. kii

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        You cared enough to listen sis. Make sure you request overdose sis

      • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

        Hun a friend played it for me, and I didn’t care enough to listen to 30 seconds of it

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        Overdose slays everything Beyoldce has released since 2008. Trash can b**** kii

      • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

        Well if that’s the case… why isn’t on anybody’s charts or iTunes singles charts sis?? It only slays in your head boo

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        B**** z100 is playing it. The biggest pop station that no longer plays Beyoldce ….. Bow down huh? 😆

  4. Tyler November 6, 2013

    Em still got it! That man’s a legend!!!!

    • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

      No he’s just a white rapper, therefore he is overrated 😉

      • ARTPOP WILL FLOP November 7, 2013

        Same way fraudyonce is overrated.

  5. Molly November 6, 2013

    Congratulations Em and Rih i think the monster is better than love the way you lie tbh… But idk how that lorde b**** is still number 1 that song is beyond overrated.


    • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

      Hun nobody bought Cierror’s album. No one will be buy overflop either.. no matter how much you beg k kii

      • PHILANA WILLIAMS November 6, 2013


      • Molly November 6, 2013

        B**** but you know you have a copy on your phone as we speak

      • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

        a copy of what? Cierror’s subpoena?? You can’t be talking about her trash music. I wouldn’t even download it illegally 🙂 She does absolutely nothing for me

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        Kii Philana you still mad standing in the unemployment line b****?

      • PHILANA WILLIAMS November 6, 2013


        RIP CIARA

        2004 – 2007

    • PHILANA WILLIAMS November 6, 2013

      I am miguel’s manager dumbass! u know miguel right?? that guy that outsold ciara!! 57K!!! LMAO!!!

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        Two albums with no gold certification in sight? Lmao! I hope he drop kicks u too d*** kii

      • chdgsvdbdbzn November 7, 2013

        deh is ok koekert! whahahahahahags miguels manager zeet ie whagahahahahaha!!!!

  6. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. November 6, 2013

    Queen Rih slaying as usual

    Sam, when’s the last time you saw your fave THIEVINGonce in the top 10 of the Hot 100 charts? 🙁 🙁 🙁

    • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

      Before the charts became basic and generic 😉

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        Basic and generic just about sums up Jellyonce

      • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

        below basic and generic is the correct terms for Cierror’s past 3 album sells tho

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        That’s your fat whoring mom b****

      • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

        kIIII seethe @ the fact that you and your fave will never be s*** 😉 you broke dry deep throat bxtch!

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        My fave is very rich b****. Meanwhile your mom is a panhandling crack ho

      • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

        WACK! I’m almost certain me and my mom are more wealthy than that flop man Cierror..She isn’t rich, she doesn’t even sell albums! you wont sit here and lie to me bxtch! kii

  7. Antonio November 6, 2013

    Actually, MMLP2 will be his 4th highest debut. MMLP debuted with 1.5 mil the 1st wk, The Eminem Show with 1.2 mil and Recovery with 740k

  8. Molly November 6, 2013

    And congratulations to GaGa we been giving her such a hard time but applause is still in the top 10 after 2 months

    • PHILANA WILLIAMS November 6, 2013

      is ciara at 140k yet???

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        Have you found a job yet!

    • PHILANA WILLIAMS November 6, 2013

      I am miguel’s manager! that guy who has a grammy for best rnb song and not for booty poppin in missy elliott’s 2005 video!! EAT IT UP H**!!!

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        Don’t forget no platinum and no gold albums. No #1 singles and everything after adorn was a flop. Frank came and slayed Missguel and ur mad kii

    • PHILANA WILLIAMS November 6, 2013

      Like tamar keri k michelle brandy monica and keyshia slayed cici???? 57k!!! welcome to 2013 sis!! how was your flight on timetravel airlines???

  9. Super Cisus November 6, 2013

    Two overrated illuminati queens

    • ARTPOP WILL FLOP November 7, 2013

      You mad cos your fav will never made the cut.. she want to join so bad.

  10. Mwah November 6, 2013

    Damn Miley still doing her thang with wrecking ball though.

  11. Super Cisus November 6, 2013

    Lorde is a overrated lesbo

    • Molly November 6, 2013

      lol right

  12. Tyler November 6, 2013

    @Mwah exactly! Molly probably ain’t s*** but an undercover Navy stan.

    • Mwah November 6, 2013

      Don’t understand that s***, I observed it in @Career enders comment in the Gaga post.

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        Lmao death yall mad at me for dragging beyonce but then yall act like i dont drag Rih girl everyone on here knows i stan for Ciara all day f*** outta here with that b*******

        Ciara> Rihanna > THIEFYONCE

      • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

        B**** when have you “dragged” Beyoncé?

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        Me and my sis Molly have dragged Rihalienna for filth on many days now stop trynna play detective and go find ya faves new single kii

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        @Slay_ Hive on all those multiple occasions when ive had to put your ghetto ass in your place

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        You’re not dragging. People who really drag don’t need to claim they’re dragging boo boo. Its an observation. You seem very pressed by Beyoncé in particular which is weird since shes not the one who downgrades and bullies your ‘supposed’ fav.

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        @SuperCisus I guess they forget about all the Rihanna dragging since i gave the b**** a compliment today hahaha just shows how pressed and insecure the hive really is.

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        @Super Cicus where did I say she never dragged R****? And you need to find your favs chart position WITH that single before worrying about Beyonces non existent one.

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        @Mwah you seem pressed with me b****

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        @MOLLY the word pressed should not be coming from you. Because the facts still stand Beyoncé & Rihanna>>>>>> Ciara still. Only thing Ciara has on them is pop locking and dropping which aint much to boast about so I see why you’re mad.

      • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

        @Slay_ Hive on all those multiple occasions when ive had to put your ghetto ass in your place

        I see why you stan for Cierror. you are seriously delusional! kiiii

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        Sweety if Ciara would have sold her soul to the devil like jay z two Whores she’d be above them that’s a fact But Cici actually has morals.

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        ‘you fans are the reason i come for beyonce.’

        And you’re calling me pressed? *side eyes this self shading b**** and walks away*

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        *Walks back* LMAO @ the excuses for Ciaras flopping. *Walks away again*

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        Ciara and flop don’t mix boo. What other female r&b b**** had a gold single or multiple noms this year? It damn sure wasnt Kelly Rowlazy, Tamuppet, Screamtasia or Kmartchelle kii

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        B**** those aren’t no f****** excuses Rih is basic she wouldn’t have gotten to where she’s at without worshiping the devil And beyonce is overrated and wouldn’t have gotten far without marrying a devil worshipper and having a evil father pimp her out to the industry and that’s a fact… You bey hivea are beyond pressed with whatever i say. F*** OFF

      • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

        “Sweety if Ciara would have sold her soul to the devil like jay z two Whores she’d be above them that’s a fact But Cici actually has morals”

        KIIIII and the DELUSION continues! I guess that why on the cover of Basic Extinct Cierror has one eye covered? She’s practically begging to be accepted. She’s nothing but a dancer with a weak irritating voice. She will never sell albums again. She might as well have ten children by future. that’ll be the highlight of her career 😉

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        And that’s why Ciara herself is flopping? Lol. I cant.

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        @Mwah go take a nap sis there is no getting thru to you.

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        No you’re right lets just stop right there. Those are your reason for Ciara being a flop in comparison I’ve heard enough babes lol.

  13. Demitri November 6, 2013


    Rihanna is coming for that 13th #1!!!
    Eminem is coming for that 6th #1!!!

    And LMFAOOOOO @ this dusty ass, H.I.V infested f** getting mad and seething – I would too if my face hadn’t had a hit since 2008. FIVE YEARS AGO. 2014 is soon arriving, it will be six years soon. LOL.

  14. BobbyJay November 6, 2013

    Ppl shut up. Always quick to throw thr race card. Im black and i bought his cd. It all depsnds on your fans. Drake has seen 1st week sales like this twice. If a white person said drake was overhyped cause he black, you would be jumping down their throat.

    • Sasha November 6, 2013

      You do know that Drake’s momma is white, right? So shut up DUMMY!!!!

  15. BobbyJay November 6, 2013

    And TGJ how is it that you are quick to talk about miley’s low sales when lorde debuted with less than 150k. With a #1 song thats STILL #1 AFTER 6 WEEKS. LOL i am not team anybody but the controdictions are real.

    • Sasha November 6, 2013

      You do know that Lorde is 16 years old as well as a new artist with a debut album, right? DUMMY!!

    • ATM JAM November 6, 2013

      but miley had to show her ass to get those numbers, lorde didnt.

  16. shauwndapooh November 6, 2013

    Lorde is one scary looking b****

  17. Sisqo is a Legend November 6, 2013



    • Super Cisus November 6, 2013


      • HEEE November 7, 2013

        And Ci-error is slaying? That b**** too busy getting knocked by a hood rat with 10 baby mama’s.C-Error hasn’t had a million selling album worldwide since 2006, body flop was her first hit since 2008, and any relevancy since then either and we’re expected to sit here and act like she’s slaying? Cierrors album hasn’t even hit 200k.Ciara has been in the game for 10 years, and hoodrats like Fantasia and Keyshia Cole can headline at bigger venues than her.

      • Sisqo is a Legend November 7, 2013



  18. Beyoncestan November 6, 2013

    What Now is #1 on the dance charts. Seethe!

  19. Molly November 6, 2013

    @SuperCisus ive missed you glad your back sis.

    • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

      Missed u too babe I see you been holding it down. I still see the same pressed G**** and Hoodhives trynna drag 😆

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        Of course girl i get these h*** mad with whatever i say i will always hold the c squad down f*** the navy or hive that don’t like what i have to say.

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        They are so pressed by your presence sis. You have them bowing at your feet and I live b****!! Kii

    • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

      LOL how can you miss yourself? troll a** bxtch smh kii

      • Molly November 6, 2013

        B**** im not desperate like you tyler i mean slore_hive

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        F** I am not Molly but it was a cute accusation. Where is your faves single?

      • Mwah November 6, 2013

        lol @ slay_hive

      • SLAY_HIVE November 6, 2013

        kiiiii of course you would lie. It’s ok I won’t tell your secret molly oops I meant super flop 😉

        Beyoncé’s unreleased single is currently outselling all of cierror’s recent attempts 🙂 did I answer your question?

      • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

        Beyoldce new single will flop feel free to bookmark f**

  20. Mwah November 6, 2013

    Proud of Drake too… will be seeing him on Tour

  21. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* November 6, 2013

    I’m Not Using All Those Songs to be honest,But Nonetheless Congrats To all. ALL. 😀

    Stay positive Y’all.

  22. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 6, 2013

    Wait a minute, where is Dope? Wasn’t John bragging about how it’s #1 on iTunes?

    Dope has turned out to be a big joke after all.

    • Sisqo is a Legend November 7, 2013


  23. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 6, 2013


    Celine Dion – 70K to 80K

    MDNA – 300K

    • Super Cisus November 6, 2013

      Celine Who?

      • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 6, 2013

        The Karaoke singer.

    • NO(Halo My Name) November 6, 2013

      It’s sad avril flopped so hard tho. LOOOOOL 45k

      • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 6, 2013

        She took too long of a break. I feel bad for her.

      • NO(Halo My Name) November 6, 2013

        She did took too lonng but she doing well WW. But her US sales suck.

    • JOHNVIDAL November 7, 2013

      Don´t worry. Celine reached #1 on itunes albums charts in 31 countries. Not in the USA we know. Despite being in the business for 30 years and taking long breaks, as long as 6 years between albums. I mean, she´s not even trying. You excuse Avril for taking a long break but not Celine? LOL
      Celine sold last year in France alone with a French album what Madonna sold with her last one in the USA (4 times bigger than France). Your comparisons are ridiculous.

  24. Rosie November 6, 2013

    Avril’s numbers, though. Dead at her doing legit indie band sales.

    • NO(Halo My Name) November 6, 2013

      Her album is actually good but I think she didn’t evolve in her sound. Vocally she got better but her overall sound she hasn’t changed.

  25. WE FOUND RIHANNA. November 6, 2013


  26. Touché November 6, 2013

    What is going on with the music industry? I’ve never seen so many lack luster songs topping the charts at the same time. There are literally no decent songs on this list.

    • FutureCIARA November 6, 2013

      Thought I was the only one that felt this way, Thank God…

      None of these songs in the top 10 get me up, very dry, music needs life support!!!

  27. FutureCIARA November 6, 2013

    This top 10 is boring AF!

  28. ATM JAM November 6, 2013

    ah lorde, when will you let these girls claim your throne?

  29. christinastherealtalent November 6, 2013

    Chart check: Christina knocked Rihanna out from #1 on itunes 😉

  30. Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) November 6, 2013

    Why did mwah and slay_hive have to drag molly like that though and the fact that they weren’t even trying. Lmao. I’m also laughing at how molly said she dragged slay_hive before that was the ultimate kiiiiiiiiii

    • Teacher November 7, 2013

      Who is that s*** in your avi?

      • Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) November 7, 2013

        You tried.

  31. La Perra November 6, 2013

    Rihanna back on Billboard hot 100 with no promo, damn!

  32. La Perra November 6, 2013

    Lmao! Check tomorrow tho.

  33. Career Ender November 6, 2013

    Haha! I saw it too they dragged the ‘obsessed beyonce stan’ for filth

    I wouldn’t be suprised if Molly is another account of lovetroll, they stay mentioning beyonce in every post

    But molly got served a chinese soup, hahaha

    • Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) November 6, 2013

      I wouldn’t be surprised either and yes that #wontonsoup lol

      • Jass November 7, 2013

        And I wouldn’t be surprised if you two were both the same person seeing as tho both yall rather comment on Ms.Molly than actually comment about the post at hand. Is Mollys presence that powerful here that yall rather talk about her than anything else??

      • Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) November 7, 2013

        I don’t care for it obviously. And no I have one acct and that is the one I’m writing on molly. Was the hive dragging that powerful that it has you using your other acct? lmao

  34. Jass November 7, 2013

    Congrats Katy &Miley slaying all these h*** and who tf lorde?

  35. RihannaNavy November 7, 2013

    The hives are very annoying. who do you all think you are. They are the worst ever, gosh.
    So someone cannot give an opinion anymore. Get out of here if so. You are acting like some spoilt little kid, please grow up.
    And I dont feel treatned by you guyz, cos i am a navy if you post any stupid reply.
    Anyway congrats to the rap god and queen.

  36. Robin November 7, 2013

    Lol… Christina is 1 on Itunes now.. 😉

  37. Thando November 7, 2013

    Congratulations to Rihanna, this is definatetly her thirteenth US #1. I do not like her music (or any contemporary music for that matter), but this is an incredibly HUGE achievement especially for a black artist.

    All evidence seems to show that her rival Beyonce (as I always see on this blog) is unlikely to ever summit the US Billboard charts unless a miracle happens. Beyonce is at the stage of her career where its almost impossible to be #1 again. Beyonce is talented she was famous in the wrong era, she belongs with all the 90s female artists. It is a pity that her music betrays her talent, its a bunch of over produces nonsense. She’s an entertainer and I doubt she will ever release THAT great album like all the ladies of the 90s. How Beyonce has 17 grammys and Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey have LESS I will never know. One of the many stupidities of American Awards really.

    Beyonce doesn’t have a magum opus, Whitney has her debut album, Mariah has Music Box, Celine Dion has FALLING INTO YOU, Beyonce has….17 grammys for nothing really.

    The grammys are pretty stupid, I really do not know how Billy Joel and SADE (of all people) have less grammys than BEYONCE?!?! It’s laughable really.

    • Vee November 7, 2013

      All Rihanna has over her is #1s have a seat.

      • Thando November 7, 2013

        Of course that’s true, apart from being able to carry a tune Rihanna has no other discernible talent. However, you did not read my comment properly.

        Tell me and the general music-loving community: how on Earth is it the Beyonce has more grammys than Billy Joel, Celine Dion AND Sade COMBINED?!?!? What is so spectacular about her music that she has more grammys that all of the artists I’ve just mentioned?

        This fact points to the credibility of the grammy award (which is nothing). There is no way Beyonce is more talented than Billy Joel or Celine Dion LET ALONE Sade.

    • Vee November 7, 2013

      And you wrote more about Beyonce who has nothing to do with this post than Rihanna! Which says a lot…

      • Thando November 7, 2013

        says a lot about what?

    • Antonio November 7, 2013

      I thought I was the only one who noticed that.cher music is very bland and cliché. Yes, she’s a great performer, but she is not an artist. She has yet to release a real classic, groundbreaking album that changed the scope of both music and pop culture. Every Grammy she’s won, she’s been nominated against vocally weaker artists. How Single Ladies won Song of the Year, Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and it’s a Pop song proves quantity over quality is still how the way to go.

      • Thando November 7, 2013

        Finally! A thoughtful CRITICAL response. None of this stupidity from most people on this blog. Thank you for being able to type AFTER thinking.

  38. JOHNVIDAL November 7, 2013

    It´s not like those 4 songs on the top 20 of Billboard Hot 100 Eminem has right now were comparable to having them there 10 or 20 years ago. With itunes this is possible, it´s not breaking records or anything. It´s just that it is possible now and not before.

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