Rapper Eminem, who has had a nearly three decade-long career, has for the first time featured in American entertainment media brand Billboard’s Artist 100 Chart.
According to Billboard officials, the Artist 100 chart gauges musicians’ “activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming, and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity”.
The rapper’s achievement is credited to his late album Revival. The album also got Eminem to Billboard 200 a few days before the Artist 100 chart, reports
Last week, Eminem was at No. 37 on the chart.
Besides Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, only four rappers hit the top spot on the chart this year — Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Future.
Revival was released on December 15.