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Eminem in British Top Five Albums For Fifth Week, Gets 9th #1 Single; Cranberries Return Three

by VVN Music

Eminem has moved up slightly in his fifth week of release as Revival moves to 4 after two weeks at number 5.

For almost two months, veteran artists have had multiple entries in the top ten but that changes this week as the rapper is the loan older artist. Michael Ball & Alfie Bow drop to number 12 after eleven weeks in the top ten, Elton John's Diamonds falls 11 to 13 and Pete Tong's Ibiza Classics goes 14 to 15.

At 16 is the reentry of Stars: The Best of 1992-2002 by the Cranberries. Originally released in 2002, the album spent five weeks on the chart and peaked at number 20. Lead singer Dolores O'Riordan's death this week spurred sales of the band's catalog, giving Stars its highest chart position ever.

Also returning to the charts for the Cranberries is No Need to Argue at 61 and Roses at 73. Argue debuted at number 2 when it was originally released in 1994 while roses spent a lone week at 37 when it was released in 2012. Overall, sales of Cranberries albums are up 1000% this week.

The highest new release by a veteran artist goes to Leo Sayer with his no compilation The Gold Collection which starts at 27 followed at 28 by Burning Cities by the Skids. The band was apart from 1982 to 2007 with Cities being their first studio album since 1981.

Joe Satriani starts at 40 with What Happens Next, a step down from his last album, Shockwave Supernova (2015 / #22). Overall, it's his sixth studio album to make the British top forty albums.

Finally, at 87, is the second album by Corrosion of Conformity to make the British Albums chart of their ten studio releases. Their other was Wiseblood (1996 / #43).

The Greatest Showman soundtrack tops the chart for a second week followed by Camilla Cabello's Camilla, Ed Sheeran's Divide, Eminem and Sam Smith's The Thrill of It All.

This week, Eminem has his ninth number 1 single in Britain with "River" featuring Ed Sheeran.
  • "The Real Slim Shady" (2000)
  • "Stan" (2000)
  • "Without Me" (2002)
  • "Lose Yourself" (2002)
  • "Just Lose It" (2004)
  • "Like Toy Soldiers" (2005)
  • "Smack That" (2006) (Akon Featuring Eminem)
  • "The Monster" (2013) (Eminem Featuring Rihanna)
  • "River" (2018) (Eminem Featuring Ed Sheeran)
Eminem is followed by Ramz with "Barking", Ed Sheeran's "Perfect", Clean Bandit Featuring Julia Michaels with "I Miss You" and Bruno Mars & Cardi B on "Finesse"