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Eminem Stays at 5 on British Albums Chart; Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Debut at 7

by VVN Music

There's no stopping Eminem, at least for now.  His album, Revival, remains at number 5 in Britain giving him his seventh straight week in the top five.  It is quite an accomplishment for an album that was not received well by critics and is significantly better than his last release, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which fell from the top five after four weeks and out of the top ten in week seven.

Debuting at 7 is Black Coffee by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa. Their third studio album together, it is doing significantly better than Don't Explain (2011 / #22 U.K.) and Seesaw (2013 / #27).  Their live album, Live in Amsterdam, reached number 13 in 2014.

For Bonamassa, it's his fourth top ten album in Britain with Driving Towards Daylight being the best performing (2012 / #2 U.K.). It the best chart position ever for Hart whose previous three collaborations with Joe had been her highest positions followed by her solo album Fire on the Floor (2016 / #28 U.K.).

Machine Head opens at 12 with Catharsis which is now their highest charting album in Britain, surpassing 1999's The Burning Bed which peaked at 13. It's their fifth album to peak between 11 and 20.

Former Motorhead guitars Phil Campbell and his band, The Bastard Sons, premier at 53 with The Age of Absurdity. It is their first full-length album.

Steve Hackett scores his highest charting live album ever in Britian with Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham which opens at 54. Overall, its his seventeenth live set but only the last four have charted in the U.K. with Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith (2013 / #58 U.K.) being the previous best.

Tuscon's Calexico debuts at 58 with The Thread That Keeps Us, their seventh album to chart in England. Their last release, 2015's Edge of the Sun, was their best going to 37.

The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman is in its fourth straight week at number 1 followed by The Time is Now by Craig David, Divide by Ed Sheeran, Culture II by Migos and Eminem.

On the singles chart, Drake is number 1 for a second week with "God's Plan" followed by "Barking" by Ramz, "River" by Eminem Featuring Ed Sheeran, "IDGAF" by Dua Lipa and "I Know You" by Craig David Featuring Bastille.

Further down the chart, Justin Timberlake debuts at 32 with "Say Something" which he recorded with Chris Stapleton. He's also at 46 with "Filthy"