Eminem - First artist since the Beatles to score four simultaneous Top 20 hits.

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Eminem has done something no artist has done in nearly 50 years.

He has scored four simultaneous hits in Billboard’s Hot 100’s Top 20 — all as a lead artist. The last music act to have done that was the Beatles in 1964. Eminem’s “Monster” is at No. 3, while “Berzerk,” “Survival” and “Rap God” currently rank at 15, 16 and 17, respectively.

The Beatles had a record six singles in the Top 20 for two consecutive weeks in April 1964 with “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Please Please Me” and “I Saw Her Standing There” in the first week. According to Billboard, in the second week, the Fab Four added “Do You Want to Know a Secret” “I Saw Her Standing There” dropped out of the Top 20.

Eminem’s hit singles will likely drive album sales. He’s expected to debut atop the Billboard album chart next week with “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” which came out Tuesday.

On Sunday, Eminem was awarded with the artist of the year honor at the YouTube Music Awards.

Via CBS

November 7th, 2013

November 7th, 2013

Oh I read that wrong. I was gonna respond with Usher having 4 in the Top TEN consecutively, all as a lead artist too. But I get what it says. Props to him though!

November 7th, 2013

let me give a fuck

November 7th, 2013
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who cares if hes black he wouldve sold half

November 7th, 2013

Damn…what if Eminem goes platinum first week again?

November 7th, 2013
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Elvis wins again.

November 7th, 2013

Really? He got four simultaneous Top 20 hits with tracks like this as singles?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm6hNnWYPP8 AND THIS?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dcVOmEQzKA WELP, I understand life now!

November 7th, 2013

Good for him

November 7th, 2013
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Like him or hate him, it’s a huge accomplishment.

November 8th, 2013
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@SDVG People keep saying that. You can never know for sure. If a black, Indian, Asian, or whatever guy or gal had come along with that type of skill, you can’t know what would’ve happened.

People keep obsessing over his skin color. But fact is, people will like true talent and skill no matter who it comes from.

November 8th, 2013
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@MP300

General public is always going to go with what is familiar to them, that includes race in music.

November 8th, 2013
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@Hellblazer I’m always careful with generalizations like “is always going to go with”. Race, I believe, is just not that important in music if you bring true skill. Eminem believes his skin color has affected his popularity and I simply do not believe that’s true.

It’s just what I believe though. I have no proof. It’s just what I believe to be true.

November 8th, 2013
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Still doesnt change the fact that his album was shit

November 8th, 2013

Fuck John Lennon, dude’s a supreme douchebag.

(He did make some damned good music though)

November 8th, 2013