Morgan Wallen Post Malone Block Eminem’s Houdini From No 1 Debut

Morgan Wallen Post Malone Block Eminem’s Houdini From No 1 Debut

Eminem’s much-anticipated return to the music scene with his latest single “Houdini” has made a significant impact, debuting at No. 2 on the charts. This marks the rapper’s highest-charting single in over a decade, since “The Monster” featuring Rihanna topped the charts in 2013. Despite its strong debut, “Houdini” was unable to clinch the top spot, being blocked by the powerhouse collaboration of Post Malone and Morgan Wallen with their hit “I Had Some Help.”

“Houdini” serves as a precursor to Eminem’s forthcoming 12th studio album, “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce),” which is expected to drop this summer. The single’s release was accompanied by a surprise four-song performance at “Live From Detroit: The Concert at Michigan Central,” an event that also featured performances by Diana Ross, Big Sean, and Jack White. The official music video for “Houdini” includes guest appearances from notable figures such as 50 Cent, Pete Davidson, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Alchemist, and features nostalgic references to Eminem’s 2002 hit, “Without Me.”

The video sees Eminem stepping into a time-traveling portal, hinting at the album’s themes of nostalgia and reflection. Despite the buzz and anticipation surrounding “Houdini,” it was unable to dethrone “I Had Some Help,” which continues its reign at No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week. The song, which is the second No. 1 country hit this year following Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em,” has amassed 59.3 million airplay impressions and 45.6 million official streams, according to data from Luminate.

Eminem’s “Houdini,” released on May 31, achieved nearly 49 million streams and 4 million radio impressions in its first week. The single is currently No. 8 on Spotify’s US Top 50 chart and No. 4 on the streaming service’s Top 50 global songs chart. Internationally, “Houdini” has found success, debuting at No. 1 on the UK songs chart.

In the singles chart, there are no other new entries in the Top 10, with most positions held by repeat titles from previous weeks. On the Billboard 200 albums chart, Shaboozey’s latest LP, “Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going,” debuts at No. 5. The album’s lead single, “A Bar Song (Tipsy),” remains in the Top Five of the Hot 100. ATEEZ secures its fifth top 10-charting effort with “Golden Hour: Part.1” debuting at No. 2, while Taylor Swift continues to lead the list for a seventh consecutive week.

Post Malone’s “I Had Some Help,” featuring Morgan Wallen, notches a fourth total and consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The song, Post Malone’s sixth leader and Wallen’s second, is the first to spend at least its first four weeks on the chart at No. 1 since Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” logged its first six weeks at the summit in early 2023.

“I Had Some Help” is also the first hit to spend four consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 overall in nearly a year, since Wallen’s “Last Night” linked 10 straight frames on top, of 16 total, in mid-2023. Meanwhile, Eminem enters the Hot 100 at No. 2 with “Houdini.” The song starts as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rapper’s 23rd career top 10 and highest-charting hit since “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna, claimed four weeks at No. 1 in late 2013 and early 2014. Until his latest entry, he had last reached the top 10 with “Godzilla” (featuring Juice WRLD), which debuted and peaked at No. 3 in February 2020.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay, and sales data. All charts (dated June 15, 2024) will update on tomorrow, June 11. For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

Luminate, the independent data provider to the Billboard charts, completes a thorough review of all data submissions used in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate reviews and authenticates data. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious or unverifiable is removed, using established criteria, before final chart calculations are made and published.

Eminem’s “Houdini” debuts at No. 2 on the Hot 100 with 48.8 million streams, 4 million in radio reach, and 49,000 sold from its release on May 31 through June 6. The song is expected to usher in Eminem’s 12th studio album, “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce),” slated for release this summer.

“Houdini” bows as Eminem’s 23rd Hot 100 top 10, as he becomes the 18th artist to reach such a sum since the chart began in 1958. He first reached the tier with “The Real Slim Shady,” which hit No. 4 in June 2000. Since the start of the 2000s, he boasts the seventh-most top 10s, after Drake, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, and Beyoncé.

“Houdini” concurrently enters at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, becoming Eminem’s third leader, and Digital Song Sales, marking his 12th. The track also premieres atop the multimetric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, where it’s Eminem’s second and sixth No. 1, respectively.

The song “Houdini” interpolates Steve Miller Band’s “Abracadabra,” which topped the Hot 100 for two weeks in September 1982. The latter became the last of the group’s three No. 1s and five top 10s. (Miller wrote it solely and receives writing credit on “Houdini.”)

Tommy Richman’s “Million Dollar Baby” is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2. It wins the chart’s top Airplay Gainer award and tops the multimetric Hot R&B Songs chart for a sixth week. Shaboozey’s “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” holds at No. 4 on the Hot 100, after rising to No. 3, and Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us” falls 2-5 on the Hot 100, after it led in its debut week in May.

Sabrina Carpenter’s “Espresso” drops 5-6 on the Hot 100, after hitting No. 4, and Hozier’s “Too Sweet” ascends 8-7, following a week at No. 1 in April, as it leads the multimetric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart for a ninth week and Hot Rock Songs and Hot Alternative Songs for a 10th week each.

Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control,” which led the Hot 100 for a week in March, descends 7-8, as it tops Radio Songs for a ninth week. Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” repeats at No. 9, after hitting No. 2, and Zach Bryan’s “Pink Skies” backtracks to No. 10 a week after it debuted at No. 6.

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