The results for the first Billboard Hot 200 of the year came out Sunday afternoon and Eminem's Revival still found itself in the top 10 for sales ending January 4. More specifically, Eminem's 9th studio album (which was No. 1 after its first week) fell from the fourth to the sixth spot after he was able to sell 41,000 equivalent album units (which was down 51 percent from the week before).
While that's all well and good when it comes to getting you to click on the headline, this week's No. 1 spot went to the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman, which moved 106,000 equivalency units over the past seven days. That particular soundtrack debuted at the 71st spot but jumped all the way to No. 5 after the movie actually hit theaters in the U.S. on December 20.
Following that soundtrack were Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Divide), which moved 67,000 units. In third was Taylor Swift's Reputation, which sold 48,000 units. In fourth, we got G-Eazy's The Beautiful & Damned, which sold 42,000 units. Just topping Eminem by less than 1,000 units this week was Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. In sixth, like we said, was Eminem. The final four spots went to (in order): Imagine Dragons' Evolve (41,000 units), Post Malone's Stoney (39,000 units), Huncho Jack's Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, and Khalid's American Teen (31,000 units).
As Billboard pointed out, it was sort of an abnormal week because of a lull following the holiday sales rush. For that same reason, there were no debut albums in even the top 100.