After seven weeks of only women occupying the region, Eminem debuts at No. 3 with “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna. “Monster” opens at No. 1 on Digital Songs with 373,000. It’s Eminem’s ninth No. 1 on the chart, tying him with Katy Perry for the second-most leaders in the tally’s history. They trail only Rihanna, who, thanks to her featured turn on the song, ups her total to 13. The track also storms onto Streaming Songs at No. 17 (2.3 million first-week streams) and No. 31 on Radio Songs (37 million, up 265%).
More honors for Eminem: “Monster” opens atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, where, incredibly, it’s his first No. 1 among 42 career visits. Rihanna notches her third Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1, following “Take a Bow” (2008) and “Diamonds” (2012-13). “Monster” concurrently begins at No. 1 on Rap Songs, where it’s the sixth and fourth leader for Eminem and Rihanna, respectively.