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Eminem’s “Houdini” debuts at #1 in Australia




It’s a week of comebacks, as Australian rock band Crowded House maintain their perfect albums chart record and Eminem lands his first chart-topping single in more than a decade on ARIA Singles chart.

Billie Eilish returns to the albums chart penthouse, as her third studio album, Hit Me Hard And Soft, reclaims the #1 spot for the second non-consecutive week. No official singles have been lifted from the album, but two tracks are in the top 10 singles chart: Birds Of A Feather at #6 and Lunch at #7.

Just below Billie, Crowded House’s Gravity Stairs opens at #3. It’s the legendary band’s eighth studio album and becomes their 10th top five album: all eight albums plus two greatest hits collections have reached the top five.

Detroit legend Eminem storms back onto the ARIA Singles Chart, with his new track Houdini arriving at #1. It’s the lead track from his upcoming 12th solo studio album The Death Of Slim Shady (Coup De Grace).

Houdini is his first chart-topper since “The Monster” featuring Rihanna, from The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album, spent three weeks at #1 in 2013, his first top 10 showing since “Godzilla” with Juice Wrld got to #3 in 2020 from Music To Be Murdered By album, and his 22nd top 10 hit. The new track samples Eminem’s own “Without Me,” “My Name Is” and “Just Lose It,” and interpolates Steve Miller Band’s Abracadabra, which spent two weeks at #1 in 1982.

“Houdini” is Slim Shady’s ninth #1 single in Canada, following “Stan” in 2000, “Without Me” in 2002, “Lose Yourself” in 2002, “Just Lose It” in 2004, “When I’m Gone” in 2005, “We Made You” in 2009, “Love The Way You Lie” in 2010 and “The Monster” in 2013. Only one male artist has had more #1 singles: Elvis Presley, with 14. (Until this week, Eminem was tied with Justin Bieber at eight a piece.)