Marshall Mathers achieves a feat only seen 15 times in history, as "Relapse" gives way to "Recovery."
Billboard announced this afternoon that Eminem's recent Boi-1da-produced single "Not Afraid" enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #1. The first single from next month's Recovery, is only the 16th song to ever enter the coveted single chart at the top spot. This particular chart dates back to 1958.
The feat was last achieved by formal Eminem object of ridicule, Britney Spears, who did so last fall with "3." Eminem has had two previous #1 hits in "Lose Yourself" and last year's "Crack A Bottle".