Eminem et al. propel ‘Suicide Squad’ album at No. 1 on Billboard 200, AU, NZ charts

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The “Suicide Squad” official soundtrack is equally chart-topping as its blockbuster movie after the album claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart – thanks to an all-star lineup of alternative pop and hip-hop artists led by Eminem.

Slim Shady’s “Without Me” is one of the 14 tracks featured in the “Suicide Squad: The Album” released by Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Records on Aug. 5. According to Neilsen Music, the movie soundtrack earned 182,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 11.

Consequently, “Suicide Squad: The Album” has topped Billboard’s Aug. 27-dated chart, making it the first No. 1 soundtrack in a year on the Billboard 200 after “Pitch Perfect 2” claimed the top spot on the May 30, 2015 chart.

Billboard has also acknowledged the “Suicide Squad” soundtrack as the top-selling album of the week. Of the album’s total sales figure for the week, 70 percent or 128,000 units represent traditional album sales while the rest covered track equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums.

"Suicide Squad" album artists

Aside from featuring Marshall Mathers, “Suicide Squad: The Album” contains new tracks from Skrillex and Rick Ross; Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and X Ambassadors; Twenty One Pilots; Action Bronson, Mark Ronson and Dan Auerbach; Kehlani; Kevin Gates; Grace; Skylar Grey; Grimes; Panic! at the Disco; War; Creedence Clearwater Revival; and ConfidentialMX (featuring Becky Hanson). 

There is no news yet as to the highly anticipated Eminem new album 2016 but earlier, Swifty Mcvay said the Slim Shady will collaborate in the upcoming album of Dirty Dozen (D12). 

Following “Suicide Squad: The Album” on the Billboard 200 chart are Drake’s “Views” and Skillet’s “Unleashed.”

Aside from the Billboard 200 chart, “Suicide Squad: The Album” also topped the ARIA Australian Albums chart dated Aug. 14 and the latest New Zealand’s Music Charts Top 40 Albums.

The movie “Suicide Squad” reportedly raked in US$133 million (AU$173 million) on its opening weekend.

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