Eminem’s ‘Houdini’ Surges to No. 2 Spot: What’s Next for the Rapper?

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Eminem has made a triumphant return, building anticipation for his upcoming 12th album, “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce).” With no official release date yet, the rapper recently dropped “Houdini,” marking his highest-charting single since “The Monster” with Rihanna in 2013-2014.

The unveiling of “Houdini” occurred during a surprise performance at “Live From Detroit: The Concert at Michigan Central,” alongside other music legends like Diana Ross and Jack White. The accompanying music video pays homage to Eminem’s career, referencing his previous hit, “Without Me,” and features guest appearances from 50 Cent, Pete Davidson, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Alchemist.

Despite its popularity, “Houdini” landed at No. 2 on the charts due to stiff competition from Post Malone and Morgan Wallen’s “I Had Some Help,” which secured the top spot. The country track’s success can be attributed to its strong radio presence, with over 59.3 million airplay impressions and 45.6 million streams.

Eminem’s “Houdini” made a strong debut, garnering nearly 49 million streams and 4 million radio impressions. The single quickly climbed the ranks on Spotify’s U.S. Top 50 and global charts, while also claiming the No. 1 spot on the U.K. songs chart.

In the current music landscape, Eminem stands out with “Houdini,” as there are no new entries in the Top 10 singles chart aside from his release. The Billboard 200 albums chart also sees new entries from artists like Shaboozey and ATEEZ, with Taylor Swift maintaining her reign at the top for the seventh consecutive week.

Overall, Eminem’s latest single signifies a strong comeback for the rap icon, setting the stage for his highly anticipated album release later this summer. Fans and critics alike are eager to see what new heights the artist will reach with “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce).”