Eminem’s New Single Starts Strong and Could Have a Big Debut

Eminem kicked off a new chapter in his career on Friday (May 31) with his latest single, “Houdini.” The song grabbed a lot of attention from fans in the U.S., and based on its first-day performance, it looks like Eminem has another hit on his hands.

“Houdini” quickly climbed the charts on various platforms after its release. The song did well in both sales and streams, which are two key metrics for the Hot 100 chart. This suggests that “Houdini” could debut high on the chart next week.

Right after its release, “Houdini” shot to No. 1 on iTunes. The single stayed at the top of the best-selling tracks in the U.S. all day, beating out other popular hits. Even on Saturday (June 1), the song remains at No. 1, with Americans continuing to buy it in large numbers.

“Houdini” also became a hit on Spotify, debuting at No. 4 on the most-streamed songs list in the U.S., with nearly 3 million plays. On YouTube, “Houdini” also made waves. The official video is currently No. 1 on the site’s Trending Music Videos chart for the U.S., and the audio-only clip is at No. 4. The strong performance on these platforms will help the song secure a high spot on the Hot 100.

With such a strong start, Eminem might be looking at another top 10 hit on the Hot 100. The song’s performance in its first 24 hours could be enough to earn it a spot in the top tier next week.

“Houdini” is the first glimpse of Eminem’s upcoming album, The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce). While the album doesn’t have a release date yet, it’s expected to drop later this year. The project is rumored to feature a return to Eminem’s earlier style and possibly the “death” of his alter ego Slim Shady.