Eminem has landed his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart — and no, hell hasn’t frozen over.
According to a tweet from Chart Data, Slim Shady’s contribution to DJ Khaled’s “Use This Gospel (Remix)” featuring Kanye West has netted the controversial rapper another notch on his Billboard belt.
.@djkhaled, @kanyewest and @Eminem’s “Use This Gospel (Remix)” debuts at #1 on this week’s Hot Christian Songs chart,” the tweet read. “DJ Khaled and Eminem earn their first #1 hit.”
.@djkhaled, @kanyewest and @Eminem's "Use This Gospel (Remix)" debuts at #1 on this week's Hot Christian Songs chart. DJ Khaled and Eminem earn their first #1 hit.
— chart data (@chartdata) September 7, 2022
Like many pointed out in the comments, Eminem and a Hot Christian Songs chart placement wasn’t exactly on anyone’s Bingo card. The diamond-selling artist’s secular catalog is littered with topics not exactly considered fit for Jesus-worshipping ears — from fictional murders and rampant drug use to seemingly endless cuss words and references to his nether regions.
Like he rapped on “Kim” from The MarshalL Mathers LP in 2000: “Don’t you get it bitch, no one can hear you?/ Now shut the fuck up and get what’s comin to you/You were supposed to love me [Kim choking]/ NOW BLEED! BITCH BLEED! BLEED! BITCH BLEED! BLEED!”
Despite Eminem’s very non-Christian leanings, it’s yet another feather for Shady to add to his cap. As for DJ Khaled, who also nets a first on the Hot Christian Songs chart, he’s likely still celebrating his latest No. 1 album, GOD DID, which narrowly beat out Bad Bunny for a seat on the Billboard 200 throne.
Revisit the “Use This Gospel (Remix)” below.