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The Eminem Show
Studio album by Eminem
Released June 4, 2002
Recorded 2001–2002
Detroit, Michigan
(Encore Studios)
(Marshall Mathers's House)
(54 Sound Studio)
Genre Midwest hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Length 77:26
Label Aftermath, Interscope, Goliath, Shady, Web
Producer Dr. Dre (exec.)
Eminem, Jeff Bass, Mr. Porter
Eminem chronology
The Marshall Mathers LP
(2000)
The Eminem Show
(2002)
Straight from the Lab
(2003)
Singles from The Eminem Show
  1. "Without Me"
    Released: May 12, 2002
  2. "Cleanin' Out My Closet"
    Released: September 17, 2002
  3. "Superman"
    Released: 2003 (U.S. only)
  4. "Sing for the Moment"
    Released: February 25, 2003
  5. "Business"
    Released: July 22, 2003
The Eminem Show is the fourth studio album by Eminem, released in 2002.
.The Eminem Show was the best-selling album of 2002. At the Grammy Awards of 2003 it was nominated for Album of the Year and became Eminem's third LP in four years to win the award for Best Rap Album.^ Grammy Awards: Including three wins for best rap album.
  • A decade of dominance for Eminem | freep.com | Detroit Free Press 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.freep.com [Source type: General]

^ The Eminem Show is undoubtedly the best album that Mr Mathers has released.
  • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show [EXPLICIT LYRICS] 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Best rock-rap album in history?
  • +++ neumu [ the drama you've been craving ] 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC neumu.com [Source type: General]

.It has been certified 8× Platinum by the RIAA, with over 8.7 million copies sold in the U.S. and over 19 million albums worldwide.^ The album has sold over 21 million copies world wide.
  • Why Eminem Still Matters – The Return P1 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.illestlyrics.com [Source type: General]

^ It has sold over 9.7 million copies in the U.S. and over 20 million albums worldwide.
  • Eminem - The Eminem Show (Explicit) - MP3 Download | Live Nation Merchandise 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.store.livenation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Eminem - The Eminem Show (Explicit) - MP3 Download | Live Nation Merchandise 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.store.livenation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Album "The Marshall Mathers LP" sold a reported 7 million copies.
  • Eminem - Biography 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[1] .In 2003, the album was ranked number 317 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.^ Eminem is also ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time by Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Eminem - news, pictures, reviews, biography, videos, best songs, discography, concerts, gossip, pictures and tour dates 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was voted the 82nd Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
  • Eminem - Biography 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
  • Hunky Male Celebs: Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.hunkymalecelebs.com [Source type: General]

^ This is the worst rap album of all time.
  • Eminem – “Relapse” | BUDDYHEAD 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.buddyhead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Eminem Show was Eminem's first album to be mainly self-produced, and was the first Eminem album to be released under Shady Records.^ Eminem's third major album, The Eminem Show was released in summer 2002.
  • Unofficial Eminem Fan Site | Biography 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.eminemfans.info [Source type: General]
  • http://www.famouspeople.com/famous_biographies/eminem.htm 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.famouspeople.com [Source type: General]
  • cars - Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.carluvers.com [Source type: General]
  • Eminem @ Soundbug 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.soundbug.com [Source type: General]

^ Eminem is also active as a producer of rap records.
  • Unofficial Eminem Fan Site | Biography 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.eminemfans.info [Source type: General]
  • cars - Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.carluvers.com [Source type: General]

^ Eminem as a producer Eminem is also active as a producer of rap records.
  • http://www.famouspeople.com/famous_biographies/eminem.htm 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.famouspeople.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Release

 Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
PopMatters (mixed) [2]
Pitchfork Media (9.1/10) [3]
NME 10/10 stars [4]
HipHopDX 4.5/5 stars [5]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [6]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars [7]
Entertainment Weekly (B+) [8]
Robert Christgau (A-) [9]
RapReviews 8/10 stars [10]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [11]
.The Eminem Show was first scheduled for a June 2002 release; however pirated and bootleg copies appeared online on peer-to-peer networks and began surfacing on the streets.^ The Eminem Show was first scheduled for a June 2002 release, however pirated and bootleg copies appeared online on peer-to-peer networks and began surfacing on the streets.
  • Eminem Album | ConcertHub 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Eminem Show was the first of his records I anticipated prior to its release.
  • The Eminem Guide to Becoming a Writing and Marketing Machine | Copyblogger 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ US release date: 4 June 2002 .
  • Eminem: The Eminem Show < Reviews | PopMatters 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

.Interscope decided to release the album early on May 28 to combat bootlegging.^ Interscope decided to release the album early on May 28 to combat bootlegging.
  • Eminem Album | ConcertHub 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Release Date: 28 May 2002 .
  • The Eminem Show reviews at Metacritic.com 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www2.metacritic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Eminem Show reviews at Metacritic.com 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Speculation began in early 2005 about a double disc album to be released late that year, titled The Funeral.
  • Unofficial Eminem Fan Site | Biography 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.eminemfans.info [Source type: General]
  • http://www.famouspeople.com/famous_biographies/eminem.htm 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.famouspeople.com [Source type: General]

.However, many stores in the U.S. began selling it early on Sunday May 26. Despite the confusion over the exact release date, the album still managed to have a wildly successful debut on the charts.^ It was Eminem's fastest selling album to date.
  • Eminem Biography - Eminem Forever 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC eminem.rapunderground.net [Source type: General]
  • bebo.com - Profile from Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.bebo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Album Release Date: 2002 .
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/release/134605 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Despite the confusion over the exact release date, the album still managed to have a wildly successful debut on the charts.
  • Eminem Album | ConcertHub 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The album sold 1.32 million copies in its first full week of sales.^ Tha Carter III sold a million copies its first week out.
  • XXLmag.com - » Eminem’s dagger goes dull (nullus) 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The album sold two million copies in its first week of release, and it stayed put as No.
  • Eminem Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The album sold 283,000 copies its first week.
  • WNKS-FM Kiss 95.1 - Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.kiss951.com [Source type: General]

.The Eminem Show was Eminem's most successful album in terms of charting singles.^ Eminem’s first album was most certainly not The Eminem show.
  • Bruno Gives Eminem A Taste of His Ass…Literally [Video] | The Rap Up 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC therapup.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Eminem Show was Eminem's most successful album in terms of charting singles.
  • Eminem Album | ConcertHub 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eminem's studio album, The Eminem Show, was premiered by single "Without Me".
  • ShockHound - Eminem MP3 Downloads - Eminem Band Tees and Merch 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.shockhound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It spawned two top-ten and four top fifteen singles with "Without Me", "Cleanin' Out My Closet", "Sing For The Moment" and "Superman", which managed to reach the top ten without a video counterpart.^ Cleanin Out My Closet 05.
  • Eminem Discography 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.eminem.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cleanin' out My Closet [CD Single] .
  • Eminem Lyrics 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.lyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cleaning out My Closet lyrics .
  • Eminem Lyrics 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.lyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."Business" was also released as an airplay single but did not chart as high as the others.^ By that point, physical singles were essentially absent from the market, so the availability of individual song downloads juiced the sales/airplay hybrid Hot 100 chart.

^ I heard singles from the last album and it was Garbage, i based his album on that and didn't buy it and apparently other people did the samething since that shit didn't sale much..
  • DJ Haze , DJ Capcom & Eminem - Before The Relapse | MixtapeTorrent.com 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.mixtapetorrent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eminem also appeared on underground MC Shabam Sahdeeq's "Five Star Generals" single, Kid Rock's Devil Without a Cause, and on other rap releases.

."White America" was also a single off the controversial album.^ The new album's "Without Me," "My Dad's Gone Crazy," "Business," "White America" and "Cleaning Out My Closet" all rank among his best songs yet.
  • Metroactive Music | Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.metroactive.com [Source type: General]

^ That White Trashy Detroit bastard is getting bucks off polluting America’s children’s brains.
  • Eminem – “Relapse” | BUDDYHEAD 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.buddyhead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As Eminem puts it on “White America,” the album’s booming first track, “Shady knew Shady’s dimples would help, / Make ladies swoon baby (ooh baby!
  • Eminem: The Eminem Show < Reviews | PopMatters 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

."Hailie's Song" was also an airplay single just like "White America" the music video can be found on Youtube.^ Free music, song lyrics, and music videos .
  • Eminem - Free Music, Eminem Lyrics & Videos 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Eminem - Free Music, Eminem Lyrics & Videos 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first song is called "White America".
  • The Eminem Show - AppleInsider 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Eminem Show [Archive] - AppleInsider 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Little Eric looks just like this White America!
  • Narco News: Eminem's Antidote to September 11th 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.narconews.com [Source type: General]

[12]

Content

Subject matter

.The Eminem Show is a reflective album, featuring a more personal and serious side of Eminem.^ Eminem Show album came out.
  • XXLmag.com - » Eminem’s dagger goes dull (nullus) 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Eminem Show has sold more than eight million albums .
  • Eminem - Biography 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The album tries desperately to uncover the truth about the man behind the curtain, but in the end, The Eminem Show raises just as many questions as it answers.
  • Splendid Magazine reviews Eminem: The Eminem Show 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.splendidezine.com [Source type: General]

.This change gives the album a lighter tone, a departure from the hardcore and controversial nature of his previous albums.^ Eminem, who rapped on his album about not giving "a damn about the Grammys," has apparently had a change of heart.
  • Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | Eminem steals the show 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: General]
  • Eminem steals the show - Salon.com 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ This album is dark in tone and is for the older audience purely because it carries less commercial appeal than the previous two.
  • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show [EXPLICIT LYRICS] 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.One of the most noticeable changes was the big and lighter change of lyrics in the album.^ Well-written lyrics in this one, but then that applies to most of the album.
  • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show [EXPLICIT LYRICS] 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I loved the way that Skitzo used the sample on the track and as I mentioned in the review, I considered it to be one of the most enjoyable tracks on the album because it had a real fun bounce to it.
  • 411mania.com: Music - The 37th Chamber 01.09.10: The 4th Annual Award Show! 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: General]

^ Who woulda thunk one of Em's most heartfelt and serious lyrics woulda shown up on the juvenile Encore ?
  • Eminem a homosexual? Eminem in the closet? Eminem's new CD gay? 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.juicycerebellum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For example, in his previous album, The Marshall Mathers LP, a song of hatred is called "Kill You", and there is another one called "Kim", which is aimed at his ex-girlfriend/wife.Over the course of the album, he touches on the issues of race in hip hop ("White America"), his childhood ("Cleanin' Out My Closet"), the United States Government, army, and terrorism ("Square Dance"), his 2000 assault on a nightclub bouncer and his following conviction ("Soldier"), him coming to terms with fate and how he sold his soul to money, fortune and fame, realizing that fame isn't worth it ("Say Goodbye Hollywood"), his status as both a hip hop and pop superstar ("Sing for the Moment"), and his relationship with his ex-wife Kim and daughter Hailie ("Hailie's Song").^ His real name is Marshall Mathers.

^ Real hip hop?
  • Defsounds — Think Different — Jay-Z Acknowledges Hottest MC In The Game Award, Wants Explanation Of Eminem Snub 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.defsounds.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cleanin Out My Closet lyrics .
  • Eminem Lyrics 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.lyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Also, the song ("Say What You Say") featuring Dr. Dre is a diss towards Jermaine Dupri. .Unlike The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show's release came off without significant complaints about misogyny or homophobia.^ LP. then he created the marshall mathers lp then the eminem show then encore.
  • XXLmag.com - » NEWS: Eminem Speaks On Drugs, The Death Of Proof & Praises T.I. & Lil Wayne On New XXL Cover 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP was released in 2000, Eminem quickly became the star of the year.
  • Eminem Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP – 10,204,000 5.
  • Eminem is America's bestselling act of the decade | Music | guardian.co.uk 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Also, no tracks are explicitly offensive or misogynistic in the mold of "Kill You" or "Kim" from the previous album.^ Outside of the three previously mentioned tracks, after this point the album gets a lot more on point and consistent.
  • Eminem - Relapse Review - sputnikmusic 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC sputnikmusic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you like even one song you've heard from The Eminem Show, go ahead and get the whole album, because you'll probably like the majority of the tracks.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ He raises the specter of his ex-wife Kim in The Kiss skit, but there is no equivalent track to Bonnie and Clyde 97 or Kim on this album.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Some shock-oriented and extremely explicit lyrics are still present (for example, "Drips" was so explicit that it was completely removed in the clean version of the album – though it is still listed in the track listing and is instead four seconds of silence, before "Without Me" starts), but they are for the most part toned down.^ The shock-oriented lyrics in .
  • Eminem - Relapse | Clash Music Latest Album Review 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ [The clean version of this album has been edited in attempt to remove profane material.
  • Eminem Show [Clean] - Eminem Music - Yahoo! Shopping 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC shopping.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • newburycomics.com - Eminem : The Eminem Show [Clean] [Edited] 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.newburycomics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Though the Grammy -winning record is far from a clean-cut family album, it does feature a somewhat more introspective and serious tone, though it does not shy from insulting such celebrities as Christina Aguilera and Marilyn Manson .
  • http://www.blastro.com/artists/artistpage/Eminem.html 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.blastro.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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."Hailie's Song" censors "abort her" when he says "God, I'm a daddy, I'm so glad that her mom didn't abort her."^ FittedOn Says: December 15th, 2009 at 1:14 pm song was weak—too bad wayne didn’t get his em collabo 2 years ago .
  • Lil Wayne ft. Eminem – Drop The World (Produced Hit-Boy & Chase N’ Cashe) | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think its the safe to say that Eminem didn’t like Mariah’s song.
  • » ‘ROUND THE WAY: EMINEM RELEASES DISS SONG FOR MARIAH & NICK // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She knows that, at the end of the day, Daddy is not what he says in his songs," Eminem told Megastar last year.
  • New York News - The Daddy Shady Show - 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.villagevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-dhvVwRdMo).^ Exclusive2010 Says: December 16th, 2009 at 2:20 am http://www.youtube.com/user/thehuskyhustler .
  • Lil Wayne ft. Eminem – Drop The World (Produced Hit-Boy & Chase N’ Cashe) | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gseven Says: October 3rd, 2007 at 10:47 am @ Crazy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB5N9jJ7Dpc .
  • Nah Right » New Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ X4b VTQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efHOIT1R Ok8 Link .
  • Eminem's back...but does the world still need him? - Features, Music - The Independent 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

[13] Also, in "White America", in Eminem's speech the word "flag" is backmasked when he says "To burn the flag and replace it with a parental advisory sticker". Q Magazine's May, 2006 review of the album proposes "His two first albums aired dirty laundry, then the world's most celebrated rapper examined life in the hall of mirrors he'd built for himself."

Censored version

.The clean version of The Eminem Show was significantly censored, compared to his previous albums, in which the words "goddamn", "bitch", and "ass" were allowed.^ Eminem Show album came out.
  • XXLmag.com - » Eminem’s dagger goes dull (nullus) 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kick his ass, Eminem is an overrated bitch.
  • The Superficial - Nick Cannon writes crazy shit about Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Eminem Show (Interscope) is Eminem's third great album in 40 months-an astonishing output comparable to the peak creative bursts of the Beatles, the Stones and Dylan-and the only one you'll need to get through the summer.
  • Guess Who Thinks Eminem's a Genius? Middle-Aged Me | The New York Observer 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.observer.com [Source type: General]

.This album allowed no profanities, and the profanities were "muted" or even "back masked" a few times.^ Surprisingly, even though Without Me was the reason I bought the album (after noticing how he's toned himself down), that track took quite a back seat when I played the album over and over.
  • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show [EXPLICIT LYRICS] 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ On the new album, there's no song about killing Kim, though there are a few references to coming close.
  • Guess Who Thinks Eminem's a Genius? Middle-Aged Me | The New York Observer 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.observer.com [Source type: General]

^ Supposedly Benzino laid down the track to answer to Royce’s track “ No Coming Back From That ” which will be released on his upcoming album Bar Exam 3.
  • Eminem Lounge | The Latest Eminem News, Videos, Song Downloads, Lyrics, Pictures, & Everything Eminem!! 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.eminemlounge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Following this, the censored version even took out entire sentences because they were too sexually charged.^ She's crying because they just announced they ran out of hamburgers.
  • The Superficial - Nick Cannon writes crazy shit about Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It took me so long to get out of that place where I couldn’t even speak about it without crying or wanting to cry… Proof was the anchor.
  • XXLmag.com - » NEWS: Eminem Speaks On Drugs, The Death Of Proof & Praises T.I. & Lil Wayne On New XXL Cover 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's time for all these fake thug rappers to come out and state they are sexually adventurous with men and women.
  • Eminem butt of joke at MTV awards show – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In fact, the entire song "Drips" is removed in the clean version, due to thinking there were so many profanities that editing the song would be pointless.^ [The clean version of this album has been edited in attempt to remove profane material.
  • newburycomics.com - Eminem : The Eminem Show [Clean] [Edited] 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.newburycomics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think the real focus should be on the fact that Eminem is somehow STILL writing songs Mariah.
  • The Superficial - Nick Cannon writes crazy shit about Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Honestly think about this why is the name of the song “Warning” he obviously doesn’t want this to get to the point that he has to put there previous relationship out on blast.
  • The Warning Eminem Lyrics! 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC news.lalate.com [Source type: General]

Production

.The album also saw Eminem take a substantially more predominant production role; most of it was self-produced, with longtime collaborator Jeff Bass co-producing several tracks (mainly the eventual singles).^ Eminem produced 8 tracks on the album.

^ Eminem produced or co-produced 12, and the album sounds great.
  • Guess Who Thinks Eminem's a Genius? Middle-Aged Me | The New York Observer 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.observer.com [Source type: General]

^ Most of The Eminem Show was produced by Eminem himself, with co-production from longtime collaborator Jeff Bass.

Dr. Dre, in addition to being the album's executive producer, produced three individual tracks: "Business", "Say What You Say", and "My Dad's Gone Crazy".

Track listing

Track Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Curtains Up" (skit)   Eminem 0:30
2. "White America"   M. Mathers, J. Bass, L. Resto, Steve King Eminem, J. Bass 5:24
3. "Business"   M. Mathers, A. Young, R. Feemster, M. Elizondo Dr. Dre 4:11
4. "Cleanin' Out My Closet"   M. Mathers, J. Bass Eminem, J. Bass 4:58
5. "Square Dance"   M. Mathers, J. Bass, L. Resto Eminem 5:24
6. "The Kiss" (skit) M. Mathers, J. Bass Eminem 1:16
7. "Soldier"   M. Mathers, L. Resto Eminem 3:46
8. "Say Goodbye Hollywood"   M. Mathers, M. Elizondo, L. Resto Eminem 4:33
9. "Drips" (featuring Obie Trice) M. Mathers, O. Trice, D. Porter, J. Bass Eminem 4:45
10. "Without Me"   M. Mathers, K. Bell, J. Bass, M. McLaren, A. Dudley, T. Horn Eminem, J. Bass 4:53
11. "Paul Rosenberg" (skit)     0:23
12. "Sing for the Moment"   S. Tyler, M. Mathers, J. Bass, L. Resto, S. King Eminem, J. Bass 5:40
13. "Superman" (featuring Dina Rae) M. Mathers, J. Bass, S. King Eminem, J. Bass 5:50
14. "Hailie's Song"   M. Mathers, L. Resto Eminem 5:21
15. "Steve Berman" (skit)     0:33
16. "When the Music Stops" (featuring D12) M. Mathers, O. Moore, D. Porter, V. Carlisle, R. Johnson, R. Feemster Eminem, D. Porter 4:29
17. "Say What You Say" (featuring Dr. Dre) M. Mathers, A. Young, R. Feemster, M. Elizondo Dr. Dre 5:09
18. "'Till I Collapse" (featuring Nate Dogg) M. Mathers, N. Hale, L. Resto Eminem 4:57
19. "My Dad's Gone Crazy" (featuring Hailie Jade) M. Mathers, A. Young, R. Feemster, M. Elizondo Dr. Dre 4:28
20. "Curtains Close" (skit)   Eminem 1:00

Samples

Critical reception

.Initial critical response to The Eminem Show was very positive, It was viewed by many critics and fans as a growth in Eminem as an artist.^ Her fans could give a shit, and I doubt that very many of his fans do either.
  • XXLmag.com - » Eminem’s dagger goes dull (nullus) 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By Isabelle I’ve been a fan of Eminem’s music first-before I started focusing on local Detroit artists around 2003.
  • Eminem - Boxxet 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ June 1st, 2009 1:35 pm ET So am I concluding from so many of these 'he deserved it' responses that because Eminem IS straight, that this bizarre display was totally deserving and appropriate?
  • Eminem butt of joke at MTV awards show – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 75, based on 20 reviews.^ If this album takes those new ideas and cements them into something more coherent, as this review indicates, I’m off out to buy it first thing tomorrow.
  • Eminem Relapse Review @ Antiquiet 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.antiquiet.com [Source type: General]

[14] .The record became Eminem's third to win the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and also swept the MTV Music Video Awards, winning four awards for Best Male Video, Video of the Year, Best Direction, and Best Rap Video.^ It's fantastic, the best rap album in years!

^ Force MTV to air this music video!
  • Eminem's Video For Anti-Bush Song 'Mosh' Hits The Internet - Democratic Underground 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tags: 2009 MTV Video Music Awards .
  • Eminem | The Fab Life - Celebrity Gossip, Fashion & Style | TFL Main 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.thefablife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Charts and certification

Chart Provider(s) Peak
position
Certification Sales/
shipments
U.S. Billboard 200[15] Billboard/RIAA 1 8× Platinum[16] 8,000,000
European Albums Chart[17] IFPI 1 4× Platinum[18] 4 million+
Argentinian Albums Chart CAPIF N/A Gold[19] 20,000+
Australian Albums Chart ARIA 1 8× Platinum[20] 560,000+
Austrian Albums Chart Media Control Europe 1 2× Platinum[21] 60,000+
Brazilian Albums Chart ABPD N/A Gold[22] 170,000+
Canadian Albums Chart[15] Nielsen SoundScan 1 Diamond[23] 1,000,000+
Dutch Albums Chart NVPI/Megacharts 1 Platinum[24] 70,000+
Finnish Albums Chart GLF 1 2× Platinum[25] 62,212
French Albums Chart[26] SNEP/IFOP 2 2× Platinum[26] 600,000+[26]
German Albums Chart Media Control 1 2× Platinum[27] 600,000+
Mexican Albums Chart[28] AMPROFON 3 Gold[29] 75,000+
Mexican International Chart Position[28] 1
New Zealand Albums Chart[30] RIANZ 1 9× Platinum[30] 135,000+
Norwegian Albums Chart VG Nett 1 Platinum[31] 30,000+
Swedish Albums Chart GLF 1 2× Platinum[32] 120,000+
Swiss Albums Chart Media Control 1 3× Platinum[33] 120,000+
UK Albums Chart[34] BPI/The Official UK Charts Company 1 4× Platinum[35] 1.2 million+

Other chart certifications

  • Hungary Album Charts – 2× Platinum (12,000+)
  • Italian Album Charts — 3× Platinum (300,000+)
  • Japanese Album Charts — Platinum (405,000)
  • Portuguese Album Charts — 2× Platinum (40,000+)
  • Korean Album Charts — 2× Ducks (2)
  • Ukraine (confirmed by Ukrainian Music Association) — Platinum (50, 000+)

Singles chart positions

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 UK Top 40 Hot Rap Singles Rhythmic Top 40 Top 40 Mainstream Top 40 Tracks
2002 "Without Me" 2 1 5 1 1 1
"My Dad's Gone Crazy" 115 - - - - -
"Cleanin' Out My Closet" 4 4 5 2 7 5
"Hailie's Song" 113 9 - - - -
2003 "Business" - 6 - - - -
"Superman" 15 - 10 5 10 9
"Sing for the Moment" 14 6 10 18 5 5

Trivia

.
  • In the skit "The Kiss", the song "Everybody's Looking at Me" by Eminem is playing on the radio.^ The Kiss(skit) - A loose recreation of the events that led to Eminem's arrest.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Kiss Skit- The events that led to Eminem's arrest.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And it was to be a play of Bruno, being totally Gay and Eminem's many negative references to gays in his songs.
    • Eminem butt of joke at MTV awards show – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    "Everybody's Looking at Me" was done originally for the The Wash soundtrack but didn't make the final cut.
  • In the skit "Steve Berman" the song "Ain't Nuttin' But Music" by D12 from Devil's Night is playing in the background.
  • In the song "White America" at the very end of the song Eminem laughs and says, "I'm just playin' America you know I love you." which is a blatant reference the previous album Marshall Mathers LP song "Kill You" when he says the exact same phrase except substituting the word 'America' for 'ladies' in which he assures the audience that he was not serious. .On 2009's Relapse he says, at the end of My Mom, "Sorry mom...^ On June 1, 2009 @ 8:17 am @Boogie sorry my 3 year old cousin was singing it,so I typed it lol .
    • Necole Bitchie.com: Award Show WTF’s: Halle Berry Lip Locks, Eminem Gets 69′d (Video) 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Nonfickshun said: May 13th, 2009 at 1:58 PM My Mom is my favorite and Deja Vu is pretty good too.
    • Eminem Relapse Review @ Antiquiet 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.antiquiet.com [Source type: General]

    I still love you though".
  • The song "Stimulate" was originally slated to appear on the album, but was replaced by "Say Goodbye Hollywood".[citation needed] "Stimulate" eventually appeared as the B-side to the "Cleanin' Out My Closet" single.
  • It was Dr. Dre who convinced Eminem to include "Hailie's Song" on The Eminem Show. .Dre played the song to two of his female friends and when they cried he was convinced that it should be added to Eminem's album.^ After two wildly popular albums Eminem finds himself under the spotlight, but instead of shrinking or inventing a persona bigger than he is...Eminem has decided to flash the crowd.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you like even one song you've heard from The Eminem Show, go ahead and get the whole album, because you'll probably like the majority of the tracks.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When this came out, I heard two songs off it and they were awesome to me.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .Eminem had originally planned on just keeping the track in a safe for Hailie to listen to when she grows up.^ Grow up Eminem and take a joke.
    • Eminem butt of joke at MTV awards show – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ How convenient Eminem has an album out that is doing just ok....this was planned out to the T. .
    • Eminem butt of joke at MTV awards show – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Eminem needs to grow up and quit being a whiny little b**ch as he's always been.
    • Eminem butt of joke at MTV awards show – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He was embarrassed to have it released at first.
  • Many parts of "Square Dance" were written on the set of Eminem's movie 8 Mile.
  • The title, The Eminem Show, was created when Paul Rosenberg (Eminem's manager) told Eminem that his life was "like the fucking Jerry Springer show."
  • "Hailie's Song" was supposed to contain an interpolation from "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by George Harrison, but George's widow retracted George's permission.^ When I first heard the Eminem Show I didnt really like it but it grew on me.
    • Eminem Relapse Review @ Antiquiet 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.antiquiet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That being said, my favorite part of the album was on “Same Old Song and Dance,” when he talks about killing Britney Spears and making a suit out of her skin – you just don’t hear that kind of shit on an album that sells 600,000 copies during the first week.
    • Eminem – “Relapse” | BUDDYHEAD 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.buddyhead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "A lot of my security guys also work for Marshall as bodyguards," says Mike Danner, the manager of St Andrews, the famous Detroit hip-hop venue featured in Eminem's semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile.
    • Eminem: The fall and rise of a superstar - News, People - The Independent 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .Eminem had to redo the entire song.^ Secondly, Eminem's entire song catalog is filled with horrible insults justified as 'jokes'.
    • Eminem butt of joke at MTV awards show – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ After hearing the entire 80 minute, 20 song goliath of an album, I have to say that any future discussion of Eminem’s prowess and evolution as an artist will take on an entirely new context.
    • Eminem Relapse Review @ Antiquiet 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.antiquiet.com [Source type: General]

    .He then admitted that it was a good thing he didn't do it, and that he didn't want to "ruin a good song" by his "favorite member of The Beatles".
  • Hailie came up with the hook to "My Dad's Gone Crazy" while Eminem was mixing "Soldier"; Hailie was there playing and said "Somebody please help me".
  • The song 'Till I Collapse was used by UFC fighter C.B. Dollaway as his entrance song when he fought at the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 7.
  • The song 'Till I Collapse was used as the entrance song for Martin Kampmann at UFC 88
  • The song 'Till I Collapse was used as the entrance song for UFC fighter Nate Diaz at UFC 94
  • The song 'Till I Collapse has been used in commercials for the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
  • The song 'Till I Collapse was used as the closing song for the Oscar De La Hoya vs Manny Pacquiao 24/7 mini series.
  • A limited edition of the album includes a bonus DVD with concert footage, a music video, an episode of the Slim Shady Show, and a trailer for 8 Mile.
  • It was named the 25th greatest album of 2000's by Complex Magazine .^ There are parts of “Business” and “Till I Collapse” that are crazy good.
    • The Eminem Guide to Becoming a Writing and Marketing Machine | Copyblogger 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He's just using her name to promote his album ..
    • The Superficial - Nick Cannon writes crazy shit about Eminem 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "My Dad's Gone Crazy" is hilarious, and the album contains five skits.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Eminem Show 10 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

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External links

Preceded by
We Invented The Remix Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Nellyville by Nelly
Billboard 200 number-one album
June 2, 2002 – July 6, 2002
September 1, 2002 – September 7, 2002
Succeeded by
Nellyville by Nelly
Home by Dixie Chicks
Preceded by
Destination by Ronan Keating
UK number one album
June 1, 2002 – June 7, 2002
Succeeded by
Heathen Chemistry by Oasis
Preceded by
18 by Moby
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
June 3 – July 14, 2002
September 23–29, 2002
Succeeded by
By the Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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