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Eminem Makes Spotify History with 11 Albums Receiving Over 1 Billion Streams

Marshall Mathers aka Eminem has hit another huge digital listening milestone as he is now the first artist with 11 of his albums to achieve over a billion streams in Spotify.

The American rapper’s iconic album, The Slim Shady LP has just surpassed a billion streams on the streaming platform.

He could have broken the record with an even bigger lead, but his 1996 debut album Infinite (his only record not to achieve 1 billion streams) isn’t actually available on Spotify.

The news makes the rapper the first artist with 11 albums to achieve the feat, with his greatest hits album Curtain Call: The Hits (2005) also being included in the tally.

The Slim Shady LP – which was first released on 23rd February 1999 – was Eminem’s second studio album.

It included singles My Name Is, Guilty Conscience, 97 Bonnie & Clyde, Role Model and received huge commercial and critical acclaim.

The album won the 2000 GRAMMY Awards Best Rap Album, at the 2000 Grammy Awards and hit single My Name Is won the GRAMMY for Best Rap Solo Performance.

By 2000, The Slim Shady LP was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The controversial album and its equally controversial artwork sees Eminem stand with his daughter Hailie while a model, who is supposed to represent his ex Kim, poses lifelessly in the boot of a car.

Check out all 11 of Eminem’s albums which surpassed 1 billon streams on Spotify:

The Slim Shady LP (1999)
The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
The Eminem Show (2002)
Encore (2004)
Curtain Call: The Hits (2005)
Relapse (2009)
Recovery (2010)
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
Revival (2017)
Kamikaze (2018)
Music To Be Murdered By (2020)

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