American rapper Eminem has released fifty-one singles as a lead artist and five promotional singles. He also featured in twenty singles as a guest artist, and he entered the charts with more than seventy additional songs. The third single from the album, " Stan " featured vocals from British singer Dido , sampled from her song " Thank You ". In , Eminem released the singles " Without Me " and " Cleanin' Out My Closet " from his album The Eminem Show , as well as the single " Lose Yourself ", from the 8 Mile soundtrack , which became the rapper's first number one song on the Hot and remained on the top for twelve weeks. In , the song " Crack a Bottle ", a collaboration with label-mates Dr. Dre and 50 Cent , became Eminem's second number one on the Hot and broke the record for opening week download sales in the United States, with , copies sold in the first week. Recovery' s singles " Not Afraid " and " Love the Way You Lie " featuring Rihanna , both released in , became the rapper's third and fourth number one songs on the Hot ; the latter also reached the top of various national charts worldwide.
10. ‘Rap God’
To celebrate the Midwestern rapper who overcame a rocky childhood to become one of rap's biggest international sensations, we're taking a look at Eminem's 30 biggest hits on the Billboard Hot Along the way, the man from 8 Mile has earned seven Billboard No. This chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods. Both artists have supported each other throughout their careers and personal struggles. Em' intricately tells of himself through a disturbing story of an obsessed fan.
They eschew the more viciously somber, rock-leaning character studies helmed by Em and his longtime Detroit collaborators Jeff and Mark Bass. When Eminem raps about violent, tragicomic death, he is furthering a grand murder-ballad tradition in folk and blues music. But for a poor, white, emotionally unstable MC to excel in hip-hop and not be viewed as a villainous buffoon, he must possess prodigious artistic gifts and a real commitment to personal transparency. Eminem has always been adept at running dizzying circles around his critics, nullifying attacks by embracing and one-upping them. On this anguished highlight from Recovery , Eminem unburdens himself with honest, plainspoken revelations. He says Eminem initially responded with a bar verse, so he returned with 50 and the ante kept being raised — 60, 62, 64 — until it ended up as a tune where each rapper goes for about 2 minutes and 30 seconds apiece.
Eminem illustrates all the cadences he has mastered over the years, channelling flows from influences such as Tech N9ne and Big Pun like an exorcist summoning spirits, and moving through an impressive 1, words in just six minutes. Mocking the supposed cliches of mumble rap, Em is essentially an angry old man shouting at a Sound cloud. But after years of disappointing albums plagued with turgid stadium pop, it was just exciting to hear Eminem sound so fired up again — he makes for a very convincing Victor Meldrew. This shot of cathartic rage is still wildly inspiring, even if its appearance on every video game trailer sponsored by Mountain Dew might have diluted its impact a little. It was also fun to hear Nate Dogg sounding so emo and getting a chance to croon about something other than being a horny stoner. On Drug Ballad, Eminem is high as a kite, resiliently throwing jabs from beyond the clouds and refusing to come back down. The funky thrusts of bass replicate the energy of a horny, if incredibly tacky, spring-break party in the nu-metal era.