The Eminem Show Album Lyrics – Eminem

448 August 28, 2023
"The Eminem Show" is a commercially successful fourth studio album by American rapper Eminem, which was released on May 26, 2002, by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records. Originally scheduled for release on June 4, 2002, the album was released earlier than planned due to widespread pirating and bootlegging.

The album marks a significant departure from his previous albums in terms of production and lyrical content. Eminem took a more prominent production role on The Eminem Show, self-producing most of the tracks alongside his longtime collaborator Jeff Bass.

The album incorporates a heavier use of rap rock, a fusion of rap and rock music, than Eminem's previous albums. The themes of the album are predominantly based on Eminem's prominence in hip hop culture, as well as his ambivalent thoughts of fame. Additionally, the album features political commentary on the United States, including references to 9/11, Osama bin Laden, the War on Terror, President George W. Bush, Lynne Cheney, and Tipper Gore.

The Eminem Show is regarded as Eminem's most personal album at the time, as it sees him step back from his Slim Shady alter ego. The album features introspective lyricism that reflects Eminem's struggles with fame and success, as well as his personal life.

Upon its release, The Eminem Show was highly anticipated and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, where it remained for six non-consecutive weeks. It also topped the UK Albums Chart for five consecutive weeks. In the US, the album sold over 1.3 million copies in its second week, registering a full week of sales.

The album produced four commercially successful singles: "Without Me", "Cleanin' Out My Closet", "Superman", and "Sing for the Moment". It also features one of Eminem's most popular songs, "'Till I Collapse". The Eminem Show received positive critical reviews, with praise directed at Eminem's mature and introspective lyricism and the album's experimental production.

The Eminem Show was the best-selling album of 2002 in the United States and the best-selling album worldwide of 2002. It is also the best-selling hip hop album in music history and Eminem's most commercially successful album to date. The album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and its worldwide sales of 27 million copies make it one of the best-selling albums of all time and the second best-selling album of the 21st century.

At the 2003 Grammy Awards, The Eminem Show was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Rap Album, while "Without Me" won Best Music Video. The album was named the best album of 2002 by Blender, Muzik, and LAUNCH, and several publications named it among the best albums of the 2000s decade. The Eminem Show is a significant and influential album in the history of hip hop and continues to be celebrated and revered by fans and critics alike. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.

The Eminem Show album Cover

The Eminem Show album cover

Album Cast & Crew

  • Artist/Band
  • Release Date
  • May 26, 2022
  • Producer(s)
  • Bass Brothers, dEnAun, DJ Head, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jeff Bass, Mike Elizondo, Sticcy Z
  • Writer(s)
  • Anne Dudley, Bizarre, Brian May, dEnAun, DJ Head, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jeff Bass, Kevin Bell, Kuniva, Luis Resto, Malcolm McLaren, Mark Bass, Michael Bivins, Mike Elizondo, Urban Kris