On this day, exactly two years ago (Nov. 24, 2014) Shady Records released Shady XV, a compilation album performed by various artists of Shady Records, including Eminem, YelaWolf, D12, Bad Meets Evil and Slaughterhouse and and former artists suck as 50 Cent and Obie Trice.
The album was released in honor of the label’s 15th anniversary and as its 15th project (excluding Eminem’s solo releases). The compilation consists of two discs, the first featuring new material from Shady Records. The second disc includes the label’s greatest hits, also featuring former Shady Records members. All previous and current members of the label are represented on the album.
Shady XV received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 61, which indicates “Generally Positive Reviews “, based on nine reviews.
The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 138,000 copies in the United States. In its second week, the album dropped to number 21 on the chart, selling 28,000 copies. In its third week, the album dropped to number 37 on the chart, selling 18,000 copies. In its fourth week the album dropped to number 54 on the chart, selling 17,000 copies. As of June 27, 2015, Shady XV has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipping more than half-million units.
Listen to Shady XV on apple music below: