Here Is a Record Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” Holds That You Probably Didn’t Know

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Justin Timberlake joined rare historical company yesterday (Jan. 24), with the nomination of his 2016 smash “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (from the animated movie Trolls) revealed as one of five songs up for best original song at this year’s Oscars. With the song’s nod, it becomes the 41st No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, dating back to the chart’s 1958 inception, to also be nominated for best original song at the Academy Awards — a list that also includes such legendary artists as Eminem, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder and Aerosmith.

 

Interestingly, while there have been 41 nominated songs to reach the Hot 100’s apex — 16 of which ended up taking home the Oscar — “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is just the third No. 1 from United States to be so recognized, following Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile (which won the Oscar in 2003) and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 (which lost to “Let It Go” from Frozen in 2015).

 

To be more clear, Eminem is the only artist to earn the United States an Oscar out of these 41 artists who held #1 on Billboard Hot 100. More amazingly, ‘Lose Yourself’ stayed at #1 longer than any Oscar nominated songs. Check the list below:

 

Eminem, “Lose Yourself”

From: 8 Mile (2002)
First Topped the Hot 100: 11/9/2002 (12 weeks)
Did It Win? Yes

 

Debby Boone, “You Light Up My Life”

From: You Light Up My Life (1977)
First Topped the Hot 100: 10/15/1977 (10 weeks)
Did It Win? Yes

 

Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

From: Despicable Me 2 (2014)
First Topped the Hot 100: 3/8/2014 (10 weeks)
Did It Win? No

 

Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, “Endless Love”

From: Endless Love (1981)
First Topped the Hot 100: 8/15/1981 (9 weeks)
Did It Win? No

 

Bryan Adams, “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”

From: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
First Topped the Hot 100: 7/27/1991 (7 weeks)
Did It Win? No

 

Celine Dion, “Because You Loved Me”

From: Up Close & Personal (1996)
First Topped the Hot 100: 3/23/1996 (6 weeks)
Did It Win? No

 

Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger”

From: Rocky III (1982)
First Topped the Hot 100: 7/24/1982 (6 weeks)
Did It Win? No

 

Irene Cara, “Flashdance… What a Feeling”

From: Flashdance (1983)
First Topped the Hot 100: 5/28/1983 (6 weeks)
Did It Win? Yes

 

Bryan Adams, “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”

From: Don Juan DeMarco (1995)
First Topped the Hot 100: 6/3/1995 (5 weeks)
Did It Win? No

 

Aerosmith, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”

From: Armageddon (1998)
First Topped the Hot 100: 9/5/1998 (4 weeks)
Did It Win? No

You can check the full list on Yahoo.

 

To sum up what Eminem did with ‘Lose Yourself’:

✔ First rapper to win an Oscar

✔ Only artist who won an Oscar for United States out of 41 Oscar nominated number one songs on Billboard Hot 100

✔ Most weeks at #1 out of 41 Oscar nominated number one songs on Billboard Hot 100.

 

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