Today, 8 Years Ago, Eminem Released “We Made You”

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On this day, exactly 8 years ago (April 7, 2009), Eminem released “We Made You,” the second single off Relapse. The song is produced by Dr. Dre and co-produced by Doc Ish and Eminem himself. It also features chorus vocals by Charmagne Tripp.

 

“We Made You” sold 167,000 downloads in its first week to enter the Hot Digital Songs chart in Billboard Magazine at #3. The song also debuted at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has reached the top ten in twelve countries, including number one in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Germany. It went 3x Platinum in the United States and Platinum in Australia.

 

The music video won the award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Hip-Hop Video and was nominated for Best Male Video, as well as Video of the Year. The video also ranked at #81 on BET’s Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 Countdown. The song has generally mixed reviews from contemporary music critics.

 

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