Today, 2 Years Ago, Eminem Released “Phenomenal”

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On this day, exactly two years ago (Jun 2, 2015), Eminem released the leading single off Southpaw (Music from and Inspired By the Motion Picture).

 

The song was written by Eminem, Luis Resto and Mario Resto. It also contains vocals by Liz Rodriguez and Mario Resto. The single was executive produced by DJ Khalil.

 

“Phenomenal” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 47 as the week’s highest-ranking debut, powered by first-week digital download sales of 78,000 copies. The song peaked at number 4 at the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart.

 

The song also entered in the top charts in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

 

In the Genius annotations, Eminem says: “Everyone said the chorus was wack to this song but I was just trying to be phenomenal and get my sing on.”