On this day, exactly 7 years ago (June 18, 2010), Eminem released his 7th solo studio album Recovery under Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope Records. Originally planned to be released as Relapse 2, the album was renamed to Recovery when Eminem found the music of the new album different from its predecessor.
To honor the 7 years anniversary of this Grammy-winning and multi-platinum album, we have listed 15 facts and accolades that you might not know about Recovery. Check the list below:
✪ Recovery earned Eminem 10 Grammy nominations in one night, making him the first rapper to do it since 2005;
✪ Originally planned to be released as Relapse 2, the album was renamed to Recovery when Eminem found the music of the new album different from its predecessor;
✪ The first single off Recovery, “Not Afraid,” sold 380,000 digital downloads in its 1st week, and became the 16th song in the history of the US Billboard Hot 100 to debut at #1;
✪ Recovery‘s singles: “Love The Way You Lie” and “Not Afraid” went diamond in the United States (each sold more than 10 million copies), making Eminem the first artists in RIAA history to reach that accolade;
✪ “Love The Way You Lie” off Recovery is Eminem’s best selling song of all time with more than 11 million copies sold in the United States;
✪ Besides the four singles of the album, “Cinderella Man” is the only song that received Gold certification from RIAA for selling more than 500,000 copies in the United States;
✪ NME Magazine’s review of Recovery: “Self aware, technically advanced, intelligent, able to go at speeds other than full throttle;”
✪ Complex Magazine ranked Recovery at #4 in their list of The 20 Best Comebacks in Rap History;
✪ Recovery broke the digital record and became the first album in history to sell 1 million digital copies;
✪ Recovery was the best selling album in the United States (2.3 million copies) and best selling worldwide (selling 5.7 million copies) in 2010;
✪ Recovery was also the best-selling album in Canada in 2010 selling 435,000 copies; more than double the album in second place;
✪ Recovery was the 3rd best-selling album of 2010 in Australia.
✪ Recovery spent a total of 27 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 charts, which is more than any other hip-hop album since 2003;
✪ Recovery peaked #1 in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and the whole Europe!
✪ Eminem said that his favorite song on the album is “You’re Never Over,” which is dedicated to his late best friend, Big Proof.
Stream the album below: