On this day, exactly 4 years ago (August 15, 2013), Eminem released off The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The song was initially released as a pre-order bonus when pre-ordering the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts. The song features vocals on the chorus from Liz Rodrigues of The New Royales.
The song premiered on August 14, 2013 to promote the multiplayer trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts. and the full song was released the next day. The song was released as the second single from The Marshall Mathers LP 2 on October 8, 2013.
Upon its single release, the song debuted at #17 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and upon the album’s release, it climbed to a new peak of #16. “Survival” also debuted into the top charts worldwide, including: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, Germany and Italy. The song received generally positive reviews from critics.
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