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Mark Batson celebrates Eminem’s “Relapse” going No. 1 on Billboard chart 14 years ago today




On this day, 14 years ago (June 7, 2009) Eminem’s Relapse album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 608,000 sold in its first week of release. The album included the No. 1 Hot 100 hit song “Crack a Bottle,” featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent and top 10 hit “We Made You.” The album became the best selling rap album of the year.

The 14-year anniversary post was shared by Chart Data on Twitter and retweeted by Mark Batson with the caption: “And nothing was ever the same. #eminem #drdre #relapse.”

Legendary Aftermath and Interscope producer Mark Batson produced and wrote almost every track on Relapse, including: “3.A.M.” “Hello,” “Medicine Ball,” “Old Time’s Sake,” featuring Dr. Dre, “Must Be The Ganja,” and “We Made You” single version. He also wrote and produced “Hell Breaks Loose,” featuring Dr. Dre from Relapse: Refill album.

You can revisit the album below:

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