Eminem’s 2002 hit song, “Lose Yourself,” from 8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture album, surpasses 2 BILLION streams on Spotify, making it the first Slim Shady song to reach that milestone. The only other song from 2000s that reached 2 BILLION mark is Coldplay’s “Yellow.”
Check out few Spotify facts about the song below:
— It’s Eminem’s first and most streamed song on the platform.
— It’s the most streamed rap song from the 2000s.
— It’s the 56th song to achieve 2 billion streams mark.
— It’s the 12th rap song to cross 2 billion streams mark.
“Lose Yourself” produced by Jeff Bass, is considered Eminem’s magnum opus track. It was a huge commercial success, becoming Eminem’s first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single and remaining there for twelve consecutive weeks. It received universal acclaim from music critics, with many critics praising the song’s inspiring, aggressive themes and describing it as Eminem’s best work to date. Eminem’s rapping ability, the lyrics and the production were also praised. In many retrospective reviews and lists, critics have cited the song among Eminem’s finest, as well as one of the greatest hip hop songs of all time.
“Lose Yourself” won the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Original Song, making it the first hip-hop song to receive the award, and also won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance. In 2004, it was one of only three rap songs from the 21st century to be included on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, being the highest ranked at number 166. Rolling Stone also included it on its list of the Top 50 Hip Hop Songs of All Time. “Lose Yourself” is certified Diamond (13x Platinum) by the Recording Industry Association of America.
You can revisit the classic below.