Tomorrow (28 May 2017) is the 15th anniversary of Eminem‘s diamond album The Eminem Show (which, personally, is my favourite Eminem album). To celebrate the occasion took to his Instagram account to announce his plans.
The song playing in the background is the album’s hit single Cleaning Out My Closet.
Below are some interesting facts about The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show was scheduled for release on June 4, 2002; however, pirated and bootleg copies appeared online on peer-to-peer networks and began surfacing on the streets. It was provided by Rabid Neurosis (RNS), an MP3 warez release organization who pirated the album 25 days prior to release. Radio show Opie and Anthony broadcast the entire album on May 17, 2002. Interscope decided to release the album early, on May 28, to combat bootlegging. However, many stores in the U.S. began selling it early on Sunday, May 26, and some put the album out as early as Friday. Promotional posters in stores read, “America Couldn’t Wait”. Due to the premature release by many retailers on a Sunday, the album had only one day of official sales for the chart week and was unavailable in Walmart stores during that period. The Eminem Show was Eminem’s first album to include lyrics to all its songs inside the CD booklet. Additionally, the first 2 million copies of the album shipped in the United States included a bonus DVD with an exclusive interview and live footage.
Despite the confusion over the exact release date, The Eminem Show still managed to have a very successful debut on the charts. The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling approximately 284,000 copies in its first week, marking the first time an album had topped the charts with such an abbreviated sales week. It sold 1,322,000 copies the following week, where it registered a full week of sales, then sold 809,000 copies in its third week and 529,562 copies in its fourth week to bring its four-week sales total to just under three million copies. The album sold 381,000 copies in its fifth week and topped the Billboard 200 for a fifth and final consecutive week. It has gone on to sell over ten million copies. On March 7, 2011, the album was certified 10x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, making it Eminem’s second album to receive a Diamond certification in the United States. – Wikipedia