Eminem hasn’t released any new material in a while, however, he’s still lighting up the charts with his past works. Just this week, his 2005 greatest hits album became the longest-charting rap/hip-hop album of all time. Entitled Curtain Call: The Hits, the collection of tracks has spent over 350 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 – making it a record-breaking stay for the self-proclaimed rap god.
Upon release, the record debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200, and has since been certified platinum a whopping seven times. However, becoming the longest-charting album of all time might be an even greater achievement.
Curtain Call: The Hits is exactly what you’d want from an Eminem greatest hits album, with such stellar tracks like “My Name Is,” The Way I Am,” “Without Me,” among many more. On top of the already released tracks, the compilation record also featured four new songs in the form of “Fack,” “When I’m Gone,” “Shake That,” and a previously unreleased version of “Stan,” featuring Elton John.
It’s not the only Eminem recording that’s been littering the charts, as two of his studio albums are also featured on the Billboard Top 200. His 2002 stunner The Eminem Show has spent 329 weeks in the charts, while his patchy 2010 LP Recovery has got 288 weeks under its belt.
Meanwhile, Em has reportedly been in the studio working on a new album, according to director of HBO’s The Defiant Ones, Allen Hughes. Speaking about Dr. Dre in an interview with Uproxx, the filmmaker slyly said: “Right now he’s producing, in the 11th hour, a track for Eminem’s latest album,” leading many to believe that a ninth Eminem LP is inbound.
The enigmatic rhyme-spitter has been hitting all kinds of milestones as of late, with his modern classic “Stan” getting an inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary back in June. The word is used to describe “An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity” – which is what the performer’s hit single was all about.