Eminem set to release extended reissue of ‘The Eminem Show’ album for 20th anniversary
Eminem is one of the most popular and best-selling artists of the past 50 years. And the rapper will add to those totals with a new reissue of his fourth LP, The Eminem Showwhich is set to drop on Friday, May 27, marking the 20th anniversary of the record.
Eminem (real name Marshall Mathers) announced the news on Tuesday, May 24. The reissue is dubbed an expanded edition of the original album.
Mathers shared the news via an Instagram video, which depicted him standing in front of a large group of monitors as songs from the 2002 LP, including hits like “Without Me”, “White America”, “Sing for the Moment and “Cleanin’ Out My Closet”—played on the screens around him.
The rapper wrote on Twitter: “‘Well if you want Shady that’s what I’ll give you’ #TheEminemShow The 20th Anniversary Extended Edition releases Thursday, 5/26.
The LP was originally released on May 26, 2002. It was the rapper’s fourth album and came after his popular records, The Marshall Mathers Album (2000) and The Slim Shady Album (1999). It also became the rapper’s second career No. 1 album, topping the Billboard 200 on course to become the best-selling album of the year in the United States and worldwide.
Since its release, it has been certified platinum ten times, with 27 million units sold worldwide. Alone Adele 21 ranks higher with 31 million copies sold.
Last week, Mathers made an appearance on Saturday Night Live during a sketch recorded by Pete Davidson during which Davidson parodied Eminem’s “Forgot About Dre” track.
“Pete. Fuck don’t do it again,” Eminem told the comedian.
And in other Eminem news, Mathers is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2022 later this year. This class also includes Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, etc.
Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame