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Eminem, one of the undeniable GOATs of hip hop, is continuing to make history in 2021. Although recent years have seen him slightly inconsistent on the music side (Revival was pure trash and you know its true), his early projects continue to endure and resonate with fans like few others, and that eternal love has resulted in a mad accolade for the ‘Not Afraid’ rapper.
As of yesterday, Em’s 2002 hit ‘Till I Collapse’ featuring Nate Dogg surpassed a billion streams on Spotify. Seems pretty standard right? It’s actually not, as it’s the first time a non-single has ever hit that target, which is huge if you compare the amount of effort that goes into promoting a single vs a non-single.
He’s now hot on the heals of Billie Eilish for getting in on the 100 most-streamed songs in Spotify history, with Eilish’s “When The Party’s Over” sitting at 1.09 billion streams and consequently closing out the top 100. However, if Em keeps going how he is he’ll no doubt break that 100 sometime soon.
.@Eminem and Nate Dogg's "'Till I Collapse" has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. It's the most streamed non-single in history.
— chart data (@chartdata) February 18, 2021
To top things off, Em’s The Eminem Show has another Spotify accolade as well, being the most-streamed album released in 2002, as well as his 8 Mile hit ‘Lose Yourself’ being the most streamed song of the same year.
Pretty crazy times for Em, here’s hoping he can begin to replicate the calibre of work that defined his early career. For now, check out his history-making tune ‘Till I Collapse’ below.