Recovery (Eminem album)

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Recovery
Studio album by Eminem
Released June 18, 2010
Recorded 2009–10
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:17:40
Label Aftermath, Interscope, Shady
Producer Alex da Kid, Boi-1da, Dr. Dre (also exec.) Emile, Eminem, DJ Khalil, Havoc, Jim Jonsin, Just Blaze, Mr. Porter, Supa Dups, Script Shepherd
Eminem chronology
Relapse
(2009)
Recovery
(2010)
Hell: The Sequel
(2011)
Alternative cover
Singles from Recovery
  1. "Not Afraid"
    Released: April 29, 2010
  2. "Love the Way You Lie"
    Released: August 9, 2010
  3. "No Love"
    Released: October 5, 2010
  4. "Space Bound"
    Released: June 18, 2011

Recovery is the seventh studio album by American rapper Eminem. It was released on June 18, 2010, by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records as the follow-up to Eminem's Relapse (2009). Originally planned to be released as Relapse 2, the album was renamed to Recovery when Eminem found the music of the new album different from its predecessor.

Production of the album took place during 2009 to 2010 at several recording studios and was handled by various record producers, including Alex da Kid, Just Blaze, Boi-1da, Jim Jonsin, DJ Khalil, Mr. Porter and Dr. Dre. Eminem also collaborated with artists such as Pink, Lil Wayne and Rihanna for the album. Recovery featured more introspective and emotional content than its predecessor and the theme of the album revolved around his positive changes, anxiety, and emotional drives. For the promotion of the album, he featured in TV shows and performed the album's songs live on televised shows, at awards ceremonies, musical events and also headed The Recovery Tour.

The album received generally positive reviews from music critics, who complimented Eminem's rapping and performance on the album, although some criticized its inconsistency and production. Recovery debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 741,000 copies in its first week and stayed at number one for seven non-consecutive weeks. It also peaked inside the top ten of several other countries and was the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide. By October 2011, the album had sold approximately 10 million copies worldwide. Recovery has earned Eminem American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Detroit Music Awards and Grammy Awards, while it was nominated at Brit Awards, Juno Awards and MTV Video Music Awards Japan.

The lead single "Not Afraid", released on April 29, 2010, sold 380,000 digital downloads in its first week debuting at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earned Eminem a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance. "Love The Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna reached the top spot in over 20 countries and stayed at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks. With sales of over 6 million in the United States and 10.25 million worldwide, it is Eminem's best selling single to date. He collaborated with Lil Wayne for "No Love". "Space Bound" was released as the fourth and the final single. Four other unreleased songs from the album also charted on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Background and production[edit]

Eminem first planned the release of Relapse 2 as a sequel to Relapse

In a press release, Eminem explained that he and Dr. Dre had recorded a considerable amount of music while recording Relapse (2009), thus, "putting out Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff."[1] According to Angela Yee's Shade 45 interview with Eminem on April 23, 2009, Relapse 2 was to be a continuation of Relapse.[2] During the interview Eminem also confirmed "It's extremely close to being finished, it just depends on how many songs I want to put on it."[3] He called into Shade 45 and said he was in the studio finishing up the album.[4] Recording sessions for the album took place during 2009 to 2010 at several recording studios, including Allure Sound in Oak Park, Michigan, 54 Sound and Effigy Studios in Ferndale, Michigan, Black Chiney Studios in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, Boi-1da Studio in Ajax, Ontario, Canada, Playhouse in Parkland, Florida, Avex Honolulu Studio in Honolulu, Hawaii, Encore Studios in Burbank, California, Sun Studios in Temple Bar, Dublin, and Shake 'Em Down Studios in Queens, New York.[5]

When premiering his debut single, "Not Afraid", Eminem also let listeners know that "there were not any skits on the album" (so the album would contain more songs than his previous studio albums).[6] He described a song titled "Insult to Injury", in which Eminem performs in his normal voice, as a sequel to "Underground," the final track from the previous album, Relapse. A song on the album "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" featured his rap group D12. Bizarre of D12 said the new song shows the group's strength despite the death of founder Proof by stating: "We're still family, but everybody's got their own situations going on," he added. "No matter what y'all do, you can't hold D12 down. We've been through a lot of shit, but we're still gonna come back and recover."[7]

As for guests on the album, Eminem had said back while the album was still titled Relapse 2, he worked with both Dr. Dre and 50 Cent on the album. D12, Royce da 5'9",[8] Lloyd Banks[9] and Cashis[10] had been speculated as possible features on the album. However, none of these artists are actually featured; Recovery only featured guest appearances by rapper Lil Wayne and solo singers Kobe, Pink, and Rihanna.[5] He decided to include Pink on "Won't Back Down" after recording his parts first because he "felt like she would smash this record".[11] On the bonus track "Session One", Eminem features supergroup Slaughterhouse, signed with Shady Records.[12] DJ Whoo Kid heard some songs from the album and stated that "The Warning" is a diss record to Mariah Carey, and was not as intense as the entire album would be, saying the album is 'maniacal'.[13] Eminem appeared on Shade 45 with DJ Whoo Kid where he stated that a track with 50 Cent, in which the two rap together on verses, existed.[14] He also confirmed both Just Blaze and Mr. Porter as producers of the album.[14]

In June 2009, Eminem said that he expected the release of his new album during the fourth quarter of 2009.[4] It was slated to be the second Eminem album released in 2009, after Relapse, but was pushed back to 2010.[15] In November 2009, he stated that he would re-release Relapse, with extra songs, to hold fans over for the release of Relapse 2 in 2010[15] and was voted as the most anticipated album of fall 2009 by XXL.[16] In an interview with Billboard, he said that he would listen to his previous releases like The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show and Encore, and would "ask [himself], 'Why don't my music feel like this anymore?'" He later recorded material that could constitute three or four studio albums and stated that; "I must have gone through 200–300 beats, for the album and chose 100 of them and recorded it."[17]

Themes and composition[edit]

A 28-second song sample. Backed by an electric guitar and a piano, Rihanna sings the second half of the chorus in a sad voice without vibrato. Eminem begins the second verse over an acoustic guitar, violin and pounding drums, expressing frustration in his voice.

A 23-second sample of the song with the chorus, in which a choir assists Eminem and heavy layering is used

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The album was dedicated "To anyone who's in a dark place tryin' to get out. Keep your head up... It does get better!" [sic][18] Eminem told Billboard that he was in "full-blown addiction" at the time of recording Encore, while he felt happy and "first got sober" during recording Relapse as he was no more an addict. However, he felt that while recording Relapse, he was not "paying attention to what the average listener might like or not like." Just Blaze, the first producer of the album stated that, "[Eminem] already knew what sort of mistakes he has made with the previous album and where he wanted to go from there." Thus, Recovery was more "emotionally driven" than Relapse, which was, as he explains, "[just] rap records".[19] The album's artwork featured two covers: One with Eminem walking down a country road and another with him sitting in a transparent living room in the middle of Detroit with the Renaissance Center in the background. The album's liner featured pictures of Eminem such as a picture of him praying and him posing without a shirt on.[18]

The album opens with "Cold Wind Blows" in which Eminem sings regarding his "doomed love for his ex-wife" and on "settling scores with rival celebs".[20] In "Talkin' 2 Myself", he states the harm caused to his image with lyrics such as: "Encore' I was on drugs, 'Relapse' I was flushing them out."[21] "On Fire" shows "a murder-and-dismemberment fantasy" with gruesome rhymes[20] and "Won't Back Down" which featured Pink was a heavy metal song.[22] "W.T.P." ("White-Trash Party") sees his singing to go back to his early records with lighter and simple rhythmic frame,[21] while "Going Through Changes", using Black Sabbath's "Changes", depicts Eminem's sorrow and shows himself trapped within fame.[23] "Not Afraid" which is a mid-tempo song, focuses on personal changes in Eminem, including an end to drug abuse, feuds and violence.[24] Idolator commented that the song was based on the "dark days Eminem has lived through", and "he seems to be at peace with himself now."[25] A writer for MuchMusic website noted that Eminem chose to use his Marshall Mathers ego for the song, rather than Slim Shady.[26]

"No Love" features Lil Wayne as a hype man which is followed by Eminem's verses which according to Sam Wolfson of NME are "the best verses of his career."[27] The meaning of "Space Bound" is deemed ambiguous and according to Sasha Grey who is featured in its video, the meaning can be interpreted "in many ways".[28] Jim Jonsin of MTV spoke about Eminem's two egos seen in the video and compared it to Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" video while Grey believed that the alternate Eminem who appears in the car is his subconscious.[28][29] "Cinderella Man" with a "festive beat" had "the template of every album since Encore (2004)", with many minor keys and traces of post-grunge rock.[20] "25 to Life" shows his discomfiture and depicts that the "selfish bitch" pulling him back "these days is rap itself."[30] Despite the lyrics being tighter throughout the album, "So Bad" and "Almost Famous" views his other side of Slim Shady; his alter ego.[21] The hip-hop ballad "Love The Way You Lie" that features Rihanna describes a couple's refusal to separate despite having an abusive relationship. Rihanna sings the chorus, backed by an electric guitar and a piano,[31][32] while acoustic guitar, violin and pounding drums accompany Eminem's verses.[31][33] The singing of Rihanna expresses "grief and regret" throughout the song.[34] Eminem claims his influence, by "fevered rhymes" on "You're Never Over".[23]

Release and promotion[edit]

A large screen with the silhouette of a man, seated with two pistols, is in the center. Surrounding it are screens showing Eminem, who is to the right of Rihanna. The latter is holding a microphone and has short red hair.
Eminem and Rihanna performing "Love the Way You Lie" at E3 2010

Eminem's label first confirmed Recovery on March 5, 2010, and was originally titled Relapse 2.[1][35] On April 13, 2010, Eminem tweeted "There is no Relapse 2" to his followers. He later tweeted "Recovery" with a link to his website. Eminem said "I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year. But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title."[35][36] He later released a freestyle titled "Despicable" over "Over" by Drake and "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley" by Lloyd Banks featuring Juelz Santana to promote the first single, "Not Afraid", which debuted on Shade 45 on April 29.[37][38] Recovery was released on June 18 in the Europe and on June 21 in the United States and the United Kingdom.[39]

Eminem gave multiple interviews such as with Red Bull to promote the album. A commercial for Recovery premiered during Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals. It featured Vince Offer from the Slap Chop commercials in a parody of his commercials.[40] A Call of Duty: Black Ops ad with "Won't Back Down" was released; the song also appeared in the game as an easter egg. On June 15, Eminem appeared among other artists including Usher and will.i.am for Activision's press conference during the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010 with Rihanna where the duo performed "Love the Way You Lie". In addition, Eminem performed "Lose Yourself", "Not Afraid", and premiered "Won't Back Down" for the first time.[41] Eminem featured on E! during their Daily 10 show in an interview with Clinton Sparks[42] and also appeared in a skit on The Soup.[43][44] He performed songs from the album as well as his previous songs at various events such as the 2010 BET Awards,[45] 2010 MTV Video Music Awards,[46] Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010,[47] Bonnaroo Music Festival,[48][49] T in the Park[50] and Virgin Group's V Festival.[51][52] He also headed The Recovery Tour; a series of European, American and Australian concerts in support of the album and its predecessor Relapse.[citation needed]

Singles[edit]

The first single, "Not Afraid", was released on April 29, 2010.[53] The song sold 380,000 digital downloads in its first week, and became the sixteenth song in the history of the US Billboard Hot 100 to debut at number one;[54] it is the second hip hop single to debut at number one following "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112.[55] It has sold more than 5 million copies and is certified 10× Platinum (Diamond) by RIAA in the US.[56][57] "Not Afraid" which was directed by Rich Lee, premiered on June 5, 2010 through Vevo.[58] The music video was shot in Newark, New Jersey and won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.[59][60] The song also won the award of the Best Rap Solo Performance at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.[61] Rolling Stone praised Eminem's commitment on his new music and lyrical ability noting "Over a dark, operatic beat, Eminem delivers rhymes that are typically acrobatic – and typically heavy-handed. But the anger has a gathering quality."[62]

The second single was released on August 9, 2010 titled "Love the Way You Lie", which featured Rihanna.[63] The song debuted at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and later peaked number one. The song gave Eminem his fourth US Billboard Hot 100 number one and Rihanna her seventh. It also claimed the top spot on over 20 other charts worldwide. "Love the Way You Lie" went on to be number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks and is certified Diamond by RIAA and has sold more than 6 million in US.[64][65][66] The song became Eminem's best-selling single of all time, selling 9.3 million copies worldwide.[67] Joseph Kahn directed the music video which premiered on August 5, 2010.[68] The video starred Dominic Monaghan and Megan Fox in a love-hate relationship. Michael Menachem from Billboard commented that "Rihanna's chorus is exquisitely melodic and surprisingly hopeful, complementing the turmoil of Em's dark, introspective rant."[69] The song was performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and was voted the best performer of the ceremony in an MTV poll, earning 34 percent of votes.[46][70]

"No Love", which features American rapper Lil Wayne, was the third single released on October 5, 2010. "No Love" featured sample of "What Is Love" by Haddaway, which was done by producer Just Blaze.[71][72] The song peaked number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the charts for 20 weeks.[73] The music video, directed by Chris Robinson, premiered on September 30 via Vevo and various MTV networks.[74] The video was about a young school boy who was bullied but had the urge to stand up after being motivated by listening to songs by Eminem and Lil Wayne. They performed "No Love" on Saturday Night Live on December 18, 2010.[75]

"Space Bound" was released as the fourth and final single from the album on March 18, 2011.[76] English songwriter Steve McEwan provided additional vocals in the chorus of the song.[77] The single did not enter US Billboard Hot 100, however was certified Gold in United States on February 9, 2012.[78] The music video for "Space Bound" was shot in February 2011 by Joseph Kahn.[79] The uncensored music video was released on June 24, 2011 at 5 PM EST on iTunes only and the official video then premiered on Vevo on June 27 at 3 AM EST.[80] The plot stars actress Sasha Grey and Eminem in a relationship which ends violently; the video caused controversy for a bloody scene in which Eminem shoots himself.[81] The video was slammed by British anti-violence campaigners.[82] Anti-violence group, Mothers Against Violence, told the Daily Mirror, "It's all about the money with these videos. Eminem isn't thinking about the families affected."[83] The music video was then analyzed by Sasha Grey and the song's producer, Jim Jonsin who both agreed that the video had no certain message, but could be interpreted "in many ways".[28][29]

Songs "25 to Life", "Won't Back Down", "Talkin' 2 Myself", and "Cold Wind Blows" also debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 without release as singles.[84][85] "Cinderella Man" was certified Gold in the United States on February 17, 2012.[86]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[87]
The A.V. Club B[30]
Robert Christgau A–[88]
The Daily Telegraph 4/5 stars[89]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[90]
NME 7/10[91]
Pitchfork Media 2.8/10[92]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[20]
Slant Magazine 1.5/5 stars[93]
Spin 7/10[94]

Recovery received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 63, based on 28 reviews.[95] Allmusic's David Jeffries praised Eminem's performance as potent and energetic, and said that the album "may be flawed ... but he hasn't sounded this unfiltered and proud since The Marshall Mathers LP".[87] Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph commended him for addressing more mature, introspective subject matter and successfully "framing his misogyny, homophobia and all-round bigotry with an undeniable sense of empathy and humanity."[89] Jody Rosen, writing in Rolling Stone, called it Eminem's "most casual-sounding album in years" and said that he "sounds content to be rap's wittiest head case."[20] Sam Wolfson of NME called him "self aware, technically advanced, intelligent, able to go at speeds other than full throttle".[91] Sean O'Neal of The A.V. Club felt that his lively raps make up for the "endless atonement metaphors" that occasionally weigh down the album.[30] Kitty Empire, writing in The Observer, said that it is "better than average" as a "latterday Eminem album" that shows, "in bursts, Eminem's health is very nearly rude."[96] MSN Music's Robert Christgau said that, although the cleverness "varies" and the themes "rarely" upheld by his "long-recessive sense of play", the album is a comeback "for Eminem, not Slim Shady—and for Marshall at his most martial. His most confessional as well".[88]

In a mixed review, Jon Caramanica of The New York Times regarded Eminem as "frustratingly limited in his topical range" and called Recovery "the most insular of all his releases".[21] Andy Gill of The Independent commented that "there's nothing here quite as witty or engaging as" on his previous work.[97] Pitchfork Media's Jayson Greene perceived a lack of lyrical depth and wrote "for the first time in his career, he actually sounds clumsy".[92] Chicago Tribune writer Greg Kot said that it lacks hooks and fun: "The subversive humor is long gone, and his cultural references ... remain dated".[23] Slant Magazine's M.T. Richards also found Eminem's pop culture references "inane" and called the album's material "unsurprisingly hollow" with punchlines that "rarely resonate".[93] Los Angeles Times writer Jeff Weiss found his rhyme schemes "dazzling" and wordplay "clever", but panned its production as "monochromatic and monotonous".[98] The Guardian's Paul MacInnes said that the music lacks consistency because of a "piecemeal approach to production" and "fashionable soft-rock samples".[90]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 741,000 copies.[99] It became Eminem's sixth album to debut at number one in the United States.[100] In its second week of release it remained at number-one and sold 313,000 copies.[101] It also entered at number one on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums chart.[102][103] In its ninth week of release the album remained at number one for its seventh non-consecutive week and sold 116,000 copies.[104] By March 2011, the album was number one on the all-time list of albums with the most digital sales, with over 922,000 copies digitally sold at the time.[105] As of July 2011, the album broke the digital record and became the first album to sell one million digital copies.[106] It held the record for most digital albums sold, but was later outsold by Adele's 21 album.[107] On August 18, 2011, the album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in shipments and sales.[108] As of November 13, 2013, the album has sold 4,513,000 copies in the United States.[109] Since its United States release, the album spent a total of 27 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, which is more than any other hip-hop album since 2003.[110] It spent seven weeks at number one in both the US & UK amongst other nations.[111]

The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 140,000 copies in its first week in the United Kingdom.[112] In Canada, the album sold 85,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number one on Canada's Albums Chart.[113] The album spent six consecutive weeks at number one,[114] and retook the top spot after one week at number two.[115] As of August 18, 2010, the album has sold 277,000 copies in Canada.[115] In Japan, Oricon recorded a debut of number six with 20,678 units sold.[116] It also went gold in its first week in New Zealand and Australia, debuting at number one in both countries.[117][118] The album has since sold over 210,000 copies in Australia, certifying it triple platinum.[119]

By the end of its release year, Recovery had sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide.[120][121] It was one of the best-selling album of 2010 in the United States with 3.4 million copies, and it had sold 2.3 million copies in other territories for a total of 5.7 million copies worldwide by December 2010.[122][123] According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, it was also the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide.[124] The album was the best-selling album in Canada in 2010 selling 435,000 copies; more than double the album in second place.[125] Recovery was the third best-selling album of 2010 in Australia.[126] Since its release in 2010, the album has sold 4.5 million copies in the United States,[127] and about 10 million copies worldwide.[128]

Accolades[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Cold Wind Blows"   Marshall Mathers, Justin Smith, S. Byrne, H. Marsh, J. Perry, C. Synge Just Blaze 5:03
2. "Talkin' 2 Myself" (featuring Kobe) Mathers, Khalil Rahman, Chin Injeti, B. Honeycutt DJ Khalil 5:00
3. "On Fire"   Mathers, Denaun Porter, C. Wilson, L. Wilson, R. Wilson Mr. Porter 3:33
4. "Won't Back Down" (featuring P!nk) Mathers, Rahman, Erik Alcock, Liz Rodrigues, Columbus Smith (Rahki) DJ Khalil 4:25
5. "W.T.P."   Mathers, Luis Resto, D. Chin-Quee, J. Gilbert Supa Dups, JG (co.), Eminem (add.) 3:58
6. "Going Through Changes"   Mathers, E. Heynie, J. Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler Emile 4:58
7. "Not Afraid"   Mathers, Resto, Matthew Samuels, J. Evans, Matthew Burnett Boi-1da, Jordan Evans (add.), Matthew Burnett (add.), Eminem (add.) 4:10
8. "Seduction"   Mathers, Samuels, Burnett, Sly Jordan Boi-1da, Matthew Burnett (add.) 4:35
9. "No Love" (featuring Lil Wayne) Mathers, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Smith, Dee Dee Halligan, Junior Torello Just Blaze 4:59
10. "Space Bound"   Mathers, James Scheffer, Steve McEwan Jim Jonsin 4:38
11. "Cinderella Man"   Mathers Script Shepherd 4:39
12. "25 to Life"   Mathers, Rahman, Rodrigues, Danny Tannenbaum DJ Khalil 4:01
13. "So Bad"   Mathers, Andre Young, Mark Batson, Dawaun Parker, Trevor Lawrence, S. Cruse, Nick Brongers Dr. Dre 5:25
14. "Almost Famous"   Mathers, Rahman, Rodrigues, Alcock, P. Injeti, Tannenbaum DJ Khalil 4:52
15. "Love the Way You Lie" (featuring Rihanna) Mathers, Alexander Grant, Holly Hafermann Alex da Kid 4:23
16. "You're Never Over"   Mathers, Smith, Mike Mainieri Jr., Gerard McMahon Just Blaze 5:05
17. "Untitled" (hidden track) Mathers, Kejuan Muchita, M. Crawford, John Medora, David White Havoc, Magnedo7 (co.) 3:14

 • (co.) Co-producer
 • (add.) Additional production

Sample credits

Information taken from Recovery liner notes:[142]

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Recovery adapted from Allmusic.[143]

Charts[edit]

Non-single chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart peak positions
US Billboard Hot 100 Canadian Hot 100 UK Singles Chart
2010 "25 to Life" 92[179] 90[179]
"Cold Wind Blows" 71[180]
"Talkin' 2 Myself" 88[181] 97[181]
"Won't Back Down" 62[182] 65[183] 82[184]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[185] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[186] Platinum 20,000x
Belgium (BEA)[187] Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[188] 7x Platinum 560,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[189] Platinum 30,000^
France (SNEP)[190] Platinum 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[191] Platinum 200,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[192] 3× Platinum 45,000x
Italy (FIMI)[193] Gold 30,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[194] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[195] Platinum 15,000^
Russia (NFPF)[196] Platinum 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[197] 2× Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[198] Platinum 30,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[199] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[200] 4× Platinum 4,500,000^
Summaries
Worldwide[202] - 10,000,000
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[203] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Ref
Australia June 18, 2010 Shady, Aftermath, Interscope CD, Digital download 2739452 [204]
European Union
(excluding the UK)
Polydor
United Kingdom June 21, 2010 B003KUSUG8 [205]
United States Shady, Aftermath, Interscope B0014411 [206]
Japan June 23, 2010 Universal Music UICS1214 [207]
Brazil July 6, 2010 602527394527 [208]

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