The Ringer (song)

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"The Ringer"
Song by Eminem
from the album Kamikaze
ReleasedAugust 31, 2018
FormatDigital download
Recorded2018
GenreHip hop
Length5:37[1]
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)

"The Ringer" is a song by American rapper Eminem from his album Kamikaze (2018).[3][4] It debuted in the top 10 in Australia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It contains an interpolation from "Ooouuu", written by Matthew Jacobson and Katorah Marrero, as performed by Young M.A.[5]

Background[edit]

"The Ringer" shows Eminem attacking the current hip hop scene in 2018, mainly artists under the term of "mumble rap". A few rappers he calls out on the track are Lil Yachty, Lil Pump, Lil Xan, Machine Gun Kelly, and Iggy Azalea. He also attacks the critics who gave his previous album Revival negative reviews. Finally, he sent shots at United States president Donald Trump again, referencing his experience to performing freestyle rap "The Storm"[6] at the 2017 BET Awards.[7]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 5
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 14
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 5
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[11] 4
Denmark (Tracklisten)[12] 10
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[13] 8
France (SNEP)[14] 36
Germany (Official German Charts)[15] 21
Greece Digital International Singles (IFPI)[16] 3
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[17] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[19] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[20] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[21] 5
Portugal (AFP)[22] 5
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[23] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[26] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[27] 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[28] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[29] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[30] Platinum 80,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Silver 200,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ringer - Eminem on Spotify". Spotify. August 31, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Kamikaze (liner notes). Eminem. Shady Records. 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Hughes, William (August 31, 2018). "Eminem Drops a Surprise Album, Raps About Venom". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Park, Andrea (September 1, 2018). "Eminem Drops Surprise Album "Kamikaze". CBS News.
  5. ^ Nyren, Erin (August 30, 2018). "Eminem Drops New Album Kamikaze". Variety. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Victor, Daniel (August 31, 2018). "Eminem Addresses Trump Rap in Surprise Album Kamikaze". The New York Times. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Livsey, Anna (October 11, 2017). "Eminem Unleashes Freestyle Rap Attack on 'Kamikaze, Racist, Orange' Trump". The Guardian. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Eminem – The Ringer". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Eminem – The Ringer" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Eminem Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201836 into search. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 36, 2018". Hitlisten. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "Eminem: The Ringer" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) – Semaine du 07 Septembre 2018" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Eminem – The Ringer". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  16. ^ "Official IFPI Charts – Digital Singles Chart (International) – Week: 36/2018". IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  17. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  18. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Eminem". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Eminem – The Ringer" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  20. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  21. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Eminem – The Ringer". VG-lista. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  22. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Eminem – {{{song}}}". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  23. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201836 into search. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  24. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Eminem – The Ringer". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  26. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  27. ^ Trust, Gary (September 10, 2018). "Drake's 'In My Feelings' Leads Hot 100 For Ninth Week". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  28. ^ "Eminem Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2018 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  30. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Eminem – The Ringer". Music Canada. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  31. ^ "British single certifications – Eminem – The Ringer". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 5, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type The Ringer in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.