Eminem’s “Curtain Call: The Hits” The First Hip Hop Album to Spend 550 Weeks on the Billboard 200

Eminem‘s work went down in history as the longest-running rap song on the Billboard 200 charts. The album “Curtain Call”, which includes songs that rap listeners consider legendary, such as “Stan“, “Lose Yourself”, “Sing for The Moment”, “Like Toy Soldiers”, “Mockingbird”, “Cleaning out My Closet”, made its name in history as befits it. 

If we take a look at the list of all albums with 550 weeks and above on the Billboard 200 list;

  1. Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon” — 958 weeks
  2. Bob Marley “The Legend” — 700
  3. Journey “Journey’s Greatest Hits” — 690
  4. Metallica “Metallica” — 629
  5. Eminem “Curtain Call: The Hits” — 550


Curtain Call

The Hits is American rapper Eminem’s first best-hits compilation album, and includes Eminem’s most popular songs and a live version of “Stan” featuring Elton John from the 43rd Grammy Awards. The album was released on December 6, 2005 by Dr. Released under Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. The album was certified double platinum in the US, triple platinum in Australia and the UK, and four times platinum in New Zealand. It reached #1 on several charts, including the UK and US Albums Chart.


Commercial Performance of Curtain Call Album

The Hits debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart after two sales days, similar to Eminem’s previous album Encore. The album sold approximately 441,000 copies in the first week and stayed at number one for two weeks with close to 324,000 scans in the second week. It finished fourth in its third week, but then increased 33 percent to close to 430,000 sales. The disc recorded nearly 1.2 million scans in its first three weeks of release. It also earned Eminem his fifth consecutive #1 album in the US and UK, including the 8 Mile soundtrack. Curtain Call was certified double platinum by the RIAA in the United States. As of November 28, 2010, the album has sold 3,222,000 copies.

Stan’s Mixtape

A second CD in the deluxe version of the album, Stan’s Mixtape, Stanley Mitchell’s Eminem, D12 and Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G. The CD was produced with only a few modifications to the classic industrial CDs (the logos are printed on the top of the disc).

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