The second major label and third studio album by american Hip-Hop artist Eminem, it was released on May 20th, 2000 and September 11th, 2000 in the United Kingdom. The album is Eminem's most successful album selling 1.76 million copies it's first week making it the fastest selling rap album in history beating out Snoop Dogg's label debut Doggystyle. The album went on to be certified Diamond, the album was very controversial at the time manly for it's attack on Gays and Lesbians in lyrics to the songs which promoted GLADD to protest the album telling record stores to take the album off the shelves and Radio DJs to not promote the album. The most controversial song on the album is "Kim" in which Eminem kills his then wife Kim Marthers/Scott the clean version of the album takes the song out and replaces with "The Kids". The controversy came to a head at the Grammy Awards which Em was nominated for Best Rap Album which GLADD protested, Eminem responded by playing "Stan" with artist Elton John singing Dido's parts.
by RapMaster January 27, 2013