Eminem Celebrates 1 Billion Streams of ‘Lose Yourself’ on Spotify
Written by on February 24, 2021
Eminem is marking a major milestone.
Back in October, the rapper’s 8 Mile single “Lose Yourself” hit 1 billion streams on Spotify, becoming the first hip-hop song from the 2000s to cross the threshold.
On Wednesday (Feb. 24), Marshall Mathers celebrated his latest achievement in a video shared across his social media channels.
“You can do anything you set your mind to, man… #LoseYourself is over 1 billion on @Spotify,” Em tweeted along with a video highlighting “Lose Yourself’s” other accomplishments.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 24, 2021
“Lose Yourself” was originally released in 2002 as part of the 8 Mile soundtrack. It became Eminem’s first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, winning two Grammys and an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2003. Last year, he delivered a surprise performance of the song at the Academy Awards.
“Lose Yourself” is not Em’s first song to cross the 1 billion mark on Spotify. He previously hit 1B streams with “‘Till I Collapse” from his 2002 album The Eminem Show.
Two other Eminem songs are also approaching 1 billion streams. According to The Detroit News, “Without Me” has 757 million streams on Spotify, followed by the Rihanna-assisted “Love the Way You Lie” with 751 million streams.
Additionally, his “Rap God” music video surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube last year, his third video to join the Billion Views Club, following “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie.”