Even Eminem has moments of apparent disbelief, especially after hitting a massive milestone on YouTube. On Jan. 10, Slim Shady announced he’d just hit over 50 million YouTube subscribers and celebrated the occasion with a supercut of some of his most famous music videos.
Eminem also revisited some of his lyrics from the 2002 hit “Sing For The Moment” and wrote in the caption, “‘Now how the fuck did this metamorphosis happen? From standin’ on corners and porches just rappin.’ 50 million subscribers and counting.”
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) January 10, 2022
Of course, Eminem has smashed YouTube records before. In 2018, at the height of Slim Shady’s highly publicized beef with Machine Gun Kelly, Eminem earned the streaming giant’s biggest Hip Hop video debut and its third biggest overall debut in YouTube history with “Killshot,” his second scathing diss track in the MGK battle. Last November, the 2002 single “Without Me” crossed the one billion views mark and Shady’s team celebrated by releasing a remastered HD version of the video. Just nine months prior, “Rap God” also hit over one billion views, his third video to do so.
Eminem is one of the most successful musical acts of all time. As of 2018, he’s sold over 47.4 million albums and 107.5 million singles in the U.S. alone and another 220 million records globally.