Eminem’s “Rap God” music video has officially hit the one billion-view benchmark on YouTube, marking yet another monumental milestone for the Detroit veteran’s catalog.
Eminem recently set up a special website www.rapgod.eminem.com armed with a timer to countdown the precious plays. After the Rich Lee-directed video hit its target a special message — “‘Rap God’ hit 1 billion views. Thank you” — appeared with instructions on how to relive the zany clip, which parodies 80s character Max Headroom. Rap God has also been certified platinum four times by the RIAA.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 14, 2020
Remarkably enough, “Rap God” marks Eminem’s third video with over a billion views. As of now, 2010’s “Not Afraid” is sitting at 1.3 billion views and his Rihanna-featured “Love the Way You Lie” probably needs its own website for it’s just 100,000 views shy of hitting two billion.
It continues to prove to be a strong showing for Eminem this year as the milestone joins other accomplishments already achieved in 2020 as his Music To Be Murdered By surprise drop became his 10th consecutive No. 1 album. In addition, Eminem claimed a shot at redemption when he surprised everyone with a performance of his “Lose Yourself” at the Oscar’s this year to commemorate the track’s win for Best Orignal Song for 8 Mile in 2003.
Relive Eminem’s “Rap God” video below.