Eminem crossed yet another musical milestone on Nov. 10 when his 2002 music video “Without Me” hit one billion YouTube views. To commemorate the occasion, Slim Shady and his Shady Records imprint fired off a tweet announcing a new HD version of the video is now available.
“You waited this long,” the tweet read. “Eminem’s #WithoutMe just hit 1 billion views and it’s now in HD.”
— Shady Records, Inc. (@ShadyRecords) November 10, 2020
“Without Me” — which features a memorable line from Obie Trice in the intro (“real name, no gimmicks”) —served as the lead single from the “The Eminem Show” album and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 in 15 different countries, including Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The song was later re-released on Shady’s greatest hits album, 2005’s “Curtain Call: The Hits”.
Eminem has hit a couple of other records in recent months. In October, the 8 Mile smash hit “Lose Yourself” crossed one billion streams on Spotify and “Curtain Call: The Hits” continued a nearly 10-year run on the Billboard 200 when it re-entered the chart at No. 59.
Revisit the “Without Me” music video below.