Eminem’s Relapse Gets Release Date + More

Well folks. I wish my internet was working earlier this morning so I could be one of the first to let ya’ll know. But better late than never right? It’s official. Eminem has a new release date for Relapse that seems like it will be sticking. Also… Em & Dre put in so much work were gonna be getting Relapse 2 this year as well! Check the full press release (that includes the dates, etc) after the jump…

SANTA MONICA, CA – March 5, 2009 – Eminem, the biggest selling music artist of the decade, officially announced the street date of his eagerly awaited new album; his first original studio album in over four years. Relapse (Interscope/ Aftermath/Shady) will be released on May 19, 2009. The first single from the album and its accompanying video will see a simultaneous release on April 7th.

Anticipation for Relapse has been building since the fall, when Eminem first announced the album title and debuted the freestyle, “I’m Having A Relapse,” during an interview on his Shade 45 satellite radio station. Last month, the release of “Crack A Bottle” from Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent brought that anticipation to a head. The track soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Eminem’s second #1 after 2002’s “Lose Yourself”) and set a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales (418,000). The recording ranked third in the history of all weekly download sales. “Crack A Bottle” will be included as an album track on Relapse.

With the announcement of the release date for Relapse also comes confirmation of something that had been rumored in recent weeks: Eminem is already working on a follow-up album, Relapse 2, that fans can expect in the second half of 2009. “A lot of people were expecting Relapse to drop last year,” said Eminem. “I was one of them. Then Dre and I went back in the studio in September for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff.”

Eminem has sold more than 75,000,000 albums worldwide. His previous studio album, Encore, reached #1 and dominated the charts in late 2004. Certified quadruple platinum and spinning off four Top 40 Hot 100 hits, the Grammy-nominated disc has sold more than 11,000,000 copies around the globe. The #1, double platinum, 2005 greatest hits collection, Curtain Call: The Hits and #2, platinum, 2006 various artists compilation, Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, followed. In October 2008, Eminem released “Eminem: The Way I Am”, a book compiling thoughts, stories, and memorabilia from various points in his life. The book entered the New York Times Best-Seller list at #11.


~ by Shake on March 5, 2009.

32 Responses to “Eminem’s Relapse Gets Release Date + More”

  1. tracklist? offical cover?

  2. Yeahhhhhh

  3. gonna be sick. be serious


  5. Best news I’ve heard in a minute! Finally…

  6. can’t fucking wait !

  7. i know i can’t expect him to be like infinite/slim shady lp/marshal mather lp……but i hope this album is GOOOD


  8. Yeahhhhh


  10. that pic is so butch dyke

  11. yeeaaaaaa

  12. know i can’t expect him to be like infinite/slim shady lp/marshall mather lp……
    that would be dope though…lol

  13. can’t wait.

  14. Hip Hop needs some eminem again!

  15. “i know i can’t expect him to be like infinite/slim shady lp/marshal mather lp……but i hope this album is GOOOD”

    wat he said^^^

  16. all i can say is thank god im markin my calender now! n 2 albums daz watup eminem gone kill hip hop dis year n i knw he gon bring bak tht old em cuz he said he hungry

  17. Thank…god.


  19. crack a bottle wont be on relapse…

    how does the article say the FIRST single will be released April 7th, and then say further down that a currently released song is going to be on the album…

  20. I feel em now’s how to make a complete record, like he did on MM lp, and infinite. He’s not a new dude looking for fame n trying to get paid, So My expectations for one of the greatest Mc’s of all time are high and rightfully so. and I dont expect to be disappointed come may 19

  21. how does the article say the FIRST single will be released April 7th, and then say further down that a currently released song is going to be on the album…
    because crack a bottle wont be the laed single, im pretty sure, just a track that happens to be on the album. not all songs on the billboards were meant to be singles, i.e. a leaked track like crack a bottle

  22. @pr99

    Crack A Bottle isn’t going to be Relapse’s first single.

    Oh yeah as I always ask… When is CHillin dropping?

  23. wow two EM albums in one year? dope! So when is Detox coming out after or before relapse 2?

  24. where is this source from?

  25. He looks gay in that picture.

  26. i just jizzed on myself, great news

  27. In A Word, Dope

  28. May19th? Too far away to think about! Should’ve tried to drop it in March or April, to play off the strength “Crack A Bottle” obviously has … but as far as buzz, Shady/Aftermath doesn’t have to worry about losing that. I’m excited for it – kind of wishing 50’s album was still dropping this month though …

  29. fuck all that. 75mill copies sold???


    *wiki’s that shit*

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  31. yo these songs gonna b nice, em was on a serious hiatus, but im sure dre and him were cookn up some classix, plus they got alchemist in their camp! ugggh-oh ! em gonna have some serioius beats, n i heard he went in with premier!!!!!! fuaaaaaaack this is gonna b ill



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