DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that one of the music videos in Eminem 7th studio album, “Recovery” received backlash and negative comments from the public? Music video “Space Bound” received attention from reporters for its shock value owing to Eminem's suicidal scene and the use of a gun for it. The video was harshly criticized by anti-violence campaigners in the United Kingdom, saying that children are hugely influenced by the things that they see and that Eminem isn’t thinking about the families affected by his video. Interestingly, Eminem’s album “Recovery” was the best-selling album of 2010 according to Billboard Music beating Taylor Swift’s “No.15” and Justin Bieber’s “My World 2.0”. Released on June 18, 2010, this album has seventeen tracks and was released by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope Records.
Based on the critic score distribution presented on Metacritic, this album was received more positively by the public than his last studio album “Relapse.” Some critics disapproved the albums’ spotty production, having the same sound like his previous albums and its hollow themes and topics. As much as it had its fair share of negative comments about its repetitive sound, many also applauded the album for Eminem’s rapping and clever rhyming, it being casual-sounding and his collaborations with well-known female pop singers like Rihanna and Pink. One of the popular tracks in this album is the song “Love the way you lie” that features singer Rihanna. The song has become a staple in almost all music streaming services and music torrents. It has a midtempo hip-hop ballad vibe describing a couple’s refusal to separate despite having an abusive relationship and was released prior to the album as a single track. This song was followed up by a track entitled “Love the way you lie (Part 2), that has Rihanna as the lead vocalist and Eminem as a featured guest. This track appeared on Rihanna’s fifth album “Loud.”