Eminem Makes Billboard 200 Chart History with “Curtain Call: The Hits”

Eminem at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in 2020.
Eminem at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in 2020. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (10548150fy)

It’s been over 15 years since Eminem dropped his best-of album Curtain Call: The Hits, and it’s still making waves. This greatest hits album made Billboard 200 history by becoming the first hip-hop record to spend an entire decade on the chart.

According to Forbes, Curtain Call logged its 520th week on the Billboard 200 with the latest chart dated on March 21st, becoming the first hip-hop record to do so. When it was originally released back in 2005, this album easily debuted atop the Billboard 200, with nearly 441,000 copies sold during its first week.

Eminem used this album to mark the end of the first phase of his career before going on a four-year hiatus. It featured some of his greatest hits, including “My Name Is”, “Lose Yourself”, “Stan”, and several previously unreleased songs.

Curtain Call is now one of the six longest-running albums in the Billboard 200 history. The list also includes Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon (958 weeks), Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Legend (669), Journey’s Greatest Hits (659), Metallica’s Black Album (598), and Guns N Roses’ Greatest Hits (520).