Year: 2002 Artist: Eminem Feat. 50 Cent, D12, Obie Trice, Jay-Z, Xzibit, Macy Gray, Nas, Boomkat,Taryn Manning, Rakim, Young Zee, Gang Starr
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The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart that year with over 702,000 copies sold and 507,000 sold in the second week also finishing the year as the fifth best-selling album of 2002 with US sales of 3.4 million, despite only two months of release. It also reached #1 on the UK Compilations Chart Australian ARIAnet Albums Chart. It featured Eminem's worldwide chart-topping single, "Lose Yourself". It also spawned a follow up soundtrack, More Music from 8 Mile, consisting of songs that appear in 8 Mile that were current singles during the film's time setting of 1995 (one of which was performed by Tupac Shakur, who would be the subject of a documentary with a soundtrack produced by Eminem, who also produced a posthumous album by Tupac). The album was also made in a clean edition removing most of the strong profanity and violent content.
Both Jay-Z and Nas, at the time feuding with each other, appeared on the soundtrack. Nas contributed "U Wanna Be Me", a diss towards Jay-Z.