“Lose Yourself” by Eminem is now certified DIAMOND in the US!
Congratulations to Eminem for this massive achievement.
“Lose Yourself” is a song from the soundtrack to the 2002 motion picture 8 Mile. The song was written by Eminem and produced by Eminem along with longtime collaborator Jeff Bass, one half of the production duo Bass Brothers, and Luis Resto. It was released on October 28, 2002, as the lead single from the soundtrack reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first of five Eminem singles to top the Hot 100.
Lose Yourself” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2003, making it the first rap song to receive this accolade, and also won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Songand Best Rap Solo Performance in 2004.
In 2004, it was one of only three hip hop songs from the 21st century to be included on Rolling Stone‘s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time“, and was also the highest-ranked, at number 166. Rolling Stone also ranked it one of the top 50 hip hop songs of all time.
The single spent 16 total weeks in the Top 10, and a total of 23 weeks in the Top 50. While in the No. 1 spot (from 11/09/02 through 1/25/03).