Eminem at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards in 2011
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Eminem To Release Expanded Editions Of 'The Slim Shady LP' For Its 20th Anniversary
Hi, his name is, chka-chka, Slim Shady. Eminem, the 15-time GRAMMY-winning rapper, is this year celebrating the 20th anniversary of his 1999 album, The Slim Shady LP, with an expanded release of the explosive project.
Set for release Dec. 13 on Aftermath/Interscope Records, the 30-track The Slim Shady LP [Expanded Edition], available in three-LP vinyl and two-CD editions, will feature 10 new bonus tracks, including rarities, a cappellas, freestyles, and instrumentals, in addition to the album's original 20 tracks. The physical vinyl and CD editions follow the digital and streaming release of the expanded edition from this past February.
Originally released in February 1999, The Slim Shady LP, the rapper's second artist album and his major-label debut, is considered Eminem's breakthrough project, elevating him from underground rapper to breakout pop star. The album, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, has since gone four-times-platinum in the U.S. The Slim Shady LP went on to win the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance, for album track "My Name Is," at the 42nd GRAMMY Awards, held in 2000.
Pre-orders for The Slim Shady LP [Expanded Editions] from Eminem on vinyl and CD are available now.