Eminem’s fifth studio album released November 12 2004. The album was meant to be released on November 16 but came out early because the album was leaked to the Internet. At the time of recording, Eminem considered this to be his final album.
This album is considered by most critics, fans and even Eminem himself to be a big step down from his normal level and was his only album not to win him even one Grammy, despite being nominated for three.
However the album did sell a lot and was declared quadruple platinum and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200.
The Secret Service had investigated Eminem for a line on “We As Americans” because they suspected threatened the president. The song that was originally from Straight from the Lab but made it to the bonus tracks of this album.