Eminem Speaks on Grammy Nominations and Leaked Singles

Shady reacts to his Grammy nominations, and explains the trio of leaked songs that are most likely the byproduct of a 2009 trip to Hawaii with Dr. Dre.

Eminem’s Recovery is currently ranked as the seventh album on Billboard magazine’s Hot 200, and it’s spent 27 weeks on the chart. Recovery is one of three Em albums occupying space on the Hot 200, as the double-platinum offerings Relapse (184) and Curtain Call: The Hits (155) also continue to chart. Eminem has gone on record many times explaining that he was unsatisfied with the direction Relapse took, going so far as to address it on “Not Afraid.” In a recent interview with Billboard, Em addresses the material he made between 2007 and 2010, which would presumably include recently leaked tracks such as “Syllables,” “Cocaine” and “Difficult.”

“I probably recorded about 15 songs,” Eminem told Billboard, recounting a 2009 trip to Hawaii with Dr. Dre. “And I think the latter half of those, probably about the last three or four felt lik, ‘OK, I’m starting to get back to normal again. This feels more like me now.’”

While Recovery boasts international sales of over 5.6 million, the album has enjoyed critical success too in the form of four Grammy nominations.

“I’m obviously happy with the way that people have received the album,” Em added. “As far as what I’ve accomplished with it, I don’t know. I’m just happy to be here. I’m happy to be able to have a career as long as I’ve had.”

It appears that same happiness could also spread to fans in the UK, as Eminem is reportedly in negotiations to co-headline this year’s V Festival with The Arctic Monkeys. The British tabloid The Daily Star cited an unnamed source while reporting that Rihanna was rumored to join Em for a live version of “Love the Way You Lie,” should he finalize the deal to co-headline the outdoor festival. Lineups for the V Fest are still somewhat fluid, but this year’s festival will take place in Staffordshire, West Midlands, and Essex, East England in August.

More information is available at the official V Fest site.


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Comment by Blak Godi on January 6, 2011 at 9:57pm
Sweet 16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwZYkwXQwnk
Comment by LaMarr Green on January 6, 2011 at 9:16am
YO EM...I HATE COMPUTERS i cant even download a free song off of Thisis50.com!...lol  We went alllllllllllllllllllllll the way to best buy to pick up Recovery and HFM2! and the copy of HFM2 didn't come with the delux version with that Banks and Slim shady song.....damn and lol!
Comment by Playboy Paul on January 6, 2011 at 8:28am
Nothing in that Article addresses the leaked singles? Terrible title
Comment by Sir buttah on January 6, 2011 at 8:12am
Difficult is classic that should have made the album...
Comment by Chainz on January 6, 2011 at 7:16am
Em is one of the best
Comment by SalC on January 6, 2011 at 2:45am
Eminem is obviously not like the way he was back in the day but he's still killing each verse he writes.. Greatest rapper alive in my opinion.
Comment by curt on January 6, 2011 at 12:47am
that song is fire......lol.......retards
Comment by booom zooom on January 5, 2011 at 10:12pm
Wish that syllables song came out a long time ago, it would offend to many ppl tho
Comment by F***THEWORLD on January 5, 2011 at 9:19pm
Comment by Slimturk on January 5, 2011 at 9:02pm
Check this video out -- Eminem - Syllables ft. Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Cashis   Stat Quo http://t.co/kqsxTmY via @youtube

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