Detroit rapper Eminem and the late West Coast legend Nate Dogg have recently broken a Spotify streaming record, as their 20-year-old track, ‘Till I Collapse’, surpasses 1.5 billion streams on the streaming service. The 2002 release is now officially the first non-single ever to reach the mark of 1.5 billion streams.
On Thursday, December 15th, 2022, the statistics organisation Chart Data confirmed the milestone in a tweet of jubilation that read, “Eminem and Nate Dogg’s “‘Till I Collapse’ has now surpassed 1.5 billion streams on Spotify. It’s the most streamed non-single in history!”
The anthem appears on Eminem’s 2002 album, The Eminem Show, which also features hits such as ‘Without Me’ and ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’. In fact, The Eminem Show is officially the highest-selling hip-hop album in history and surpassed the 12 x platinum mark years ago. Although ‘Til I Collapse’ has a spot on the album, it was not released as a single and did not have a music video.
In 2012, 20 years after its release, the song was certified double platinum by the RIAA, and just before the track’s 20th birthday this year, it was approved as a multi-platinum record. Both artists, who are incredibly close to Dr Dre, collaborated on more than one occasion over the years and, together, released several songs during the 2000s.
Examples of songs the two rappers collaborated on include, ‘Bitch Please II’ from The Marshall Mathers LP and ‘Shake That’ of Curtain Call: The Hits, which peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and was subsequently nominated for a Grammy Award.
It was only earlier this year that Mathers’ 8-Mile soundtrack went platinum for the sixth time and got inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside legends such as Lionel Richie, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dolly Parton and Harry Belafonte. This is certainly a huge achievement for the Detroit rapper and shows his continued domination of hip-hop in spite of his retirement.
Below you can take a look at the official Chart Data tweet as well as listen to the epic track.