Eminem and the late Nate Dogg set new Spotify streaming record

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Eminem and the late Nate Dogg set new Spotify streaming record

Eminem and the late Nate Dogg have set a new Spotify streaming record with their 20 year old collaboration, “Till I Collapse.”

Chart Data confirmed in a tweet on Thursday (December 15) that the song has now surpassed 1.5 billion streams on Spotify – making it the most streamed non-single in history.

The mega-hit lives on Em’s 2002 album The Eminem Show, which also features the hits “Cleanin’ Out My Closet,” “Without Me” and “Sing For the Moment.” “‘Till I Collapse” was never given an official music video or worked at radio.

In 2012 – a decade after its release and one year after Nate Dogg’s passing – the song was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA). And just before the song’s official 20th birthday earlier this year, it was certified a whopping 8x platinum.

Eminem and Nate Dogg collaborated on multiple songs throughout the 2000s, including the Marshall Mathers LP cut “Bitch Please II” with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit, and Em’s 2006 single, “Shake That.” The latter was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2007 Grammy Awards and reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 6. It’s since been certified 3x platinum.

In March, Eminem became the highest certified singles artist in RIAA history – but he was recently eclipsed by fellow superstar Drake. With 184 million singles sold, Drizzy flew past Em’s 166 million units.

The Detroit legend’s 8 Mile film soundtrack earned its 6x platinum certification last month – just weeks after it celebrated its 20th anniversary. In honor of the milestone, Eminem delivered a deluxe version of the 2002 project on October 28. The 8 Mile Expanded Edition features all 12 of the songs originally featured on the soundtrack, along with instrumentals to each of the tracks.

In November, Eminem was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside fellow 2022 classmates Lionel Richie, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dolly Parton and Harry Belafonte.

Dr. Dre presented the honor to his former protégé with a speech that highlighted Em’s impact on the rap game and praised him for the way his music “brought Hip Hop to middle America” and “forced us to confront our biases.”