EMINEM - Encore

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Encore is the fifth studio album by American rapper Eminem by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. Its release was set for November 16, 2004, but was moved up to November 12 (coincidentally, exactly eight years to the day his debut album, Infinite, was released) after the album was leaked to the Internet. Encore sold 710,000 copies in its first three days, and went on to sell over 1.5 million copies in its first two weeks of release in the United States, certified quadruple-platinum that mid-December. Nine months after its release, worldwide sales of the album stood at 11 million copies. As of November 2013, the album has sold 5,343,000 copies in the United States.
The album contains several lyrical themes, including Eminem's relationship with his ex-wife, Kim, ("Puke", and "Love You More"), their daughter Hailie Jade Mathers ("Mockingbird"), his childhood ("Yellow Brick Road"), his relationships with his parents ("Evil Deeds"), and opposition to then-American President George W. Bush ("Mosh" and "We As Americans") "Just Lose It" is a parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It", as well as a Pepsi commercial in 1984. Similar to Eminem's previous album, The Eminem Show, Encore opens with a skit called "Curtains Up", indicative of the start of the show.

Eminem has stated on numerous occasions (including on his 2010 album Recovery) that it was during the recording of Encore that he began to form an addiction to prescription drugs, and that he was not pleased with the album.

2004 Universal
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    Track Listing
    1. Curtains Up
    2. Evil Deeds
    3. Never Enough
    4. Yellow Brick Road
    5. Like Toy Soldiers
    6. Mosh
    7. Puke
    8. My 1st Single
    9. Paul (Skit)
    10. Rain Man
    11. Big Weenie
    12. Em Calls Paul (Skit)
    13. Just Lose It
    14. Ass Like That
    15. Spend Some Time
    16. Mockingbird
    17. Crazy in Love
    18. One Shot 2 Shot
    19. Final Thought (Skit)
    20. Encore (Curtains Down)