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New Eminem album expected after Memorial Day

February 08, 2013
  • Rapper Eminem, shown performing during the 2011 Grammy Awards show, is expected to release his eighth album sometime after Memorial Day.
Rapper Eminem, shown performing during the 2011 Grammy Awards show, is… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

Eminem’s follow-up to his 2010 album, “Recovery,” likely will be released sometime after Memorial Day, Shady Records President Paul Rosenberg has told Billboard.

The Detroit rapper and the top-selling recording artist of the first decade of the 21st century is “far into the process” of making his eighth studio album, Rosenberg said.

“We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013. He’s been working on it for some time," he told the trade publication. "It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when. We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up.”

“Recovery” was the biggest-selling album of 2010, with more than 3.4 million copies that year. Eminem is expected to tour later this year, and his Shady Records label is readying new albums from 50 Cent and Yelawolf.

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