Eminem's Encore Album to Arrive Nov. 16
Eminem will release Encore, his fourth solo album and a follow-up to 2002's The Eminem Show, on Nov. 16, his Interscope Records label has announced.
There are no specifics yet regarding the material or collaborators on the album, though Interscope says it will contain all new songs.
The Eminem Show debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 9.2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Eminem's 2002 soundtrack to his hit film 8 Mile also reached No. 1 and earned Eminem an Oscar.
In April, the rapper, 31, released a second album with his group D-12 and last month announced that he and his Shady Records had teamed up with Sirius Satellite Radio to launch a hip-hop music channel set to go live this fall.
In a statement about that plan, Eminem said that, in contrast to broadcast restrictions imposed on traditional radio, Sirius would offer him a special freedom.
"Once upon a time not too long ago, the feds wanted all my music off the air," he said. "Now we'll be on Sirius 24 hours a day, playing the best hip-hop – not just from Shady Records, but from everywhere."
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