Curtain Call: The Hits

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Curtain Call: The Hits
Curtain Call cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by Eminem
Released December 6, 2005
Genre
Length 77:55
Label
Producer
Eminem chronology
Encore
(2004)Encore2004
Curtain Call:
The Hits

(2005)
Relapse
(2009)Relapse2009
Singles from Curtain Call: The Hits
  1. "When I'm Gone"
    Released: December 6, 2005
  2. "Shake That"
    Released: January 3, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2][3]
Pitchfork Media (7/10)[4]
IGN (7/10)[5]
NME (8/10)[6]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[7]
Uncut[2] 4/5 stars
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
Entertainment.ie 4/5 stars[9]

Curtain Call: The Hits is the first greatest hits album by American rapper Eminem. It was released on December 6, 2005, under Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records. The album collects Eminem's most popular singles, as well as four new songs, including a live version of "Stan", featuring English singer and songwriter Elton John from the 43rd Grammy Awards, plus new songs "Fack", "When I'm Gone" and "Shake That" featuring Nate Dogg.

The album was certified seven times platinum in the United States and quadruple platinum in New Zealand. It reached number one on several charts, including the UK and US Albums Chart.

Chart performance

Curtain Call: The Hits debuted at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart and Billboard 200, after two sales days, in a similar fashion to Eminem's previous album Encore. The album racked up first-week sales of nearly 441,000 and with close to 324,000 scans the second week for a two-week stay at number one. It slipped from no. 1 to no. 4 in its third week but surged 33 percent to finish with sales close to 430,000. The disc scored nearly 1.2 million scans in its first three weeks of release. It also gave Eminem his fifth straight number 1 album in the US and UK when including the 8 Mile soundtrack. Curtain Call was certified triple-platinum by the RIAA in the United States.[10] As of November 2013, the record had sold 3,782,000 copies in the United States.[11]

The album's two singles, "When I'm Gone" and "Shake That", peaked at numbers 8 and 6 respectively in the US Billboard Hot 100. Only "When I'm Gone" qualified for the charts in the UK, where it peaked at #4.

In August 2017, the album was declared the longest-running rap LP in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.

Clean version

A clean version of the album is also available. It has 15 tracks with both "Intro" and "Fack" removed and "The Way I Am" put to track one. The tracks appear exactly how they appeared on the clean versions of their respective albums except for the song "Guilty Conscience", which adds a chorus. Certain profanities remain on several tracks, as words including "shit", "bitch", and "ass" were not censored on The Slim Shady LP or The Marshall Mathers LP. However, on "Just Lose It", the clean version leaves "ass" uncensored, while on the album Encore, the word "ass" was replaced with "thing".

Track listing

Explicit version
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro (Curtain Call)" (skit, not included on censored version) (previously unreleased)     0:34
2. "Fack" (not included on censored version) (previously unreleased) Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto, Steve King Eminem, Resto (add) 3:26
3. "The Way I Am" (from The Marshall Mathers LP) Mathers Eminem 4:50
4. "My Name Is" (from The Slim Shady LP) Mathers, Andre Young Dr. Dre 4:27
5. "Stan" (featuring Dido) (from The Marshall Mathers LP) Mathers, Dido Armstrong, Paul Herman The 45 King, Eminem (co) 6:46
6. "Lose Yourself" (from 8 Mile) Mathers, Jeff Bass, Resto Eminem, Bass (add) 5:26
7. "Shake That" (featuring Nate Dogg) (previously unreleased) Mathers, Resto, King, Nathaniel Hale Eminem, Resto (add) 4:33
8. "Sing for the Moment" (from The Eminem Show) Steven Tyler, Mathers, Bass, Resto, King Eminem, Bass (co) 5:40
9. "Without Me" (from The Eminem Show) Mathers, Kevin Bell, Bass, Malcolm McLaren, Anne Dudley, Trevor Horn Eminem, Bass (co), DJ Head (add) 4:50
10. "Like Toy Soldiers" (from Encore) Mathers, Resto, Marta Dawson, Michael Jay Margules Eminem, Resto (add) 4:56
11. "The Real Slim Shady" (from The Marshall Mathers LP) Mathers, Young, Mike Elizondo, Tommy Coster Dr. Dre 4:44
12. "Mockingbird" (from Encore) Mathers, Resto Eminem, Resto (add) 4:11
13. "Guilty Conscience" (featuring Dr. Dre) (from The Slim Shady LP) Mathers, Young Dr. Dre, Eminem 3:19
14. "Cleanin' Out My Closet" (from The Eminem Show) Mathers, Bass Eminem, Bass 4:57
15. "Just Lose It" (from Encore) Mathers, Young, Elizondo, Mark Batson, Chris Pope Dr. Dre, Elizondo 4:09
16. "When I'm Gone" (Outro) (previously unreleased) Eminem, Resto Eminem, Resto (add) 4:41
17. "Stan (Live)" (featuring Elton John) (previously unreleased version, bonus track) Mathers, Armstrong, Herman The Recording Academy 6:20
Clean version
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "My Name Is" Mathers Eminem 4:27
2. "The Way I Am" Mathers, Young Dr. Dre 4:50
3. "Stan" (featuring Dido) Mathers, Armstrong, Herman The 45 King, Eminem (co) 6:44
4. "Lose Yourself" Mathers, Jeff Bass, Resto Eminem, Bass (add) 5:26
5. "Shake That" (featuring Nate Dogg) (previously unreleased) Mathers, Resto, King, Hale Eminem, Resto (add) 4:33
6. "Sing for the Moment" Tyler, Mathers, Bass, Resto, King Eminem, Bass (co) 5:40
7. "Without Me" Mathers, Bell, Bass, McLaren, Dudley, Horn Eminem, Bass (co), DJ Head (add) 4:50
8. "Like Toy Soldiers" Mathers, Resto, Dawson, Margules Eminem, Resto (add) 4:56
9. "The Real Slim Shady" Mathers, Young, Elizondo, Coster Dr. Dre 4:44
10. "Mockingbird" Mathers, Resto Eminem, Resto (add) 4:11
11. "Guilty Conscience" (featuring Dr. Dre) Mathers, Young Dr. Dre, Eminem 3:19
12. "Cleanin' Out My Closet" Mathers, Bass Eminem, Bass 4:57
13. "Just Lose It" Mathers, Young, Elizondo, Batson, Pope Dr. Dre, Elizondo 4:09
14. "When I'm Gone" (Outro) (previously unreleased) Eminem, Resto Eminem, Resto (add) 4:41
15. "Stan (Live)" (featuring Elton John) (previously unreleased version, bonus track) Mathers, Armstrong, Herman The Recording Academy 6:20

Personnel

Charts

Singles chart positions

Year Song Chart peak positions
US Hot 100
[28]
US R&B/Hip-Hop
[29]
US Rap
[30]
US Top 40 Mainstream
[31]
US Rhythmic Top 40 US Pop 100 UK
[32]
2005 "When I'm Gone" 8 96 22 13 18 7 4
2006 "Shake That" 6 11 13 8 6
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[33] Gold 20,000
Australia (ARIA)[34] 6× Platinum 420,000
Austria (IFPI)[35] Gold 7,500
Brazil (ABPD)[36] Gold 40,000
Canada (CRIA)[citation needed] 4× Platinum 320,000
Denmark (IFPI)[37] 5× Platinum 100,000
France (SNEP)[38] Platinum 100,000
Greece (IFPI Greece)[13] Gold 10,000
Hong Kong[39] Gold 15,000
Ireland (IRMA)[40] 7× Platinum 105,000
Italy (FIMI)[41] Gold 30,000
Japan (RIAJ)[42] 2× Platinum 500,000
Korea Platinum 10,000
New Zealand (RIANZ)[43] 5× Platinum 75,000
Sweden (IFPI Sweden)[44] Gold 20,000
Switzerland (IFPI)[45] Gold 10,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[46] 6× Platinum 1,800,000
United States (RIAA)[10] 7× Platinum 7,000,000
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[47] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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External links

  • Official website
Preceded by
Now 20 by Various artists
Billboard 200 number-one album
December 18, 2005 – December 31, 2005
Succeeded by
The Breakthrough by Mary J. Blige
Preceded by
Confessions on a Dance Floor by Madonna
UK number one album
December 3, 2005 – January 7, 2006
Succeeded by
First Impressions of Earth by The Strokes
Preceded by
Confessions on a Dance Floor by Madonna
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
December 12, 2005 – December 18, 2005
January 2, 2006 – January 8, 2006
Succeeded by
Reach Out: The Motown Record
by Human Nature
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