EMINEM releases Recovery just over a year after his last album, 2009's Relapse. Relapse put the cap on an impressive ten years of recorded output, and contributed to EMINEM being the biggest selling artist of 2000-2009. In recognition of this, Neilsen SoundScan named him their Artist of the Decade. "I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year," remarked EMINEM. "But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title."
''Recovery'' is the seventh studio album by American rapper Eminem, released June 18, 2010 by Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records. Production for the album took place during 2009 to 2010 at several recording studios and was handled by various record producers, including Alex da Kid, Just Blaze, Boi-1da, Jim Jonsin, DJ Khalil, and Dr. Dre. Originally recorded as a sequel to Eminem's previous album ''Relapse'' (2009), ''Recovery'' features more introspective and emotional content than its predecessor.
The album debuted at number one on the US ''Billboard'' 200 chart, selling 741,000 copies in its first week in the United States. It became Eminem's sixth consecutive number-one album in the US and topped the chart for seven weeks. It also achieved international commercial success, charting at number one in several other countries, and produced three singles that achieved chart success, including the ''Billboard'' hit "No Love" and international hits "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie". Despite some criticism towards its consistency, ''Recovery'' received generally positive reviews from most music critics. , the album had sold 2.32 million copies in the US. - Wikipedia