Encore [Japan Bonus Track & DVD] Album

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Encore is the fifth studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on November 12, 2004 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records. Its release date was originally set for November 16, 2004, but Eminem moved the release date to four days earlier after the album was leaked to the internet. The album contains several lyrical themes, most notably Eminem's opposition to then-President of the United States George W. Bush and a parody towards Michael Jackson. Encore debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 1.5 million copies in its first week. It also reached number one in ten other countries. Critical reception of Encore was less favorable than his previous albums, with most of the second half being heavily criticized for its lacklustre quality and lack of lyrical content, though "Mockingbird" and "Like Toy Soldiers" were highly praised and retrospectively have been noted as being some of Eminem's best songs. Encore has sold 11 million copies worldwide and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 17, 2004. 


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