"Lose Yourself" is a song by American rapper Eminem from the soundtrack to the 2002 motion picture 8 Mile. The song was written by Eminem and produced by Eminem along with longtime collaborator Jeff Bass, one half of the production duo Bass Brothers, and Luis Resto. It was released on October 28, 2002, as the lead single from the soundtrack.
"Lose Yourself" received acclaim from music critics, with many critics praising the song's aggressive themes and describing it as Eminem's best work to date. Eminem's rapping ability, the lyrics and the production were also praised. In many retrospective reviews and lists, critics have cited the song among Eminem's finest, as well as one of the best hip hop songs of all time. "Lose Yourself" was a commercial success, peaking atop of the charts in eighteen countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia. In the United States, "Lose Yourself" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first of five Eminem singles to top the Hot 100.
"Lose Yourself" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2003, making it the first rap song to receive this accolade, and also won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance in 2004. In 2004, it was one of only three hip hop songs from the 21st century to be included on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time", and was also the highest-ranked, at number 166. Rolling Stone also ranked it one of the top 50 hip hop songs of all time. The song was certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and as of September 2017, it has 7.4 million downloads in the United States alone. It was ranked number 93 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs list. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 57 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".
There was no better way to open the Grammy Awards last night than a performance by Jay Z and wife Beyonce! Not only did the two totally kill it, but they were probably the cutest couple ever sitting front row together! And they weren't the only twosome we had our eyes on! Super model Chrissy Teigen and Lohn Legend still had that newlywed glow as they walked the carpet together. Wiz Khalifa cleaned up nicely to take pics with his new wife and baby momma Amber Rose. And while Katy Perry brought her brother as her date to the show, she met up with her man John Mayer right after! Take a look at our favorite couples here!
While everyone in the music industry was at the Grammy Awards this weekend, Justin Bieber was in Panama. And while it sounds like the Biebs was having a fun vaca, we hear he was there for another reason! TMZ is reporting that while in Panama, Justin's friends and family came with to talk some sense into the troubled teen. Less than a week after the 19-year-old was arrested for DUI, his mother, manager and Usher supposedly staged an intervention for Justin. Not sure how the singer took the talk, but we are hoping if anyone can get through to him, it's his friends and family. We will keep you posted with all the latest!
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell reveal their plans to write a musical after taking home the Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song, 'Love Has Come For You'
It's a family affair for Jay Z as he puts on a super sexy performance with Beyoncé and dedicates his Grammy to the couple's daughter Blue Ivy.
8-year-old David Banda reveals he chose his mom Madonna's outfit for the Grammys as the dapper duo step out in matching tuxes.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z will perform together at the 2014 Grammys alongside Madonna, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Paul McCartney.
TLC Movie Teaser (Lil Mama Portraying Left Eye)
Follow the rise of R&B group TLC from it's Atlanta inception to recording studios, the Grammy Awards, and the days following the tragic death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Starring Drew Sidora as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Keke Palmer as Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas, and LIl Mama as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
"Get Lucky" has a whole new meaning for Pharell Williams. The Grammy-award winning producer is a married man! Pharell and his longtime girlfriend, model, Helen Lasichanh, tied the knot over the weekend. Us Weekly reports the two said I do in Miami, and were surrounded by several close friends including Usher and Buster Rhymes! A source tells the mag Usher and Busta did a mini concert at the wedding too! Pharell and Helen are already parents to their four year old son, Rocket.
Alejandro Sanz will receive an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music. According to Sanzâs record label, the Grammy award winner will be honored for his influence in music as well as his contributions to international causes. As the largest private music institute in the world, Berklee has recognized such artists as Chucho Valdez, Juan Luis Guerra, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Sting and Willie Nelson. Alejandro took to his twitter posting, "I am immensely grateful for the honorary doctorate that will be given to me by the Berklee College of Music. A great honor."
REMIX BY DJ COLDHEART
This remix contains a sample of "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" , a 1997 song by American rapper Busta Rhymes from his second studio album When Disaster Strikes (1997). Released as the lead single, the song includes samples from "Sweet Green Fields" by Seals and Crofts. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 40th Grammy Awards, but lost to "Men in Black" by Will Smith. The song became successful, it peaked at number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart, as well as reaching number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, whilst reaching number sixteen on the UK Singles Chart.
This remix also contains a sample from "Ugly" was the lead single from American rap music artist Bubba Sparxxx's debut album, Dark Days, Bright Nights. The song was produced and featured guest vocals from famed producer Timbaland.
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Hoping to bring back Mexicoâs Pacific coast city to the glamour of the 60âs and 70âs, Luis Miguel has officially been named as the face of Acapulcoâs tourism. The state's Governor, Angel Aguirre, took to his twitter posting, Luis Miguel returns to Acapulco. He will be the new image that will promote our beautiful port. The singer will shoot various segments throughout the city highlighting tourist attractions and restaurants. The Grammy Award winner is hoping to make Acapulco an international vacation spot.