Eminem’s third album – and arguably his most famous – is about to mark 20 years since release. The Marshall Mathers LP debuted on 23rd May 2000, and to celebrate the artist has announced a listening party this week.

Following-up on his breakthrough album, The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP brought Eminem mainstream success with the release of Stan featuring Dido. Dido also went on to have a successful time in the limelight, with her album No Angel reaching the top five in the UK album chart.

The Marshall Mathers LP cover

The Marshall Mathers LP Listening Party

Eminem announced plans to celebrate with a listening party via his official Instagram account:

“Stan drop, Listening Party and I got a new number ☎️ – hit the site for more info on the 20th Anniversary.”


Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Eminem is now 47 years old. He is directing fans to his official website for more information on the listening party. A live chat will also be part of the celebration. The event will take place on Wednesday, 27th May 2020.


Eminem in 2020

Eminem performed a track from The Marshall Mathers LP, Lose Yourself, earlier this year at the Oscars at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre. The track was also featured in the 2002 film 8 Mile and won an Oscar for best original song the following year. However, Eminem skipped the 2003 ceremony and missed out on performing it at the time.

He later referenced this odd sequence of events on Twitter:

“Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity… Thanks for having me @TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here,”


Eminem released a surprise album, Music to be Murdered By, in January of this year. The album received mixed reviews, with the aggregator AnyDecentMusic? listing the critical consensus of the album at a 5.8 out of 10. Despite the poor critical reception Music to be Murdered By was certified gold on 11th March 2020.

Other noteworthy anniversaries in the media this week include the first installment of the Alien franchise. Marking 41 years since the first movie made its theatrical debut Alien has an enduring legacy in sci-fi.