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Curtain Call: The Hits
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Compilation by Eminem
Part of the Curtain Call series
Released December 6, 2005
Recorded 1996–2005
Genre Hip-Hop
Length 1:17:55

1:50:53 (Deluxe Version)

Label Shady, Aftermath, Interscope
Producer Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jeff & Marky Bass, Mike Elizondo, The 45 King, Mel-Man
Stream Apple Music, Spotify (standard edn.), SoundCloud (standard edn.)
Eminem chronology
Encore (Eminem album) coverart.jpg Curtain call.jpg The Re-Up.jpg
(2005) (2005) (2006)
Cover art for singles from Curtain Call: The Hits
Singles from Curtain Call: The Hits
  1. "When I'm Gone"
    Released: December 6, 2005
  2. "Shake That"
    Released: January 17, 2006

Curtain Call: The Hits is the first greatest hits compilation album released by American rapper Eminem. It collects Eminem's most popular songs, as well as four new tracks, including a live version of "Stan" featuring Elton John from the 43rd Grammy Awards, plus new songs "Fack", "When I'm Gone" and "Shake That" featuring Nate Dogg. It was released on December 6, 2005, under Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. The album was certified double-platinum in the US, triple-platinum in Australia and the UK, and quadruple-platinum in New Zealand. It reached #1 on several charts, including the UK and US Albums Chart. 

Commercial performance[]

Curtain Call: The Hits debuted at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, 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 double-platinum by the RIAA in the United States. As of November 28, 2010, the album has sold over 3,222,000 copies.

Stan's Mixtape[]

The deluxe version of the album included a second CD, Stan's Mixtape, a collection of Stanley Mitchell's favorites from Eminem, D12, and other artists such as Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G. The CD was produced on classic industrial CD's with only a few changes (the logos printed at the top of the disc).

Stan's Mixtape Track List[]

No. Track Length Artists
1. Dead Wrong 4:59 The Notorious B.I.G. (ft. Eminem)
2. Role Model 3:26 Eminem
3. Kill You 4:26 Eminem
4. $#!* on You 5:29 D12
5. Criminal 5:14 Eminem
6. Renegade 5:37 Jay-Z (ft. Eminem)
7. Just Don't Give A F*** 4:02 Eminem


These are the singles that were released for this album. These are not singles from any other album.

  1. Shake That
  2. When I'm Gone

Track List[]

Curtain Call - The Hits
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Intro (Curtain Call)  Eminem 0:33
2. Fack  Eminem 3:25
3. The Way I Am  Eminem 4:51
4. My Name Is  Eminem 4:28
5. Stan (feat. Dido)  Eminem 6:44
6. Lose Yourself  Eminem 5:26
7. Shake That (feat. Nate Dogg)  Eminem 4:34
8. Sing for the Moment  Eminem 5:40
9. Without Me  Eminem 4:51
10. Like Toy Soldiers  Eminem 4:55
11. The Real Slim Shady  Eminem 4:44
12. Mockingbird  Eminem 4:11
13. Guilty Conscience (feat. Dr. Dre)  Eminem 3:20
14. Cleanin' Out My Closet  Eminem 4:58
15. Just Lose It  Eminem 4:08
16. When I'm Gone  Eminem 4:41
17. Stan (feat. Elton John) [Live]  Eminem 6:20