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The rapper Eminem has finally released a video for “Space Bound” that co-stars porn actress Sasha Grey. This latest release from his album Recovery was directed by Joseph Kahn and shot over three days in Los Angeles. The video is the fourth single from Recovery, following ‘Not Afraid’, ‘Love the Way You Lie’ and ‘No Love’.
As it happens with his video “Love the way you lie” with the singer Rihanna, this one also features an intense love story line with a bad ending. This time Eminem portrays two opposite versions of the same character, one is self-controlled and the other is completely mad.
In the video, one of the Eminem´s character decides to pull a gun to his head when he realized that his girlfriend has been cheating on him. That bullet later travels through the other Eminem’s head as well.
The song producer Jim Jonsin, who also has produced songs for Beyoncé, Lil Wayne and others, has recently admitted at the MTVnews website that his collaboration with Eminem was unlike any of the Detroit MC’s previous tracks.
“We touched on something that I haven’t done anything like that before,” Jonsin told MTV News last year. “It’s unique in a way for myself. It’s a place I’ve been wanting to go, and I’m so happy he allowed it to go down. He played a huge part in the record. Without him on it, it’s not the same. I don’t wanna give up too much about what it is and what direction.”
In addition, the hip-hop artist has just become the first artist ever to sell one million digital copies in the U.S. of an album. The singer´s website has just posted that the “Grammy Award-winning Recovery surges past the one million mark this week”.
“Recovery selling one million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist,” says Interscope Records’ Vice Chairman Steve Berman in the Eminem´s official website. He also adds, “I have had the pleasure of working with Eminem throughout the course of his career, and I’m delighted to be a part of yet another milestone on his amazing journey.”
Recovery debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart (Eminem’s sixth album to do so), as well on as the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Albums charts, marking the beginning of a triumphant comeback for the artist. The best-selling album of 2010 in the U.S. and the best-selling digital album of all-time, Recovery has now sold more than 5.7 million copies worldwide Propelled by its No. 1 singles “Not Afraid” (which earned Eminem a Grammy Award for “Best Rap Solo Performance”. and two MTV Video Music Awards, it has sold more than 3.4 million downloads in the U.S.)Also “Love The Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna, which spent seven consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has sold more than five million downloads in the U.S. and 9.3 million downloads worldwide.
Eminem is going to return to the UK in August to headline V Festival that will take place on two sites, one in Chelmsford and one in Staffordshire. Artic Monkeys, Rihanna, Plan B, Dizzee Rascal, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and Pendulum will also play at the August event.