Superstar rapper Eminem will retire from touring and making solo albums this fall, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The piece quotes sources close to Eminem as saying his final live performance will be Sept. 17 in Dublin, and that his 2004 album, “Encore,” will likely be his last.
Eminem exploded into the mainstream in the late 1990s, having honed his skills amid the Detroit rap underground. He has sold nearly 29 million albums to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan; “Encore” has shifted 4.68 million since its release last fall.
Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, told the Free Press that while “no official decision” has been made about the artist’s future plans, “Encore” is “certainly the cap on this part of his career.”
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