Recovery is the seventh studio album by American rapper Eminem, released June 18, 2010 by Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records. Production for the album took place during 2009 to 2010 at several recording studios and was handled by various record producers, including Alex da Kid, Just Blaze, Boi-1da, Jim Jonsin, DJ Khalil, and Dr. Dre. Originally recorded as a sequel to Eminem's previous album Relapse (2009), Recovery features more introspective and emotional content than its predecessor.
The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 741,000 copies in its first week in the United States. It became Eminem's sixth consecutive number-one album in the US and topped the chart for five consecutive weeks. It also achieved international commercial success, charting at number one in several other countries, and produced two singles that achieved chart success, including international hits "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie". Despite some criticism towards its consistency, Recovery received generally positive reviews from most music critics. As of August 15, 2010 (2010 -08-15), the album had sold 2.11 million copies in the US.