The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is the eighth studio album by Eminem, it was released on November 5, 2013 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records. A continuation of Eminem's most acclaimed studio effort, 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP, production for the album took place from 2012 to 2013 and was handled by Eminem and other record producers, including Rick Rubin, Luis Resto, Emile Haynie, and Alex da Kid. The album features guest appearances from singers Skylar Grey, Rihanna, and Fun frontman Nate Ruess, with the only other rapper appearing on the album being Eminem's Aftermath label-mate Kendrick Lamar.
The The Marshall Mathers LP 2 received generally positive reviews from music critics, with praise going to Eminem's technical rapping skill and production choices. It marked an improvement in reception over some of his more recent albums, and was named on multiple "Albums of the Year" year-end lists. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and had the second highest album sales of 2013. As of June 22, 2014, the album has sold 2,140,503 copies according to Nielsen Soundscan.