Eminem Announces New Album Recovery For June 22

Rapper Eminem has announced that he will scrap his album Relapse and instead release Recovery, his seventh major label album.

On Recovery, his seventh major label studio album, Eminem has reached out to an exciting list of first-time collaborators, including DJ Khalil, Just Blaze, Jim Jonsin and Boi-1da, among others.

According to Eminem, as he recorded new material and working with different producers, the idea of releasing the older material on Relapse didn’t make sense to the Detroit emcee.

"I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year," Eminem said in a statement today (April 14th). "But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title."

Recovery is the follow up to Eminem’s 2009 Grammy Award winning album Relapse, which was his first release in over six years.

Relapse has almost 2 million copies, adding to Eminem’s worldwide sales count of an astonishing 78,000,000 records sold.

Recovery will hit stores on June 22nd on Aftermath/Interscope.