Marshall’s inspirational anthem “Not Afraid” just hit a major milestone – it’s officially surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.

“Not Afraid” has now become Eminem’s 11th song to reach this impressive streaming mark. With it he ties Drake as a rapper who achieved this result as a lead artist. Released in 2010 as the lead single for “Recovery”, the song still talks to so many fans from all corners of the globe.

Despite some mixed reviews, “Not Afraid” boldly defied expectations. It became the 16th song ever to debut at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was Eminem’s third No.1 single on the Hot 100 chart, after “Lose Yourself” and “Crack a Bottle”.

“Not Afraid” didn’t just top charts, it racked up awards left and right. This track earned Eminem serious recognition from MTV Video Music Awards to Grammys and Billboard Music Awards. It even helped Marshall earn the prestigious 10x Platinum certification by the RIAA, making him the first artist ever to receive two Diamond awards for digital singles.

With its message of overcoming adversity and chasing dreams, “Not Afraid” continues to inspire millions. Every day, the song receives over 400,000 new streams, a staggering number for a hit that has been around for over a decade. If you ever needed proof that “Not Afraid” is a certified classic and is not going anywhere anytime soon – here it is.

Listen to Eminem — “Not Afraid” below:

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