When ‘Stan’ dropped in 2000 it became one of Eminem’s most enduring hits. There’s a big difference, however, between a great track and one with real cultural impact. ‘Stan’ was both and the word quickly went into common use. It may have taken 17 years but the word has gained official recognition, Eminem credits and all.

The groundbreaking Eminem’s song from “The Marshall Mathers LP” is his 14th track to earn the 400 million plays milestone.

“Stan” was certified 2x platinum by the RIAA on February 28, 2018. However, the recognition from the audience surpasses numbers, as the impact of the song has left the hip hop scene and affected the mainstream culture.

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