Who was bigger: Eminem in 2002 or Usher in 2004?

Started by Kujaku67, Mar 3, 2021, in Music Add to Reading List

Who was bigger at their peak?

  1. Eminem in 2002(TES/8 Mile era)

    96.3%
  2. Usher in 2004(Confessions Era)

    3.7%
  1. Kujaku67
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    Mar 3, 2021
    One of the kings of rap vs one of the kings of R&B.

    They both sold more than 7 million albums within these respective years and had lots of hit songs and global stardom.

    I personally feel Em had the bigger year with the help of 8 Mile but Usher was really close.

    Who do you think had the bigger year at the peak of their popularity?
     
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  2. JEB
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    Mar 3, 2021
    Usher was obviously huge, but I have to say Em
     
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  3. joeyp363
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    Mar 3, 2021
    Macklemore in 2013
     
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  4. Mikey
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    definitely Eminem especially around europe.

    Eminem popularity back in 02 was incredible.
    His peak was when Lose Yourself was out with 8 mile.
    There was spme many tv eminem specials on MTV UK i remember at the time. Lose Yourself was everywhere.
     
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  6. Chad Warden
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    Mar 3, 2021
    Eminem but people truly forget how popular Usher was with women.
     
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  7. Ordinary Joel
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    Usher was ubiquitous in the late 90s/early 00s.

    I've voted for him coz I'm biased but if I were to vote properly I'd say Em.
     
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  8. Marsh
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    Mar 3, 2021
    Em obviously. But Confessions era was also dope to witness.
     
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  9. Marsh
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    Mar 3, 2021
    People always mention Europe when talking about Stans, but Em was pretty much global in 02.
     
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  10. WPG
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    WPG sxn80 Rory Gilmore

    Mar 3, 2021
    i think eminem took up more space culturally, because beyond his music—which was obviously huge—he was this lightning rod of controversy. but confessions is perhaps the biggest album of the century when you consider how massive each of its singles was and how long their runs lasted. it was an absolute monster, and if you try to isolate the music, it was bigger than any em record.
     
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  11. reservoirGod
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    reservoirGod reckless adventurer.

    Mar 3, 2021
    Never heard of them.
     
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    You know you blew up when the women rush your stands
    Try to touch your hands like some screamin' Usher fans
     
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    While this question isnt actually insane...Em wins
     
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  14. RetiredAccount
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    Mar 3, 2021
    Eminem, mostly because of worldwide stuff.
     
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  15. The Real Slim Shady
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    The answer is Eminem.
     
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