The Academy Awards (Oscars 2020) have wrapped up and the best of Hollywood has been celebrated. However, the one moment everyone can’t get over is when Eminem made an appearance to perform his classic hit single, Lose Yourself.
Watch: Eminem’s Oscar performance of Lose Yourself
17+ years later and Lose Yourself is still a crowd favourite. The song was part of the 8 Mile soundtrack, an autobiographical film depicting the life of Eminem (he stars in the movie as Rabbit) before he shot to fame.
The single release shot to the top of the charts and became longest-running No. 1 rap song to top the charts for 23 weeks, selling more than 6-million copies in the United States.
In 2003, Eminem scored himself an Oscar for Best Original Song with Lose Yourself, something that had never been achieved by a rap artist at the time.
Eminem’s return to the Dolby Theatre to perform the song had an enormous impact and according to Headline Planet, Lose Yourself has topped the US iTunes sales charts once again.
Other notable acts who performed at the Oscars 2020 include Elton John, Billie Eilish, Janelle Monae and Cynthia Erivo. This was the Academy’s way of filling gaps in areas where an MC would entertain the crowd.
Oscars 2020 big winners
Aside from the musical aspect of the Oscars 2020, it was a night of firsts and big wins for some nominees. Joaquin Phoenix finally scored his first Oscar award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood also did a sweeping, as expected, but the most notable win was Parasite, which became the first non-English movie to win Best Picture.
It is safe to say that aside from the new format of the Academy Awards carrying on without an MC which will surely take some getting used to, there were no embarrassing moments to add to the ceremony’s long list, this time around.