"Godzilla"
Single by Eminem featuring Juice Wrld
from the album Music to Be Murdered By
ReleasedJanuary 28, 2020 (2020-01-28)
Recorded2019
GenreHip hop
Length3:30
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eminem singles chronology
"Darkness"
(2020)
"Godzilla"
(2020)
"The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady"
(2020)
Juice Wrld singles chronology
"Let Me Know (I Wonder Why Freestyle)"
(2019)
"Godzilla"
(2020)
"Suicidal (Remix)"
(2020)
Music video
"Godzilla" on YouTube
Audio sample

"Godzilla" is a song by American rapper Eminem featuring fellow American rapper and singer Juice Wrld, released as a single on January 28, 2020, from the former's eleventh studio album Music to Be Murdered By (2020). The song was Juice Wrld's first posthumous release following his death the previous month in December 2019.

Background

American rapper & singer Juice Wrld's feature on the track marked his first posthumous release following his fatal seizure resulting from a drug overdose on December 8, 2019.[1] Eminem's third verse on the track holds the record for his fastest rap verse, rapping 10.65 syllables per second, or 300 words in 30 seconds.[2] Eminem surpassed his own records held by his feature on Nicki Minaj and Labrinth's 2018 song "Majesty", where he rapped 10.3 syllables per second, and his 2013 song "Rap God", where he rapped 9.6 syllables per second.[2] In March 2022, Juice WRLD's photographer, Chris Long, confirmed that Juice had recorded two verses to the song. There is no new confirmation if they'll ever be released

Music video

On March 4, 2020, a lyric video for the single was released. On March 6, Eminem released a snippet of the music video, partnered with Lyrical Lemonade. The music video, directed by Cole Bennett, released on March 9, featuring appearances by Mike Tyson, Dr. Dre, and a dedication to Juice WRLD at the end.[3]

Chart performance

"Godzilla" was a success in the United States and Europe. It debuted at number one in Finland and on both the UK Singles Chart and the Irish Singles Chart, becoming Eminem's tenth and ninth number-one single in the UK and Ireland, respectively, as well as the first for Juice Wrld posthumously and in total in both countries. It also went to number two in Flanders, the Czech Republic, Hungary, New Zealand, and Slovakia. It went to number three in both artists' homeland, the United States, and went top ten in 20 regions. Outside Europe, it saw moderate success in Lebanon and Singapore, peaking inside the top 20 in those regions. As of November 3, the song has sold more than 3 million units in the US and became eligible for 3 times platinum. As of August 8, 2021, the song has sold more than 5 million copies, being eligible for 5 times platinum in the US.

Awards and nominations

See also: List of awards and nominations received by Eminem

Year Ceremony Award Result
2020[4] MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Nominated

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[55] 2× Platinum 140,000double-dagger
Austria (IFPI Austria)[56] Gold 15,000double-dagger
Canada (Music Canada)[57] 2× Platinum 160,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[58] Platinum 90,000double-dagger
Italy (FIMI)[59] Platinum 70,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[60] Gold 15,000double-dagger
Poland (ZPAV)[61] 2× Platinum 100,000double-dagger
Portugal (AFP)[62] Platinum 10,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[63] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[64] 5× Platinum 5,000,000double-dagger
Streaming
Greece (IFPI Greece)[65] Platinum 2,000,000dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.
dagger Streaming-only figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Italy January 31, 2020 Contemporary hit radio Universal [66]
United States February 18, 2020 [67]
Rhythmic contemporary radio [68]

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