"Guts Over Fear"
Single by Eminem featuring Sia
from the album SHADYXV
ReleasedAugust 25, 2014
Genre
Length
  • 5:01
  • 4:07 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eminem singles chronology
"Calm Down"
(2014)
"Guts Over Fear"
(2014)
"Detroit vs. Everybody"
(2014)
Sia singles chronology
"Big Girls Cry"
(2014)
"Guts Over Fear"
(2014)
"You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"
(2014)
Music video
"Guts Over Fear" on YouTube

"Guts Over Fear" is a single by American rapper Eminem featuring Australian singer-songwriter Sia, from Eminem's compilation album SHADYXV, released on August 25, 2014. This song is included in the credits of the film, The Equalizer.

Background

Previews of the song premiered in trailers and during the end credits for the film, The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington. The song was officially released to iTunes on August 25, 2014, the same day Eminem announced his plans to release an album later that year.

Content

The song's subject matter concerns Eminem and his struggles as an artist, and touches on moments of his career. Australian singer Sia provides the chorus, making this the second time the artists have collaborated, the first being "Beautiful Pain" from the deluxe version of The Marshall Mathers LP 2.[2]

Music video

Eminem posted a picture on Instagram to serve as a sneak peek for the upcoming music video.[3] The video premiered on November 24, via VEVO, was filmed in Detroit, Michigan, directed by Syndrome and starred Alexander Wraith and America's Next Top Model cycle 21 contestant, Winnie Harlow.

Chart performance

The song debuted at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 134,328 copies in its first week of release.[4]

Track listing

Digital Download
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Guts Over Fear" (featuring Sia)5:01

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[27] Gold 500,000double-dagger

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

References

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  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eminem feat. Sia – Guts Over Fear". Singles Top 100. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
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  25. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
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