The Monster

The music video for “The Monster” was Eminem’s third to be directed by the American filmmaker Rich Lee. He filmed Eminem’s and Rihanna’s parts on November 20, 2013 in Detroit. The video, released on December 16, 2013, features references to other music videos that Eminem has released including “My Name Is”, “Lose Yourself”, “The Way I Am” and the 2001 Grammy Awards performance of “Stan” with Elton John.The video received a three nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in the categories “Best Male Video”, “Best Collaboration”, “Best Direction”.

With “The Monster” becoming Rihanna’s 13th number one on the Billboard Hot 100, she tied Michael Jackson for the fourth most number ones in the chart’s history, as well as becoming the fastest solo artist to accumulate thirteen number ones, surpassing Mariah Carey’s record.

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