Eminem Says ‘Relapse 2’ Now Will Come Out In 2010

Eminem’s comeback year of 2009 was expected to include the release of two new albums.

That turned out to be only partially true.

Relapse, the Detroit rapper’s first original studio album in more than four years, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in May and eventually went platinum.

The plan then was to release a follow-up disc, entitled Relapse 2, in the second half of the year.

Instead, Eminem and Interscope Records announced Thursday that Relapse 2 will drop in 2010, and a CD called Relapse: Refill will come out on Dec. 21.

The “Refill” album is a re-release of Relapse and includes seven bonus tracks.