Stan by Eminem featuring Dido was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, December 16, 2000 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This samples "Thank You" from Dido, a British singer/songwriter. This song tells the story of a fan obsessed with Eminem. When his letters are not answered, he puts his pregnant girlfriend in his trunk and drives off a bridge. The song ends with Eminem answering his letter and realizing Stan was the man in the news who drove off the bridge. The Grammy performance was released as a single, with some of the proceeds going to charity. In 2017, the Oxford American Dictionary added the word "stan," defined as "An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity." It can be used as a noun ("He's a total stan for Beyoncé") or a verb ("When I was a teenager, I stanned Justin Bieber"). The song is listed as the origin of the word.

Stan FAQs

Who sang Stan?

Stan was performed by Eminem featuring Dido

What year did Stan get to the UK number 1 spot?

Stan first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, December 16, 2000

How long was Stan at number 1 in the UK?

Stan spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.