Eminem, Snoop Albums Moved Up

Interscope Geffen A&M has moved up the releases of two of its biggest fourth-quarter albums.

Interscope Geffen A&M has moved up the releases of two of its biggest fourth-quarter albums.

Eminem's "Encore" (Interscope) originally scheduled for Nov. 16, has been moved up to Nov. 12, as an off-cycle Friday release. A source says the shift is due to piracy concerns for the album, which can already be found in its entirety on the Internet. The set is said to have pre-orders of 3.75 million units.

Additionally, Snoop Dogg's Geffen album "R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece," originally due Nov. 23, has been shifted to Nov. 16, also motivated by piracy concerns.
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