“Stan” is a song by Eminem featuring British singer Dido. It was released on November 21, 2000 as the third single from Eminem’s third album The Marshall Mathers LP (2000). It was number one in eleven countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland and Australia.
Dido’s lyrics are actually a sample of the opening lines from her song “Thank You”. The 45 King-produced track also uses a slightly modified break from “Thank You” as its base sample. Coincidentally, both songs were released as singles in late 2000. “Stan” has been called one of Eminem’s best songs and is considered one of his signature songs.