Production for the album took place during 2016 to 2017 at various recording studios. In addition to Eminem himself, music production was handled by various record producers, including Rick Rubin, Skylar Grey, Alex da Kid, and executive producer Dr. Dre. Revival features guest appearances from artists Beyoncé, Phresher, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey, Kehlani, and Pink.
The album's lead single, "Walk on Water", featuring Beyoncé, was released on November 10, 2017. "Untouchable" was released as a promotional single on December 8, 2017 a week prior to the album's release. Revival was leaked online on December 13, 2017, two days before the album's release date. The album's second single, "River", featuring Ed Sheeran, was released on January 5, 2018. The album's third single, "Nowhere Fast", featuring Kehlani was released on March 27, 2018. The album's fourth single, "Remind Me", was released on July 6, 2018. A music video for "Framed" was released on April 3, 2018.
While the album received mixed reviews from critics, it debuted at number one in Australia, Canada, Finland, the UK, and the US. Revival was also the UK Christmas number-one album of 2017.
Revival was followed by Kamikaze, Eminem's tenth studio album that was released eight months later on August 31, 2018, without any prior announcement about recording it.