Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in October 17, 1972 (46 by October), known professionally as Eminem (/ˌɛmɪˈnɛm/; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film producer, and actor.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1972, Eminem moved from home to home with his mother Debbie. His father left them when Eminem was just a baby. The family eventually moved to Eight Mile Road on the East side of Detroit. Eminem fell in love with rap from an early age. The artist recalled his first rhyme in a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone.
After his debut album Infinite (1996) and the extended play Slim Shady EP (1997), Eminem signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and subsequently achieved mainstream popularity in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP, which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
His next two releases, 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP and 2002’s The Eminem Show, were worldwide successes, with each being certified diamond in U.S. sales and both winning Best Rap Album Grammy Awards—making Eminem the first artist to win the award for three consecutive LPs. They were followed by Encore in 2004, another critical and commercial success.
No 4: “My Name Is” (won Grammys awards 2000 Best Rap Solo Performance)
1999 MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist in a Video,
Eminem went on hiatus after touring in 2005 partly due to a prescription drug addiction. He released Relapse in 2009 and Recovery in 2010. Both won Grammy Awards and Recovery was the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide, the second time he had the international best-selling album of the year (after The Eminem Show).
No 3: “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna (in 2011, nominated at the Grammys and won Top Rap Song Billboard Music Awards in 2011
Eminem released “Love the Way You Lie” with Rihanna in 2010 and dropped singles with Beyoncé, Pink and Ed Sheeran in 2017.
No 2: “Lucky You” featuring Joyner Lucas (nominated under the category Best Rap Song at the 2019 Grammys)off the album Kamikaz- kamikaze is a person or thing that behaves in a wildly destructive manner; this song finds Eminem crashing into his critics.
Eminem’s eighth album, 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, won two Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album; it expanded his record for the most wins in that category and his Grammy total to 15. These were followed by 2017’s Revival and 2018’s Kamikaze,the latter being the best-selling hip hop album of 2018.
No 1: “The Real Slim Shady”
(in 2000, Won Billboard Music Awards Maximum Vision Video and Best Rap/Hip-Hop Clip of the Year, Best Rap Solo Performance Won awards 2001, 2000 Billboard Music Awards Best Rap/Hip-Hop Clip of the Year, 2000 MOBO Awards Best Hip Hop Act, 2000, MTV Video Music Awards The Real Slim Shady Video of the Year, 2001 Grammy Awards The Real Slim Shady Best Rap Solo Performance
Infinite (1996), The Slim Shady LP (1999), The Marshall Mathers LP (2000),The Eminem Show (2002), Encore (2004), Relapse (2009), Recovery (2010), The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013),Revival (2017), Kamikaze (2018).
Collaborative albums: Devil’s Night (with D12) (2001), D12 World (with D12) (2004), Hell: The Sequel (with Bad Meets Evil) (2011)
Eminem was the first artist to win the award for three consecutive LPs. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States.
Guinness Book of World Records: 2000 Fastest selling rap artist. 2005 Most successful rap artist in the UK,2010 21st century’s top-selling album act (USA), 2015 Most words in a hit single and 2017 Most likes for a musician on Facebook (male) among others.
Throughout his career, he has had 9 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
He is the only artist to have nine albums consecutively debut at number one on the Billboard 200. With over 220 million records sold globally, Eminem is among the world’s best-selling
He is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time in hip hop, with Rolling Stone placing him in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and labeling him the “King of Hip Hop”
In November 2002, he starred in the hip hop film 8 Mile playing himself, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself”, becoming the first rap artist to ever win the award.
He shared the 2002 Academy Award for Best Original Song for his song Lose Yourself, co-written with Jeff Bass and Luis Resto. His Academy Award win made him the first rapper to receive this award.
Eminem has received fifteen Grammy Awards, has been praised for his “verbal energy” and lyrical quality and was ranked ninth on MTV’s Greatest MCs of All Time list.
In 2003, he was thirteenth on MTV’s 22 Greatest Voices in Music list and 82nd on Rolling Stone’s Immortals list. In 2008, Vibe readers named Eminem the Best Rapper Alive.
“The Real Slim Shady” (from Eminem’s second Grammy-winning album, The Marshall Mathers LP) criticizes the awards in its second verse, with Eminem believing at the time that negative opinion of his material would prevent him from ever winning one. Eminem received the Global Icon Award at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam.
Now, at 45 years old, Eminem has been in the business for a lot longer than he thought he would. He once told Rolling Stone he expected to retire at 30. One way he’s maintained his creative spark is by collaborating with other artists.