Eminem performing in June 2009
|Birth name||Marshall Bruce Mathers III|
|Also known as||M&M (former)|
|Born||October 17, 1972
St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972) better known by his stage name Eminem (written as EMINƎM) and also as Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, and songwriter. Eminem released his eighth studio album on November 5, 2013. It is called The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and is a sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP. Eminem is currently signed to Interscope Records.
Music career[change | change source]
Eminem started rapping for a group in his hometown of Detroit called Soul Intent in 1992. In 1996, he made his first studio album which was called Infinite, released by Web Entertainment. It did not sell many copies. In 1999, he released his world-renowned album The Slim Shady LP after he was signed to Aftermath Records with Dr Dre. A year later, he released his controversial third album The Marshall Mathers LP.
His fourth album, The Eminem Show, was released in 2002. It also got critical and commerical success. Encore was released in 2004 and sold well depsite being seen as a step down in quality. Eminem then went on hiatus for a few years while dealing with personal issues. He returned in 2009 with the album Relapse.
Eminem is often called the 'Best Rapper Alive' and was named 'King Of Hip-Hop' of 2011, beating fellow hip-hop stars Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Kanye West. He is the best-selling hip hop artist of all time and one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Acting career[change | change source]
Eminem starred in a movie called "8 Mile", which is semi-autobiographical (a movie about himself but not fully). He wrote the song "Lose Yourself" for the movie. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Personal life[change | change source]
Eminem has one biological daughter named Hailie Jade Scott Mathers by ex-wife Kimberly Anne Scott Mathers. Kimberly and Eminem married in 1999. After debuting the 2000 hit, Kim, they separated the following year. He has adopted two of his nieces as daughters. He is the legal guardian of his half-brother, Nathan.
Discography[change | change source]
Studio albums[change | change source]
Eminem has released 8 studio albums:
|1999||The Slim Shady LP|
|2000||The Marshall Mathers LP|
|2002||The Eminem Show|
|2013||The Marshall Mathers LP 2|
Compilation albums[change | change source]
|2005||Curtain Call: The Hits|
|2006||Eminem Presents: The Re-Up|
|2011||Bad Meets Evil|
References[change | change source]
- "Eminem: The real Slim Shady". BBC News. 2000-07-11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/828935.stm. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
- "Eminem: It's all for my daughter". BBC News. 2001-08-20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1501064.stm. Retrieved 2009-09-07.