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Eminem performing in June 2009
Background information
Birth name Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Also known as M&M (former)
Born October 17, 1972 (1972-10-17) (age 44)
St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1992–present
Associated acts
Website eminem.com

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972) better known by his stage name Eminem (written as EMINƎM) and also as Slim Shady,[1] 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.

His seventh album Recovery came out in 2010 and received huge commercial success. His eighth album is The Marshall Mathers LP 2 from 2013.

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.[2] 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:

Year Album
1996 Infinite
1999 The Slim Shady LP
2000 The Marshall Mathers LP
2002 The Eminem Show
2004 Encore
2009 Relapse
2010 Recovery
2013 The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Compilation albums[change | change source]

Year Album
2002 8 Mile
2003 The Singles
2005 Curtain Call: The Hits
2006 Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
2011 Bad Meets Evil
2014 Shady XV

References[change | change source]