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, 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.
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. Since then, he has been the king of rap.
Personal life[change | change source]
Eminem has one biological daughter named Hailie Jade Scott Mathers by ex-wife Kimberley Anne Scott Mathers. Kimberley 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.
Acting career[change | change source]
Eminem has starred in a movie called "8 Mile" that is semi-autobiographical (about himself). The song "Lose Yourself", which was from the movie, won an Oscar award and is his biggest hit to date. 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.
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.
- "Weekend Rock List: Oscars’ Best Original Songs". Rolling Stone. 2009-02-20. http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/02/20/weekend-rock-list-oscars-best-original-songs/. Retrieved 2009-09-07.