Eminem American Rapper Age, Height, Family, Awards, Biography and More

Eminem Debut

Eminem Biography
Marshall Bruce Mathers III professionally known as Eminem (born October 17, 1972, St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.) is an American rapper, record producer, and actor who was known as one of the most controversial and best selling artists of the early 21st century.

Early Life
In early childhood at age 14 he began rapping in clubs in Detroit, Michigan. He quit school,because of poverty. He made a name for himself so determined to make it in hip-hop music. His first album, Infinite (1996) sold poorly, however, and he continued to work. He came to the attention of Dr. Dre, founding member of pioneering rappers N.W.A. and the head of Aftermath Entertainment.

Eminem Debut

With his mentor and producer he released his song The Slim Shady LP in early 1999. For the hit song “My Name Is” his album sold several million copies, and moreover Eminem won two Grammy Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards.

In 2000, Eminem released "The Marshall Mathers LP", which set a record for the fastest selling rap album in United States. His hit singles “The Real Slim Shady” and “Stan,” brought more controversy. Eminem in 2001 performed a duet with openly gay musician Elton John at the Grammy Awards in which The Marshall Mathers LP was nominated for best album of the year.

Popular Songs/Albums
He created his own record label Shady Records which became popular. He made his acting debut in the semi autobiographical 8 Mile. The gritty film was very successful hit. The following year he won an Academy Award for “Lose Yourself,” a song featured in the movie. Eminem released Encore (2004) and a greatest-hits set, Curtain Call: The Hits (2005) both sold well.

His song “Crack a Bottle” became second song to top the Billboard singles chart after “Lose Yourself”. Eminem won Grammy Awards for both his song and album. His singles “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie” (featuring the singer Rihanna) both became major hits. Eminem reunited with Rihanna on “The Monster,” from The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), and the album became his sixth to win Grammy Award for best rap album.

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