Eminem Biography

Eminem Biography

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, rapper, composer, producer, discography and American actor. Known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), it comes from the union of the Marshall Mathers initials: M & M. He was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri-United States, on October 17, 1972.

His childhood was not easy. He grew up in the absence of the father who left home when he was six months old. He lived in several states with his mother Deborah Mathers – Briggs and at the age of 12, they settled in the suburbs of Detroit (Michigan). At the age of 17, he left school.

He was an amateur performer of rap at the age of fourteen and under the pseudonym, “M & M” joined a group called Bassmint Productions where he released his first EP “Steppin ‘Onto The Scene.”

In 1992, Mathers initially signed with Bass Brothers, which has been directed by brothers Jeff and Mark Bass. At that time Mathers still earned a minimum wage working at Gilbert’s rustic restaurant on St.

On November 12, 1996, was released by Web Entertainment “Infinite” his first album, this album features songs by Proof, Eye-Kyu and Angela Workmen on a track “Swearchin.” Infinite received mixed reviews from critics who praised its lyrical content.

In the year of 1999, he became popular with his studio album “The Slim Shady LP” with which he won a Grammy Award for the best rap album. Then with his new album “The Marshall Mathers LP” became the best selling hip hop album in history. Eminem gained more popularity, highlighting his own record label Shady Records, and brought his group D12 to a general recognition. In June of that year, he married Kimberley Anne.

In the 2000s, Eminem was the best selling artist in the United States and throughout his career, he had 10 number one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. With 47.4 million albums sold in the United States and 155 million albums worldwide, he is the only artist to have eight albums that debuted consecutively at number 1 on the Billboard 200. Rolling Stone placed him at number 83 on his list of the 100 best artists of all time, calling him the King of Hip Hop.

“The Marshall Mathers LP” and their third album, “The Eminem Show” also won Grammy awards in 2001 and 2003 and also won the Oscar for best original song for the single “Lose Yourself” from the movie 8 Mile, in which he played the main role. “The Eminem Show” sold 30 million copies worldwide and was the best-selling album in 2002.

On December 8, 2003, the Secret Service of the United States reported that it was investigating allegations that Eminem had threatened the President of the United States.

In 2004 he launched “Encore” which was another success. Despite the humorous theme of his lead soloist, “Encore” explored serious themes with the song against the war. On October 25 a week before the 2004 US presidential election, Eminem released the “Mosh” video on the Internet. Also in 2004, he launched a satellite music channel, Shade 45, on Sirius radio, which was described by his manager as “essentially a destination to hear things that other people are not listening to.”

Eminem started a break after traveling in 2005 for the tour of his album “Encore” and after several years, he released his fifth album entitled “Relapse” on May 19, 2009; his first single and music video, “We Made You” he released on April 7 and his sixth album “Recovery” in 2010. Both won Grammy Awards and Recovery was the best selling album in the world.

Eminem’s eighth album was “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” in 2013, he won two Grammy awards including the best rap album; he expanded his record of the most victories in that category and his Grammy total to 15. With Recovery, Eminem broke the record for the most successful number one albums in the United States by a single artist.

Eminem is the only rapper with two albums certified with diamonds, was the first artist in five years with two number one albums (Recovery and Hell: The Sequel) in a period of 12 months.

On February 11, 2013, Shady Records president and Eminem manager Paul Rosenberg reported that the rapper’s eighth album would be released after Memorial Day, 2013, but even then the title of the album had not been revealed.

During the VMA of 2013, Eminem announced that the name of his album would be “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” and that it would be available from November 5, released by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope Records.

The main single “Berzerk” was released on August 25, debuting at # 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The singles that followed were “Survival” which was included in the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts; “Rap God” and “The Monster” (song ) with Rihanna.

In the United Kingdom, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” debuted at number one on the list. He was the first American artist with seven consecutive albums number one in the United Kingdom. The album ensured Eminem’s position as the best-selling artist in Canada.


On June 10, it was announced that the rapper was the first artist to receive two digital diamond certifications by the RIAA. On July 11 and 12, Eminem played two concerts at Wembley Stadium. At the 57 Grammy Awards, he received the “Best Rap Album Award for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and Best Rap / Sung Collaboration.” (With Rihanna) for “The Monster.”

On November 3, he was named the YouTube Music Awards’ first Artist of the Year, and a week later he received the Global Icon Award at the 2013 MTV EMA Music Awards.

The MMLP2 became Eminem’s seventh album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. The album also achieved the second biggest sale in the debut week of the year. After this, Eminem became the first since The Beatles to achieve 4 consecutive songs in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.

On November 10, 2013, Eminem was honored as a global icon and winner of the Best Hip-Hop Artist category in the 2013 EMAs.

On November 24, 2014, he released a double album, compiled by several artists of Shady Records, the record label of rapper Eminem. This album was released in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Shady Records label and features the special appearances of Skylar Gray, Kobe, and Sia. Its release was on physical disk and as a digital download.

In the summer of 2014, Eminem and Rosenberg started using the hashtag (#SHADYXV) on social networking sites. The rapper wore a shirt with the hashtag on the stage, later revealing that this was the name of an upcoming Shady compilation. Records The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart.

On March 12, 2015, the official set of 10-disc vinyl boxes, Eminem Box Set was released, which includes seven of Eminem’s eight studio albums (excluding “Infinite”).

In September 2016, Eminem appeared in Skylar Gray’s song, “Kill For You” which appears on her album Natural Causes. On October 19, he released a new song called “Campaign Speech” a hip-hop political song and announced that he was working on a new album. On November 17, he released a remastered version of ‘Infinite’ on his YouTube VEVO channel. On November 22, he also released a trailer for a short 10-minute documentary called Partners in Rhyme: The True Story of Infinite.

In the month of February of 2017, Eminem appeared in “No Favors” a song of the album of Big Sean. In October he appeared in “Revenge” a song from the album Pink Trauma Beautiful.

Later in November, the first single “Walk on Water” was released and presented to Beyoncé. The song was presented for the first time, by Eminem, at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2017 on November 12, featuring Skylar Gray.

On December 8, Eminem released a promotional single titled “Intocable” featuring a sample of the Cheech & Chong duo.

On January 5, 2018, the second single “River” was released, which was presented to Ed Sheeran. It became the eighth consecutive album by Eminem to reach the Billboard 200 in the United States after its release, with 197,000 copies sold in its first week.



  • 1996: Infinity.
  • 1999: The Slim Shady LP.
  • 2000: The album by Marshall Mathers.
  • 2002: The Eminem show.
  • 2004: Encore.
  • 2009: Relapse.
  • 2010: Recovery.
  • 2013: The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
  • 2017: Revival.



  • 2000: Da Hip Hop Witch.
  • 2001: The Wash.
  • 2002: 8 Mile.
  • 2009: Funny People.
  • 2014: The Interview.



Academy Awards

  • 2002: Lose Yourself (Best Original Song).

American Music Awards

  • 2003: The Eminem Show (Favorite R & B / Hip-Hop Album).
  • 2005: Eminem (Male Artist of Rap / Hip-Hop Favorite).
  • 2010: Eminem (Male Artist of Rap / Hip-Hop Favorite).
  • 2010: Recovery (Favorite Rap / Hip-Hop Album).

Barbados Music Awards

  • 2011: Love the Way You Lie (featured Rihanna). Better collaboration

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