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The rapper known as Marshall Bruce Mathers III burst onto the scene in 1999 with his debut album Infinite. He went on to release three more albums, including Recovery, where he tackled addiction, depression, self-worth and much more. In 2002, Eminem won Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. He followed up with another win in 2004 for Best Rap Album for Encore. His fifth studio album Relapse came out in 2009 and it debuted at number one on Billboard 200 chart.
Eminem grew up in 8 Mile, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He attended Cass Technical High School, where he excelled academically, but struggled socially. At age 13, he began writing poetry, inspired by his older sister, Kimberly. In high school, he became friends with fellow rapper Proof, whom he met while working at a pizza parlor. Proof introduced him to Dr. Dre, whose music had a profound effect on him. His mother died when he was 14. After graduating from high school, he worked at several fast food restaurants and sold drugs to support himself.
In 1997, Eminem moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. While living there, he performed under the name Slim Shady, releasing three mixtapes. In 1999, he signed with Tommy Boy Records and recorded his debut album Infinite. Despite receiving critical acclaim, sales were disappointing.
After being dropped from the label, he formed Shady Records and released his second studio album, The Slim Shady LP, in 2000. The album received rave reviews and debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart.
He followed it with 2001’s The Marshall Mathers LP, which contained some of his most popular songs, including “My Name Is,” “Stan,” and “Without Me.” The album won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Eminem’s third and fourth albums, 2002’s Encore and 2003’s The Eminem Show, both topped the charts.
His fifth and sixth releases were 2004’s Relapse and 2005’s The Eminem Show Deluxe Edition. Both albums were certified platinum.
In 2006, Eminem collaborated with rock band Linkin Park on their single “Crawling”, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Later that year, he released his seventh studio album, Encore World Tour, which included the singles “Just Lose It” and “White America”.
2007 saw the release of his eighth studio album, The Eminem Show, which went gold. The following year, he released Recovery, the sequel to The Eminem Show.
Eminem began rapping while attending high school in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Cass Technical High School where he met producer Dr. Dre. After graduating, Eminem worked for several different record labels including Ruthless Records, Loud Records, and Priority Records. His first release was the single “My Name Is”, which failed to chart. However, it received heavy rotation on local radio stations, leading to a bidding war among major record companies. Eventually, Shady Records, founded by Dre and Jimmy Iovine, won out over the others. They offered him $25,000 per track, while other labels offered less than half that amount. At that time, Eminem had little experience recording music professionally. He quickly learned how to produce and write songs, however, and became one of the most successful producers in hip hop history.
In 1993, Dre produced Eminem’s second single, “Stan”. This song was a success, selling over 500,000 copies within three months. A few days later, Dre brought Eminem to the attention of Interscope Records. Interscope agreed to sign Eminem to a deal worth $800,000. Shortly thereafter, Dre left Ruthless Records and Interscope Records to form Death Row Records with Suge Knight. In 1994, Death Row
1997–1999: Introduction of Slim Shady,The Slim Shady LP and rise to success1999–2003:
Eminem had been working since high school as a DJ and MC. His first break came in 1996,He was fired from his job as a stock clerk at Kmart and evicted from his apartment. He moved into the basement of his mother’s house in Detroit.
In May 1997, he competed in the Rap Olympics, an annual national battle rap tournament sponsored by Interscope Records. He won the event, placing second overall behind
Iovine heard the tapes and signed Eminem to a contract.
The album was released in November 1998, and it became one of the best selling albums of 1999. The single “My Name Is,” which features
After the release of The Slim Shady LP, Eminem began performing under the name Eminem. He performed live for the first time during a concert at the House of Blues in Chicago in December 1998.
The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show
Eminem released The Marshall Mathers Lp in December 2000. The album debuted at number one on Billboard 200 chart. It went on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide and received widespread critical acclaim.
The album features guest appearances by rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Obie Trice, Xzibit, Nate Dogg, Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige and Joe Budden.
In addition to the singles “Stan” and “My Name Is”, the album contains songs such as “Cleanin’ Out My Closet”, “Just Don’t Give Up” and “Without Me”.
After the success of The Marshall Mathers lp, Eminem signed a deal with Interscope Records. He recorded The Eminem Show during 2003. The album includes collaborations with artists like Akon, Busta Rhymes, Timbaland and Pharrell Williams.
The album was certified platinum twice in the United States, selling over 1.6 million units.