Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper and record producer. He is credited with popularizing hip hop in middle America and is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
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|Date of Birth:||Oct 17, 1972 (49 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Profession:||Record producer, Actor, Songwriter, Musician, Rapper, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Marshall Mathers was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on the 17th of October 1972. His father Bruce left them and moved to California to start a new family. Eminem had a rough childhood and was often bullied and beat up in school. When his family was living in Detroit, their home was in a majorly black neighborhood, and thus Eminem was also victim to racial beatings during that time. Before he discovered hip-hop, he was first very passionate about comic books and storytelling. He dropped out of Lincoln High school at 17 years old and worked various jobs to help pay the bills. His mother would often throw him out of the house, and neglect him. Whenever she went to play Bingo, Eminem would turn up his stereo and start writing songs.
In recent years, Eminem has become somewhat of a reclusive celebrity. He has openly struggled with drugs and is now sober. Throughout much of the late 90s and early 2000, much of his personal life was continuously displayed in courtrooms. He has battled both his mother and his ex-wife Kim. Kim and Eminem share a daughter together named Hailie. Eminem also has custody of Kim’s daughter from another relationship, Whitney, and his niece Alaina.
Awards and Milestones
As of this writing, Eminem has won 15 Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, seventeen Billboard Awards and an Academy Award (for best song “Lose Yourself” – from the 8 Mile soundtrack).
Here are some of the best highlights of Eminem’s career:
- Billboard Music Awards – Album of the Year (The Eminem Show, 2002)
- Academy Awards – Best Original Song (Lose Yourself, 2003)
- Brit Awards – Best International Male Solo Artist (2003, 2004)
- Vibe Magazine Special Awards – Best Rapper Alive (2008)
- Billboard Music Awards – Artist of the Decade (2009)
- MOBO Awards – Best International Act (2010)
- Grammy Awards – Best Rap Album (Recovery, 2011)
- Billboard Music Awards – Top Rap Artist (2014)
Eminem started performing at rap battles with his friend Mike Ruby when he was only 14. Later on, as his reputation grew, he was recruited by several rap groups, including New Jacks, Soul Intent, and D12. His first solo album, ‘Infinite’, was released in 1996, and was a failure; majorly due to Eminem’s style, and the feelings people had towards it at that time. He was told that his style was not cut out for hip hop and that only motivated him to keep on writing more rhymes. In 1997, he was spotted by Dr. Dre, the founder of Aftermath entertainment, and began working with him. Two years later, The Slim Shady LP was released and went Platinum. Since then, Eminem has released multiple albums and sold over 40 million copies in the US alone. He’s collaborated with a wide number of artists and even starred in a movie based on his story. Today, Eminem is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, rappers of all time. He’s worked with just about every musician you can think of, including the likes of Ed Sheeran, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Drake, and more.