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Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem and by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, Eminem is a member of the group D12, as well as one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, alongside Royce da 5'9". Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The same magazine declared him The King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has achieved ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200. Eminem has sold more than 115 million albums and singles worldwide. As of June 2014, he is the second best selling male artist of the Nielsen Soundscan era, the sixth best overall selling artist in the United States, and the best-selling hip-hop artist having sold 45,160,000 albums and 31 million digital singles.

After his debut album Infinite (1996), Eminem rose to mainstream popularity in 1999 with his second album The Slim Shady LP. The Slim Shady LP was a commercial success and earned the rapper his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. His next two releases, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002), were worldwide successes, each earning US Diamond certification in sales. Both albums also won the Best Rap Album Grammy Award, making Eminem the first artist to win such an award for three consecutive LPs. This was followed by Encore in 2004, another critical and commercial successful album. Eminem then went on hiatus after touring in 2005. He released Relapse in 2009 and Recovery in 2010, which was named the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide, becoming the rapper's second album, after The Eminem Show, to become the internationally best-selling album of its year. Eminem won Grammy Awards for both Relapse and Recovery, giving him a total of 13 Grammys in his career. His eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, was released in November 2013.

Eminem has opened other ventures, including his own record label Shady Records with his manager Paul Rosenberg. He also has his own radio channel, Shade 45 on Sirius XM Radio. In November 2002, Eminem starred in the hip hop drama film 8 Mile. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the film's iconic song "Lose Yourself", becoming the first rap artist ever to win the award. He has also made cameo appearances in The Wash (2001), Funny People (2009), and the television series Entourage.

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Listen to a teenage Eminem rapping on track 'Pooh Butt Daily'

Listen to a teenage Eminem rapping on track 'Pooh Butt Daily'

The track is believed to have been recorded between 1988 and 1991

  • Jul 21, 2014

Beyoncé and Eminem lead 2014 MTV Video Music Award nominations

Beyoncé leads the pack with eight nominations

  • Jul 17, 2014

Dr Dre joins Eminem at second headline show at London's Wembley Stadium

Detroit rapper played second record-breaking show to 80,000 fans

  • Jul 13, 2014

Eminem joined on stage by Dr Dre as he makes history at London's Wembley Stadium - watch

Rapper plays first of two massive British shows

  • Jul 12, 2014

Dr Dre joins Eminem on stage at Wembley Stadium

Marshall Mathers is the first rapper to headline the venue

  • Jul 11, 2014

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Eminem - 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'

Eminem - 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'

A sequel, of sorts, to 2000’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ that revisits and elaborates the rapper’s mythology

  • Nov 15, 2013

Album Review: Eminem - 'Recovery' (Island)

The real Slim Shady is standing once more, and his return to form is all the more convincing for its honesty

  • Jun 28, 2010

Album Review: Eminem - 'Relapse'

Shady’s back – but the tired retreads and schlock horror make it a joyless return

  • May 19, 2009

Eminem: When I'm Gone

Goodbye mushroom trips, hello guilty trips

  • Dec 8, 2005

Eminem: Curtain Call – The Hits

It’s here, Mr Mathers’ definitive collection, but is this curtain call really his grand finale?

  • Nov 30, 2005

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