Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer and actor. Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album The Slim Shady LP, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The following album, The Marshall Mathers LP, became the fastest-selling hip hop album in history. It brought Eminem increased popularity, including his own record label, Shady Records, and brought his group project D12 to mainstream recognition.
The Marshall Mathers LP and his third album, The Eminem Show also won Grammy Awards, making Eminem the first artist to win Best Rap Album for three consecutive LP`s. In 2002, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Lose Yourself from the film 8 Mile, in which he also played the lead. Lose Yourself would go on to become the longest running #1 rap single. Eminem then went on hiatus after touring in 2005. He released his first album since 2004`s Encore, titled Relapse, on May 15, 2009. Eminem is the best selling artist of the 21st century and has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide to date, including over 45 million in the United States alone. He is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Eminem is also ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. He was also named the Best Rapper Ever in an online reader-poll by Vibe Magazine. He was named the Artist of the Decade by Rolling Stone magazine.
Full Name at Birth
Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Date of Birth
Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, U.S.
Rapper, Record producer, Songwriter, Actor
Claim to Fame
One Of The World's Most Famous Rappers
Aftermath, Shady, Interscope (current)
Bassmint, FBT Productions, Mashin' Duck Records, Web (former)
Mashin' Duck Records
Celebrity Talent International
(2005) TV commercial: Apple iPod
Other Family Members
, Kon Artis
(D12), Swifty McVay
, Chris Brown
, Dr. Dre
(Eminem's live-in housekeeper in his gated mansion in Clinton township, Michigan)