Eminem

  • Marshall Mathers

    Born as Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, which was to Debbie Mathers and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr. His mother nearly dies during his birth.
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    Eminem Timeline

  • Divorce

    His parents divorce.
  • De'Angelo Bailey

    His mother sues Dort Elementary School in Roseville, Michigan where De’Angelo Bailey, a classmate, supposedly has beaten her son so bad every day that it has led to him experience severe headaches and to have the tendency toward anti-social behavior. The lawsuit is dismissed.
  • Uncle Ronnie Suicide

    His uncle Ronnie, more like an older brother to him, uses a shotgun to commit suicide. It was Ronnie who introduced him to hip hop. His death has a profound effect on Em.
  • Underground

    Begins making appearances at Detroit’s St. Andrew’s Hall which is located in the back-in-the-day Hip-Hop Shop. He is the only white rapper.
  • 20th Birthday

    On his 20th birthday, his mom accuses him of assault and battery.
  • Hailie

    Kim gives birth to their daughter Hailie Jade Mathers.
  • Infinite

    Releases debut album named Infinite but few people notice. Those who do accuse him of ripping off other artists. Those who don’t accuse him of plagiarism, and mock his little-too-late anti-Gulf War lyrics. He sells about five hundred copies from the backseat of his car.
  • Nate

    His mother is accused of abusing his half-brother Nathan and she loses custody of him. The juvenile court papers say that she “exhibits a very suspicious, almost paranoid personality” and one social worker accuses her of having Munchausen by proxy syndrome, a mental illness that causes a parents to harm their child in order to obtain attention. Later on in the year, she regains custody of Nate. Also, due to the lack of record sales, Marshall gets work as a cook.
  • Rap Olympics

    Wins second place at the Rap Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • Aftermath Imprint

    Signs on with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint. He also realeases his second album called The Slim Shady LP during this month. Also, in March, Timothy White, a Billboard editor, uses his Music to My Ears column to slam Eminem’s lyrics.
  • Marriage

    Marries Kimberly Scott.
  • Slander

    His own mom sues him for slander and wants ten million dollars in damages... Which is unbelieveably stupid.
  • The Marshall Mathers LP

    Releases third album The Marshall Mathers LP and in its first week it sells 1.76 million copies.
  • Crazy year

    Catches a man kissing his wife in the Royal Oak parking lot and proceeds to brawl with the man. Members of the Insane Clown Posse cheer him on. Is arrested the next dat for the altercation in the Royal Oak parking lot and is charged with gun possession and gets three years probation. Supposedly he pistol-whips the man. In July, his wife tries to commit suicide. Then, In August, files for divorce from Kim. Also in August, his mom sues him again. Finally in December, he and Kim reconcile.
  • Grammy Nominations

    Receives four Grammy nominations for The Marshall Mathers LP. Women and gay groups protest.
  • Guilty

    Pleads guilty to carrying a weapon without a permit stemming back to the Royal Oak parking lot where he supposedly pistol-whipped a man for kissing his wife.
  • Stan

    Performs the song “Stan” with Elton John at the Grammy Awards ceremony and gives him a big hug.
  • Divorce

    Kim files for divorce.
  • The Eminem Show

    Releases fourth album The Eminem Show.
  • 8 mile

    Stars in 8 Mile.
  • Brain Damage

    DeAngelo Bailey, the school bully who gave Eminem countless beatings, is now suing Eminem for his song “Brain Damage” because he claims it has ruined his reputation and any chance to jumpstart his own music career. In October, he says of Britney Spears and her music “I think it’s corny as hell, but whatever. I can’t knock her for doing her thing. She sucks and she can’t sing.”
  • Source Magazine

    At a news conference, The Source magazine plays a music cassette from 1993 that features a young Eminem singing racist slurs against black women, calling them “stupid.” The tape had been made, according to him, after he had just broken up with a black girlfriend.
  • We as Americans

    The United States Secret Service confirms it is looking into allegations that Eminem’s song “We as Americans” is, in actuality, a death threat aimed at President Bush.
  • Micheal Jackson

    After releasing the music video “Just Lose It,” a song from his upcoming album, Michael Jackson calls the Los Angeles-based Steve Harvey radio show and informs the public he is not impressed with the parodies involving his child-molestation charges, his battle with rhinoplasty, and that most importantly, the incident in 1984 when his hair caught on fire during the filming of the Pepsi commercial.
  • Just Lose It

    By now, thanks to Michael Jackson and some others, many stations ban the “Just Lose It” video. However, MTV doesn’t, and thanks to Michael Jackson and MTV, the video becomes the most requested video on Total Request Live.
  • Encore

    Releases his fifth album, Encore.
  • Rehab

    Em enters rehab. In September though, he donates 200K to the Hurrican Katrina Relief effort.
  • Remarry

    He and Kim remarry, later on in the year though, they seperate once again.
  • Relapse

    He releases his sixth album, Relapse. It debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • Not Afraid

    The first single, “Not Afraid,” from his upcoming album Recovery is released. It is downloaded 380,000 times in its first week and is the second hip hop single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at #1. “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 was the first hip hop single to ever do so.
  • Recovery

    He releases his seventh album, Recovery. Also, in September, he appears in an episode of Entourage entitled “Lose Yourself.”
  • The Marshall Mathers LP2

    He releases his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
  • ShadyXV

    Shady XV is a two-disc compilation that features both new and classic tracks that are from Eminem and members of his Shady Records label roster.