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Eminem (Marshall Bruce Mathers III)

  • Born

    born Oct. 17, 1972, St. Joseph, Mo., U.S.
  • Rapping at 14

    Rapping at 14
    At age 14 he began rapping in clubs in Detroit
  • Quit School

    Quit School
    9th grade
  • 2nd best rapper

    2nd best rapper
    At the 1997 Rap Olympics, a contest held in Los Angeles, California, Eminem won second place and came to the attention of rap producer Dr. Dre.
  • The Slim Shady LP (1999),

    The Slim Shady LP (1999),
    which showcased distinctive rhythms, rapid-fire wordplay, and a self-mocking humor that was new to hip-hop. The recording sold more than 3 million copies and won Grammy Awards for best rap album and best rap solo performance for the song “My Name Is.”
  • The Marshall Mathers LP

    The Marshall Mathers LP
    But the album’s slurs and glorification of violence against gays and women led to protests by gay rights advocates and women’s groups. The protests diminished, however, after he sang a duet with bisexual pop star Elton John at the 2001 Grammy ceremony. Eminem won three Grammys at the event, including a second straight award for best rap album.
  • album, The Eminem Show

    album, The Eminem Show
    In 2002 he released his third album, The Eminem Show
  • 8 mile

    8 mile
    That same year he starred in 8 Mile, a semibiographical motion picture in which he played a young, white rapper struggling to succeed in a mid-1990s Detroit music scene dominated by black artists.The song “Lose Yourself” from the movie won the Academy Award for best song at the 2003 ceremonies.
  • album Encore

    album Encore
  • Recovery