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Legal name: Marshall Mathers


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 155 million albums and singles, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. 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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  5. ^ Jesaro, May (September 11, 2014). "Eminem's 'Rap God' Breaks Guinness World Record; Has 'Most Words in a Hit Record' With Roughly 4 Words Per Second". The Standard. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 Infinite Eminem 4.25 2
1999 The Slim Shady LP Eminem 2.5 6
2000 The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem 3 11
2002 The Eminem Show Eminem 3.65 3
2004 Encore Eminem 3.25 4
2009 Relapse Eminem 3.35 7
2010 Recovery Eminem 3.15 5
2013 The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Eminem 3.5 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Stan: A Tribute to Eminem Compilation Eminem 1
2003 The Singles Boxset Compilation Eminem 1
2005 Curtain Call: The Hits Compilation Eminem 3 8
2006 Raw & Uncut Compilation Eminem 1
2008 So You Wanna Freestyle? Compilation Eminem 1
The Underground Collection Compilation Eminem 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 Road to Recovery: Withdrawal DJ-mix DJ Me$$iah & Eminem 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 The Anger Management Tour Live Live Eminem 1
Live and Fucked Up Live Eminem 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2013 Watch The Throne Mixtape/Street Eminem 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
White America Remix Eminem 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 DJ Hero Renegade Edition Soundtrack Eminem & Jay-Z 3


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1998 Just Don't Give a Fuck Eminem 1
1999 My Name Is Eminem 2
1999 Guilty Conscience Eminem 4
1999 Forgot About Dre Dr. Dre feat. Eminem 2
2000 The Real Slim Shady Eminem 3
2000 The Way I Am Eminem 2
2000 Stan Eminem 3
2002 Hellbound Eminem, J-Black & Masta Ace 5 1
2002 Without Me Eminem 5
2002 Cleanin' Out My Closet Eminem 2
2002 Lose Yourself Eminem 4.5 6
2003 Sing for the Moment Eminem 4 2
2003 Business Eminem 3
2004 Just Lose It Eminem 5
2004 Ass Like That Eminem 3
2005 Like Toy Soldiers Eminem 4
2005 Mockingbird Eminem 1
2005 Drama Setter Tony Yayo feat. Eminem & Obie Trice 1
2005 When I'm Gone Eminem 3
2006 Smack That Akon feat. Eminem 5
2009 Crack a Bottle Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent 1
2009 We Made You Eminem 1
2010 Drop the World Lil Wayne feat. Eminem 1
2010 Not Afraid Eminem 2
2010 Love the Way You Lie Eminem 1
2010 No Love Eminem feat. Lil Wayne 1
2011 I Need a Doctor Dr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey 4 3
2012 Throw That Slaughterhouse feat. Eminem 1
2012 My Life 50 Cent feat. Eminem & Adam Levine 1
2012 C’mon Let Me Ride Skylar Grey feat. Eminem 1

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