Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17,
1972), known as Eminem, is an American
rapper, record producer and actor. After
procuring a copy of the Beastie Boys album
Licensed to Ill as a teenager, Mathers
became interested in hip hop, performing
amateur raps at the age of 14 under the
pseudonym "M&M" and joining the group
called "Bassmint Productions" and released
their first EP, Steppin' Onto The Scene. They
later changed their name to "Soul Intent" and
around 1995 they released their first single
called "Fuckin' Backstabber" under the
record label Mashin' Duck Records. 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 record, The Marshall
Mathers LP, became the fastest-selling solo
album in United States history. It brought
Eminem increased popularity, including his
own record label, Shady Records, and
brought his group, project called 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 LPs. He then
won the award again in 2010 for his album
Relapse, giving him a total of 11 Grammys in
his career. 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 No. 1
hip-hop 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 decade on the US Nielsen
SoundScan and has sold more than 80
million albums worldwide to date, making him
one of the best-selling music artists in the
world. In 2010 Eminem released his seventh
studio album Recovery. It became Eminem's
sixth consecutive number-one album in the
US and achieved international commercial
success, charting at number one in several
other countries. It stayed at number-one on
the US Billboard 200 chart for five weeks.
Eminem has achieved nine No. 1 albums on
the Billboard Top 200, 7 solo (6 studio
albums, 1 compilation) and 2 with D12.
Eminem has had 13 number one singles
worldwide. In December 2009 Eminem was
named the Artist of the Decade by Billboard
magazine. Eminem has two of his albums
among the top five highest selling albums of
the 2000s.
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