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2. FamilyEminem was born on
October 17, 1972. Eminem's
real name is Marshall Bruce
Mathers. When he was just
a year and half years old,
his father left Marshall and
his mother. He grew up in
poverty. Eminem was able
to make a name for himself
in the underground scene,
even though he was white.
3. YouthMathers dropped out of high school when he was 17 to pursue a career
in rap. "The Slim Shady LP" and the "Marshall Mathers LP" were his first
two albums. The latter featured hit songs "The Real Slim Shady" and
"Stan". "Stan" is known as one of the greatest rap songs of All-Time. The
"Marshall Mathers LP" was a 9x platinum.
4. Musical careerEminem's popularity brought his group, D12,
to mainstream recognition. As well as being a
member of the Detroit rap group D12,
Eminem is also one half of the Detroit hip
hop duo Bad Meets Evil, with Royce da 5'9".
Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in the
world and is the best selling artist of the
2000s. He has been listed and ranked as one
of the greatest artists of all time by many
magazines including the Rolling Stone
magazine which has ranked him 82nd on its
list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
The same magazine has 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. He has sold more than 42
million tracks and 41 million albums in the
United States, and nearly 90 million albums
5. ProducerEminem into a superstar both in video and radio, giving him a reputation of
being a white rapper who had no fear of vulgarity.
Eminem was discovered by Dr. Dre when he won second place in the Rap
Olympics MC Battle in 1997, after he was recommended by Iovine. During Dr.
Dre's and Eminem's first meeting, they immediately started "My Name Is" and
had an agreement that Dr. Dre will be the producer of Eminem's first album.
Eventually, Eminem signed with Interscope and was made to appear on the
show: "Kid Rock's Devil Without a Cause", helping cause more stir into
6. Personal lifeMarshall Mathers has often been subject of
much scrutiny as a rapper as well in his personal
life. He was married twice to Kimberley Anne
Scott, whom he met in high school. They began
their on-and-off relationship in 1989, getting
married by 1999. Their first divorce was in 2001.
In 2000, Scott attempted suicide and sued the
rapper for defamation after he depicted her
violent death in his song "Kim". They remarried
in 2006 but divorced again less than three
months later, agreeing to share custody of their
daughter, Hailie Jade Scott (born December 25,
1995). Hailie Scott has often been referenced or
featured on various songs of Eminem, such as
"'97 Bonnie & Clyde", "Hailie's Song", "My Dad's
Gone Crazy", "Mockingbird", "Forgot About
Dre", "Cleanin' Out My Closet", "When I'm
Gone", "Deja vu", and "Beautiful".
Mathers adopted two other daughters: Alaina
"Lainey" Mathers, the child of Kimberley Scott's
sister, and Whitney Mathers, Eminem's step
7. Acting careerAlthough he had a brief cameo in the
2001 film The Wash, Eminem made
his official Hollywood acting debut
with the semi-autobiographical 8
Mile, released in November 2002. He
has said the movie is not an account
of his life, but a representation of
growing up in Detroit. He recorded
several new songs for the
soundtrack, including "Lose
Yourself", which won an Academy
Award for Best Original Song in
2003. However, the song was not
performed at the ceremony, due to
Eminem's absence at the ceremony.
His collaborator, Luis Resto, who cowrote the song, accepted the award.
In 2005, some industry insiders speculated that Eminem was considering ending his rapping
career after six years and several multi-platinum albums. Speculation began in early 2005
about a double-disc album to be released late that year, rumored to be titled The Funeral. The
album manifested itself as a greatest hits album under the name Curtain Call: The Hits, and
was released on December 6, 2005 under Aftermath Entertainment. In July 2005, the Detroit
Free Press broke news of a potential final bow for Eminem as a solo performer, quoting
members of his inside circle who said that he will begin to fully embrace the role of producer
and label executive. On the same day of the release of the compilation album, Eminem denied
that he was retiring on Detroit-based WKQI's "Mojo in the Morning" radio show, but implied
that he would at least be taking a break as an artist, saying "I'm at a point in my life right now
where I feel like I don't know where my career is going ... This is the reason that we called it
'Curtain Call', because this could be the final thing. We don't know."
In 2005, Eminem was a subject of Bernard Goldberg's book, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up
America; he ranked #58. Goldberg cited a 2001 column by Bob Herbert of The New York Times
claiming, "In Eminem's world, all women are whores and he is eager to rape and murder
them." The Eminem song "No One's Iller" from The Slim Shady EP was used by Goldberg as an
example of misogyny in his music.
In summer 2005, Eminem embarked on his first U.S. concert run in three years, the Anger
Management 3 Tour, featuring 50 Cent, G-Unit, Lil' Jon, D12, Obie Trice, The Alchemist, and
others. In August 2005, Eminem canceled the European leg of the tour and subsequently
announced that he had entered drug rehabilitation for treatment for a "dependency on sleep
9. Drug issuesHis group-mate Proof from D12 stated that Mathers
"sobered up" in 2002 from drug and alcohol dependence.
However, he did turn to zolpidem sleeping pills for relief
from sleeping troubles. This caused Mathers to cancel the
European leg of the Anger Management Tour in August
2005 and eventually go into rehab for treatment for a
"dependency on sleep medication". In a 2009 interview with
British talk-show host Jonathan Ross, Mathers admitted that
at the height of his addiction, he considered suicide, saying
that "I just wasn't taking care of myself, at times I wanted to
just give it up." He also confirmed that he is now sober,
commenting that "ap was my drug ... Then I had to resort to
other things to make me feel that. Now rap's getting me