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Marshall Mathers (born 17.10.1972) With over 70 million worldwide album sales, Academy Awards and Grammy Awards under his belt, Marshall Mathers AKA Eminem is one of the best-selling musicians of the early 2000s and a best-selling rap artist of all time. Discovered by legendary producer Dr Dre. (formerly of N.W.A.), Eminem was later signed to Dre's Aftermath Entertainment record label.
Net Worth: Marshall Mathers' net worth is $160 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2014)
Childhood: Marshall Mathers' father deserted him and his mother shortly after his birth in St. Joseph, Missouri. They moved between St. Joseph and Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Aged 14, he performed at amateur rap contests and later joined the group Soul Intent, billed as M&M.
Musical Career: Marshall Mathers' first official tape release was Fu**in' Backstabber / Soul Intent, followed by an independent album named Infinite, which was influenced by Nas and AZ. This was followed by The Slim Shady EP (Slim Shady was another of Marshall Mathers' aliases), which brought about much attention and mixed reviews in the underground hip-hop scene, due to his distinctive rapping style. The Slim Shady LP was his first release, once signed to Aftermath Entertainment / Interscope Records. The album went on to be one of the most popular albums of 1999 and was awarded triple platinum status. This time, it was his controversial lyricism that brought the media attention. Dr Dre, who has appeared on all of Eminem's mainstream albums, appeared on the track 'Guilty Conscience', which ends with a man being encouraged to kill his own wife and her lover. The follow up to The Slim Shady LP, was even more successful, in terms of sales. Released in May 2000, it quickly sold two million copies and was Mathers' fastest selling album to date. Again, his lyrics brought attention to the album, by making offensive remarks about various celebrities, including Christina Aguilera, Blink 182's Fred Durst, as well as making a promotional video (for 'My Name Is') that mocked Marilyn Manson. Eminem also sampled Dido's song 'Thank You' for the UK number one single 'Stan'. The third major album for Mathers was The Eminem Show. Released in 2002, it was yet another hit, selling over one million copies in its first week. This time around, electronic producer Moby, as well as the rock band Limp Bizkit and boy bands in general were the victims of Mathers' lyrical vitriol. His much-publicised relationship with his wife and daughter are also explored on this album, as are the charges he faced over an assault on a man he saw kissing his wife. A song destined for the bonus track accompanying his fourth major album, Encore (2004), landed Mathers in more hot water; this time with the U.S. Secret Service. The song 'We As Americans' was leaked onto the internet and Mathers was investigated for allegations that he had threatened the President. The lyrics in question were: "Fu** money / I don't rap for dead presidents / I'd rather see the president dead / it's never been said, but I set precedents." Aside from the scandal, Encore was another chart-topper for Mathers A compilation album released in 2005, entitled Curtain Call: The Hits, sparked rumours that Eminem was about to end his rapping career. Mathers denied this on Detroit's WKQI radio station, but suggested that he may be taking a break as a recording artist. Summer 2005 saw Mathers embarking on his first US tour in three years (the Anger Management Tour, featuring 50 Cent and G-Unit, Obie Trice and Lil' John). In August, however, he cancelled the European tour in order to enter drug rehabilitation. In 2006, Mathers launched Shady Records with the Eminem Presents the Re-Up mixtape. Mathers released the album 'Relapse' in 2009, which received mixed reviews, but did very well commercially being the biggest selling hip-hop album of that year. The album sold 608,000 copies in its first week causing it to debut at number one in the US Billboard 200 chart, and eventually the album was certified multi-platinum in the US. The album got to number one in it's first week in other countries such as France, Australia, Norway, Denmark and New Zealand. The following year Mathers released 'Recovery' which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 selling 741,000 copies, where it remained for nine weeks. The album also received more positive reviews than 'Relapse'. The album was certified multi-platinum in the United States, selling over 4 million copies. The album featured guest spots from Rihanna, P!ink and Lil Wayne. In 2013 Mathers released 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2', which was a sequel to 'The Marshall Mathers LP'. The album debuted at number one in the Billboard 200, having sold more than 792,000 copies in its first week, making it the second biggest of 2013 (second to Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience'). It was also Eminem's seventh number one album. The album received mostly positive reviews, and once again featured Rihanna, as well as Kendrick Lamar, Nate Ruess and Skylar Grey. The album was certified multi-platinum in the United States. Mathers is also a member of the rap group D12, whose 'Purple Pills' track was rewritten to remove the more obvious drug references, and renamed 'Purple Hills'. The semi-autobiographical film 8-mile was Mathers' official Hollywood acting debut. He recorded a number of new songs for the soundtrack, including 'Lose Yourself', which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Personal life: Marshall Mathers has been married twice to Kim Scott with whom he has a daughter named Hailie. The first marriage lasted from 1999 to 2001, the second lasted from January 2006 to April 2006. During his younger brother Nate's teenage years, Mathers had custody of him. Marshall Mathers has admitted that he does believe in God, but isn't massively religious. His mother Debbie sued him in 1999 for slandering her name in some song lyrics on 'The Slim Shady LP'. She won $1,600 in damages despite wanting $10 million, and Mathers later apologised for his behaviour on his track 'Headlights' from 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'. In 2000, Mathers was arrested for possessing a concealed weapon when he pulled out a gun on Douglas Dail, and for assault for attacking bouncer John Guerrera the next day after spotting him kissing Kim. Kim sued Mathers after the violent lyrics in his song 'Kim', which followed her attempted suicide. Marshall Mathers has struggled with his addiction to prescription drugs throughout most of his career. In 2007, he overdosed on methodone and was on the verge of death. By 2008, he was sober following extensive rehab therapy.
He told Elton John he wrote 'The Storm' ahead of his performance.
The definition of a freestyle rap is a (mostly) improvised performance, which means that Eminem's anti-Trump song 'The Storm' isn't quite as 'freestyle' as his fans liked to think. In an interview with Elton John, he admits he wrote the verses beforehand, but we still think it was an important moment.
Eminem at the 'Southpaw' premiere
When Eminem dropped his politically charged rap verse at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher, it stunned audiences for the intelligence behind the lyrics and the sheer direct anger towards the American government. He opened up about the song to Elton John in Interview Magazine.
Continue reading: Eminem Reveals His Anti-Trump Freestyle Rap Was Not 'Off The Cuff'
Sir Elton John says seeing Eminem perform live in person was like watching Sir Mick Jagger fronting the Rolling Stones.
The iconic 'Rocket Man' singer collaborated with the 45-year-old rapper - whose real name is Marshall Mathers III - on his hit single 'Stan' at the Grammy Awards in 2001, and he was left in awe of the star, and he has likened the performance to seeing the Rolling Stones band member wow crowds.
Speaking to Eminem for Interview magazine, Elton said: ''I was just mesmerized by you and your performance; it made the hairs on the back of my arms stand up.
Continue reading: Elton John Compares Eminem To Sir Mick Jagger
The critically-acclaimed rapper has made his return to music.
'Saturday Night Live' welcomed Eminem to the show this weekend as their musical guest, with the rapper joining forces with Skylar Grey to perform a medley of his new track 'Walk On Water', as well as two of his greatest hits; 'Stan', and 'Love The Way You Lie'. All three songs were performed together as part of a medley.
Whilst it was quite the moving and emotional performance that included a tribute to Eminem's late best friend Proof, aka DeShaun Holton, it was one that audio engineers were forced to bleep many words out of, really taking viewers out of the moment whenever they were made to do so. At this point, most people who tune into 'SNL' would know exactly what Eminem is all about, so it would have been nice to see the performance without all of the constant muting.
Continue reading: Eminem Performs Greatest Hits Medley On 'Saturday Night Live'
Meanwhile, Eminem has no idea why he landed his Best Hip Hop award.
The 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards took place over the weekend, with some stellar performers and some very well-deserved award recipients. Shawn Mendes was the big winner of the night, taking home four gongs in total and playing his winning single 'There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back' live.
Shawn Mendes at the 2017 MTV EMAs
As well as landing Best Song for the third single of his number one second album 'Illuminate', the 19-year-old singer-songwriter also landed Best Artist, Biggest Fans and Best Canadian Act at the award ceremony last night (November 12th 2017), held at the SSE Wembley Arena in London. It appears he's the only nominee of the night to take home multiple awards.
Continue reading: Shawn Mendes Takes Home Four Prizes At 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards
The rapper wins his case for unlawful use of 'Lose Yourself'.
Eminem and his associates have been awarded thousands in damages after filing a lawsuit against the New Zealand National Party for their unlicensed use of a variation of his hit song 'Lose Yourself', which appeared in his 2002 Academy Award winning movie '8 Mile'.
Eminem at 'Southpaw' premiere
The High Court has awarded $600,000 to Eight Mile Style which published the song, the fee being the 'hypothetical licence fee' since 2014 if they had been given permission to use the song for their advertising. The political party were found to have breached copyright on three counts according to the New Zealand Herald: 'by communicating a copy of Lose Yourself to the public without a licence, by authorising the copying, and authorising the use of the advertisements'.
The rapper slams the President in BET Awards rap.
Eminem has just dropped an epic freestyle rap attacking President Donald Trump for everything from his NFL anger to his plans to build a wall to keep out immigrants. The clip was shown at the BET Awards last night, from a parking lot on Detroit, Michigan.
Eminem at 'Southpaw' premiere
One of the main highlights of last night's (October 10th 2017) BET Awards was Eminem's freestyle 'The Storm'. He proved that he's still a legend in the rap game, and an important figure for speaking out on political issues in the music industry.
Continue reading: Eminem Wins The Internet With Freestyle Assault Against Trump
Eminem is reportedly set to release new music this year, and is believed to drop his album next month to rival Taylor Swift.
Eminem is reportedly set to release new music this year.
The 44-year-old rapper is believed to be working on new tracks, and is believed to be releasing his ninth studio album in November this year, MTV Online has reported.
And it is believed the 'Love The Way You Lie' hitmaker will be dropping his LP shortly after Taylor Swift releases her full album titled 'Reputation' in the upcoming weeks, which means they will both be vying for the hot spot in the charts.
Continue reading: Eminem Is Reportedly Set To Release New Music This Year
DJ Khaled is desperate to collaborate with Eminem and Dr Dre.
The 41-year-old artist has worked with a number of artists on tracks throughout his career, including Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Rihanna, but the star has revealed there are more musicians he would love to join forces with in the future, including Dr. Dre, Eminem, as well as music legend Adele.
Speaking to Billboard, the 'I'm The One' hitmaker said: ''I want to work with Dr. Dre. I want to work with Eminem. I want to work with Adele.''
Continue reading: DJ Khaled Is Desperate To Collaborate With Eminem
Former Tory Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith borrowed Em's 2002 hit 'Lose Yourself' to take a shot at Diane Abbott during his appearance on 'This Morning'.
In one of the most unlikely political put-downs of this – or any – general election, former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has borrowed some lyrics from the rapper Eminem in order to mock Labour’s Diane Abbott on television.
Duncan Smith, who was the Tory party leader for two years from 2001 to 2003, appeared on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ alongside Labour’s Chuka Umunna on Monday morning (May 8th), when he ripped into Umunna’s colleague Diane Abbott, who had made an error-strewn radio interview last week.
Straight Outta Chingford - Iain Duncan Smith channelled Eminem to put down Diane Abbott
Continue reading: Iain Duncan Smith Raps Eminem Lyrics To Mock Diane Abbott
Eminem is set to headline Glasgow Summer Sessions 2017 after having previously headlined in 2013.
Eminem is set to headline Glasgow Summer Sessions 2017.
The 44-year-old rapper - real name Marshall Mathers - will take to the stage at Bellahouston Park on August 24 for the annual festival, which he last graced as a headline act in 2013 prior the release of his eighth and latest studio venture 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2', which hit shelves in November of the same year.
The 'Rap God' hitmaker will be joined at the Scottish festival by supporting acts Run The Jewels, Danny Brown, and Russ.
Continue reading: Eminem To Headline Glasgow Summer Sessions 2017
Eminem - Eminem leaving BBC Maida Vale Studios after performing a secret gig. The rap superstar did not want to be photographed and tried to avoid photographers. According to an eyewitness, his security suggested that they were not expecting to see the paparazzi or fans - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th November 2013
Eminem - Hip Hop Icon Eminem, makes a rare specila event performance to celebrate G-Shockwave Watches 30th Anniversary at Pier 36 in New York City, NY. - New York City, NY, United States - Thursday 8th August 2013
Date of birth
17th October, 1972
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