Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan, Eminem, AKA "Slim Shady" burst onto the hip hop scene with 1999's The Slim Shady LP, his major-label debut album, which was produced by his mentor Dr. Dre. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album that year. The trend of record-shattering hits would continue for Eminem, his seven subsequent albums debuted at No. 1. Em's follow up album, The Marshall Mathers LP is the fastest-selling album in the history of United States music. His third studio album, The Eminem Show, made Slim the first artist to win Best Rap Album for three consecutive years. Over the years Eminem has mixed it up with some of the most influential artists in music. Of course D12 is Eminem's "band" and features his buddies from Detroit. Dr. Dre was responsible for bringing Eminem to the mainstream, and mentored the young Eminem while helping lay down some of the hardest tracks ever recorded. After a massive bidding war, Eminem and Dre signed 50 Cent to Shady Aftermath Records, and Fifty accompanied Eminem and Dr. Dre on the Up in Smoke Tour in 2001. Perhaps the biggest name in hip hop outside of Eminem is Jay Z. The duo hooked up for Renegades on Jay Z's Blueprint album, and the two made music history when they performed concerts together at Yankee Stadium and Comerica Park.
The Return of Slim Shady
When Eminem returned to music with 2010's Relapse followed by Recovery in 2011, Eminem again won the best album Grammy award. That makes a grand total of 13 Grammys and counting. Ever since then fans have been eagerly awaiting an Eminem Tour, hopefully featuring Dr Dre. Lets not forget that when the duo, along with 50 Cent, went on the Up in Smoke Tour it was among the most successful tours of all time.
At the height of his popularity, Eminem starred in the feature film 8 Mile, which featured the #1 single "Lose Yourself", which wound up being the longest single to stay No. 1 on Billboard's hip hop chart. Eminem was the highest selling artist of the 2000's and has sold more than 80 million records. Both VH1 and Rolling Stone named him to the 100 greatest artists of all time, and in 2008 Vibe called him the Best Rapper Alive. Recently, Eminem has been getting a lot of love on Facebook, as he's passed Lady Gaga to become the most "liked" person on Facebook. Be there to see one of the most successful, influential and downright entertaining artists of all time and buy Eminem tickets as soon as you can!
The Slim Shady LP (1999)
The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
The Eminem Show (2002)
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)