Internationally recognized as one of the most successful Rap artists in history, the white rappers Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1973, in Kansas City, Missouri USA and spent the early years traveling with his mother back and forth between his hometown and the Detroit metropolitan area.
Eminem released the debut album, "Infinite", in 1996 through
independent label FBT.
It was followed, one year later, by "The Slim Shady EP" which included an Hip-Hop underground hit titled "Just Don't Give A Fuck".
In the fall of 1998 Interscope Records signed the rapper; the major-label debut, "The Slim Shady LP", was released a few months later, it climbed The Billboard 200 chart peking at #2 helped by the single "My Name Is" which entered the top 40 of The Modern Rock chart; at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, both the LP and the single won for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance, respectively.
In May 2000, Eminem, issued "The Marshall Mathers LP", which immediately rose to the top of The North American Albums charts; its main single, the Modern Rock top 20 hit, "The Real Slim Shady", was a phenomenal commercial success all over the globe; despite criticism from gay rights groups, the rapper swept up three Grammy Awards including Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance.
He returned almost exactly two years later with his fourth effort, "The Eminem Show", another instant chart topper in America, the first single, "Without Me", hit #2 on The Billboard Hot 100, peaked at #15 on The Modern Rock Tracks and became an international success hitting #1 in Australia, U.K. and several other European countries; the second single, "Cleanin Out My Closet", leapt to the #4 position on the U.S. Hot 100 chart; the following February, "The Eminem Show" would earn him his third consecutive Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
Over the course of 2002 Eminem contributed the song "Lose Yourself" to the soundtrack of his debut movie "8 Mile", the single shot to #1 on The Billboard Hot 100 and reached #14 on The Modern Rock chart. At the end of the 46th Annual Grammy ceremony, he walked off with two more awards: Best Rap Song and Best Male Rap Solo Performance for "Lose Yourself".
In Novemer of 2004 the rapper issued, "Encore", which rose like a bullet to #1 in Canada and U.S. where the record sold 4 million copies before the year was out; the single "Just Lose It" debuted at #6 on The Billboard Hot 100 and hit #1 in U.K. and Australia.
"Relapse", Eminem's first album of new material in more than four years arrived in May 2009 going straight to #1 on The Billboard 200 and on the Top Canadian Albums charts.
June 2010 saw the hip-hop superstar put out "Recovery", another British, Australian, U.S. and Canadian #1 album.