“Hello” Eminem Born 17 October 1972
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born 17 October 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem and by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. Eminem, along with his solo career, is a member of his group D12, and also one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, with Royce Da 5’9″. As a solo artist, he has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. In the United States, he has sold 49.1 million albums and 42 million tracks.
After releasing his independent debut album Infinite in 1996, Eminem rose to mainstream popularity in 1999 with the release of his major-label debut album The Slim Shady LP which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. His next two records The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show, also won Best Rap Album Grammy Awards, making Eminem the first artist to win Best Rap Album for three consecutive LP’s. This was followed by another studio release in 2004 titled Encore.
He released his first album in five years titled Relapse, on May 15, 2009. In 2010, Eminem released his seventh studio album Recovery. Eminem won Grammy Awards for both Relapse and Recovery, giving him a total of 13 Grammy’s in his career, making up it best-selling rap album artist of all-time.
Eminem has opened other ventures, including his own record label Shady Records with his manager Paul Rosenberg. He also has his own radio channel, Shade 45 on Sirius XM Radio. In 2002, Eminem starred in the hip hop drama film 8 Mile. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, becoming the first rap artist ever to win the award. He has also made cameo appearances in The Wash (2001), Funny People (2009) and the television series Entourage.