Eminem About

A legendary hip-hop icon who started as an underground battle rapper in Detroit, Marshall “Eminem” Bruce Mathers III (1972 – present) has developed a career full of controversy, wild swings, and some of the most noteworthy raps in the history of the genre.

Eminem has broken countless barriers, shifting and impacting the culture in several ways. In June 2017, “Stan” was added into the Oxford Dictionary, and in 2019, to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. He was the first rapper to win the Grammy Award for Best Album for three consecutive albums. “Rap God” set the Guinness World Record for most words in a song. He was also the first rapper to win an Oscar. His albums The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show became certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2011, making him one of the few artists to have more than one Diamond album. This has helped him become the highest selling hip-hop artist of all time. In January 2020, with his 11th studio album Music to Be Murdered By debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200, Eminem became the first artist in history to have 10 consecutive #1 debuts.

Produced and co-signed by Dr. Dre, Em had an unprecedented run of success from 1999 up until 2003, releasing three well-reviewed multi-platinum albums, stealing the show on countless collaborations, and even starred in a hit movie. However, it all came crashing down around 2004, when a string of problems ranging from drug dependence to depression to the tragic death of best friend Deshaun “Proof” Holton in 2006 led to a long hiatus from music and a pair of what were, by his own admission, sub-par albums.

This led to Em switching his style up from his previously shock-oriented lyrics to more emotional subject matters on the 2010s Recovery. This was a well-received and Grammy-award winning album, and he employed a very similar approach to 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, the well-received sequel to Em’s magnum opus.

Eminem invested himself farther than ever into this new emotional style with 2017’s Revival, which included lyrics about his place in hip-hop, as well as modern issues including President Donald Trump. Despite the serious direction, many were turned off to the album due to its heavy Rock-sampling, with many considering it one of, if not his weakest project.

Following the controversy surrounding Revival and criticism of his modern-style, Eminem surprise-released Kamikaze on 31 August 2018, which responded to critics of Revival and his career overall. The album was received much better than his previous and went on to be the highest selling rap album of 2018.

Once again by surprise, Eminem released Music to Be Murdered By on 17 January 2020, being Eminem’s first full-length project for the new decade. The album, similar to 2018’s Kamikaze, includes fast-paced rapping and heavy rhyming. The album’s cover is a reference to Sir Alfred Hitchcock, and his 1958 debut album Music to Be Murdered By.

He has an extensive list of hit singles; some of the most popular include “Without Me,” “Lose Yourself,” “Stan,” “The Real Slim Shady,” “Mockingbird,” “When I’m Gone,” “Love the Way You Lie,” “Not Afraid,” “The Monster,” “Rap God” and “River.”

Em is one half of Bad Meets Evil with Royce Da 5'9", and was a part of D12 with Mr. Porter, Kuniva, Swifty McVay, & Bizarre, and formerly with Proof, Bugz & Fuzz Scoota.

Eminem founded Shady Records in 1999 after the success of The Slim Shady LP and served as the label’s president along with his manager, Paul Rosenberg.

As of February 8, 2018, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” is officially certified diamond in the United States, meaning the song has sold over 10 million copies. It’s Eminem’s third diamond single after “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie." Eminem is now the first rapper and only the second artist to ever achieve this accolade.

Eminem Albums

Music to Be Murdered By: Side B Music to Be Murdered By: Side B Eminem Expected December 18, 2020 1 215
Music to Be Murdered By Music to Be Murdered By Eminem Released January 17, 2020 7 157
Kamikaze Kamikaze Eminem Released August 31, 2018 8 55
The Marshall Mathers LP2 The Marshall Mathers LP2 Eminem Released November 5, 2013 4 66
Relapse: Refill Relapse: Refill Eminem Released December 21, 2009 12 64
Curtain Call: The Hits Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem Released December 6, 2005 14 71
Encore Encore Eminem Released November 12, 2004 16 82
The Singles The Singles Eminem Released December 23, 2003 9 190
Straight from the Lab Straight from the Lab Eminem Released October 2003 7 69
The Eminem Show The Eminem Show Eminem Released May 26, 2002 7 67
The Marshall Mathers LP The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem Released May 23, 2000 5 66
Slim Shady EP Slim Shady EP Eminem Released December 16, 1997 4 53
Infinite Infinite Eminem Released November 12, 1996 6 160

Eminem Lyricsby Popularity

1 BANG (Original Version) by Conway the Machine (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 220 2 Renegade by JAY-Z (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 215 3 Ass Like That Eminem 203 4 The Real Slim Shady Eminem 190 5 Venom Eminem 184 6 Stepping Stone Eminem 147 7 Godzilla (Ft. Juice WRLD) Eminem 144 8 Greatest Eminem 138 9 My Darling Eminem 129 10 Lose Yourself Eminem 127 11 Soldier Eminem 125 12 Ghost Stories Eminem 120 13 Underground Eminem 119 14 Déjà Vu Eminem 114 15 Puke Eminem 114 16 One Shot 2 Shot (Ft. D12) Eminem 113 17 Role Model Eminem 108 18 Mosh Eminem 108 19 Dead Wrong by The Notorious B.I.G. (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 107 20 Brainless Eminem 105 21 Square Dance Eminem 104 22 Fall Eminem 104 23 Without Me (Instrumental) Eminem 103 24 The Ringer Eminem 99 25 Topless (Remix) by Dr. Dre (Ft. Eminem, Nas & T.I.) Eminem 96 26 6 in the Morning by D12 Eminem 95 27 Yellow Brick Road Eminem 94 28 From Olive Us to Olive U by Soul Intent (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 94 29 I'm Having a Relapse Eminem 92 30 Cleanin' Out My Closet Eminem 90 31 Careful What You Wish For Eminem 90 32 Fly Away (Ft. Just Blaze) Eminem 89 33 Despicable Eminem 89 34 Medicine Ball Eminem 87 35 Stan (Ft. Dido) Eminem 86 36 Can I Bitch Eminem 84 37 Just Lose It Eminem 84 38 Intro (Curtain Call) Eminem 83 39 One-Handed Juggler (Studio Version) by Soul Intent Eminem 83 40 Sing for the Moment Eminem 83 41 Buffalo Bill Eminem 81 42 Cum on Everybody (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 80 43 FACK Eminem 80 44 I'll Hurt You by Busta Rhymes (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 80 45 Final Thought (Skit) Eminem 79 46 911 by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. (Ft. B-Real & Eminem) Eminem 77 47 Still Don’t Give a Fuck Eminem 77 48 Rain Man Eminem 77 49 Stan (Ft. Dido) Eminem 76 50 Guilty Conscience (Radio Version) (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 75 51 Headlights (Ft. Nate Ruess) Eminem 75 52 Music Box Eminem 75 53 Like Toy Soldiers Eminem 75 54 Spend Some Time (Ft. 50 Cent, Obie Trice & Stat Quo) Eminem 75 55 Bully Eminem 74 56 I’m Shady Eminem 73 57 I’m Back Eminem 73 58 Must Be the Ganja Eminem 73 59 Stepdad Eminem 72 60 Rock Bottom Eminem 72 61 Bagpipes from Baghdad Eminem 72 62 One-Handed Juggler (Original Version) by Soul Intent Eminem 72 63 Lounge (Skit) (Ft. Aristotle (Rap) & Mark Bass) Eminem 71 64 If I Had... Eminem 71 65 Tonite Eminem 71 66 We As Americans Eminem 70 67 Ken Kaniff (Skit) [1999] (Ft. Aristotle (Rap) & Mark Bass) Eminem 70 68 Drips (Ft. Obie Trice) Eminem 70 69 Nut Up Eminem 70 70 Evil Deeds Eminem 70 71 Love You More Eminem 70 72 Kamikaze Eminem 69 73 Without Me (A Cappella) Eminem 69 74 Bad Meets Evil (Ft. Royce da 5'9") Eminem 68 75 God Is Cleaning Out My Closet Eminem 67 76 Low Down, Dirty Eminem 67 77 My Name Is (Original Version) Eminem 67 78 Guilty Conscience (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 67 79 Cocaine (Ft. Jazmine Sullivan) Eminem 67 80 Mr. Mathers (Skit) Eminem 66 81 Mockingbird Eminem 66 82 Without Me Eminem 65 83 Em Calls Paul (Skit) [2004] Eminem 64 84 Sing for the Moment (Instrumental) Eminem 63 85 Soap (Skit) (Ft. Jeff Bass & Royce da 5'9") Eminem 63 86 Good Guy (Ft. Jessie Reyez) Eminem 63 87 So Far... Eminem 62 88 The Apple Eminem 62 89 Mockingbird Eminem 62 90 Brain Damage Eminem 61 91 Same Song & Dance Eminem 61 92 Crazy in Love Eminem 61 93 Lose Yourself Eminem 61 94 Bad Guys Always Die by Dr. Dre (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 60 95 My Name Is Eminem 60 96 Infinite Eminem 59 97 Stan (Live from the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards) (Ft. Elton John) Eminem 59 98 Remember Me? (Ft. RBX & Sticky Fingaz) Eminem 58 99 Searchin' (Ft. Angela Workman & Eye-Kyu) Eminem 58 100 Big Weenie Eminem 58 101 Yah Yah (Ft. Black Thought, ​dEnAun, Q-Tip & Royce da 5'9") Eminem 57 102 I Will (Ft. Joell Ortiz, KXNG Crooked & Royce da 5'9") Eminem 57 103 Marshall Mathers Eminem 57 104 Steve Berman (Skit) [2009] (Ft. Steve Berman) Eminem 57 105 Bump Heads (Ja Rule Diss) (Ft. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo) Eminem 56 106 Just Don't Give a Fuck Eminem 56 107 Take The World With Me (Ft. Bizarre & Pacewon) Eminem 56 108 Em Calls Paul (Skit) [2018] Eminem 55 109 Like Toy Soldiers Eminem 55 110 The Way I Am (Danny Lohner Remix) (Ft. Danny Lohner & Marilyn Manson) Eminem 55 111 Alfred (Outro) Eminem 54 112 The Kids (Demo) Eminem 54 113 No Regrets (Ft. Don Toliver) Eminem 53 114 So Much Better Eminem 53 115 Steve Berman (Skit) [2000] (Ft. Steve Berman) Eminem 52 116 Cleanin' Out My Closet (Drum & Bass Remix) Eminem 52 117 Premonition (Intro) Eminem 52 118 Say What You Say (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 51 119 Curtains Close (Skit) Eminem 51 120 It’s Been Real Eminem 51