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 1 383
Music to Be Murdered By Music to Be Murdered By Eminem Released January 17, 2020 7 307
The Slim Shady LP (Expanded Edition) The Slim Shady LP (Expanded Edition) Eminem Released February 22, 2019 11 116
Kamikaze Kamikaze Eminem Released August 31, 2018 8 108
The Marshall Mathers LP2 The Marshall Mathers LP2 Eminem Released November 5, 2013 4 116
Relapse: Refill Relapse: Refill Eminem Released December 21, 2009 12 128
Curtain Call: The Hits Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem Released December 6, 2005 14 129
Encore Encore Eminem Released November 12, 2004 16 135
The Singles The Singles Eminem Released December 23, 2003 9 327
Straight from the Lab Straight from the Lab Eminem Released October 2003 7 130
The Eminem Show The Eminem Show Eminem Released May 26, 2002 7 127
The Marshall Mathers LP The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem Released May 23, 2000 5 125
Slim Shady EP Slim Shady EP Eminem Released December 16, 1997 4 108
Infinite Infinite Eminem Released November 12, 1996 6 310

Eminem Lyricsby Popularity

1 Godzilla (Ft. Juice WRLD) Eminem 528 2 Renegade by JAY-Z (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 428 3 The Real Slim Shady Eminem 420 4 BANG (Original Version) by Conway the Machine (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 366 5 Venom Eminem 359 6 Ass Like That Eminem 320 7 Underground Eminem 283 8 Stepping Stone Eminem 258 9 Greatest Eminem 249 10 Cleanin' Out My Closet Eminem 236 11 My Darling Eminem 228 12 Soldier Eminem 223 13 Role Model Eminem 218 14 Lose Yourself Eminem 211 15 One Shot 2 Shot (Ft. D12) Eminem 211 16 Square Dance Eminem 209 17 Fall Eminem 208 18 Ghost Stories Eminem 205 19 Puke Eminem 198 20 Mosh Eminem 189 21 The Ringer Eminem 185 22 Without Me (Instrumental) Eminem 185 23 Topless (Remix) by Dr. Dre (Ft. Eminem, Nas & T.I.) Eminem 184 24 Yellow Brick Road Eminem 182 25 Dead Wrong by The Notorious B.I.G. (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 178 26 Brainless Eminem 175 27 Fly Away (Ft. Just Blaze) Eminem 171 28 Déjà Vu Eminem 168 29 Medicine Ball Eminem 167 30 My Name Is Eminem 165 31 Despicable Eminem 162 32 Can I Bitch Eminem 161 33 Careful What You Wish For Eminem 161 34 Intro (Curtain Call) Eminem 161 35 FACK Eminem 161 36 Just Lose It Eminem 161 37 Buffalo Bill Eminem 160 38 From Olive Us to Olive U by Soul Intent (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 159 39 Spend Some Time (Ft. 50 Cent, Obie Trice & Stat Quo) Eminem 159 40 Must Be the Ganja Eminem 158 41 One-Handed Juggler (Studio Version) by Soul Intent Eminem 158 42 6 in the Morning by D12 Eminem 157 43 Stan (Ft. Dido) Eminem 156 44 Sing for the Moment Eminem 153 45 I'll Hurt You by Busta Rhymes (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 152 46 I'm Having a Relapse Eminem 151 47 Rock Bottom Eminem 147 48 Rain Man Eminem 147 49 Tonite Eminem 146 50 Mockingbird Eminem 145 51 Guilty Conscience (Radio Version) (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 143 52 My Name Is (Original Version) Eminem 143 53 Lose Yourself Eminem 143 54 Stan (Ft. Dido) Eminem 140 55 Low Down, Dirty Eminem 139 56 Bully Eminem 137 57 911 by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. (Ft. B-Real & Eminem) Eminem 136 58 Cum on Everybody (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 135 59 Like Toy Soldiers Eminem 134 60 One-Handed Juggler (Original Version) by Soul Intent Eminem 134 61 Final Thought (Skit) Eminem 134 62 Without Me (A Cappella) Eminem 134 63 Drips (Ft. Obie Trice) Eminem 133 64 Still Don’t Give a Fuck Eminem 133 65 Stepdad Eminem 132 66 Lounge (Skit) (Ft. Aristotle (Rap) & Mark Bass) Eminem 132 67 Music Box Eminem 132 68 I’m Shady Eminem 131 69 Nut Up Eminem 131 70 Love You More Eminem 131 71 Premonition (Intro) Eminem 131 72 Bagpipes from Baghdad Eminem 130 73 I’m Back Eminem 128 74 Evil Deeds Eminem 128 75 Cocaine (Ft. Jazmine Sullivan) Eminem 128 76 If I Had... Eminem 127 77 Bad Guys Always Die by Dr. Dre (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 126 78 Infinite Eminem 126 79 Em Calls Paul (Skit) [2004] Eminem 126 80 Sing for the Moment (Instrumental) Eminem 125 81 Without Me Eminem 125 82 Good Guy (Ft. Jessie Reyez) Eminem 124 83 Headlights (Ft. Nate Ruess) Eminem 124 84 Guilty Conscience (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 124 85 The Apple Eminem 123 86 Bad Meets Evil (Ft. Royce da 5'9") Eminem 122 87 Mockingbird Eminem 122 88 I Will (Ft. Joell Ortiz, KXNG Crooked & Royce da 5'9") Eminem 121 89 Kamikaze Eminem 121 90 Brain Damage Eminem 120 91 God Is Cleaning Out My Closet Eminem 120 92 Mr. Mathers (Skit) Eminem 120 93 Ken Kaniff (Skit) [1999] (Ft. Aristotle (Rap) & Mark Bass) Eminem 119 94 Soap (Skit) (Ft. Jeff Bass & Royce da 5'9") Eminem 119 95 Take The World With Me (Ft. Bizarre & Pacewon) Eminem 119 96 We As Americans Eminem 118 97 Same Song & Dance Eminem 118 98 Big Weenie Eminem 118 99 So Far... Eminem 117 100 It’s Been Real Eminem 117 101 Yah Yah (Ft. Black Thought, ​dEnAun, Q-Tip & Royce da 5'9") Eminem 115 102 Remember Me? (Ft. RBX & Sticky Fingaz) Eminem 115 103 Crazy in Love Eminem 115 104 Role Model Eminem 114 105 Stan (Live from the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards) (Ft. Elton John) Eminem 113 106 Steve Berman (Skit) [2000] (Ft. Steve Berman) Eminem 112 107 The Kids (Demo) Eminem 112 108 No Regrets (Ft. Don Toliver) Eminem 111 109 Like Toy Soldiers Eminem 111 110 The Way I Am (Danny Lohner Remix) (Ft. Danny Lohner & Marilyn Manson) Eminem 109 111 Curtains Close (Skit) Eminem 108 112 Just Don't Give a Fuck Eminem 108 113 Bump Heads (Ja Rule Diss) (Ft. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo) Eminem 107 114 Marshall Mathers Eminem 106 115 Searchin' (Ft. Angela Workman & Eye-Kyu) Eminem 106 116 Alfred (Outro) Eminem 105 117 Amityville (Ft. Bizarre) Eminem 105 118 Without Me Eminem 102 119 Say What You Say (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 101 120 Em Calls Paul (Skit) [2018] Eminem 101