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 1 223
Music to Be Murdered By Music to Be Murdered By Eminem Released January 17, 2020 7 164
Kamikaze Kamikaze Eminem Released August 31, 2018 8 57
The Marshall Mathers LP2 The Marshall Mathers LP2 Eminem Released November 5, 2013 4 69
Relapse: Refill Relapse: Refill Eminem Released December 21, 2009 12 67
Curtain Call: The Hits Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem Released December 6, 2005 14 73
Encore Encore Eminem Released November 12, 2004 16 85
The Singles The Singles Eminem Released December 23, 2003 9 195
Straight from the Lab Straight from the Lab Eminem Released October 2003 7 71
The Eminem Show The Eminem Show Eminem Released May 26, 2002 7 70
The Marshall Mathers LP The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem Released May 23, 2000 5 68
Slim Shady EP Slim Shady EP Eminem Released December 16, 1997 4 55
Infinite Infinite Eminem Released November 12, 1996 6 168

Eminem Lyricsby Popularity

1 BANG (Original Version) by Conway the Machine (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 228 2 Renegade by JAY-Z (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 223 3 Ass Like That Eminem 208 4 The Real Slim Shady Eminem 201 5 Venom Eminem 191 6 Godzilla (Ft. Juice WRLD) Eminem 152 7 Stepping Stone Eminem 149 8 Greatest Eminem 144 9 My Darling Eminem 136 10 Lose Yourself Eminem 133 11 Soldier Eminem 129 12 Underground Eminem 128 13 Ghost Stories Eminem 123 14 Puke Eminem 120 15 One Shot 2 Shot (Ft. D12) Eminem 117 16 Déjà Vu Eminem 116 17 Mosh Eminem 114 18 Square Dance Eminem 113 19 Dead Wrong by The Notorious B.I.G. (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 110 20 Role Model Eminem 110 21 Brainless Eminem 109 22 Without Me (Instrumental) Eminem 107 23 Fall Eminem 106 24 Topless (Remix) by Dr. Dre (Ft. Eminem, Nas & T.I.) Eminem 101 25 6 in the Morning by D12 Eminem 100 26 The Ringer Eminem 100 27 Cleanin' Out My Closet Eminem 98 28 Yellow Brick Road Eminem 98 29 Careful What You Wish For Eminem 96 30 From Olive Us to Olive U by Soul Intent (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 96 31 I'm Having a Relapse Eminem 95 32 Despicable Eminem 94 33 Fly Away (Ft. Just Blaze) Eminem 93 34 Stan (Ft. Dido) Eminem 91 35 Sing for the Moment Eminem 91 36 Medicine Ball Eminem 89 37 Can I Bitch Eminem 88 38 Intro (Curtain Call) Eminem 87 39 FACK Eminem 86 40 One-Handed Juggler (Studio Version) by Soul Intent Eminem 86 41 Just Lose It Eminem 86 42 Spend Some Time (Ft. 50 Cent, Obie Trice & Stat Quo) Eminem 84 43 Buffalo Bill Eminem 83 44 I'll Hurt You by Busta Rhymes (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 83 45 Rain Man Eminem 83 46 Final Thought (Skit) Eminem 82 47 Guilty Conscience (Radio Version) (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 81 48 Cum on Everybody (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 81 49 911 by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. (Ft. B-Real & Eminem) Eminem 80 50 Still Don’t Give a Fuck Eminem 78 51 Like Toy Soldiers Eminem 78 52 Stan (Ft. Dido) Eminem 78 53 Stepdad Eminem 77 54 Rock Bottom Eminem 77 55 One-Handed Juggler (Original Version) by Soul Intent Eminem 77 56 Bully Eminem 76 57 Lounge (Skit) (Ft. Aristotle (Rap) & Mark Bass) Eminem 76 58 I’m Shady Eminem 76 59 I’m Back Eminem 76 60 Headlights (Ft. Nate Ruess) Eminem 76 61 Tonite Eminem 76 62 Music Box Eminem 76 63 Must Be the Ganja Eminem 75 64 Ken Kaniff (Skit) [1999] (Ft. Aristotle (Rap) & Mark Bass) Eminem 74 65 Drips (Ft. Obie Trice) Eminem 74 66 Bagpipes from Baghdad Eminem 74 67 Nut Up Eminem 74 68 Love You More Eminem 74 69 Bad Meets Evil (Ft. Royce da 5'9") Eminem 73 70 If I Had... Eminem 73 71 My Name Is (Original Version) Eminem 73 72 Evil Deeds Eminem 73 73 Kamikaze Eminem 72 74 Mockingbird Eminem 72 75 Without Me (A Cappella) Eminem 72 76 We As Americans Eminem 71 77 Low Down, Dirty Eminem 70 78 Mr. Mathers (Skit) Eminem 70 79 Cocaine (Ft. Jazmine Sullivan) Eminem 70 80 The Apple Eminem 69 81 Guilty Conscience (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 69 82 Without Me Eminem 69 83 God Is Cleaning Out My Closet Eminem 68 84 Em Calls Paul (Skit) [2004] Eminem 68 85 Sing for the Moment (Instrumental) Eminem 67 86 Mockingbird Eminem 67 87 Brain Damage Eminem 66 88 So Far... Eminem 66 89 My Name Is Eminem 66 90 Crazy in Love Eminem 66 91 Lose Yourself Eminem 66 92 Same Song & Dance Eminem 65 93 Soap (Skit) (Ft. Jeff Bass & Royce da 5'9") Eminem 64 94 Good Guy (Ft. Jessie Reyez) Eminem 64 95 Bad Guys Always Die by Dr. Dre (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 63 96 Remember Me? (Ft. RBX & Sticky Fingaz) Eminem 63 97 Infinite Eminem 63 98 Take The World With Me (Ft. Bizarre & Pacewon) Eminem 63 99 Stan (Live from the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards) (Ft. Elton John) Eminem 62 100 Searchin' (Ft. Angela Workman & Eye-Kyu) Eminem 61 101 Steve Berman (Skit) [2009] (Ft. Steve Berman) Eminem 60 102 Big Weenie Eminem 60 103 I Will (Ft. Joell Ortiz, KXNG Crooked & Royce da 5'9") Eminem 59 104 Just Don't Give a Fuck Eminem 59 105 The Kids (Demo) Eminem 59 106 Yah Yah (Ft. Black Thought, ​dEnAun, Q-Tip & Royce da 5'9") Eminem 58 107 No Regrets (Ft. Don Toliver) Eminem 58 108 Curtains Close (Skit) Eminem 58 109 Marshall Mathers Eminem 58 110 Like Toy Soldiers Eminem 58 111 Bump Heads (Ja Rule Diss) (Ft. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo) Eminem 57 112 Em Calls Paul (Skit) [2018] Eminem 56 113 The Way I Am (Danny Lohner Remix) (Ft. Danny Lohner & Marilyn Manson) Eminem 56 114 Premonition (Intro) Eminem 56 115 Alfred (Outro) Eminem 55 116 Steve Berman (Skit) [2000] (Ft. Steve Berman) Eminem 55 117 So Much Better Eminem 54 118 It’s Been Real Eminem 54 119 Cleanin' Out My Closet (Drum & Bass Remix) Eminem 54 120 Say What You Say (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 53