Hip Hop Rapper
Born Oct 17, 1972

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM) and by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. Eminem's popularity brought his group, D12, to mainstream recognition. In addition to being a member of D12, Eminem is also one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, with Royce da 5'9". Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in the world and is the best selling artist of the 2000s.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eminem.


1972 Birth Born on October 17, 1972.
1982 9 Years Old One bully, De'Angelo Bailey, severely injured Eminem in the head; Debbie Nelson filed a lawsuit against the school in 1982, which was dismissed the following year. … Read More


1987 14 Years Old …  In 1987, Debbie allowed runaway Kimberly Ann "Kim" Scott to stay at their home; several years later, Eminem began an on-and-off relationship with Scott. … Read More
1989 16 Years Old …  Kim and her twin sister, Dawn, had run away from home; they moved in with Eminem and his mother when he was 15, and he began an on-and-off relationship with Kim in 1989. Their daughter, Hailie, was born on December 25, 1995; they married in 1999, divorcing in 2001.
1991 18 Years Old When Polkinghorn committed suicide in 1991, Eminem stopped speaking for days and did not attend his funeral.


1995 - 1999 6 More Events
…  In July 2000, Eminem was the first white artist to appear on the cover of The Source magazine. … Read More
Eminem performed with Elton John at the 43rd Grammy Awards ceremony in 2001, with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD, an organization which considered Eminem's lyrics homophobic) condemning John's decision to perform with Eminem. … Read More
Although Eminem told Rolling Stone in 2002, "I would rather have a baby through my penis than get married again", he and Kim briefly remarried in January 2006. … Read More


On December 8, 2003, the United States Secret Service said that it was "looking into" allegations that Eminem had threatened the President of the United States. … Read More
2004 - 2007 3 More Events
2008 35 Years Old Eminem appeared on his Shade 45 Sirius channel in September 2008, saying: "Right now I'm kinda just concentrating on my own stuff, for right now and just banging out tracks and producing a lot of stuff. … Read More
2009 36 Years Old According to a March 5, 2009 press release, Eminem would release two new albums that year. … Read More
Both won Grammy Awards and Recovery was the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide, the second time he had the international best-selling album of the year (after The Eminem Show).
He appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards on February 13, performing "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" with Rihanna and Adam Levine and "I Need a Doctor" with Dr. Dre and Skylar Grey. … Read More
2012 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Eminem announced on May 24, 2012 that he was working on his next album, scheduled for release the following year. … Read More


Eminem's eighth album, 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, won two Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album; it expanded his record for the most wins in that category and his Grammy total to 15. … Read More
2014 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2014, Eminem and Rosenberg began using the hashtag #SHADYXV on social-networking sites, and the rapper wore a T-shirt with the hashtag onstage. … Read More
The Official Eminem Box Set, a career-spanning, 10-disc vinyl box set, was released on March 12, 2015. … Read More
2016 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2016, Eminem appeared on the soundtrack of the film Suicide Squad.
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