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Hip Hop rapper Eminem Eminem

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.
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Bonnaroo 2018 lineup announced
CNN - about 2 months
Eminem is going to be pretty busy for the summer festival season.
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Beyoncé, Eminem and the Weeknd to Headline Coachella
NYTimes - about 2 months
The festival will take place on April 13-15 and April 20-22, and skew toward hip-hop and R&B as opposed to rock.
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Popcast: Will Eminem Ever Change?
NYTimes - 2 months
After a brief break from the spotlight, the rapper returned with “Revival,” an album that revisited familiar tropes and sounds. A conversation, on Popcast.
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Eminem says Trump makes his ‘blood boil,’ hopes he ‘gets impeached’
Fox News - 2 months
Eminem has lashed out again at President Trump, saying in an interview with Vulture that he hopes the president “gets impeached.”
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Album Review: Hip-Hop Changes. Eminem Doesn’t.
NYTimes - 2 months
His new album, “Revival,” is entrancing and mystifying, a showcase for a dexterous rapper and over-the-top provocateur searching for his middle-aged sound.
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What's Good? Hip-Hop Drops A Motherlode Of New Music
NPR - 2 months
Friday got flooded with new music. Here's the quick take on LPs from Eminem, Brockhampton, N.E.R.D., Boosie, G-Eazy, Scarface and Jeezy — to name a few. (Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)
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Eminem releases anti-racism anthem 'Untouchable'
ABC News - 3 months
He raps, "Black boy, black boy, we don't like the sight of you."
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Eminem Delivers A Mini-Medley Of Hits On 'Saturday Night Live'
NPR - 3 months
Mature and introspective, the 20-year vet displayed a rare glimpse of vulnerability as he rapped about his pressure to be perfect and his fall from prominence in the game. (Image credit: YouTube screenshot by NPR/Saturday Night Live)
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Hear Beyonce and Eminem's emotional ballad, 'Walk on Water'
ABC News - 4 months
The emotional ballad is the first from Eminem since 2016.
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Eminem And Beyoncé 'Walk On Water'
NPR - 4 months
The Detroit legend and the Queen Bey collaborate for the first time on the poignant new single. (Image credit: Donna Ward/Getty Images)
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U.S. rapper Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political ads
Reuters.com - 4 months
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 to U.S. rapper Eminem for using music similar to his 2002 hit "Lose Yourself" in a television commercial to help win a national election.
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 43
    In September 2016, Eminem was featured on Skylar Grey's song, "Kill For You", which appears on her album, Natural Causes.
    In June 2016, Eminem appeared on the soundtrack of the film Suicide Squad.
  • 2015
    Age 42
    In June 2015, it was revealed that he will serve as the executive producer and music supervisor on the TV series Motor City whose premise will be based upon the 2002 film Narc.
    Eminem appeared on the public access show Only in Monroe, produced in Monroe, Michigan, and was interviewed by guest host Stephen Colbert for an episode that aired July 1, 2015.
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    Another single, "Kings Never Die" by Eminem featuring Gwen Stefani, was released on July 10, 2015 on YouTube via Eminem's Vevo account.
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    The Official Eminem Box Set, a career-spanning, 10-disc vinyl box set, was released on March 12, 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 41
    In his 2014 song "Headlights", Eminem apologized to, and reiterated his love for, his mother.
    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 40
    On November 3 Eminem was named the first YouTube Music Awards Artist of the Year, and a week later he received the Global Icon Award at the 2013 MTV EMA Music Awards.
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    The album secured Eminem's position as Canada's best-selling artist, and was 2013's best-selling album.
    On February 11, 2013, Shady Records president and Eminem manager Paul Rosenberg announced that the rapper's eighth album would be released after Memorial Day. "We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013.
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    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    He talked about the album on June 30, 2012, with DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45; the material was taking shape, and Dr. Dre would be involved.
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    Eminem announced on May 24, 2012 that he was working on his next album, scheduled for release the following year.
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  • 2011
    Age 38
    Early in 2011 he leaked "2. Boys", on which Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse collaborated when they signed with Shady Records in January, and performed it in April.
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    In March 2011, within days of each other, The Eminem Show and The Marshall Mathers LP were certified diamond by the RIAA; Eminem is the only rapper with two diamond-certified albums.
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    Eminem was featured on Royce da 5'9s "Writer's Block", released on April 8, 2011.
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    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 37
    In 2010, Eminem again began collaborating with Royce da 5'9" on their first EP as Bad Meets Evil; the duo formed in 1999.
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    In December 2010, the "Great Eminem Recovery" was number one on Billboards Top 25 Music Moments of 2010.
    Due to the success of Recovery and the Home & Home Tour, Eminem was named the 2010 Hottest MC in the Game by MTV and Emcee of the Year by the online magazine HipHopDX.
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    He opened the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, performing "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie" with Rihanna singing the choruses.
    He appeared at the 2010 BET Awards, performing "Not Afraid" and "Airplanes, Part II" with B.o.B, and performed at the Activison E3 concert.
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    Recovery was the bestselling album worldwide in 2010, joining 2002's bestseller The Eminem Show to give the rapper two worldwide year-end number-one albums.
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    Billboard reported that it was the bestselling album of 2010, making Eminem the first artist in Nielsen SoundScan history with two year-end bestselling albums.
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    On April 14, 2010, Eminem tweeted: "There is no Relapse 2".
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    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).
  • 2009
    Age 36
    According to a March 5, 2009 press release, Eminem would release two new albums that year.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    In September 2007 Eminem called New York radio station WQHT during an interview with 50 Cent, saying that he was "in limbo" and "debating" about when (or if) he would release another album: "I'm always working – I'm always in the studio.
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  • 2005
    Age 32
    In 2005, industry insiders speculated that Eminem was considering ending his rapping career after six years and several multi-platinum albums.
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  • 2004
    Age 31
    On October 25, 2004, a week before the 2004 US Presidential election, Eminem released the video for "Mosh" on the Internet.
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  • 2003
    Age 30
    On December 8, 2003 the United States Secret Service reported that it was "looking into" allegations that Eminem threatened President George W. Bush in "We As Americans" (an unreleased bootleg at the time), with the lyrics: "Fuck money, I don't rap for dead presidents.
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    The video also parodied Pee-wee Herman, MC Hammer and Madonna during her Blond Ambition period. "Weird Al" Yankovic, who parodied the Eminem song "Lose Yourself" on "Couch Potato" for his 2003 album Poodle Hat, told the Chicago Sun-Times about Jackson's protest: "Last year, Eminem forced me to halt production on the video for my 'Lose Yourself' parody because he somehow thought that it would be harmful to his image or career.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    The Eminem Show was the best-selling album of 2002.
    The Eminem Show was released in May 2002.
    On March 31, 2002, French jazz pianist Jacques Loussier filed a $10 million lawsuit against Eminem and Dr. Dre, claiming that the beat for "Kill You" was from his instrumental "Pulsion".
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    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 28
    In 2001 D12's debut album, Devil's Night, was released.
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    In 2001 Eminem appeared in the Up in Smoke Tour with rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit and Ice Cube and the Family Values Tour with Limp Bizkit, headlining the Anger Management Tour with Papa Roach, Ludacris and Xzibit.
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 27
    On July 7, 2000, Kim attempted suicide, slashing her wrists, and later sued Eminem for defamation after he described her violent death in "Kim".
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    The Eminem Show (certified 10× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America) examines the effects of the rapper's rise to fame, his relationship with his wife and daughter and his status in the hip-hop community, addressing an assault charge brought by a bouncer he saw kissing his wife in 2000.
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    In July 2000, Eminem was the first white artist to appear on the cover of The Source magazine.
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  • 1999
    Age 26
    Eminem released The Slim Shady LP in February 1999.
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    After his debut album Infinite (1996), Eminem achieved mainstream popularity in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP, which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
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  • 1997
    Age 24
    After he was evicted from his home, Eminem went to Los Angeles to compete in the 1997 Rap Olympics, an annual, nationwide battle rap competition.
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    In the spring of 1997 he recorded his debut EP, the Slim Shady EP, which was released that winter by Web Entertainment.
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    By March 1997 he was fired from Gilbert's Lodge for the last time, and lived in his mother's mobile home with Kim and Hailie.
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  • 1995
    Age 22
    As Eminem's reputation grew, he was recruited by several rap groups; the first was the New Jacks. After they disbanded he joined Soul Intent, who released a single on their 1995 self-titled EP featuring Proof.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 18
    When Polkinghorn committed suicide in 1991, Eminem stopped speaking for days and did not attend his funeral.
  • 1989
    Age 16
    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.
  • 1987
    Age 14
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 9
    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.
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  • 1972
    Born
    Born on October 17, 1972.
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