Eminem: An Energetic American Rapper, Record Producer and Actor
Eminem (Marshall Bruce Mathers III), a magnificent American rapper, actor and record producer was born on 17 October 1972 in St. Joseph, MO. He had a chaotic childhood and released “The Slim Shady LP” in 1999. This multi-platinum, album made him won 2 Grammy Awards and 4 MTV Video Music Awards. Eminem released “The Marshall Mathers LP” one of the fastest-selling album in rap music history in the year 2000.
Eminem’s first solo album “Infinite” was released in 1996 on the local Web Entertainment label however; it couldn’t manage to garner huge audience attention. In 1998 he released his second album “The Slim Shady EP”, popular producer Dr. Dre got so impressed with him that he signed Eminem for his Interscope imprint, Aftermath instantly. The Dre-coproduced “The Slim Shady LP”, which entered on the pop chart at 3rd position in February 1999 and sold 3 million copies and made him, win a Grammy award for the Best Rap Album. This catchy lead single “My Name Is” became a massive crossover success, peaking to 36th position on the Hot 100 and made him win a Grammy for the Best Rap Solo Performance.
Eminem’s unique blend of exceptional nasal delivery, crossover appeal, and enthusiasm to attack and affront everything coming his way without prejudice instantly established him as a successful young rapper and an inexorable phenomenon. A monstrous crossover hit by Eminem came with “The Real Slim Shady” which reached at #4 pop and #11 R&B in 2000. The GLAAD led the complaint charge, highly alarmed above a frequent theme of terrible homophobia right through the album. This debate reached openly when gay rocker and a candid Eminem fan performed with him at the Grammy Awards ceremony in 2001. This album version of “Stan” drew its pretty chorus from the track “Thank You” by an English singer and song-writer Dido.
In 2001, Eminem signed his Detroit crew “D12” with his new record label “Shady Records” released “Devil’s Night” that debuted at #1 and sold above two million copies. In 2002, Eminem came back with his third album “The Eminem Show” that sold over 1 million copies in the first week of its release and went over selling above 10 million copies—making him the only artist in the history of rap music with two diamond certified albums. Its first single “Without Me” mocked the media storm which followed him everywhere he went. This single reached at 2nd position on Billboard’s Hot 100 and became his highest placement till date. “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” his second single from the third album, reached at 4th position on the Hot 100.
Eminem starred as himself in “8 Mile” with Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer and Kim Basinger in November 2002. He earned critical acclamation for his acting capabilities in this film and also for its soundtrack “Lose Yourself” that was his first track to reach at 1st position on the Hot 100 and made him, win an Academy Award for the Best Original Song in the year 2003.
He returned with “Encore” in November 2004 that sold 700,000 copies in its initial three days of release and 2.8 million in its first two weeks. He released a record hits album “Curtain Call”. In August, 2005, Eminem entered a rehab facility to take pleasure from an addiction on sleeping pills. After a long break from recording, he came back with “Relapse” in May 2009 and “Relapse 2” in August 2009. Watch and listen all the latest Eminem music videos at the coolest new urban music website, Urban-Nation.Com.
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