|Birth Name||Marshall Bruce Mathers III|
|Birth Place||St. Joseph, Missouri|
|Father||Marshall Mathers Jr.|
Kimberly Anne Scott
(m. 1999; div. 2001)
(m. 2006; div. 2006)
|Height||5′ 8″ (1.73m)|
|Eye color||hazel eyes|
|Hair Color||dark brown|
|Date of Birth||October 17, 1972|
|Net Worth||es. $210 million|
|Children||3 (Haile Jade Mathers, Whitney Scott Mathers and Alaina Marie Mathers)|
Personal Life and Family
Marshall Bruce Mathers III famously known as Eminem is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer. Eminem was born to Marshall Mathers Jr. and Deborah Mathers on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem never got to know his father because his father left his family when he was still an infant and didn’t keep any contact with them. As a result, Eminem had a very rough childhood since his mother was also not able to stick to one job. His mother had to find new job every year or sometimes in months. During his childhood, he had to move from Missouri and Detroit, Michigan very frequently due to his mother’s unstable jobs.
Eminem studied in the Lincoln High School in Warren, Michigan. However, due to his rough life he was not able to focus on his studies and failed in ninth grade three times. At the age of 17, he finally gave up studies and dropped out of the high school. Despite being poor at studies and having very low grades, Eminem was always had a strange interest for language. In an interview he said that “I found that no matter how bad I was at school, like, and no matter how low my grades might have been at some times, I always was good at English … I just felt like I wanna be able to have all of these words at my disposal, in my vocabulary at all times whenever I need to pull ’em out. You know, somewhere, they’ll be stored, like, locked away.”
Eminem used to sneak out of his home and take part in rap battles in the neighborhood. As he lived in a Detroit neighborhood which was the neighborhood of black people and his household was one of three white households in the neighborhood. During the rap battles, he would be only the one who was white and was frequently beaten up by the black youth.
Eminem started his journey from small rap battles from his neighborhood. As he improved his aping skills he gained more and more fame and was given offers from many rap group. . In 1995, he had a daughter Hailie Jade Scott with his girlfriend Kim Ann Scott. A year after her birth, Eminem released his first single rap album named “Infinite” with Web Entertainment label which was inspired by his daughter’s birth. The purpose of releasing the album was to earn some money to raise his daughter but the budget for the album was very slow leading the album failed to attract people and make profit. Sadly, he was fired just five days before Hailie’s birthday and he just had forty dollars to buy his daughter a birthday gift. The stress lead him to attempt suicide but luckily his attempts were failed.
In 1997, Web Entertainment released another album with Eminem titled “Slim Shade EP” which expressed his sadistic and violet alter ego. In the same year he was evicted from his house so he fled to Los Angeles to participate in the Rap Olympic which was an annual national rap battle competition. He came second in the competition so his album “Slim Shady EP” was sent to the CEO of Interscope Records Jimmy Lovine.
The tape was then played to the record producer Dr.Dre who immediately loved it and gave orders to find Eminem and meet him. This was a great news to Eminem as Dr.Dre was his idol from childhood. Finally in 1999, he released the album “The Slim Shady LP”. After the album, Eminem and Dr.Dre became good friends and created a bond with each other. Later, the two collaborated and released several hit songs such as “Forgot About Dre”, “What’s the Difference”, “Bitch Please II”, “Say What You Say”, “Encore/Curtain Down”, “Old Time Sake” and “Crack a Bottle”.
In 2000, Eminem released the album titled “The Marshall Mathers LP” which sold more than 1 million copies in the first week of release. The album broke the US records of fastest selling hip hop album and fastest selling solo album. By 2011, the album had sold more than 32 million copies of the album worldwide and was certified Diamond by the RIAA. In 2002, “The Eminem Show” was released and was a success selling more than 1 million copies in the first week and hitting the top charts. The album was the best-selling album of the year and also was certified diamond by the RIAA.
In 2004, Eminem released his next album titled “Encore” which was another success as well as controversial. He released many more hit albums such as “Recovery” (2010), “Relapse” (2009), “Curtain Call: The Hits” (2005), “Relapse: Refill” (2009) and many more. Almost all of his albums have been controversial for various subjects. His most recent album is titled “Kamikaze” which released on August 31, 2018. This album already hit no.1 on the list of Billboard 100 chart and would be his 9th consecutive album to be on no.1 on the list.
Marshall Mathers III is an American rapper whose net worth is estimated to be $210 million.
Awards and Nominations
|Critics Choice Awards||1||2|
|MTV TV & Movie Awards||1||2|
|MTV Movie Awards||0||4|
|Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||3||11|
|People's Choice Awards||2||9|
|Pro Wrestling Illustrated Awards||5||5|
|Teen Choice Awards||3||19|
|Walk of Fame||1||1|
He has all the most prestigious awards in his trophy room, such as:Grammy Awards (15), MTV Europe Music Awards (16), MTV Video Music Awards (12), American Music Awards (8), Academy Awards (Oscars)(1), Billboard Music Awards (17), Brit Awards (4), People’s Choice Awards (7), World Music Awards (10) and many more. Hence, Eminem has 151 awards (out of 340 times he was nominated).
Facts about Eminem
- As a 9-year-old, he spent a week in coma because he was thrased by a bully
- Before he discovered his talent, Eminem wanted to be a comic book artist
- Eminem came up with the idea of Slim Shady while he was in the toilet
- Marshall Mathers gained a reputation for being the white boy who destroyed opponents in rap battles
- Eminem has sold 80 million plus albums worldwide, making him one of the highest selling artists of all time
- He broke the Guinness Book of World Records with ‘Rap God’
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