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Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972 (1972-10-17) [age 45]),[1] known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor from DetroitMichigan. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12, and with Royce da 5'9" is one half of the hip-hop duo Evil. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the in popular music. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has had ten number-one albums on the popular_music. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has had ten number-one albums on the Wikipedia:Billboard 200. He has sold more than 172 million albums, making him one of themusic artists. As of June 2014, Eminem is the second-bestselling male artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era, the sixth-bestselling artist in the United States and the bestselling hip-hop artist, with sales of 45.1 million albums and 42 million tracks (including 31 million digital single certifications).

After his debut album Infinite (1996), Eminem achieved mainstream popularity in 1999 with his Shady LP, which earned him his first Album. His next two releases, 2000's LP and 2002's The Eminem Show, were worldwide successes, with each being Diamond certifications in US sales and both winning Best Rap Album Grammy Awards (making Eminem the first artist to win the award for three consecutive LPs. They were followed by Encore in 2004, another critical and commercial success. Eminem went on hiatus after touring in 2005, releasing album) in 2009 and Recovery in 2010. 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). Eminem's eighth album, 2013's 2, won two Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album; it expanded his record for the most wins in that category and his by_Eminem to 15.

Eminem has developed other ventures, including Shady Records with manager manager). He has his own channel, Shade 45, on Sirius XM Radio. In November 2002, Eminem starred in the hip hop film (film). He won the Best Original Song for "Original Song for "Wikipedia:Lose Yourself", the first rap artist to win the award. Eminem has made cameo appearances in the films film)(2001), Funny People (2009), film) (2014) and the television series Entourage (2010).

Life & Career

1972-1992:  Early Life

Mathers was born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr. (born June 30, 1951, and known as Bruce) and Deborah Rae Nelson (born January 6, 1955, and known as Debbie).[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-3|ref-3" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-3][4][[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-MySonMarshall-5|5-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-MySonMarshall-5] Eminem is of English, German, Scottish and Swiss descent.[6] Debbie was 14 when she met 18-year-old Bruce;[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-MySonMarshall-5|5-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-MySonMarshall-5] at age 17, she nearly died during her 73-hour labor.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7|7-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7] Eminem's parents were in a band called Daddy Warbucks, playing in Ramada Inns along the Dakotas-Montana border before their separation. Bruce left the family, moving to California[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8|8-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8] and having two other children: Michael and Sarah (born c. 1982).[9] Debbie later had a son, Nathan Kane Samara, born February 3, 1986 also known as Nate.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-MySonMarshall-5|5-2" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-MySonMarshall-5] During his childhood Eminem and Debbie shuttled between Missouri and Michigan, rarely staying in one house for more than a year or two and living primarily with family members. In Missouri they lived in several places, including Saint Joseph, Savannah and Kansas City,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-10|ref-10" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-10] before settling inWarren, Michigan when Eminem was eleven.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8|8-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8][11] As a teenager, Eminem wrote letters to his father; according to Debbie, all came back marked "Return to sender."[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8|8-2" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8] Friends and family remember Eminem as a happy child, but "a bit of a loner" who was often bullied. 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.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7|7-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7]

Eminem spent much of his youth in a lower-middle-class, primarily African-American Detroit neighborhood.[8] He and Debbie were one of three white households on their block, and Eminem was beaten by African-American youths several times.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8|8-4" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8] As a child he was interested in storytelling, aspiring to be a comic-book artist before discovering hip hop.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Noshame.3F-12|ref-Noshame.3F 12-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Noshame.3F-12]Eminem heard his first rap song ("Reckless", featuring Ice-T) on the Breakin' soundtrack, a gift from Debbie's half-brother Ronnie Polkinghorn, who later became a music mentor to him. When Polkinghorn committed suicide in 1991, Eminem stopped speaking for days and did not attend his funeral.note-RS99-8][13]

Eminem's home life was seldom stable; he frequently fought with his mother, whom a social worker described as having a "very suspicious, almost paranoid personality". When her son became famous, Debbie bristled at suggestions that she was a less-than-ideal mother contending that she sheltered him and was responsible for his success. 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.[7] After spending three years in ninth grade due to truancy and poor grades,note-Britannica-14] he dropped out of (Warren, Michigan) at age 17. Although he was interested in English, he never explored literature (preferring comic books) and disliked math and social studies.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS10-15|15-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS10-15] Eminem worked at several jobs to help his mother pay the bills, later maintaining that she often threw him out of the house anyway. When she left to play bingo, he would blast the stereo and write songs.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8|8-6" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8]

At age 14, he began rapping with high-school friend Mike Ruby; they adopted the names "Manix" and "M&M," the latter of which evolved into "Eminem".[1][[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7|7-3" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7] Eminem snuck into neighboring Osborn High School with friend and fellow rapper Proof for lunchroom freestyle rap battles.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-16|ref-16" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-16] On Saturdays they attended open-mic contests at the Hip-Hop Shop on West 7 Mile, considered ground-zero for the Detroit rap scene.[8] Struggling to succeed in a predominantly African-American industry, Eminem was appreciated byunderground hip hop audiences.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-allmusicbio-1|ref-allmusicbio 1-2" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-allmusicbio-1][[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Fox News-17|17-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Fox News-17]Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Fox News-17]Eminem-18] When he wrote verses, he wanted most of the words to rhyme; he wrote long words or phrases on paper and, underneath, worked on rhymes for each syllable.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS10-15|ref-RS10_15-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS10-15] Although the words often made little sense, the drill helped Eminem practice sounds and rhymes.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS10-15|15-2" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS10-15]

1992-1999:  Early Career, Infinite, and The Slim Shady LP

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.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-allmusicbio-1|ref-allmusicbio 1-3" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-allmusicbio-1] Eminem and Proof then teamed up with four other rappers to form The Dirty Dozen (D12), who released their first album Devil's Night in 2001.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8|ref-RS99 8-8" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8] Eminem had his first run-in with the law at age 20, when he was arrested for his involvement in a drive-by shooting with a paintball gun. The case was dismissed when the victim did not appear in court.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7|8-8" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8] Eminem had his first run-in with the law at age 20, when he was arrested for his involvement in a drive-by shooting with a paintball gun. The case was dismissed when the victim did not appear in court.Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7]

Eminem was soon signed to Jeff and Mark Bass's FBT Productions, and recorded his debut album Infinite for their independent Web Entertainment label.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-19|ref-19" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-19] One lyrical subject of Infinite was his struggle to raise his newborn daughter, Hailie Jade Scott Mathers, on little money. During this period Eminem's rhyming style, primarily inspired by rappersNasEsham and AZ, lacked the comically violent slant for which he later became known.[20] Detroit disc jockeys largely ignored Infinite, and the feedback Eminem did receive ("Why don't you go into rock and roll?") led him to craft angrier, moodier tracks.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8|ref-RS99 8-9" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8] At this time Eminem and Kim Scott lived in a crime-ridden neighborhood, and their house was robbed several times.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8|ref-RS99 8-10" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8] Eminem cooked and washed dishes for the United States at Gilbert's Lodge, a family-style restaurant at United States at Gilbert's Lodge, a family-style restaurant at Wikipedia:St. Clair Shores, Michigan.States at Gilbert's Lodge, a family-style restaurant at Wikipedia:St. Clair Shores, Michigan.Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-21] His former boss described him as becoming a model employee, as he worked 60 hours a week for six months after Hailie's birth.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7|7-5" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7] He was fired shortly before Christmas, and later said, "It was, like, five days before Christmas, which is Hailie's birthday. I had, like, forty dollars to get her something."[8] After the release of Infinite, his personal problems and substance abuse culminated in a suicide attempt.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-allmusicbio-1|1-4" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-allmusicbio-1] 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.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7|7-6" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7]</p> <p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Eminem attracted more attention when he developed Slim Shady, a sadistic, violent alter ego. The character,

"a drug-dealing, bloodthirsty thug who spits furious rhymes about murder, rape, drugs and living by the law of the urban jungle",[attribution needed] allowed him to express his anger.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7|7-7" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-SL00-7] In the spring of 1997 he recorded his debut EP, the Slim Shady EP, which was released that winter by Web Entertainment.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8|ref-RS99 8-12" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RS99-8] The EP, with frequent references to drug use, sexual acts, mental instability and violence, also explored the more-serious themes of dealing with poverty and marital and family difficulties and revealed his direct, self-deprecating response to criticism.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-allmusicbio-1|ref-allmusicbio_1-5" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-allmusicbio-1]Hip-hop magazine The Source featured Eminem in its "Unsigned Hype" column in March 1998.81-22]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">After he was evicted from his home, Eminem went to Los Angeles to compete in the 1997 Rap Olympics, an annual, nationwide battle rapcompetition. He placed second, and Interscope Records staff in attendance sent a copy of the Slim Shady EP to company CEO Jimmy Iovine. Iovine played the tape for record producer Dr. Dre, founder of Aftermath Entertainment and founding member of hip-hop groupN.W.A. Dre recalled, "In my entire career in the music industry, I have never found anything from a demo tape or a CD. When Jimmy played this, I said, 'Find him. Now.'" Although his associates criticized him for hiring a white rapper, he was confident in his decision: "I don't give a fuck if you're purple; if you can kick it, I'm working with you."note-RS99-8] Eminem had idolized Dre since listening to N.W.A as a teenager, and was nervous about working with him on an album: "I didn't want to be starstruck or kiss his ass too much ... I'm just a little white boy from Detroit. I had never seen stars, let alone Dr. Dre."[23] He became more comfortable working with Dre after a series of productive recording sessions.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Stubbs58-24|24-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Stubbs58-24]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Eminem released LP in February 1999. Although it was one of the year's most popular albums (certified triple platinumby the end of the year),[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-rotn-25|25-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-rotn-25] he was accused of imitating the style and subject matter of underground rapper Cage.[26][[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-27|ref-27" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-27] The album's popularity was accompanied by controversy over its lyrics; in "'97 Bonnie and Clyde" Eminem describes a trip with his infant daughter when he disposes of his wife's body, and in "Guilty Conscience" which encourages a man to murder his wife and her lover. Guilty Conscience marked the beginning of a friendship and musical bond between Dr. Dre and Eminem. The label-mates later collaborated on a number of hit songs ("Dre" and "What's the Difference" from Dr. Dre's album album), "Bitch Please II" from Mathers LP, "Say What You Say" from The Eminem Show, "Encore/Curtains Down" from album), and "Old Time's Sake" and "Bottle" from Relapse), and Dre made at least one guest appearance on each of Eminem's Aftermath albums.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-28|ref-28" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-28] The Slim Shady LP has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.[citation needed]</p>

2000-2002:  The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">The Marshall Mathers LP was released in May 2000. It sold 1,760,000 copies in its first week, breaking US
records held by Snoop Dogg'sDoggystyle for fastest-selling hip hop album and Britney SpearsTime (album) for fastest-selling solo album.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-MMLP-29|ref-MMLP_29-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-MMLP-29][[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-criminal-30|30-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-criminal-30] The first single from the album, "Shady", was a success despite controversies about Eminem's insults and dubious claims about celebrities (for example, that Christina Aguilera had performed oral sex on Fred Durst and Carson Daly).[31] In his second single, "song)", he reveals the pressure from his record company to top "My Name Is". Although Eminem parodied shock rocker Marilyn Manson in the music video for "My Name Is", they are reportedly on good terms; Manson is mentioned in "The Way I Am", appeared in its music video and has performed a live remix of the song with Eminem.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-32|ref-32" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-32] In the third single, "Stan" (which samples Dido's "song)") Eminem tries to deal with his new fame, assuming the persona of a deranged fan who kills himself and his pregnant girlfriend (mirroring "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" from The Slim Shady LP).[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Fox News-17|17-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Fox News-17] Q magazine called "Stan" the third-greatest rap song of all time,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-33|ref-33" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-33] and it was ranked tenth in a survey.[34] The song has since been ranked 296th on Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list.[35] In July 2000, Eminem was the first white artist to appear on the cover of The Source magazine.81-22] The Marshall Mathers LPhas been certified 11× platinum by the RIAA.</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Eminem performed with Elton John at the 43rd Grammy Awards ceremony in 2001,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-36|ref-36" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-36] with the Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD, an organization which considered Eminem's lyrics Against Defamation (GLAAD, an organization which considered Eminem's lyrics Wikipedia:Homophobia) condemning John's decision to perform with Eminem.[37] Entertainment Weekly placed the appearance on its end-of-decade "best-of" list: "It was the hug heard 'round the world. Eminem, under fire for homophobic lyrics, shared the stage with a gay icon for a performance of "Stan" that would have been memorable in any context."[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-38|ref-38" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-38] On February 21, the day of the awards ceremony, GLAAD held a protest outside the Staples Center (the ceremony's venue).[39] In 2001 Eminem appeared in the Smoke Tour with rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop DoggXzibit and Ice Cubesmoke-40] and the Family Values Tour with Limp Bizkit,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-41|ref-41" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-41] headlining the Anger Management Tour with Papa RoachLudacris and Xzibit.</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">The Eminem Show was released in May 2002. It was another success, reaching number one on the charts and selling over 1.332 million copies during its first full week.[25] The album's single, "song)", denigrates boy bandsLimp BizkitDick and Lynne CheneyMoby and others. The Eminem Show (certified 10× platinum by the 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. Although several tracks are clearly angry, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic found The Eminem Showless inflammatory than The Marshall Mathers LP.note-eminem_show-42] III, who had criticized The Marshall Mathers LP for misogynistic lyrics, noted The Eminem Show's extensive use of obscenity and called the rapper "Eminef" for the prevalence of the word "motherfucker" on the album.note-tasteless-43] The Eminem Show was the best-selling album of 2002.[44]</p>

2003-2007:  Encore and Musical Hiatus

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On December 8, 2003, the Service said that it was "looking into" allegations that Eminem
had threatened the President of the United States.[45] The cause for concern was the lyrics of "We As Americans" ("Fuck money / I don't rap for dead presidents / I'd rather see the president dead / It's never been said, but I set precedents"), which was later released on a bonus CD with the deluxe edition of Encore.amg-46]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Encore, released in 2004, was another success. Its sales were partially driven by the first single, "Just Lose It", which contained slurs aboutMichael Jackson. On October 12, 2004, a week after the release of "Just Lose It", Jackson phoned the Los Angeles-based Steve Harveyradio show to report his displeasure with its video (which parodies Jackson's abuse trial, plastic surgery and the 1984 incident when Jackson's hair caught fire during the filming of a commercial). In the song Eminem says, "That's not a stab at Michael / That's just a metaphor / I'm just psycho". Many of Jackson's friends and supporters spoke out against the video, including Stevie Wonder (who described it as "kicking a man while he's down" and "bullshit")[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-MJ-47|47-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-MJ-47] and Steve Harvey (who said, "Eminem has lost his ghetto pass. We want the pass back").[47] The video also parodied Pee-wee HermanMC Hammer and Madonna during her Tour period.[48] "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. So the irony of this situation with Michael is not lost on me."[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-losing it-49|49-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-losing it-49] Although Black Entertainment Television stopped playing the video, MTV announced that it would continue to air it. The Source, through CEO Raymond "Benzino" Scott, called for the video to be pulled, the song removed from the album and Eminem to apologize publicly to Jackson.[50] In 2007 Jackson and Sony bought Famous Music from Viacom, giving him the rights to songs by Eminem, ShakiraBeck and]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Despite its lead single's humorous theme, Encore explored serious subject matter with the anti-war song "Mosh". The song criticized President George W. Bush as "This mass destruction that we call our president", with lyrics including "Fuck Bush".[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-52|ref-52" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-52] On October 25, 2004, a week before the election, 2004, Eminem released the video for "Mosh" on the Internet.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-53|ref-53" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-53] In it, Eminem gathers an army (including rapper Lloyd Banks) of W. Bush victims and leads them to the White House. When they break in, it is learned that they are there to register to vote; the video ends with "VOTE Tuesday November 2". After Bush's reelection, the video's ending was changed to Eminem and the protesters invading the White House during a speech by the president.[54]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In 2005, industry insiders speculated that Eminem was considering ending his rapping career after six years and several multi-platinum albums. Rumors began early in the year about a double album to be released late that year, entitled The Funeral;[55] the album, entitled Hits, was released in December. In July the Detroit Free Press reported a possible final bow for Eminem as a solo performer, quoting members of his inner circle as saying that he would embrace the roles of producer and label executive. The day of Curtain Call: The Hits's release, Eminem appeared on WKQI's "Mojo in the Morning" show. Denying that he was retiring, he suggested he would take a break as an artist: "I'm at a point in my life right now where I feel like I don't know where my career is going ... This is the reason that we called it 'Curtain Call', because this could be the final thing. We don't know."note-56] The following year, Eminem released Re-Up on Shady Records.</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In 2005 the rapper was ranked 58th in Bernard Goldberg's book, America.[57] Goldberg cited a 2001 column by Bob Herbert of Times, in which Herbert wrote "In Eminem's world, all women are whores and he is eager to rape and murder them",[58] and the song "No One's Iller" from the EP as examples of the rapper's misogyny.[59] That summer Eminem began his first US concert tour in three years, with the Tour featuring 50 CentG-UnitLil JonD12Obie Trice and The Alchemist. In August he canceled the European leg of the tour, later announcing that he had entered drug rehabilitation for treatment of a "dependency on sleep medication".[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-abc-60|ref-abc 60-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-abc-60] Curtain Call: The Hits was released December 6, 2005 by Aftermath Entertainment.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-61|ref-61" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-61] During its first week it sold nearly 441,000 copies in the US, and was Eminem's fourth consecutive number-one album on the Billboard Hot 200.[62] The album has been certified double platinum by the RIAA.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-RIAA-CC-63|63-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite_note-RIAA-CC-63]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">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. It feels good right now, the energy of the label. For a while, I didn't want to go back to the studio ... I went through some personal things. I'm coming out of those personal things [and] it feels good."note-dreproduce-64]</p>

2008-2009:  Relapse and Refill

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">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. You know, the more I keep producing the better it seems like I get 'cause I just start knowing stuff."[65] Interscope confirmed that a new album[66] would be released in spring 2009.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-67|ref-67" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-67] In December 2008 the rapper provided a few more details about the album, entitled Relapse: "Me and Dre are back in the lab like the old days, man. Dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on 'Relapse'. We are up to our old mischievous ways ... let's just leave it at that."[68]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">According to a March 5, 2009 press release, Eminem would release two new albums that year. Relapse, the first, was released on May 19; its first single and music video, "We Made You", had been released on April 7.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-69|ref-69" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-69] Although Relapse did not sell as well as the rapper's previous albums, it was a commercial success which received positive reviews and re-established his presence in the hip-hop world.Relapse was named one of the top albums of 2009, and has sold more than five million copies worldwide. During the 2009 MTV Movie AwardsCohen descended on the audience in an angel costume. He landed buttocks-first on Eminem, who stormed out of the ceremony; three days later, the rapper said that the stunt had been staged.[70] On October 30 he headlined at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, his first full performance of the year.[71] Eminem's act included several songs from Relapse, many of his older hits and an appearance by D12. On November 19, he announced on his website that Relapse: Refill would be released on December 21. The album was a re-release of Relapse with seven bonus tracks, including "song)" and "Taking My Ball". Eminem described the CD:</p> <p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:inherit;">I want to deliver more material for the fans this year like I originally planned ... Hopefully these tracks on The Refill will tide the fans over until we put out Relapse 2next year ... I got back in with Dre and then a few more producers, including Just Blaze, and went in a completely different direction which made me start from scratch. The new tracks started to sound very different than the tracks I originally intended to be on Relapse 2, but I still want the other stuff to be heard.[72]</p>

2010-2011:  Recovery and Bad Meets Evil reunion

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On April 14, 2010, Eminem tweeted: "There is no Relapse 2". Although his followers thought he was not
releasing an album, he had changed its title to Recovery and confirmed this by tweeting "RECOVERY" with a link to his website. According to the rapper:</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:inherit;">I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year. But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title.[73]</p> <p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">His seventh album was released on June 18.[73] In the US Recovery sold 741,000 copies during its first week, topping the Billboard 200chart.[74][[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-75|ref-75" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-75] Eminem's sixth consecutive US number-one album also topped the charts in several other countries. Recovery remained atop the Billboard 200 chart for five consecutive weeks of a seven-week total.[76][[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-77|ref-77" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-77]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">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.[78] Recovery is the bestselling digital album in history.[79] Its first single, "Not Afraid", was released on April 29 and debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100; its music video was released on June 4.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-80|ref-80" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-80]"Not Afraid" was followed by "You Lie", which debuted at number two before rising to the top.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-81|ref-81" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-81] Although "Love the Way You Lie" was the bestselling 2010 single in the United Kingdom, it did not reach number one (the first time this has happened in the UK since 1969).[82] Despite criticism of its inconsistency, Recovery received positive reviews from most critics. As of November 21, 2010, the album had US sales of three million copies.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-83|ref-83" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-83] 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.[84][85] With Recovery, Eminem broke the record for the most successive US number-one albums by a solo artist.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-86|ref-86" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-86]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">He appeared at the 2010 BET Awards,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Jacobs-87|ref-Jacobs 87-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Jacobs-87] performing "Not Afraid" and "Airplanes, Part II" with B.o.B, and performed at the Activison E3 concert. In June Eminem and Jay-Z announced they would perform together in Detroit and New York, at concerts called Tour. The first two concerts quickly sold out, prompting an additional show in each city.[88] BET called Eminem the number-one rapper of the 21st century.[89] He opened the Video Music Awards on September 12, performing "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie" with Music Awards on September 12, performing "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie" with Wikipedia:Rihanna singing the choruses.[90] Due to the success of Recovery and the Home & Home Tour, Eminem was named the 2010 Hottest MC List by MTV[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-91|ref-91" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-91 by MTVWikipedia:Eminem#cite note-91] and Emcee of the Year by the online magazine HipHopDX.[92] He and Rihanna again collaborated on "(Part II)", the sequel of their hit single. Unlike the original, Rihanna is the lead vocalist and it is sung from the female perspective.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-93|ref-93" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-93] In December 2010, the "Great Eminem Recovery" was number one on Billboard's Top 25 Music Moments of 2010.[94] He appeared at the Awards on February 13, performing "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" with Rihanna andAdam Levine and "Doctor" with Dr. Dre and Skylar Grey.[95] That month it was announced that "Space Bound" would be the fourth single from Recovery, with a music video featuring former porn star Sasha Grey;[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-96|ref-96" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-96][97] the video was released June 24 on the iTunes Store.[98]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In 2010, Eminem again began collaborating with Royce da 5'9" on their first EP as Evil; the duo formed in 1999. The EP, Hell: The Sequel, was released on June 14, 2011.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-99|ref-99" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-99] Eminem was featured on Royce da 5'9"'s "da 5%279%22 song)", released on April 8, 2011.5%279%22 song)", released on April 8, 2011.Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-100] On May 3 they released the lead single "song)", released on April 8, 2011.Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-100] On May 3 they released the lead single "Wikipedia:Fast Lane (Bad Meets Evil song)" from their upcoming EP, and a music video was filmed.Evil song)" from their upcoming EP, and a music video was filmed.Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-101] 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.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-102|ref-101" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-101] 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.Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-102] With more than 60 million "likes" he was the most-followed person on Facebook, outscoring Lady GagaJustin Bieber, Rihanna and Michael Jackson.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-103|ref-103" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-103] Eminem was the first artist in five years with two number-one albums (Recovery and Hell: The Sequel) in a 12-month period.[104] Early in 2011 he leaked "2.0 Boys", on which Yelawolf and group) collaborated when they signed with Shady Records in January, and performed it in April.[105] Bad Meets Evil released their next single, "Lighters", on July 6 and its music video in late August.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-106|ref-106" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-106][107] On August 6, Eminem performed several songs from throughout his career atLollapalooza with the artists who had been featured on each song.[108]</p>

2012-2013:  The Marshal Mathers LP 2

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Eminem announced on May 24, 2012 that he was working on his next album,[109] scheduled for release the following year.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite|110-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite] Without a title or release date, it was included on a number of "Most Anticipated Albums of 2013" lists (including MTV); Complex Magazine ranked it sixth, and XXL listed it fifth.[111]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">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.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Shade45-112|ref-Shade45 112-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Shade45-112] On August 30, Slaughterhouse member Royce da 5'9" said about it: "I'm not so sure how the world is going to respond from some of the things that I've heard from him."[citation needed] Friend and fellow rapper 50 Cent was confirmed as appearing on the album.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-50CentSingle-113|113-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-50CentSingle-113] Eminem appeared on Pink's "Here Comes The Weekend", from album).</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On February 11, 2013, Shady Records president and Eminem manager manager) 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. He's been working on it for some time," said Rosenberg. "It's safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we're not exactly sure when. We've got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we're trying to see what else lines up." The album remained untitled.[114] On March 22, Dr. Dre said that he worked with Eminem on the album and it was nearly finished;[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-115|ref-115" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-115] No I.D. was confirmed as producer.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-NoIDCollabo-116|116-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-NoIDCollabo-116]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On August 14 "Survival", featuring Liz Rodrigues and produced by DJ Khalil, premièred in the multi-player
trailer for the video game Duty: Ghosts. According to a press release, the first single from Eminem's eighth album would be released soon.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-117|ref-117" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-117][118] During the Video Music Awards, it was announced that the album would be entitled The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (following The Marshall Mathers LP) and was scheduled for release on November 5.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-HUFF POST-119|POST_119-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-HUFF POST-119, it was announced that the album would be entitled The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (following The Marshall Mathers LP) and was scheduled for release on November 5.Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-HUFF POST-119]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Its lead single, "Berzerk", was released on August 25 and debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Three more singles followed: "song)" (appearing on the Ghosts trailer),[120] "Rap God" and "The Monster" (with Rihanna).</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">The album was released on November 5 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope Records. Its standard version had 16 tracks, and the deluxe version included a second disc with five additional tracks. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was Eminem's seventh album to debut atop the Billboard 200, and had the year's second-largest first-week sales.[121][122] The rapper was the first artist sinceThe Beatles to have four singles in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-123|ref-123" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-123][124][125]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In the United Kingdom The Marshall Mathers LP 2 debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The first American artist with seven consecutive UK number-one albums, he is tied with The Beatles for second place for the most consecutive chart-topping UK albums.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-126|ref-126" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-126][127][128] The album secured Eminem's position as Canada's best-selling artist, and was 2013's best-selling album.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-129|ref-129" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-129]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On November 3 Eminem was named the first YouTube Music Awards Artist of the Year,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-130|ref-130" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-130] and a week later he received the Global Icon Award at the 2013 MTV EMA Music Awards.[131] On June 10, it was announced that the rapper was the first artist to receive two digital diamond certifications – sales and streams of 10 million and above – by theRIAA (for "Not Afraid" and "You Lie").[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Billboard-132|ref-Billboard_132-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Billboard-132] On July 11 and 12, Eminem played two concerts in Wembley Stadium.[133] At the Awards, he received Best Rap Album award for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and Collaboration (with Rihanna) for "The Monster".[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-134|ref-134" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-134][135]</p>

2014-Present:  Shady XV and Southpaw

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">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. According to an August 25 press release on Eminem's website, the hashtag was the name of an upcoming Shady Records compilation: Shady XV. That day, the first single from the album ("Guts Over Fear", featuring singer-songwriter Sia Furler)[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-136|ref-136" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-136]was released and the album's track list was released on October 29.[137] Shady Records released a freestyles to promote the album, in which Eminem did a seven-minute freestyle. "Detroit Vs. Everybody" (the album's second single), with Eminem, Dej Loaf, Royce da 5'9",(rapper)Big Sean and Trick-Trick, was released on November 11.[138] Shady XV, released on November 24 during (shopping)week,[139] consists of one greatest-hits disc and one disc of new material by Shady Records artists such as D12, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil and Yelawolf. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 138,000 copies in the United States.[140]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">The Official Eminem Box Set, a career-spanning, 10-disc vinyl box set, was released on March 12, 2015. The set includes seven of Eminem's eight studio albums (excluding Infinite), the 8 Mile soundtrack, the compilation Re-Up, and the greatest hits collection Curtain Call: The Hits.[141]Early in the year, it was announced that he would appear on Tech N9ne's "Speedom (Worldwide Choppers 2)".[142] The song, also featuring Krizz Kaliko, was released on April 20. Eminem also appeared on Yelawolf's "Best Friend", the single from (Yelawolf_album).</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Eminem is the executive producer of the soundtrack on the sports drama Southpaw, with Shady Records. The first single from the soundtrack called 'Phenomenal' was released on June 2, 2015.[143] Another single, "Die (song)" by Eminem featuring Gwen Stefani, was released on July 10, 2015 on YouTube via Eminem's Vevo account.[144] Eminem was the first interview of Zane Lowe in Beats 1. The interview streamed online on the Beats 1 radio on [[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-145|ref-145" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-145] July 1, 2015. 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. In the episode Eminem sang snippets of Bob Seger songs at Colbert's prompting and briefly discussed Southpaw.[146]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">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 filmNarc.[147]</p>

Other Ventures

Shady Records and D12

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">After Eminem's multi-platinum record sales, Interscope offered him his own label; the rapper and Paul Rosenberg founded Shady Records in late 1999. Eminem signed his Detroit collective, D12, and rapper Obie Trice to the label and signed 50 Cent in a 2002 joint venture with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. In 2003, Eminem and Dr. Dre added Atlantarapper Stat Quo to the Shady-Aftermath roster. DJ Green Lantern, Eminem's former DJ, was with Shady Records until a dispute related to the 50 Cent-Jadakiss feud forced him to leave the label. The Alchemist is currently Eminem's tour DJ. In 2005 Eminem signed another Atlanta rapper, Bobby Creekwater, and West Coast rapper Cashis to Shady Records.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Britannica-14|14-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite_note-Britannica-14]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On December 5, 2006, the compilation album Re-Up was released on Shady Records. The project began as a mixtape, but when Eminem found the material better than expected he released it as an album. The Re-Up was intended to introduce Stat Quo, Cashis and Bobby Creekwater.[148] While he was recording Infinite, Eminem, Proof and Kon Artis assembled a group of fellow rappers now known as D12, short for "Detroit Twelve" or "Dirty Dozen", who performed in a style similar to Wu-Tang Clan.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-149|ref-149" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-149] In 2001 D12's debut album, Devil's Night, was released.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-d12 all music-150|150-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-d12 all_music-150] The first single from the album was "all_music-150] The first single from the album was "Wikipedia:Shit on You", followed by "Purple Pills" (an ode to use) and "Fight Music". "Purple Pills" was rewritten for radio and television, removing many of the song's references to drugs and sex, and renamed "Purple Hills".</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">After their debut, D12 took a three-year break from the studio. They reunited in 2004 for their second album, D12 World, which included the hit singles "My Band" and "How Come". " American pshyco 2" featuring Cypress Hill member, B-Real, was another popular hit.all_music-150] According to D12 member Bizarre, Eminem was not featured on his albumConey Island because "he's busy doing his thing".[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-151|ref-151" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-151]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In January 2014, Bass Brothers announced that D12 had returned to record at F.B.T. Studio and they were working on an album with Eminem on at least three songs. Bizarre reported that he was still part of the group and that the album was scheduled for a 2014 release.[152]</p>

Acting Career

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">After a small role in the 2001 film film), Eminem made his Hollywood debut in the quasi-autobiographical 2002 film 8 Mile. According to the rapper, it is a representation of growing up in Detroit rather than an account of his life. He recorded several new songs for the soundtrack, including "Lose Yourself" (which won an Song in 2003 and became the longest-running #1 hip hop single in history).[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-153|ref-153" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-153] Eminem was absent from the ceremony, and co-composer Luis Resto accepted the award.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-154|ref-154" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-154]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">The rapper has voiced the video game 50 Cent: Bulletproof (as an aging, corrupt, Vernacular English police officer) and guested on the Comedy Central television show Crank Yankers and a Web cartoon, The Slim Shady Show (currently available on DVD).[155] He was signed to star in an unmade film version of Travel,[156] and was considered for the role of David Rice in the 2008 film Jumper.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-157|ref-157" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-157] Eminem had a cameo appearance, arguing with Ray Romano, in the 2009 film Funny People.</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">He played himself in the Entourage season-seven finale "(Entourage)" with Christina Aguilera.[158] Although Eminem was offered the lead role in the 2013 science-fiction filmElysium, he turned it down because director Neill Blomkamp would not change its location from Los Angeles to Detroit.[159] The rapper had a cameo appearance as himself in the 2014 film, (2014 film); during an interview with the main character, Dave Skylark (James Franco), Eminem satirically comes out as homosexual.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-The Interview_cameo-160|160-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-The_Interview_cameo-160]</p>


Eminem's autobiography, Am (book), was published October 21, 2008. Detailing his struggles with poverty, drugs, fame, heartbreak and depression, it includes stories of his rise to fame, commentary about past controversies and original lyric sheets from "Stan" and "The Real Slim Shady."[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-161|ref-161" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-161] An autobiography of the rapper's mother (My_Son_Eminem) was published the following month, in which Debbie Nelson describes her childhood and adolescence, meeting Eminem's father and her son's rise to (and struggles with) fame.

Advertising and Charity

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Eminem appeared in two commercials which were shown during Super Bowl XLV. In the first, a one-minute spot for Lipton's Brisk iced tea, the rapper is a claymation figure.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-162|ref-162" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-162]In the second, a two-minute ad – the longest in Super Bowl history at the time – for the 200, Eminem drives through Detroit (with "Lose Yourself" as the soundtrack) to his show at the Michigan).[163][164]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">He established the Marshall Mathers Foundation to aid disadvantaged youth. The foundation works in conjunction with a charity founded by Norman Yatooma, a Detroit attorney.[165]</p>


Influences and Rapping Technique

Eminem has cited several MCs as influencing his rapping style, including Esham,[166] Rap,[167] Masta AceBig Daddy Kane,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Edwards88-167|ref-Edwards88 167-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Edwards88-167] [[Wikipedia:Newcleus|167-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Edwards88-167] Wikipedia:NewcleusIce-TMantronixMelle Mel(on "Furious Five_song)"), Five_song)"), Wikipedia:LL Cool JBeastie BoysRun–D.M.C.Rakim and Productions.20-168] In How to RapGuerilla Black notes that Eminem studied other MCs to hone his rapping technique: "Eminem listened to everything and that's what made him one of the greats".[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-169|ref-169" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-169] In the book, other MCs also praise aspects of his rapping technique; varied, humorous subject matter,[170] connecting with his audience,[171] carrying a concept over a series of albums,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-172|ref-172" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-172] complex rhyme schemes,[173] bending words so they rhyme,[174] multisyllabic rhymes,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Edwards88-167|ref-Edwards88 167-2" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-Edwards88-167] many rhymes to a bar,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-175|ref-175" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-175] complex rhythms,[176] clear enunciationnote-177] and the use of melody[178] and syncopation.note-179] Eminem is known to write most of his lyrics on paper (documented in The Way I Am), taking several days or a week to craft lyrics,[180] being a "workaholic"[181] and "stacking" vocals.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-182|ref-182" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-182]

Alter Egos

The rapper uses alter egos in his songs for different rapping styles and subject matter. Eminem's best-known alter ego, Slim Shady, first appeared on the Slim Shady EP. In this persona his songs are violent and dark, with a comic twist.[183] Eminem downplayed Slim Shady on Recovery because he felt it did not fit the album's theme.[184] Another character is Ken Kaniff, a homosexual who pokes fun at Eminem's songs. Ken was created and originally played by fellow Detroit rapper Aristotle on the Slim Shady LP, where Kaniff makes a prank call to Eminem. An argument after the album's release prompted Eminem to use the Kaniff character on Marshall Mathers and later albums (except Encoreand Recovery). Aristotle, angry with Eminem's use of his character, created a mixtape in his Kaniff persona ridiculing the rapper.[citation needed]

Collaborationsa nd Productions

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Although Eminem usually collaborates with Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records rappers such as Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, D12, Obie Trice and Yelawolf, he has also worked with RedmanKid RockDMX, Lil Wayne, Missy ElliottJay ZDrake, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Xzibit, Method ManJadakissFat JoeSticky FingazT.I. and Young Jeezy. Eminem rapped a verse in a live performance of Busta Rhymes' "Rhymes song)" remix at the June 27, 2006 BET Music Awards. He appeared on Akon's single "Smack That" from Konvicted, Lil Wayne's hit "Drop the World", and "song)" (the lead single from 50 Cent's Street King Immortal).</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Eminem was the executive producer of D12's first two albums (Devil's Night and D12 World), Obie Trice's Cheers and Me and 50 Cent's Die Tryin%27 (album) and Tryin%27 (album) and Wikipedia:The Massacre.[185] He has produced songs for other rappers, such as Jadakiss' "Welcome To D-Block", Jay-Z's "song)" and "Moment of Clarity", Lloyd Banks' "Banks song)", "Warrior Part 2" and "Banks song)", song)", Wikipedia:Tony Yayo's "Drama Setter", Trick-Trick's "(song)", and Xzibit's "My Name" and "Don't Approach Me".[186] Most of The Eminem Show was produced by Eminem and his longtime collaborator, Jeff Bass,[187] and the rapper co-produced Encore with Dr. Dre. In 2004 Eminem was co-executive producer of 2Pac's posthumous album the Game with Shakur's mother, Afeni.[188] He produced the UK number-one single "Ghetto Gospel", featuring Elton John,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-189|ref-189" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-189]"The Cross" from the Nas album God's Son[190] and eight tracks on Obie Trice's 2006 on Me (also appearing on "There They Go").Me (also appearing on "There They Go").Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-191] The rapper produced several tracks on Trick-Trick's [[Wikipedia:The Villain (album)|ref-191" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-191] The rapper produced several tracks on Trick-Trick's Wikipedia:The Villain (album) (appearing on "Who Want It"),[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-192|ref-192" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-192] and produced four tracks on Cashis' 2013 album 2.</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Eminem is considered unusual in structuring his songs around the lyrics, rather than writing to beats.[193] One exception was "Stan", which came from an idea and scratch trackproduced by King.[193] After doing little production on Relapse and Recovery, Eminem produced a significant portion of The Marshall Mathers LP 2. He said about producing his own music, "Sometimes, I may get something in my head, like an idea or the mood of something that I would want, and I'm not always gonna get that by going through different tracks that other people have made. They don't know what's in my head. I think maybe it helps, a little bit, with diversity, the sound of it, but also, I would get something in my head and want to be able to lay down that idea from scratch."[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-194|ref-194" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-194]</p>

Comparisons With Other Artists

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">As a lyricist and a white performer prominent in a genre influenced by black artists, Eminem has been compared to Bob Dylan.[195] Rapper Asher Roth has been compared to Eminem, and Roth devoted a song on his album ("As I Em") to him.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-196|ref-196" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-196] The accomplished trumpet player Nicholas Payton has called Eminem "the Bix Beiderbecke of hip hop".[197]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Eminem and Christian hip hop artist KJ-52 have been compared to each other, with KJ-52 called his "Christian counterpart".note-198] KJ-52's single, "Dear Slim", was controversial with Eminem fans when it appeared on Total Request Live. Although he said the song was not intended to be disrespectful,[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-KJInterview-199|ref-KJInterview 199-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-KJInterview-199] KJ-52 received hate mail and the song was number 26 on VH1's Top 40 Worst Moments in Hip Hop list.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite_note-VH1_Top_40_Worst_Moments_in_Hip_Hop-200|Hop_200-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite_note-VH1_Top_40_Worst_Moments_in_Hip_Hop-200]</p>

Personal Life


Eminem has been scrutinized, as a rapper and personally.[30] The rapper was married twice to Kimberly Anne "Kim" Scott. He met Kim in high school; he was 15 and she was 13 when he stood on a table with his shirt off rapping LL Cool J's "I'm Bad".[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-201|ref-201" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-201] 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. 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. He filed for divorce in early April,[202] agreeing to joint custody of Hailie.[203] He has also adopted Alaina, Dawn's daughter and Whitney, Kim's daughter from another relationship.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-204|ref-204" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-204][205] In early 2010, Eminem denied tabloid reports that he and Kim had reconciled.[206] He had legal custody of his younger half-brother, Nathan who is also a rapper and is known by his stage name "Nate Kane".[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-207|ref-207" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-207][208] In his 2014 song "Headlights", Eminem apologized to, and reiterated his love for his mother.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-209|ref-209" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-209]

Legal Problems

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In 1999 Eminem's mother sued him for about $10 million for slandering her on The Slim Shady LP, receiving about $1,600 in damages in 2001.[210] Eminem was arrested on June 3, 2000 during an altercation with Douglas Dail at a car-audio store in Michigan, when he pulled out an unloaded gun and pointed it at the ground. The next day, in Warren, Michigan, he was arrested for assaulting bouncer John Guerrera in the parking lot of the Hot Rock Café when he saw Guerrera kiss his wife.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-AOZ-211|211-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-AOZ-211][[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-personal life-212|212-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-personal life-212] Eminem recreated the Guerrera assault in "The Kiss (Skit)" on The Eminem Show. The rapper, charged with possession of a concealed weapon and assault, pled guilty and received two years' probation; Guerrera's assault charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement.note-213] On July 7, 2000 Kim attempted suicide, slashing her wrists,[214] and later sued Eminem for defamation after he described her violent death in "Kim".[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-personal life-212|life_212-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-personal_life-212]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On October 26, 2000, the rapper was scheduled to perform at Toronto's Skydome when Ontario Attorney General Jim Flaherty said that Eminem should not be allowed to enter the country. "I personally don't want anyone coming to Canada who will come here and advocate violence against women," he said. Flaherty said he was "disgusted" when he read the lyrics of "Kill You", which includes the lines "Slut, you think I won't choke no whore / Till the vocal cords don't work in her throat no more?" Although public reaction to Flaherty's position was generally negative, with barring Eminem from the country considered a free-speech issue, of Canada Parliament (Ontario) Michael Bryant suggested that (Ontario) Michael Bryant suggested that Wikipedia:Hate crimecharges be brought against the rapper for advocating violence against women in his lyrics.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-B-215|215-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-B-215] Robert Everett-Green wrote in a Mail editorial, "Being offensive is Eminem's job description",[216] and the rapper's Toronto concert went on as planned.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-D-217|217-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-D-217]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Sanitation worker DeAngelo Bailey sued Eminem for $1 million in 2001, accusing him of invading his privacy by publicizing information placing him in a false light in "Brain Damage", a song which portrays him as a violent school bully. Although Bailey admitted picking on Eminem in school, he said he merely "bumped" him and gave him a "little shove". The lawsuit was dismissed on October 20, 2003; Judge Deborah Servitto, who rapped the verdict, ruled that it was clear to the public that the lyrics were exaggerated.[218]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On June 28, 2001, Eminem was sentenced to one year's probation and community service and fined about $2,000 on weapons charges stemming from an argument with an employee of Psychopathic Records.[219]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">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".[220] Loussier demanded that sales of The Marshall Mathers LP be halted, and any remaining copies destroyed. A trial date was set for June 2004, and the case was later settled.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-221|ref-221" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-221]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On December 8, 2003 the Service reported that it was "looking into" allegations that Eminem threatened President George W. Bush[222] in "We As Americans" (an unreleased bootleg at the time), with the lyrics: "Fuck money, I don't rap for dead presidents. I'd rather see the president dead, it's never been said but I set precedents." The incident was included in the video for "Mosh", as a newspaper clipping on a wall with articles about unfortunate incidents in Bush's career. "We As Americans" eventually appeared on Encore's deluxe-edition bonus disc, with altered lyrics.</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In 2007 Eminem's music-publishing company (Eight Mile Style) and Martin Affiliated sued Apple Inc. and Aftermath Entertainment, claiming that Aftermath was not authorized to negotiate a deal with Apple for digital downloads of 93 Eminem songs on Apple's iTunes.note-apple2-223][224] The case against Apple was settled shortly after the trial began, in late September 2009.[225]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In July 2010, the the Ninth_Circuit ruled in Ninth_Circuit ruled in Wikipedia:F.B.T. Productions, LLC v. Aftermath Records that F.B.T. Productions and Eminem were owed a royalty of 50 percent of Aftermath's net revenue from licensing his recordings to companies such as Apple, Aftermath Records that F.B.T. Productions and Eminem were owed a royalty of 50 percent of Aftermath's net revenue from licensing his recordings to companies such as Apple, Wikipedia:Sprint CorporationNextel CommunicationsCingular and T-Mobile. In March 2011, the the United States declined to hear the case.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-scotus appeal-226|ref-scotus_appeal_226-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-scotus appeal-226 declined to hear the case.Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-scotus appeal-226]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In 2013, Eminem sampled Chicago-based rap group Hotstylz's 2008 viral hit, "Lookin' Boy", for his 2013 hit single, "Rap God".The group claims Eminem did not receive permission to use the sample, nor did he credit or compensate them.[227] In November 2013, Hotstylz released a diss track towards Eminem titled "Rap Fraud", where they sample several of his songs and criticize him for not crediting them.[[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-228|ref-228" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-228][229] In January 2015, TMZ reported Hotstylz were suing the rapper and his label, Shady Records, for the amount of $8 million, for using the 25 second sample of "Lookin' Boy" on his song "Rap God", without their permission.[230][[Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-231|ref-231" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;white-space:nowrap;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Eminem#cite note-231]</p>

Drug Problems

Eminem has spoken about his addiction to prescription drugs, including Vicodin, Ambien and Valium.[232] According to friend and fellow D12 member Proof, Eminem first "sobered up" in 2002.[233] During the production of 8 Mile, the rapper, working 16 hours a day, developed insomnia. An associate gave him an Ambien tablet which "knocked [him] out", encouraging him to obtain a prescription. This was Eminem's first experience of drug addiction, which would affect him for several years. Near the end of production on Encore, he would "just go into the studio and goof off [with] a pocketful of pills". Eminem began taking the drugs to "feel normal", taking a "ridiculous amount [...] I could consume anywhere from 40 to 60 Valium [in a day]. Vicodin, maybe 30". The drugs would put him to sleep for no more than two hours, after which he would take more. The rapper's weight increased to 230 pounds (100 kg), and he was regularly eating fast food: "The kids behind the counter knew me – it wouldn't even faze them. Or I'd sit up at Denny's or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad". Eminem became less recognizable due to his weight gain, and once overheard two teenagers arguing about whether or not it was he: "Eminem ain't fat."[15]

His struggle with drugs climaxed with a December 2007 methadone overdose. Eminem had first bought methadone from a dealer who had told him it was "just like Vicodin, and easier on [your] liver". The rapper continued to buy more, until he collapsed in his bathroom one night and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors there told him he had ingested the equivalent of four bags of heroin and was "about two hours from dying". After missing Christmas with his children, Eminem checked himself out of the facility weak and not fully detoxed. When he tore his meniscus "after falling asleep for literally 10 minutes," he had surgery; after he came home he had a seizure and relapsed within three weeks. Eminem began to attend church meetings to get clean, but after he was asked for autographs he sought help from a rehabilitation counselor. He began an exercise program which emphasized running, and became sober on April 20, 2008. Elton John was a mentor during this period, calling Eminem once a week to check on him.[15]

Alleged Homophobia

Some of Eminem's lyrics have been considered homophobic, and an Australian politician attempted to ban him from the country.[234] Eminem denies the charge, saying that when he was growing up words such as "faggot" and "queer" were used generally in a derogatory manner and not specifically toward homosexuals. During a 60 Minutes interview, journalist Anderson Cooper explored the issue:[235]

Cooper: Some of the lyrics, like, you know, in the song "Criminal" you say "My words are like a dagger with a jagged edge, That'll stab you in the head, whether you're a fag or lez, Or the homosex, hermaph or a trans-a-vest, Pants or dress—hate fags? The answer's 'yes'". Eminem: Yeah, this scene I came up in. That word was thrown around so much, you know, "faggot" was like thrown around constantly to each other, like in battling. Cooper: Do you not like gay people? Eminem: No, I don't have any problem with nobody. You know what I mean? I'm just like whatever. The rapper is a friend of Elton John.[236] When asked his opinion in a New York Times interview of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Michigan, Eminem replied: "I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want",[237] adding that his "overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be".[238]


Eminem is considered one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. He was 83rd on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time[239][240] and 79th on the VH1 100 Greatest Artists of All Time lists.[241] In 2010, MTV Portugal ranked Eminem the seventh-biggest icon in pop-music history.[242]

He is the bestselling artist from 2000 to 2010 on the US Nielsen SoundScan;[243] with estimated worldwide album sales of over 172 million, Eminem is one of the best-selling musical artists in the world.[244] The rapper has over five billion views of his music videos on his YouTube Vevo page.[245] In 2010 Eminem's music generated 94 million streams (more than any other musical artist),[246] and in May 2014 Spotify called him the most-streamed artist of all time. According to Billboard, two of Eminem's albums are among the top-five bestselling albums from 2000 to 2010. "Love the Way You Lie" (11× platinum) and "Not Afraid" (10× platinum) are certified diamond by the RIAA, making him the first artist with two digital diamond-certified songs in the US.[247] In the UK, Eminem has sold over 12.5 million records.[248] As of June 2014, Eminem is the second-bestselling male artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era, the sixth-bestselling artist in the United States and the bestselling hip-hop artist, with sales of 45.1 million albums and 42 million tracks (including 31 million digital single certifications).[249][250][251][252] Eminem has had ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200: seven solo (five original albums and two compilations), two with D12 and one with Bad Meets Evil.[253] The Eminem Show, The Marshall Mathers LP, and Encore were ranked the third-, seventh- and fortieth-bestselling albums of the 2000–2009 decade, respectively, by the magazine.[254][255] The rapper has had 13 number-one singles worldwide. Eminem has been credited of rising the careers of rap proteges such as, 50 Cent, Yelawolf, Stat Quo, Royce da 5'9", Cashis, Obie Trice, Bobby Creekwater, and rap groups such as D12 and Slaughterhouse (hip hop group).

In August 2011 Eminem was called the King of Hip-Hop by Rolling Stone, which analyzed album sales, R&B, hip-hop
and rap chart positions, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards and critical ratings of solo rappers who released music from 2009 to the first half of 2011.[256] His second major-label album, The Marshall Mathers LP, was the fastest-selling solo album in US history[29] and was ranked one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time by Rolling Stone, Time and XXL.[257] Rolling Stone ranked it the seventh-best album of the first decade of the 21st century.[258] The album's third single ("Stan") is one of Eminem's most critically acclaimed songs, with Pitchfork Media calling it "a cultural milestone".[259] In 2015, rapper Joe Budden made a song called "Slaughtermouse", a dedication to Eminem.

A number of hip-hop and pop artists have cited Eminem as an influence, including Crooked I, Tech N9ne, Logic (rapper) Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, T.I., B.o.B Jhené Aiko, 50 Cent,[260] Usher,[261] Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar,[262] Ed Sheeran,[263][264] Lana Del Rey,[265] Big Sean,[266] J. Cole,[267] Skylar Grey,[268] Bubba Sparxxx,[269] Asher Roth,[270] Machine Gun Kelly,[271] Yelawolf,[272] Hopsin,[273] Tyler, The Creator,[274] Hollywood Undead,[275] Chris Webby,[276] Chance the Rapper[277] Stalley Royce da 5'9", Joe Budden, Tony Yayo, and The Game (rapper).[278] Rap pioneers David Banner,[279] Wiz Khalifa,[280] Talib Kweli,[281] Kool G. Rap,[282] Redman,[283] Kurupt, Dr. Dre, N.O.R.E., Rakim, Busta Rhymes and Jay Z have each called Eminem one of the greatest rappers of all time.[284]

The following is the discography of American rapper Eminem. His music has been released on record labels Web
Entertainment and Interscope Records, along with subsidiaries Aftermath Entertainment, Goliath Artists and his own Shady Records. Eminem is the best-selling hip-hop artist of all-time[1] and the best-selling artist of the 2000s[2] with US album sales at over 32.2 million during the decade. [3] As of November 2010, Eminem has four songs that have sold over three million downloads in the United States.[4] Eminem has sold more than 42 million track downloads in the United States alone.[5] His worldwide albums and singles sales stand at more than 155 million.[6] He has earned forty-two platinum certifications, five number one singles and six number one albums from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[A] In this discography, music videos and collaborations are included as well.

In 1996, Eminem released his first studio album, Infinite, under Web Entertainment. The album sold about a thousand copies[7] and failed to rank on the national charts. After signing a contract with Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment, the rapper released his sophomore and commercial debut album The Slim Shady LP in 1999 and reached the number two spot on the Billboard 200, and received four platinum certifications in the United States from the RIAA. In the same year, the rapper, along with manager Paul Rosenberg, founded the imprint label Shady Records.[8][9] In the subsequent year, Eminem released his third studio album The Marshall Mathers LP, which sold 1.76 million copies in its first week of distribution, breaking records for the fastest-selling hip hop album of all-time and the fastest-selling solo album in the United States.[10][11] With more than ten million copies sold,[12] the album was the third best-selling record of the year in the United States,[13] where it also earned nine platinum certifications. The lead single "The Real Slim Shady" became Eminem's first song to enter in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. "Stan" was the most successful single outside of the States, while it failed to reach the top fifty in the rapper's home country.

In 2002, Eminem's fourth album, The Eminem Show, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and reached the top spot on various charts internationally, as it went on to sell over nineteen million copies worldwide.[14] In the United States, The Eminem Show was the highest-selling album of the year,[15] with sales of almost ten million copies.[16] The album received a diamond certification from the RIAA in 2011. The album also received a diamond certification in Canada, equivalent to the shipment of one million units. The album received eight platinum certifications from New Zealand's Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. In the same year, Eminem's "Lose Yourself", from the 8 Mile soundtrack, became the rapper's first number one song on the Hot 100 and remained on the top for twelve weeks.[17] The song also reached the top of various national charts worldwide. The 8 Mile soundtrack peaked at the number one position in the United States, where it sold more than four million[16] of the nine million copies distributed internationally.[18]

In 2004, Eminem's fifth studio album Encore became the rapper's third consecutive studio album to reach number one in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and United Kingdom. Sales, however, were significantly less than the two previous studio albums, with over five million sold copies in the United States[19] and eleven million worldwide.[20] Much success for Encore's singles came from the United Kingdom, where "Just Lose It" and "Like Toy Soldiers" went on to top the UK Singles Chart and two other songs, "Mockingbird" and "Ass Like That" reached position number four. Eminem released a greatest hits album Curtain Call: The Hits in 2005, which sold almost three million copies in the US[19] and received a double platinum certification from RIAA. The following year, Shady Records released Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, a compilation album performed by Eminem along various artists from the record label. The album received a platinum certification from the RIAA in 2007 and sold slightly over a million copies in the United States.[16]

In 2009, the song "Crack a Bottle", a collaboration with label-mates Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, became Eminem's second number one on the Hot 100 and broke the record for opening week download sales in the United States, with 418,000 copies sold in the first week.[21] After a hiatus of more than four years, Relapse, Eminem's sixth studio album, was released in 2009 and was the rapper's fourth consecutive studio album to once again top the Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and US as well as various worldwide charts, with domestic sales of over two million copies.[22]

In the subsequent year, Eminem released his seventh studio album Recovery, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and reached the top spot on various charts internationally. Recovery's singles "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna, became the rapper's third and fourth number one songs on the Hot 100; the latter also reached the top of various national charts worldwide. In June 2014, RIAA certified his song "Not Afraid" Diamond thus making Eminem the first artist with two digital Diamond awards by RIAA.[23]

In January 2011, Eminem was identified as the first artist in Nielsen SoundScan history to have two year-end number-one albums. Eminem was named the best selling artist in Canada in 2010 and 2013.[24][25]

On August 25, 2013, he released the single "Berzerk" which debut at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and announced his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 which was released on November 5, 2013, the following singles were "Survival" which was showcased during the Call of Duty: Ghosts reveal trailer,[26] "Rap God" and "The Monster" featuring Rihanna.

On May 21, 2014, Eminem was announced as the most streamed artist of all time on Spotify.[27]



Studio Albums

  1. Infinite
    1. Infinite
    4. Tonite
    7. Open Mic (FEATURING THYM
    8. Never 2 Far
    10. Backstabber
    11. Jealousy Whoes II
  2. The Slim Shady LP
    1. Normal
      1. Bublic Service Annoucement SKIT
      2. My Name Is
      3. Guilty Conscience FEATURING DR. DRE
      4. Brain Damage
      5. Paul SKIT
      6. If I Had
      7. 97 Bonnie & Clyde
      8. Bitch SKIT
      9. Role Model
      10. Lounge SKIT
      11. My FAult
      12. Ken Kaniff SKIT
      13. Cum on Everybody FEATURING DINA RAE
      14. Rock Bottom
      15. Just Don't Give a Fuck
      16. Soap SKIT
      17. AS the World Turns
      18. I'm Shady
      19. Bad Meets Evil FEATURING ROYCE DA 5'9"
      20. Still Don't Give a Fuck
    2. The Slim Shady LP:  The Special Edition Bonus Disc
      1. Hazardous Youth A CAPELLA VERSION
      2. Get You Mad
      4. Jus tDon't Give a Fuck MUSIC VIDEO
      5. My Name Is MUSIC VIDEO
      6. Guilty Conscience MUSIC VIDEO
      7. Role MOdel MUSIC VIDEO
  3. The Marshall Mathers LP
    1. Normal
      1. Public Service Annoucement
      2. 2000 SKIT
      3. Kill You
      4. Stan FEATURING DIDO
      5. Paul SKIT
      6. Who Knew
      7. Steve Berman SKIT
      8. The Way I Am
      9. The Real Slim Shady
      10. Remember Me?  
      11. I'm Back
      12. Marshall Mathers
      13. Ken Kaniff SKIT
      14. Drug Ballad FEATURING DINA RAE
      15. Amityville FEATURING BIZARRE
      17. Kim
      18. Under the INfluence FEATURING D12
      19. Criminal
      20. The Kids BONUS TRACK
    2. Australian Import Bonus Disc
      1. The Real Slim Shady INSTRUMENTAL
      2. The Way I Am INSTRUMENTAL
      3. Stan INSTRUMENTAL
      4. The Kids EXPLICIT VERSION
      6. The Real Slim Shady MUSIC VIDEO/DIRECTOR'S CUT
  4. The Eminem Show
    1. Normal
      1. Curtains Up SKIT
      2. Whit eAmerica
      3. Business
      4. Cleanin' Out My Closet
      5. Square Dance
      6. The Kiss SKIT
      7. Soldier
      8. Say Goodbye
      9. Hollywood
      11. Without Me
      12. Paul Rosenberg SKIT
      13. Sing for the Moment
      15. Hailie's Song
      16. Steve Berman SKIT
      17. when the Music Stopps FEATURING D2
      18. Say What You Say FEATURING DR. DRE
      19. Till I Collapse FEATURING NATE DOGG
      20. My Dad's Gone Crazy FEATURING HAILIE JADE
      21. Curtains Close SKIT
    2. Special Edition Bonus DVD
      1. Brain Damage/Just Don't Give a Fuck
      2. The Slim Shady Show
      3. Eminem's Life and New Album
      4. Just Don't Give a Fuck
      5. Eminem:  All Access Europe
      6. The Slim Shady Show
      7. Producing Tracks
      8. The Way I Am
      9. The Real Slim Shady
      10. The Slim Shady Show
      11. Thank You's
      12. 8 Mile
      13. Slimshank Redemption
      14. The Slim Shady Show
      15. New Victims
    3. Japanese Bonus Box DVD
      1. Without Me MUSIC VIDEO
      2. Without Me KARAOKE VIDEO CLIP
      3. Without Me BEHIND THE SCENES
      4. Eminem Talk INTERVIEW
  5. Encore
    1. Normal
      1. Curtains Up
      2. Evil Deeds
      3. Never Enough FEATURING 50 CENT AND NATE DOGG
      4. Yellow Brick Road
      5. Like Toy Soldiers
      6. Mosh
      7. Puke
      8. My 1st Single
      9. Paul SKIT
      10. Rain Man
      11. Big Weenie
      12. Em Calls Paul SKIT
      13. Just Lose It
      14. Ass Like That
      16. Mockingbird
      17. Crazy in Love
      18. One Shot 2 Shot FEATURING D12
      19. Final Thought SKIT
      20. Encore/Curtains Drown FEATURING DR. DRE AND 50 CENT
    2. Delux Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. We As Americans
      2. Love You More
      3. Ricky Ticky Toc
  6. Relapse
    1. Normal
      2. 3 A.M.
      3. My Mom
      4. Insane
      5. Bagpipes from Baghdad
      6. Hello
      8. Same Song & Dance
      9. We Made You
      10. Medicine Ball
      12. Stay Wide Awake
      13. Old Time's Sake FEATURING DR. DREW
      14. Must Be the Ganja
      16. Deja Vu
      17. Beautiful
      18. Crack a Bottle FEATURING DR. DREW AND 50 CENT
      20. Underground
    2. Delux Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. My Darling
      2. Careful What You Wish For
    3. Relapse:  Refill
      2. Hell Breaks Loose FEATURING DR. DRE
      3. Buffalo Bill
      4. Elevator
      5. Taking My Ball
      6. Music Box
      7. Drop the Bomb on 'Em
    4. iTunes Delux Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. My Darling
      2. Careful What You Wish For
      3. We Made You SINGLE VERSION
      5. 3 A.M. MUSIC VIDEO
      6. We Made You MUSIC VIDEO
  7. Recovery
    1. Normal
      1. Cold Wind Blows
      2. Talkin' 2 Myself FEATURING KOBE
      3. On Fire
      4. Won't Back Down FEATURING PINK
      5. W.T.P.
      6. Gone Through Changes
      7. Not Afraid
      8. Seduction
      10. Space Bound
      11. Cinderella Man
      12. 25 to Life
      13. So Bad
      14. Almost Famous
      15. Love the Way You Lie FEATURING RIHANNA
      16. You're Never Over
      17. Untitled HIDDNE TRACK
    2. iTunes Store Delux Editions Bonus Tracks
      1. Ridaz
      2. Session
      4. Not Afraid MUSIC VIDEO
  8. The Marshall Mathers LP 2
    1. Normal
      1. Bad Guy
      2. Parking Lot SKIT
      3. Rhyme or Reason
      4. So Much Better
      5. Survival
      6. Legacy
      8. Berzerk
      9. Rap God
      10. Brainless
      11. Stronger than I Was
      12. The Monster FEATURING RIHANNA
      13. So Far
      15. Headlights FEATURING NATE RUESS
      16. Evil Twin
    2. Call of Duty:  Ghosts Bonus Track
      1. Don't Front FEATURING BUCKSHOT
    3. Delux Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. Baby Desperation FEATURING JAMIE N. COMMONS
      2. Groundhog Day
      3. Beautiful Pain FEATURING SIA

Compilation Albums

  1. Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture 8 Mile
    1. Normal
      1. Loose Yourself
      2. 8 Mile
      3. Rabbit Run
    2. 8 Mile Special Edition Bonus Disc
      1. Stimulate
  2. Straight from the Lab
    1. Normal
      1. Monkey See, Monkey Do
      2. We Are Americans
      3. Love You More
      4. I-Can-Bitch
      5. Bully
      6. Come On In FEATURING D12
      7. Hailie's Revenge (Do Rae Me) FEATURING D12 AND OBIE TRICE
    2. European Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. The Kids
      2. Stimulate
      3. Explosion
      4. The Conspiracy FEATURING 50 CENT
      5. The Hip Hop Shelter Freestyle
      6. Lose Yourself DRUM AND BASS REMIX
      7. Cleanin' Out My Closet DRUM AND BASS REMIX
      8. (God Is) Cleanin' Out My closet RELIGIOUS REMIX
      9. Real 911
  3. The Singles
    1. Disc 1 - My Name Is
      2. My Name Is EXPLICIT VERSION
      3. My Name Is INSTRUMENTAL
    2. Disc 2 - Guilty Conscience FEATURING DR. DRE
      1. Guilty Conscience RADIO VERSION WITH GUNSHOTS
      2. Guilty Conscience ALBUM VERSION
      3. Guilty Conscience A CAPPELLA
      4. My Name Is MUSIC VIDEO
    3. Disc 3 - The Real Slim Shady
      1. The Real Slim Shady ALBUM VERSION
      2. Bad Influence CLEAN VERSION
      3. The Real Slim Shady INSTRUMENTAL
      4. My Fault PIZZA MIX
      5. Just Don't Give a Fuck MUSIC VIDEO
    4. Disc 4 - The Way I Am
      1. The Way I Am UNEDITED VERSION
      2. The Kids UNEDITED VERSION
      3. 97' Bonnie & Clyde
      4. Steve Berman SKIT
      5. The Way I Am MUSIC VIDEO
    5. Disc 5 - Stan FEATURING DIDO
      1. Stan RADIO EDIT
      2. Guilty Conscience RRADIO VERSION WITH GUNSHOTS
      3. Hazardous Youth A CAPPELLA
    6. Disc 6 - Without Me
      1. Without Me
      3. Without Me A CAPPELLA
      4. Without Me INSTRUMENTAL
    7. Disc 7 - Cleanin' Out My Closet
      1. Cleanin' Out My Closet
      2. Stimulate
      3. Cleanin' Out My Closet INSTRUMENTAL
      4. Cleanin' Out My Closet MUSIC VIDEO
    8. Disc 8 - Sing for the Moment FEATURING JOE PERRY
      1. Sing for the Moment
      2. Rabbit Run
      3. Sing for the Moment INSTRUMENTAL
      4. Sing for the Moment MUSIC VIDEO
    9. Disc 9 - Lose Yourself
      1. Lose Yourself
      2. Lose Yourself INSTRUMENTAL
      3. Renegade FEATURING JAY-Z
      4. Lose Yourself MUSIC VIDEO
      5. 8 Mile TRAILER
    10. Disc 10 - Business
      1. Business
      2. Bump Heads FEATURING G-UNIT
      3. Business A CAPPELLA
      4. Business LIVE VIDEO
    11. Disc 11 - Wanksta
      1. Wanksta EMINEM'S VERSION
  4. Curtain Call:  The Hits
    1. Explicit Version
      4. My Name Is FROM THE SLIM SHADY LP
      6. Lose Yourself FROM 8 MILE
      8. Sing for the MOment FROM THE EMINEM SHOW
      9. Without Me FROM THE EMINEM SHOW
      10. like Toy Soldiers FROM ENCORE
      11. The Real Slim Shady FROM THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP
      12. Mockingbird FROM ENCORE
      13. Guilty Conscience FEATURING DR. DRE/FROM THE SLIM SHADY LP
      14. Cleanin' Out My Closet FROM THE EMINEM SHOW
      15. Just Lose It FROM ENCORE
    2. Clean Version
      1. My Name Is
      2. The Way I Am
      3. Stan FEATURING DIDO
      4. lose Yourself
      6. Sing for the Moment
      7. Without Me
      8. Like Toy Soldiers
      9. The Real Slim Shady
      10. Mockingbird
      11. Guilty Conscience FEATURING DR. DRE
      12. Cleanin' Out My Closet
      13. Just Lose It
    3. Stan's Mixtape:  Delux Edition Bonus Tracks
      2. Role Model
      3. Kill You
      4. Shit on You D12
      5. Criminal
      6. Renegade JAY-Z FEATURING EMINEM
      7. Just Don't Give a Fuck
  5. Eminem Presents:  The Re-Up
    1. Shady Narcotics INTRO/EMINEM
    2. The Re-Up EMINEM AND 50 CENT
    4. Jimmy Crack Corn EMINEM AND 50 CENT
    5. Public Enemy #1 EMINEM
    6. Ski Mask Way EMINEM REMIX/50 CENT
    8. No Apologies EMINEM
  6. Shady XV
    1. Disc 1
      5. Fine Line PERFORMED BY EMINEM
      7. Right for Me PERFORMED BY EMINEM
      9. European Bonus Track
        1. Till It's Gone PERFORMED BY YELAWOLF
    2. Disc 2
      1. I Get Money PEFORMED BY 50 CENT)
      2. Purple Pills PEFORMED BY D12
      3. Lose Yourself PERFORMED BY EMINEM
      7. P.I.M.P. PERFORMED BY 50 CENT)
      9. My Band PERFORMED BY D12
      10. Wanna Know PERFORMED BY OBIE TRICE
      11. Wanksta PERFORMED BY 50 CENT
      13. In da Club PERFORMED BY 50 CENT
      14. Fight Music PERFORMED BY D12
      15. Pop the Trunk PERFORMED BY YELAWOLF
      16. Bonus Track
      17. Best Buy Bonus Track
  7. The Vinyl LPs
  8. Southpaw (Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture)
    1. Cry for Love (Part 1) JAMES HORNER
    4. This Corner DENAUN
    8. Wicked Games THE WEEKND
    9. All I Think About BAD MEETS EVIL
    10. Drama Never Ends 50 CENT
    13. Phenomenal EMINEM
    14. Cry for Love (Part 2) JAMES HORNER


  1. Slim Shady EP
  2. Relapse:  Refill

Video Albums

  1. The Up in Smoke Tour
  2. E
  3. All Across Europe
  4. Eminem Presents:  The Anger Management Tour
  5. Live from New York City 2005


As Lead Artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album




















"Just Don't Give a Fuck" 1997 [E] Slim Shady EP
"My Name Is" 1999 36 13 33 38 37 4 4 16 29 2
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[44]
  • BPI: Gold[46]
The Slim Shady LP
"Role Model"[I]
"Guilty Conscience"

(featuring Dr. Dre)

67 40 12 25 5
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[44]
  • BPI: Silver[46]
"The Real Slim Shady" 2000 4 11 2 6 7 1 15 3 2 1
  • BPI: Platinum[46]
  • BVMI: Gold[54]
  • IFPI SWE: Platinum[140]
  • IFPI SWI: Gold[48]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[141]
  • SNEP: Gold[142]
The Marshall Mathers LP
"The Way I Am" 58 34 9 19 4 6 19 8
  • BPI: Silver[46]
  • IFPI SWE: Gold[140]

(featuring Dido)

51 1 2 1 1 14 3 1 1
  • RIAA: Gold[44]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[143]
  • BPI: Platinum[46]
  • BVMI: Platinum[54]
  • IFPI SWI: Gold[48]
  • SNEP: Platinum[144]
"I'm Back"[145] 2001 55

(with J-Black and Masta Ace)

2002 54 85 183 Game Over
"Without Me" 2 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1
  • RIAA: Gold[44]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[146]
  • BPI: Platinum[46]
  • BVMI: Gold[54]
  • IFPI SWE: Platinum[147]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[48]
  • RMNZ: 4× Platinum[148]
  • SNEP: Gold[149]
The Eminem Show
"Cleanin' Out My Closet" 4 3 6 4 3 5 3 5 4
"Lose Yourself" 1 1 1 9 2 1 1 1 1 1
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum[44]
  • ARIA: 7× Platinum[152]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[46]
  • BVMI: Gold[54]
  • IFPI SWE: Platinum[147]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[48]
  • MC: 6× Platinum[153]
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum[154]
  • SNEP: Gold[149]
Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile

(featuring Dina Rae)

2003 15 42 The Eminem Show
"Sing for the Moment" 14 5 6 2 5 3 5 11 8 6
  • RIAA: Platinum[44]
  • ARIA: Platinum[152]
  • BPI: Silver[46]
"Business" 4 28 15 7 14 6
"One Day at a Time (Em's Version)"

(with 2Pac featuring Outlawz)

2004 80 Tupac: Resurrection
"Just Lose It" 6 1 6 2 2 1 12 1 1
  • RIAA: Gold[44]
  • ARIA: Platinum[155]
  • BPI: Silver[46]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[156]

(featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent)

25 116
"Like Toy Soldiers" 2005 34 4 11 8 3 2 14 3 1
"Mockingbird" 11 9 30 15 7 8 14 4
"Ass Like That" 60 10 20 31 4 9 25 4
"When I'm Gone" 8 1 8 6 5 2 5 7 4 Curtain Call: The Hits
"Shake That"

(featuring Nate Dogg)

2006 6 52 64 59 90
  • IFPI SWE: Gold[160]
"You Don't Know"

(with 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Cashis)

12 57 5 32 Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
"Jimmy Crack Corn"[F]

(with 50 Cent)

"Crack a Bottle"

(featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent)

2009 1 18 39 1 6 6 9 4 4
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[44]
  • ARIA: Platinum[161]
  • BPI: Silver[46]
"We Made You" 9 1 12 6 9 1 1 11 4 4
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[44]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[161]
  • BPI: Silver[46]
  • RMNZ: Gold[162]
"3 a.m." 32 38 24 56
"Old Time's Sake"

(featuring Dr. Dre)

25 76 14 49 61
"Beautiful" 17 33 66 8 39 22 4 47 8 12
"Hell Breaks Loose"

(featuring Dr. Dre)

29 21 Relapse: Refill
"Elevator" 67 59
"Not Afraid" 2010 1 4 13 1 9 3 8 5 2 5
  • RIAA: 10× Platinum
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[161]
  • BPI: Platinum[46]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[48]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[164]
"Love the Way You Lie"

(featuring Rihanna)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
  • RIAA: 11× Platinum
  • ARIA: 10× Platinum[161]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[46]
  • BVMI: Platinum[165]
  • IFPI SWI: 3× Platinum[48]
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum[164]
"No Love"

(featuring Lil Wayne)

23 21 54 24 17 33 22 39 33
  • RIAA: Platinum[44]
  • ARIA: Platinum[161]
  • BPI: Silver[46]
"Space Bound" 2011 119 51 67 31 34
  • RIAA: Gold[44]
  • BPI: Silver[46]
"Berzerk" 2013 3 5 42 2 10 16 12 56 9 2
  • RIAA: Platinum[44]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[166]
  • BPI: Silver[46]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[167]
The Marshall Mathers LP 2
"Survival" 16 18 44 6 20 22 13 26 13 22
"Rap God" 7 15 115 5 33 16 4 46 31 5
  • RIAA: 3x Platinum[44]
  • ARIA: Platinum[161]
  • BPI: Silver[46]
  • MC: Platinum[168]
"The Monster"

(featuring Rihanna)

1 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[44]
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[169]
  • BPI: Platinum[46]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[48]
  • IFPI SWE: 3× Platinum[170]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[171]
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum[172]

(featuring Nate Ruess)

2014 45 21 99 54 60 63
  • ARIA: Platinum[161]
"Guts Over Fear"

(featuring Sia)

22 22 65 9 35 48 22 40 30 10 Shady XV
"Detroit vs. Everybody"

(with Royce da 5'9"Big SeanDanny BrownDeJ Loaf and Trick-Trick)

108 86 87
"Phenomenal" 2015 47 81 61 57 Southpaw
"Kings Never Die"

(featuring Gwen Stefani)

80 94 51 82
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As Featured Artist

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album




















"Dead Wrong"

(The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Eminem)

1999 101 Born Again
"Forgot About Dre"

(Dr. Dre featuring Eminem)

2000 25 41 20 26 29 37 7 2001
"Rock City"

(Royce da 5'9" featuring Eminem)

2002 45 30 37 Rock City (Version 2.0)
"Welcome 2 Detroit"

(Trick-Trick featuring Eminem)

2005 100 20 The People vs.
"Smack That"

(Akon featuring Eminem)

2006 2 2 3 5 1 1 3 3 1 Konvicted

(Drake featuring Kanye WestLil Wayne and Eminem)

2009 8 99 26 41 68 42
  • BPI: Silver[46]
More Than a Game
"Drop the World"

(Lil Wayne featuring Eminem)

18 56 24 43 51
  • RIAA: 4× Platinum[180]

(B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams) <p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:inherit;">(Part 2) (featuring Eminem)</p>

2010 B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
"Roman's Revenge"

(Nicki Minaj featuring Eminem)

56 125 Pink Friday
"That's All She Wrote"

(T.I. featuring Eminem)

18 46 158 No Mercy
"I Need a Doctor"

(Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey)

2011 4 12 47 8 25 14 23 56 33 8
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[181]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[182]
  • BPI: Gold[46]
Non-album single
"Writer's Block"

(Royce da 5'9" featuring Eminem)

199 Success Is Certain
"Throw That"

(Slaughterhouse featuring Eminem)

2012 98 69 Welcome to: Our House
"My Life"

(50 Cent featuring Eminem and Adam Levine)

27 28 52 14 52 6 34 68 2
  • ARIA: Platinum[183]
Non-album single
"C'mon Let Me Ride"

(Skylar Grey featuring Eminem)

97 84 22 Don't Look Down
"Calm Down"[184]

(Busta Rhymes featuring Eminem)

2014 94 65 63 E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2)
"Twerk Dat Pop That"[185]

(Trick Trick featuring Eminem and Royce da 5'9")

Non-album single
"Best Friend"

(Yelawolf featuring Eminem)

2015 103 118 51 Love Story
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional Singles

List of songs, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"The Hills" (Eminem Remix)

(with The Weeknd)

2015 The Hills — The Remixes

Other Charted Songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album








"What's the Difference"

(Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Xzibit)

1999 2001
"Kill You" 2000 The Marshall Mathers LP
"Bitch Please II"

(featuring Dr. DreSnoop Dogg, Xzibit and Nate Dogg)

"Drug Ballad"

(featuring Dina Rae)

"My Dad's Gone Crazy"

(featuring Hailie Jade)

2002 The Eminem Show
"Hailie's Song"[K] 112
"Say What You Say"

(featuring Dr. Dre)

"'Till I Collapse"

(featuring Nate Dogg)

  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[44]
  • BPI: Silver[46]
  • IFPI DEN: Gold[188]
"My Name"

(Xzibit featuring Eminem and Nate Dogg)

Man vs. Machine
"8 Mile" 2003 Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile
"Patiently Waiting"

(50 Cent featuring Eminem)

Get Rich or Die Tryin'
"Hail Mary"

(with 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes)

Non-album single
"Mosh" 2004 Encore
"The Re-Up"

(with 50 Cent)

2006 Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
"No Apologies"

(T.I. featuring Eminem)

2007 T.I. vs. T.I.P.
"Peep Show"

(50 Cent featuring Eminem)

"Insane" 2009 85 182 Relapse and Relapse: Refill
"Dr. West (skit)"
"My Mom" 166
"Bagpipes from Baghdad" 187
"Music Box" 82 63
"Drop the Bomb on 'Em" 83
"Buffalo Bill"
"Taking My Ball"
"Careful What You Wish For"
"The Warning" 23 Non-album single
"Won't Back Down"

(featuring Pink)

2010 62 67 65 Recovery
"Cold Wind Blows" 71
"Talkin' 2 Myself"

(featuring Kobe)

88 97 148
"25 to Life" 92 90
"Cinderella Man"[Z]
  • RIAA: Gold[44]
"Love the Way You Lie (Part II)"

(Rihanna featuring Eminem)

19 160 Loud

(Rihanna featuring Eminem)

2012 99 92 Unapologetic
"Bad Guy" 2013 109 138 The Marshall Mathers LP 2
"Rhyme or Reason" 113
"So Much Better"
"Legacy" 118 199

(featuring Skylar Grey)

"Stronger Than I Was" 198
"So Far..."
"Love Game"

(featuring Kendrick Lamar)


(featuring Jamie N Commons)

"Beautiful Pain"

(featuring Sia)

99 59 15 67
"Wicked Ways"

(featuring X Ambassadors)

"Speedom (WWC2)"

(Tech N9ne featuring Eminem and Krizz Kaliko)

2015 Special Effects
"Medicine Man"

(Dr. Dre featuring Eminem, Candice Pillay and Anderson .Paak)

121 Compton
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest Appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"The Whole World with Me" 1997 Outsidaz N/A
"Trife Thieves"[190] 1998 BizarreFuzz Scoota Attack of the Weirdos
"Macosa" Outsidaz N/A
"We Shine"[191] Da Ruckus Da Ruckus, Episode 1
"Fuck Off"[192] Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause
"Green and Gold"[193] The Anonymous Green & Gold
"Hustlers & Hardcore"[194] 1999 Feel-X Behind the Doors of the 13th Floor
"Any Man"[195] N/A Soundbombing II
"The Anthem"[196] Chino XLKool G RapKRS-OneJayo FelonyPharoahe MonchRZASway & King TechTech N9neXzibit This or That
"Get You Mad"[196] Sway & King Tech This or That and DJ Hero: Renegade Edition
"Bad Guys Always Die"[197] Dr. Dre Wild Wild West and DJ Hero: Renegade Edition
"Busa Rhyme"[198] Missy Elliott Da Real World
"The Last Hit"[199] The High & Mighty Home Field Advantage
"Stir Crazy"[200] The Madd Rapper Tell 'Em Why U Madd
"Bad Influence"[201] N/A End of Days
"Murder, Murder" (Remix)[202] N/A Next Friday soundtrack
"If I Get Locked Up"[203] Dr. Dre The Tunnel
"Rush Ya Clique"[204] 2000 Outsidaz Night Life
"Watch Deez"[205][206] Thirstin Howl IIIDJ Spinna Heavy Beats Volume 1,'Skillosopher andSkilligan's Island
"3 6 5"[207] Skam Restaurant: ... It Ain't Always on the Menu
"Off the Wall"[208] Redman Nutty Professor II: The Klumpssoundtrack
"Desperados"[209] BugzProof, Almighty Dreadknaughts Kill the DJ
"Words Are Weapons"[210] Funkmaster Flex The Mix Tape, Volume 4: 60 Minutes of Funk
"Don't Approach Me"[211] Xzibit Restless
"What the Beat"[212] Method ManRoyce da 5'9"DJ Clue The Professional, Pt. 2
"What If I was White" 2001 Sticky Fingaz Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones
"Renegade"[213] Jay-Z The Blueprint
"Serious" (Remix) 2002 Swifty McVay, Promatic One, Two single
"Don't Push Me"[214] 2003 50 CentLloyd Banks Get Rich or Die Tryin'
"Go to Sleep"[215] DMXObie Trice Cradle 2 the Grave soundtrack
"Lady"[216] Obie Trice Cheers
Shit Hits the Fan"[216] Obie Trice, Dr. Dre
"We All Die One Day"[216] Obie Trice, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo
"Hands on You"[216] Obie Trice
"911"[217] Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.B-Real West Koasta Nostra
"Freestyle"[218] DJ Kayslay The Streetsweeper Vol. 1
"I'm Gone"[219] 2004 DJ Kayslay, Obie Trice The Streetsweeper Vol. 2: The Pain from the Game
"Welcome to D-Block"[220] The LOX Kiss of Death
"Warrior, Pt. 2"[221] Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Nate Dogg The Hunger for More
"Soldier Like Me"[222] 2Pac Loyal to the Game
"Black Cotton"[222] 2Pac, KastroYoung Noble
"Pale Moonlight" 2005 Strike, Dina Rae The Free World
"We Ain't"[223] The Game The Documentary
"Gatman and Robbin'"[224] 50 Cent The Massacre
"Lean Back" (Remix)[225] Fat JoeLil JonMaseRemy Ma All or Nothing
"Hip Hop"[226] Bizarre Hannicap Circus
"Drama Setter"[227] Obie Trice, Tony Yayo Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
"Off to Tijuana"[228] HushKuniva, Swifty McVay Bulletproof
"It Has Been Said"[229] The Notorious B.I.G., Obie Trice, Diddy Duets: The Final Chapter
"No More to Say"[230] Trick-Trick, Proof The People vs.
"I'll Hurt You" 2006 Busta Rhymes N/A
"There They Go"[231] Obie Trice, Big Herk Second Round's on Me
"Pistol Poppin'"[232] 2007 Cashis The County Hound EP
"Chemical Warfare"[233] 2009 The Alchemist Chemical Warfare
"Psycho"[234] 50 Cent Before I Self Destruct
"We Just Came to Party"[235] 40 Glocc, Sun, Village Boo, TipToe, Jayo Felony, Nigel Nut I Am Legend
"Topless"[236] 2010 Dr. Dre, Nas N/A
"Where I'm At"[237] Lloyd Banks H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2)
"Celebrity"[238] Lloyd Banks, Akon N/A
"Things Get Worse"[239] 2011 B.o.B E.P.I.C. (Every Play Is Crucial)
"Throw it Up"[240] YelawolfGangsta Boo Radioactive
"Die Hard"[241] Dr. Dre N/A
"Talk to Me"[242] Young JeezyFreddie Gibbs
"Richard"[243] 2012 Obie Trice Bottoms Up
"Our House"[244] Slaughterhouse, Skylar Grey Welcome to: Our House
"Asylum"[244] Slaughterhouse
"Here Comes the Weekend"[245] P!nk The Truth About Love
"Murder One" 50 Cent The Lost Tape
"Symphony In H"[246] 2013 Tony Touch The Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MC's
"Twerk Dat Pop That"[185] 2014 Trick Trick, Royce da 5'9" N/A
"Intro" 2015 N/A The Devil's Night Mixtape

Music Videos

Year Title Director Artist(s)
As main performer
1998 "Just Don't Give a Fuck" Darren Lavett N/A
1999 "My Name Is" Dr. Dre and Phillip G. Atwell
"Guilty Conscience" featuring Dr. Dre
"Role Model" N/A
2000 "The Real Slim Shady"
"The Way I Am" Paul Hunter
"Stan" Dr. Dre and Phillip G. Atwell featuring Dido
2002 "Without Me" Joseph Kahn N/A
"Cleanin' Out My Closet" Dr. Dre and Phillip G. Atwell
"Lose Yourself" Eminem, Paul Rosenberg and Phillip G. Atwell
2003 "Superman" Paul Hunter
"Sing for the Moment" Phillip G. Atwell and Jeff Grippe
2004 "Mosh" Ian Inaba
"Just Lose It" Phillip G. Atwell
"Like Toy Soldiers" The Saline Project
2005 "Mockingbird" Eminem, Quig
"Ass Like That" Phillip G. Atwell
"When I'm Gone" Anthony Mandler
2006 "Shake That" Plates Animation featuring Nate Dogg
"You Don't Know" The Saline Project 50 Cent, Eminem, Cashis and Lloyd Banks
2009 "We Made You" Joseph Kahn N/A
"3 a.m." Syndrome
"Beautiful" Anthony Mandler
"Crack a Bottle" Syndrome featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent
2010 "Not Afraid" Rich Lee N/A
"Love the Way You Lie" Joseph Kahn featuring Rihanna
"No Love" Chris Robinson featuring Lil Wayne
2011 "Space Bound" Joseph Kahn N/A
2013 "Berzerk" Syndrome
"Rap God" Rich Lee
"The Monster" featuring Rihanna
2014 "Headlights" Spike Lee featuring Nate Ruess
"Shady CXVPHER" Eminem, Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf
"Guts Over Fear" Syndrome featuring Sia
2015 "Detroit vs. Everybody" Eminem, Royce da 5'9"Big SeanDanny BrownDej LoafTrick-Trick
"Phenomenal" Rich Lee N/A
As featured performer
1999 "The Anthem" Sway & King Tech featuring RZATech N9ne, Eminem, XzibitPharoahe Monch,Kool G RapJayo FelonyChino XL andKRS-One
2000 "Shit on You" Estevan Oriol D12
"Forgot About Dre" Phillip G. Atwell Dr. Dre featuring Eminem
2001 "Purple Pills" Joseph Kahn D12
"Fight Music" Marc Klasfeld
2002 "Rock City" Royce da 5'9" featuring Eminem
2004 "My Band" Phillip G. Atwell and Eminem D12
"How Come"/"Git Up" Davy Duhamel
"40 oz."
2005 "Welcome 2 Detroit" Trick-Trick featuring Eminem
2006 "Smack That" Benny Boom Akon featuring Eminem
2009 "Forever" Hype Williams Drake featuring Kanye WestLil Wayneand Eminem
2010 "Drop the World" Chris Robinson Lil Wayne featuring Eminem
2011 "I Need a Doctor" Allen Hughes Dr. Dre featuring Eminem
"Fast Lane" Syndrome Bad Meets Evil
"Lighters" Rich Lee
2012 "My Life" 50 Cent featuring Eminem
"C'mon Let Me Ride" Isaac Rentz Skylar Grey featuring Eminem
2015 "Best Friend" Yelawolf featuring Eminem
Cameo appearances
1992 "Do Da Dipity" Champtown
1998 "Got the Life " McG Korn
1999 "Still D.R.E." Hype Williams Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg
"Just Dippin'" Snoop Dogg featuring Dr. Dre and Jewell
"I Declare War" Pacewon
2000 "Break Stuff" Limp Bizkit
"Get Your Walk On" Smith N Borin' Xzibit
2002 "Rap Name" Obie Trice
2003 "In da Club" Phillip G. Atwell 50 Cent
"Got Some Teeth" Obie Trice
2005 "I'm Supposed to Die Tonight" 50 Cent
"Hush Is Coming" Hush
"Rockstar" Bizarre
2006 "Snitch" Obie Trice featuring Akon
2009 "Get Up" 50 Cent
2011 "Memory Lane" Elzhi
2012 "Hammer Dance" Slaughterhouse
"My Life" Slaughterhouse featuring Cee-Lo Green
"Throw It Away" Slaughterhouse featuring Swizz Beatz


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