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Rolling Stone magazine called Eminem “the king of hip-hop” and gave him 83 steps in the 100 greatest artists on the planet. The most influential chart company Nielsen Sound Scan proclaimed the musician the sales leader of the 2000s, because in 10 years the singer’s fans bought 100 million albums, which was not possible for any of the artists.
The American rapper, producer, composer and actor has won 15 Grammy and Oscar awards. MTV ranked Eminem 9th on the list of “Greatest MCs of All Time” and 13th on the list of “22 Greatest Voices in Music.”
Eminem Net Worth
His Net Worth $ 120 million.
Eminem Body Measurements
Eminem Body Measurements 38 -32-14 Inches. His Chest size 40 Inches, Waist size 32 Inches and Biceps size 14 Inches.
His Height in centimeters- 173 cm in meters- 1.73 m in feet inches- 5′ 8” and Weight 75 Kg approx. 165 in Pounds.
Shoe Size 4 (US) and Dress Size 9 (US).
Hair Color Black and Eye Color Brown
Childhood and youth
Marshall Bruce Mathers – the third (singer’s real name) was born in the provincial town of St. Joseph, Missouri on October 17, 1972 under the zodiac sign Libra. He is the only child of singer Debbie Mathers-Briggs, who married at the age of 15, the oldest musician by 8 years. Eminem has Scottish, English, German, Swiss and Polish blood in his veins.
When the son was six months old, the father left the young wife with the baby. Marshall never saw Dad again. Wanting to get out of poverty, Debbie moved with the boy from state to state. We stopped in a suburb of Detroit with an African American population, where the future star went to school. Children regularly beat a white-skinned classmate. In the winter of 1983, Marshall got so bad that doctors took him out of a coma for 10 days.
In the mid-80s, the family returned to Kansas City, where Eminem became close to Ronnie’s mom’s sibling. In 1987, his uncle, a fan of rap, gave his nephew a cassette American musician Tracy Marrow, known as rapper Ice T . Murrow’s music changed Marshall Mathers’ ideas about rap.
As a teenager, Eminem fell so in love with the musical direction that he never dreamed of anything else. The musician took part in battles and won the audience, overcoming the attacks of black MCs. They argued that rap is the musical direction of people with dark skin, and “white” a priori are not able to become rappers.
In the creative biography of Eminem, his friend and member of the D-12 Proof group played a huge role. The 17-year-old has a collection of compositions of his own composition, with which he performed in nightclubs. At this time, he took the pseudonym M&M, which transformed into Eminem (Em-and-Em).
At the age of 17, Eminem put an end to his school studies and devoted himself to performing. To make a living, the musician washed dishes in the restaurant kitchen and performed on the nighttime broadcasts of a local radio station.
Eminem has been married to Kimberly Ann Scott twice. Marshall met his future wife at school – at one time, due to problems in the family, Kim lived with her twin sister in the musician’s house. The young people met for ten years, after which they got married in 1999. The beginning of family life coincided with the rise of the rapper’s career – the marriage lasted until 2001.
After 5 years, Marshall and Kim were married again. This time they managed to live together for six months. The couple divorced and failed to keep the family together. They agreed to jointly raise their daughter Hayley, who appeared with the couple in 1995. The rapper tried to show paternal responsibility towards the girl. It is interesting that later the artist also took two more children under the care – daughter of Kim’s sister Alaina Scott and Whitney, a girl born to his ex-wife in other respects. Eminem also took care of his half-brother Nathan Kane.
In the early 2000s, the rapper was credited with novels with actresses, singers, and models. An attractive musician with an athletic physique (with a height of 173 cm, his weight did not exceed 68 kg) aroused the interest of many of the fair sex. There were rumors about the meetings of the scandalous singer with Britney Spears , Mariah Carey , Beyonce , Tara Reed , but the stars deny the connection with Eminem. The artist’s romance with the porn star Brittany Andrews lasted six months.
In 1995, the rapper made his debut with the group Soul Intent, which Proof and DJ Butterfingers left. With the collective, Eminem recorded the disc Biterphobi, which became a rarity: due to the lack of money and sponsors, it came out in scanty circulation. The musicians dedicated the Fucking backstabber track to the African American rapper Champtown.
In 1996, the musician released his debut solo album Infinite, which, due to the oversaturation of Detroit with rap, fans did not notice. The failure plunged Eminem into depression – for two years alcohol and drugs occupied the main place in his life. The singer was in charge of his wife and one-year-old daughter, whom he could not even buy diapers. The artist admitted that he was on the verge of suicide and was looking for a “normal” job.
The dark-skinned rapper Dr. Dre ( Dr Dre ), Eminem’s idol since childhood. The musician found Marshall’s demo disc and became interested in the young performer.
In 1999 Dr. Dre forced Eminem to re-release Slim Shady EP, and it became a hit.
The singer took second place in the Rap Olympics superbattle held in Los Angeles. The informal “white” rapper received an award from Word Up! and signed a contract with Dr Dre. The venerable musician worked with a young colleague on his first full-length studio album The Slim Shady LP (1999), which turned Eminem into a world star.
In the early 2000s, the singer was at the peak of his popularity: the albums The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), The Eminem Show (2002), Encore (2004), Curtain Call: The Hits (2005) broke sales records. The most striking hits were Guilty Conscience, 97 Bonnie & Clyde, My Name Is, Role Model, The Way I Am, I’m Back, White America and Mosh.
In 2001, the singer played a cameo role in the film Sink, but his full-length film debut is the 2002 film 8 Mile, which he called semi-biographical. The film should not be taken as a biography of the artist, the picture gives an idea of the adolescence. Fans saw the star as a beggar rapper Jimmy Smith. The soundtrack to Mile 8 Lose Yourself brought Eminem an Oscar.
Eminem is a controversial personality and the hero of dozens of scandals. 90% of scandalous situations were caused not by actions, but by the words of songs.
In 1999, Marshall’s mother was opposed by Debbie Nelson. She was upset that in his songs her son talked about her as an alcoholic, insane and drug addict. For the offensive lines of the track My Name Is, Debbie demanded $ 10 million in compensation for moral damages, but the court refused the woman.
Marshall’s wife Kimberly Anne fell under the aggressive flurry of her husband’s creativity: being married to her, the rapper repeatedly “killed” his wife. Having broken off relations with her, the musician beat the new boyfriend Kim with a pistol, for which he received a suspended sentence of 2 years in prison.
In 2009, a scandal involving the rapper erupted at the MTV Movie Awards. Then Sasha Baron Cohen , disguised as Bruno (TV presenter with a gay), hovered with angel wings above the stage, after which he “accidentally” landed on Eminem’s head, clasping his head with his legs. The rap artist left the event, scattering in foul language. It turned out that the incident was planned, but no one warned the rapper about the half-naked Baron Cohen.
In 2019, the performer recorded a remake of the song Numb, which was previously performed by Linkin Park. In January 2023, the rapper released a new album Music to Be Murdered By (“Music that can be killed for”). A month later, Eminem was honored with a personalized star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and launched a challenge, urging fans to compete with him in the speed of rap.