Eminem About

A hip-hop icon who started as an underground battle rapper in Detroit, Marshall “Eminem” Mathers (1972 – present) has developed a career full of controversy, wild swings, and some of the most noteworthy raps in the history of the genre.

Eminem has broken countless barriers, shifting and impacting the culture in several ways. In June 2017, “Stan” was added into the Oxford Dictionary, and in 2019, to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. He was the first rapper to win the Grammy Award for Best Album for three consecutive albums. “Rap God” set the Guinness World Record for most words in a song. He was also the first rapper to win an Oscar. His albums The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show became certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2011, making him one of the few artists to have more than one Diamond album. This has helped him become the highest selling hip-hop artist of all time.

Produced and co-signed by Dr. Dre, Em had an unprecedented run of success from 1999 up until 2003, releasing three well-reviewed multi-platinum albums, stealing the show on countless collaborations, and even starred in a hit movie. However, it all came crashing down around 2004, when a string of problems ranging from drug dependence to depression to the tragic death of best friend Deshaun “Proof” Holton in 2006 led to a long hiatus from music and a pair of what were, by his own admission, sub-par albums.

This led to Em switching his style up from his previously shock-oriented lyrics to more emotional subject matters on the 2010s Recovery. This was a well-received and Grammy-award winning album, and he employed a very similar approach to 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, the well-received sequel to Em’s magnum opus.

Eminem invested himself farther than ever into this new emotional style with 2017’s Revival, which included lyrics about his place in hip-hop, as well as modern issues including President Donald Trump. Despite the serious direction, many were turned off to the album due to its heavy Rock-sampling, with many considering it one of, if not his weakest project.

Following the controversy surrounding Revival and criticism of his modern-style, Eminem surprise-released Kamikaze in August 2018, which responded to critics of Revival and his career overall. The album was received much better than his previous, and went on to be the highest selling rap album of 2018.

He has an extensive list of hit singles; some of the most popular include “Without Me,” “Lose Yourself,” “Stan,” “The Real Slim Shady,” “Mockingbird,” “When I’m Gone,” “Love The Way You Lie,” “Not Afraid,” “The Monster,” “Rap God” and “River.”

Em is one half of Bad Meets Evil with Royce Da 5'9", and was a part of D12 with Mr. Porter, Kuniva, Swifty McVay, & Bizarre, and formerly with Proof, Bugz & Fuzz Scoota.

Eminem founded Shady Records in 1999 after the success of The Slim Shady LP and served as the label’s president along with his manager, Paul Rosenberg.

As of February 8, 2018, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” is officially certified diamond in the United States, meaning the song has sold over 10 million copies. It’s Eminem’s third diamond single after “Not Afraid” and “Love The Way You Lie." Eminem is now the first rapper and only the second artist to ever achieve this accolade.

Eminem Albums

Kamikaze Kamikaze Eminem Released August 31, 2018 12 114
Revival Revival Eminem Released December 15, 2017 19 97
The Marshall Mathers LP2 The Marshall Mathers LP2 Eminem Released November 5, 2013 22 72
Recovery Recovery Eminem Released June 18, 2010 20 70
Relapse: Refill Relapse: Refill Eminem Released December 21, 2009 29 71
Relapse Relapse Eminem Released May 15, 2009 23 69
Raw and Uncut Raw and Uncut Eminem Released October 9, 2006 15 67
Curtain Call: The Hits Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem Released December 6, 2005 24 63
Encore Encore Eminem Released November 12, 2004 24 84
Eminem is Back Eminem is Back Eminem Released September 28, 2004 9 76
The Singles The Singles Eminem Released December 23, 2003 30 83
Straight from the Lab Straight from the Lab Eminem Released November 7, 2003 16 78
The Eminem Show The Eminem Show Eminem Released May 26, 2002 23 80
Off The Wall Off The Wall Eminem Released 2001 15 62
The Marshall Mathers LP The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem Released May 23, 2000 23 73
The Slim Shady LP The Slim Shady LP Eminem Released February 23, 1999 24 114
Slim Shady EP Slim Shady EP Eminem Released December 6, 1997 10 67
Infinite Infinite Eminem Released November 12, 1996 20 214
Music to Be Murdered By Music to Be Murdered By Eminem Released January 17, 2020 20 132
When I’m Gone - CD When I’m Gone - CD Eminem Released December 6, 2005 2 117
Mockingbird - CD Mockingbird - CD Eminem Released April 25, 2005 2 97
Ass Like That - CD Ass Like That - CD Eminem Released January 1, 2005 2 96
Lose Yourself - CD Lose Yourself - CD Eminem Released October 28, 2002 2 109
Without Me - CD Without Me - CD Eminem Released May 14, 2002 3 121

Eminem Lyricsby Popularity

1 Revival (Interlude) (Ft. Alice and the Glass Lake) Eminem 719 2 Lucky You (Ft. Joyner Lucas) Eminem 517 3 Bitch (Skit) (Ft. Zoe Winkler) Eminem 388 4 Paul (Skit) by Paul Rosenberg Eminem 370 5 Ken Kaniff (Skit) [2000] Eminem 352 6 Nail in the Coffin (Benzino Diss) Eminem 317 7 One Shot 2 Shot (Ft. D12) Eminem 316 8 Kill You Eminem 301 9 Syllables (Ft. 50 Cent, Ca$his, Dr. Dre, JAY-Z & Stat Quo) Eminem 273 10 My Darling Eminem 270 11 Stepping Stone Eminem 258 12 We Made You Eminem 249 13 Elevator Eminem 238 14 Venom Eminem 238 15 Greatest Eminem 237 16 Renegade by JAY-Z (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 236 17 Without Me Eminem 231 18 Kim Eminem 227 19 The Kids Eminem 226 20 Forever by Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem Eminem 224 21 Ass Like That Eminem 220 22 Guilty Conscience (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 215 23 Drug Ballad (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 211 24 Criminal Eminem 211 25 Steve Berman (Skit) [2002] (Ft. Steve Berman) Eminem 208 26 Bad Guy Eminem 207 27 Role Model Eminem 200 28 Without Me (A Cappella) Eminem 200 29 Freestyle Power 92.3 Eminem 198 30 Not Alike (Ft. Royce da 5'9'') Eminem 195 31 Hellbound (Ft. J-Black & Masta Ace) Eminem 193 32 Get You Mad (Ft. Sway & King Tech) Eminem 193 33 Yellow Brick Road Eminem 190 34 G.O.A.T. Eminem 188 35 Heat Eminem 188 36 Curtains Close (Skit) Eminem 187 37 Puke Eminem 187 38 Marshall Mathers Eminem 185 39 No Love (Ft. Lil Wayne) Eminem 185 40 Under the Influence (Ft. D12) Eminem 184 41 Drop the Bomb on 'Em Eminem 183 42 Not Afraid Eminem 180 43 Cum on Everybody (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 179 44 Where I'm At by Lloyd Banks (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 178 45 Hailie's Song Eminem 178 46 Underground Eminem 177 47 The Sauce (Benzino Diss) Eminem 177 48 In Your Head Eminem 177 49 Things Get Worse by B.o.B (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 174 50 Stan (Ft. Dido) Eminem 174 51 So Bad Eminem 173 52 'Till I Collapse (Ft. Nate Dogg) Eminem 173 53 Hazardous Youth Eminem 172 54 Greg Eminem 172 55 Fall Eminem 172 56 Legacy Eminem 168 57 My Darling Eminem 167 58 My Name Is Eminem 167 59 Rock Bottom Eminem 165 60 Backstabber Eminem 163 61 Castle Eminem 163 62 Lounge (Skit) Eminem 162 63 Just Lose It Eminem 162 64 Tonya (Skit) Eminem 161 65 We Made You Eminem 161 66 My Name by Xzibit (Ft. Eminem & Nate Dogg) Eminem 161 67 Soldier Eminem 160 68 Offended Eminem 159 69 The Real Slim Shady Eminem 159 70 Crack a Bottle (Ft. 50 Cent & Dr. Dre) Eminem 158 71 Hip Hop by Bizarre (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 158 72 Can I Bitch (Canibus Diss) Eminem 157 73 River (Ft. Ed Sheeran) Eminem 156 74 Nuttin' to Do by Bad Meets Evil Eminem 156 75 Welcome 2 Detroit by Trick Trick (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 154 76 Spend Some Time (Ft. 50 Cent, Obie Trice & Stat Quo) Eminem 154 77 6 in the Morning (Come On In) by D12 Eminem 153 78 Low Down, Dirty Eminem 152 79 Lose Yourself Eminem 152 80 313 (Ft. Eye-Kyu) Eminem 151 81 Kill You Eminem 151 82 Intro (Curtain Call) Eminem 149 83 Lose Yourself Eminem 149 84 Space Bound Eminem 149 85 Brainless Eminem 147 86 God Is Cleaning Out My Closet (Religious Remix) Eminem 147 87 Tragic Endings (Ft. Skylar Grey) Eminem 146 88 Syllables (Remix) (Ft. 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, G.R. Lynch & JAY-Z) Eminem 146 89 2.0 Boys (Ft. Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf) Eminem 146 90 Stay Wide Awake Eminem 145 91 Beautiful (Radio Edit) Eminem 145 92 Mr. Mathers (Skit) Eminem 143 93 Public Service Announcement (Skit) (Ft. Jeff Bass) Eminem 142 94 Déjà Vu Eminem 142 95 Bully Eminem 142 96 97' Bonnie & Clyde Eminem 141 97 White America Eminem 141 98 When the Music Stops (Ft. D12) Eminem 141 99 Love Game (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) Eminem 140 100 Brain Damage Eminem 139 101 It's Okay (Ft. Eye-Kyu) Eminem 139 102 G.O.A.T. Eminem 139 103 The Real Slim Shady (Clean) Eminem 139 104 Bagpipes from Baghdad Eminem 138 105 Bad Guys Always Die by Dr. Dre (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 137 106 Business Eminem 137 107 Amityville (Ft. Bizarre) Eminem 135 108 Rap Game by D12 (Ft. 50 Cent) Eminem 134 109 Scary Movies by Bad Meets Evil Eminem 134 110 Those Kinda Nights (Ft. Ed Sheeran) Eminem 133 111 Cleanin' Out My Closet (Drum & Bass Remix) Eminem 133 112 Mosh Eminem 130 113 Going Through Changes Eminem 130 114 Hello Eminem 127 115 Cocaine (Ft. Jazmine Sullivan) Eminem 127 116 The Conspiracy Freestyle Eminem 127 117 Taking My Ball Eminem 126 118 Hello Good Morning (Eminem Remix) by Diddy (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 125 119 Normal Eminem 124 120 Nice Guy by Eminem & Jessie Reyez Eminem 123