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

The Slim Shady LP (Expanded Edition) The Slim Shady LP (Expanded Edition) Eminem Released February 22, 2019 29 340
Kamikaze Kamikaze Eminem Released August 31, 2018 12 410
Revival Revival Eminem Released December 15, 2017 19 367
The Marshall Mathers LP2 The Marshall Mathers LP2 Eminem Released November 5, 2013 22 169
Recovery Recovery Eminem Released June 18, 2010 20 177
Relapse: Refill Relapse: Refill Eminem Released December 21, 2009 29 164
Relapse Relapse Eminem Released May 15, 2009 23 184
Raw and Uncut Raw and Uncut Eminem Released October 9, 2006 15 167
Curtain Call: The Hits Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem Released December 6, 2005 24 214
Encore Encore Eminem Released November 12, 2004 24 378
Eminem is Back Eminem is Back Eminem Released September 28, 2004 9 185
The Singles The Singles Eminem Released December 23, 2003 30 200
Straight from the Lab Straight from the Lab Eminem Released November 7, 2003 16 185
The Eminem Show The Eminem Show Eminem Released May 26, 2002 23 188
Off The Wall Off The Wall Eminem Released 2001 15 174
The Marshall Mathers LP The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem Released May 23, 2000 23 186
The Slim Shady LP The Slim Shady LP Eminem Released February 23, 1999 24 367
Slim Shady EP Slim Shady EP Eminem Released December 6, 1997 10 174
Infinite Infinite Eminem Released November 12, 1996 20 478
Music to Be Murdered By Music to Be Murdered By Eminem Released January 17, 2020 20 365
When I’m Gone - CD When I’m Gone - CD Eminem Released December 6, 2005 2 461
Mockingbird - CD Mockingbird - CD Eminem Released April 25, 2005 2 353
Ass Like That - CD Ass Like That - CD Eminem Released January 1, 2005 2 365
Lose Yourself - CD Lose Yourself - CD Eminem Released October 28, 2002 2 375
Without Me - CD Without Me - CD Eminem Released May 14, 2002 3 389

Eminem Lyricsby Popularity

1 Revival (Interlude) (Ft. Alice and the Glass Lake) Eminem 1078 2 Bitch (Skit) (Ft. Zoe Winkler) Eminem 835 3 Lucky You (Ft. Joyner Lucas) Eminem 805 4 Ken Kaniff (Skit) [2000] Eminem 777 5 Syllables (Ft. 50 Cent, Ca$his, Dr. Dre, JAY-Z & Stat Quo) Eminem 670 6 Paul (Skit) by Paul Rosenberg Eminem 539 7 Venom Eminem 529 8 Nail in the Coffin (Benzino Diss) Eminem 514 9 Drug Ballad (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 488 10 One Shot 2 Shot (Ft. D12) Eminem 476 11 Intro (Curtain Call) Eminem 466 12 G.O.A.T. Eminem 431 13 Lose Yourself Eminem 430 14 Criminal Eminem 426 15 Kim Eminem 424 16 Greatest Eminem 422 17 Elevator Eminem 417 18 Stepping Stone Eminem 416 19 97' Bonnie & Clyde Eminem 406 20 Without Me Eminem 403 21 Kill You Eminem 397 22 Ass Like That Eminem 386 23 Renegade by JAY-Z (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 386 24 Can I Bitch (Canibus Diss) Eminem 382 25 Fall Eminem 376 26 We Made You Eminem 375 27 Yellow Brick Road Eminem 369 28 Forever by Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem Eminem 359 29 Backstabber Eminem 359 30 Marshall Mathers Eminem 356 31 My Darling Eminem 356 32 'Till I Collapse (Ft. Nate Dogg) Eminem 355 33 Under the Influence (Ft. D12) Eminem 354 34 The Sauce (Benzino Diss) Eminem 354 35 Bad Guy Eminem 354 36 The Kids Eminem 354 37 Not Alike (Ft. Royce da 5'9'') Eminem 351 38 No Love (Ft. Lil Wayne) Eminem 350 39 Guilty Conscience (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 349 40 Without Me (A Cappella) Eminem 349 41 Remind Me Eminem 348 42 Freestyle Power 92.3 Eminem 344 43 Heat Eminem 344 44 Hellbound (Ft. J-Black & Masta Ace) Eminem 343 45 Hailie's Song Eminem 338 46 Mockingbird Eminem 337 47 Steve Berman (Skit) [2002] (Ft. Steve Berman) Eminem 336 48 Good Guy (Ft. Jessie Reyez) Eminem 334 49 Puke Eminem 333 50 Role Model Eminem 332 51 Just the Two of Us Eminem 330 52 Greg Eminem 329 53 The Real Slim Shady Eminem 326 54 Rock Bottom Eminem 323 55 Underground Eminem 321 56 River (Ft. Ed Sheeran) Eminem 321 57 Hazardous Youth Eminem 320 58 Stan (Ft. Dido) Eminem 316 59 Not Afraid Eminem 315 60 Lounge (Skit) Eminem 310 61 Get You Mad (Ft. Sway & King Tech) Eminem 309 62 Curtains Close (Skit) Eminem 306 63 My Name by Xzibit (Ft. Eminem & Nate Dogg) Eminem 304 64 Kill You Eminem 304 65 Scary Movies by Bad Meets Evil Eminem 303 66 Guilty Conscience (Radio Version) (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 303 67 2.0 Boys (Ft. Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf) Eminem 301 68 Beautiful (Radio Edit) Eminem 299 69 The Real Slim Shady (Clean) Eminem 299 70 Drop the Bomb on 'Em Eminem 298 71 Cum on Everybody (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 298 72 Legacy Eminem 296 73 Space Bound Eminem 294 74 My Name Is Eminem 293 75 God Is Cleaning Out My Closet (Religious Remix) Eminem 292 76 Things Get Worse by B.o.B (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 291 77 Where I'm At by Lloyd Banks (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 291 78 FACK Eminem 289 79 Offended Eminem 288 80 Welcome 2 Detroit by Trick Trick (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 287 81 Soldier Eminem 287 82 Castle Eminem 286 83 Stay Wide Awake Eminem 284 84 Low Down, Dirty Eminem 284 85 In Your Head Eminem 284 86 Crack a Bottle (Ft. 50 Cent & Dr. Dre) Eminem 283 87 Taking My Ball Eminem 283 88 My Darling Eminem 283 89 6 in the Morning (Come On In) by D12 Eminem 283 90 So Bad Eminem 283 91 Hello Eminem 282 92 Tonya (Skit) Eminem 281 93 Bully Eminem 280 94 Never Love Again Eminem 280 95 Hazardous Youth Eminem 279 96 Hip Hop by Bizarre (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 277 97 Brain Damage Eminem 275 98 Just Lose It Eminem 275 99 Nice Guy by Eminem & Jessie Reyez Eminem 274 100 Spend Some Time (Ft. 50 Cent, Obie Trice & Stat Quo) Eminem 274 101 Nuttin' to Do by Bad Meets Evil Eminem 271 102 Déjà Vu Eminem 269 103 It's Okay (Ft. Eye-Kyu) Eminem 266 104 Tragic Endings (Ft. Skylar Grey) Eminem 266 105 Crazy in Love Eminem 266 106 Syllables (Remix) (Ft. 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, G.R. Lynch & JAY-Z) Eminem 266 107 Untitled Eminem 266 108 Get Money Eminem 262 109 Em Calls Paul (Skit) [2018] Eminem 261 110 Those Kinda Nights (Ft. Ed Sheeran) Eminem 260 111 Mr. Mathers (Skit) Eminem 259 112 Ken Kaniff (Skit) [1999] (Ft. Aristotle (Rap) & Mark Bass) Eminem 257 113 Love Game (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) Eminem 256 114 Cleanin' Out My Closet (Drum & Bass Remix) Eminem 256 115 Bagpipes from Baghdad Eminem 255 116 Normal Eminem 255 117 Macosa by Outsidaz (Ft. Eminem, Pacewon, Slang Ton & Young Zee) Eminem 255 118 We Made You Eminem 254 119 White America Eminem 254 120 Em Calls Paul (Skit) [2004] Eminem 247