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 29 460
Kamikaze Kamikaze Eminem Released August 31, 2018 12 537
Revival Revival Eminem Released December 15, 2017 19 491
The Marshall Mathers LP2 The Marshall Mathers LP2 Eminem Released November 5, 2013 22 239
Recovery Recovery Eminem Released June 18, 2010 20 238
Relapse: Refill Relapse: Refill Eminem Released December 21, 2009 29 226
Relapse Relapse Eminem Released May 15, 2009 23 269
Raw and Uncut Raw and Uncut Eminem Released October 9, 2006 15 235
Curtain Call: The Hits Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem Released December 6, 2005 24 297
Encore Encore Eminem Released November 12, 2004 24 505
Eminem is Back Eminem is Back Eminem Released September 28, 2004 9 252
The Singles The Singles Eminem Released December 23, 2003 30 271
Straight from the Lab Straight from the Lab Eminem Released November 7, 2003 16 261
The Eminem Show The Eminem Show Eminem Released May 26, 2002 23 260
Off The Wall Off The Wall Eminem Released 2001 15 243
The Marshall Mathers LP The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem Released May 23, 2000 23 256
The Slim Shady LP The Slim Shady LP Eminem Released February 23, 1999 24 491
Slim Shady EP Slim Shady EP Eminem Released December 6, 1997 10 243
Infinite Infinite Eminem Released November 12, 1996 20 599
Music to Be Murdered By Music to Be Murdered By Eminem Released January 17, 2020 20 490
When I’m Gone - CD When I’m Gone - CD Eminem Released December 6, 2005 2 637
Mockingbird - CD Mockingbird - CD Eminem Released April 25, 2005 2 487
Ass Like That - CD Ass Like That - CD Eminem Released January 1, 2005 2 492
Lose Yourself - CD Lose Yourself - CD Eminem Released October 28, 2002 2 523
Without Me - CD Without Me - CD Eminem Released May 14, 2002 3 537

Eminem Lyricsby Popularity

1 Revival (Interlude) (Ft. Alice and the Glass Lake) Eminem 1189 2 Bitch (Skit) (Ft. Zoe Winkler) Eminem 998 3 Lucky You (Ft. Joyner Lucas) Eminem 929 4 Ken Kaniff (Skit) [2000] Eminem 897 5 Syllables (Ft. 50 Cent, Ca$his, Dr. Dre, JAY-Z & Stat Quo) Eminem 747 6 Venom Eminem 631 7 Paul (Skit) by Paul Rosenberg Eminem 612 8 Nail in the Coffin (Benzino Diss) Eminem 605 9 Intro (Curtain Call) Eminem 591 10 Lose Yourself Eminem 588 11 Drug Ballad (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 582 12 One Shot 2 Shot (Ft. D12) Eminem 549 13 G.O.A.T. Eminem 524 14 97' Bonnie & Clyde Eminem 518 15 Kim Eminem 505 16 Criminal Eminem 501 17 Fall Eminem 497 18 Elevator Eminem 489 19 Greatest Eminem 488 20 Stepping Stone Eminem 480 21 Without Me Eminem 471 22 Under the Influence (Ft. D12) Eminem 460 23 Ass Like That Eminem 459 24 Kill You Eminem 458 25 Renegade by JAY-Z (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 458 26 Can I Bitch (Canibus Diss) Eminem 452 27 Yellow Brick Road Eminem 451 28 We Made You Eminem 447 29 Without Me (A Cappella) Eminem 446 30 Backstabber Eminem 444 31 Remind Me Eminem 444 32 Just the Two of Us Eminem 433 33 No Love (Ft. Lil Wayne) Eminem 433 34 The Sauce (Benzino Diss) Eminem 431 35 Forever by Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem Eminem 430 36 Not Alike (Ft. Royce da 5'9'') Eminem 428 37 'Till I Collapse (Ft. Nate Dogg) Eminem 427 38 Marshall Mathers Eminem 426 39 Mockingbird Eminem 425 40 Bad Guy Eminem 424 41 Hailie's Song Eminem 422 42 Greg Eminem 419 43 Guilty Conscience (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 417 44 Hellbound (Ft. J-Black & Masta Ace) Eminem 415 45 My Darling Eminem 413 46 Puke Eminem 413 47 The Kids Eminem 413 48 Heat Eminem 411 49 Rock Bottom Eminem 410 50 Good Guy (Ft. Jessie Reyez) Eminem 409 51 Freestyle Power 92.3 Eminem 408 52 The Real Slim Shady Eminem 408 53 River (Ft. Ed Sheeran) Eminem 401 54 Role Model Eminem 400 55 Underground Eminem 396 56 Hazardous Youth Eminem 394 57 Stan (Ft. Dido) Eminem 394 58 Not Afraid Eminem 394 59 Lounge (Skit) Eminem 391 60 Steve Berman (Skit) [2002] (Ft. Steve Berman) Eminem 388 61 Space Bound Eminem 384 62 Legacy Eminem 383 63 The Real Slim Shady (Clean) Eminem 381 64 My Name by Xzibit (Ft. Eminem & Nate Dogg) Eminem 380 65 Beautiful (Radio Edit) Eminem 379 66 Hello Eminem 373 67 Kill You Eminem 371 68 Curtains Close (Skit) Eminem 370 69 Scary Movies by Bad Meets Evil Eminem 368 70 Cum on Everybody (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 367 71 Get You Mad (Ft. Sway & King Tech) Eminem 366 72 2.0 Boys (Ft. Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf) Eminem 365 73 Low Down, Dirty Eminem 364 74 Guilty Conscience (Radio Version) (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 364 75 Offended Eminem 360 76 Soldier Eminem 360 77 Taking My Ball Eminem 358 78 Drop the Bomb on 'Em Eminem 358 79 Where I'm At by Lloyd Banks (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 358 80 6 in the Morning (Come On In) by D12 Eminem 357 81 God Is Cleaning Out My Closet (Religious Remix) Eminem 357 82 FACK Eminem 356 83 Nice Guy by Eminem & Jessie Reyez Eminem 355 84 Never Love Again Eminem 355 85 My Name Is Eminem 353 86 Stay Wide Awake Eminem 352 87 Castle Eminem 352 88 So Bad Eminem 351 89 Things Get Worse by B.o.B (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 350 90 Crack a Bottle (Ft. 50 Cent & Dr. Dre) Eminem 349 91 Crazy in Love Eminem 349 92 Hazardous Youth Eminem 349 93 Welcome 2 Detroit by Trick Trick (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 347 94 In Your Head Eminem 347 95 Tonya (Skit) Eminem 346 96 Brain Damage Eminem 346 97 Bully Eminem 346 98 Spend Some Time (Ft. 50 Cent, Obie Trice & Stat Quo) Eminem 346 99 Untitled Eminem 345 100 Ken Kaniff (Skit) [1999] (Ft. Aristotle (Rap) & Mark Bass) Eminem 344 101 It's Okay (Ft. Eye-Kyu) Eminem 342 102 My Darling Eminem 341 103 Déjà Vu Eminem 340 104 Just Lose It Eminem 340 105 Nuttin' to Do by Bad Meets Evil Eminem 339 106 The Kiss (Skit) Eminem 338 107 Em Calls Paul (Skit) [2018] Eminem 336 108 Syllables (Remix) (Ft. 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, G.R. Lynch & JAY-Z) Eminem 335 109 Get Money Eminem 332 110 Tragic Endings (Ft. Skylar Grey) Eminem 331 111 Love the Way You Lie (Ft. Rihanna) Eminem 331 112 Hip Hop by Bizarre (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 330 113 Macosa by Outsidaz (Ft. Eminem, Pacewon, Slang Ton & Young Zee) Eminem 330 114 Bagpipes from Baghdad Eminem 324 115 We Made You Eminem 324 116 Those Kinda Nights (Ft. Ed Sheeran) Eminem 324 117 Em Calls Paul (Skit) [2004] Eminem 323 118 Love Game (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) Eminem 320 119 White America Eminem 320 120 Normal Eminem 318