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 29 234
Kamikaze Kamikaze Eminem Released August 31, 2018 12 273
Revival Revival Eminem Released December 15, 2017 19 260
The Marshall Mathers LP2 The Marshall Mathers LP2 Eminem Released November 5, 2013 22 117
Recovery Recovery Eminem Released June 18, 2010 20 117
Relapse: Refill Relapse: Refill Eminem Released December 21, 2009 29 114
Relapse Relapse Eminem Released May 15, 2009 23 117
Raw and Uncut Raw and Uncut Eminem Released October 9, 2006 15 116
Curtain Call: The Hits Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem Released December 6, 2005 24 121
Encore Encore Eminem Released November 12, 2004 24 265
Eminem is Back Eminem is Back Eminem Released September 28, 2004 9 130
The Singles The Singles Eminem Released December 23, 2003 30 131
Straight from the Lab Straight from the Lab Eminem Released November 7, 2003 16 127
The Eminem Show The Eminem Show Eminem Released May 26, 2002 23 128
Off The Wall Off The Wall Eminem Released 2001 15 117
The Marshall Mathers LP The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem Released May 23, 2000 23 132
The Slim Shady LP The Slim Shady LP Eminem Released February 23, 1999 24 242
Slim Shady EP Slim Shady EP Eminem Released December 6, 1997 10 117
Infinite Infinite Eminem Released November 12, 1996 20 359
Music to Be Murdered By Music to Be Murdered By Eminem Released January 17, 2020 20 250
When I’m Gone - CD When I’m Gone - CD Eminem Released December 6, 2005 2 302
Mockingbird - CD Mockingbird - CD Eminem Released April 25, 2005 2 233
Ass Like That - CD Ass Like That - CD Eminem Released January 1, 2005 2 250
Lose Yourself - CD Lose Yourself - CD Eminem Released October 28, 2002 2 246
Without Me - CD Without Me - CD Eminem Released May 14, 2002 3 258

Eminem Lyricsby Popularity

1 Revival (Interlude) (Ft. Alice and the Glass Lake) Eminem 952 2 Lucky You (Ft. Joyner Lucas) Eminem 689 3 Bitch (Skit) (Ft. Zoe Winkler) Eminem 683 4 Ken Kaniff (Skit) [2000] Eminem 629 5 Syllables (Ft. 50 Cent, Ca$his, Dr. Dre, JAY-Z & Stat Quo) Eminem 596 6 Paul (Skit) by Paul Rosenberg Eminem 457 7 Nail in the Coffin (Benzino Diss) Eminem 433 8 One Shot 2 Shot (Ft. D12) Eminem 405 9 Drug Ballad (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 403 10 Venom Eminem 386 11 G.O.A.T. Eminem 367 12 Elevator Eminem 352 13 Stepping Stone Eminem 352 14 Greatest Eminem 351 15 Kim Eminem 347 16 Kill You Eminem 341 17 Criminal Eminem 334 18 Intro (Curtain Call) Eminem 326 19 Without Me Eminem 324 20 Renegade by JAY-Z (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 322 21 My Darling Eminem 308 22 Can I Bitch (Canibus Diss) Eminem 305 23 Ass Like That Eminem 305 24 We Made You Eminem 304 25 Marshall Mathers Eminem 294 26 97' Bonnie & Clyde Eminem 289 27 Yellow Brick Road Eminem 288 28 Lose Yourself Eminem 287 29 The Kids Eminem 287 30 Forever by Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem Eminem 284 31 Guilty Conscience (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 283 32 Freestyle Power 92.3 Eminem 283 33 Under the Influence (Ft. D12) Eminem 281 34 Heat Eminem 281 35 Not Alike (Ft. Royce da 5'9'') Eminem 279 36 Bad Guy Eminem 278 37 No Love (Ft. Lil Wayne) Eminem 278 38 Fall Eminem 277 39 Steve Berman (Skit) [2002] (Ft. Steve Berman) Eminem 277 40 Hellbound (Ft. J-Black & Masta Ace) Eminem 274 41 Backstabber Eminem 273 42 Role Model Eminem 270 43 Puke Eminem 263 44 The Sauce (Benzino Diss) Eminem 257 45 Mockingbird Eminem 257 46 Without Me (A Cappella) Eminem 256 47 Greg Eminem 254 48 Stan (Ft. Dido) Eminem 254 49 Curtains Close (Skit) Eminem 252 50 'Till I Collapse (Ft. Nate Dogg) Eminem 251 51 Hazardous Youth Eminem 249 52 Get You Mad (Ft. Sway & King Tech) Eminem 245 53 Underground Eminem 242 54 Hailie's Song Eminem 241 55 The Real Slim Shady Eminem 240 56 2.0 Boys (Ft. Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf) Eminem 240 57 Not Afraid Eminem 240 58 Drop the Bomb on 'Em Eminem 239 59 Rock Bottom Eminem 238 60 Good Guy (Ft. Jessie Reyez) Eminem 238 61 River (Ft. Ed Sheeran) Eminem 237 62 Where I'm At by Lloyd Banks (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 237 63 Lounge (Skit) Eminem 236 64 Cum on Everybody (Ft. Dina Rae) Eminem 236 65 Guilty Conscience (Radio Version) (Ft. Dr. Dre) Eminem 236 66 My Name by Xzibit (Ft. Eminem & Nate Dogg) Eminem 235 67 Scary Movies by Bad Meets Evil Eminem 235 68 Welcome 2 Detroit by Trick Trick (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 234 69 Remind Me Eminem 234 70 Things Get Worse by B.o.B (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 233 71 My Name Is Eminem 232 72 In Your Head Eminem 231 73 Just the Two of Us Eminem 229 74 The Real Slim Shady (Clean) Eminem 229 75 Hip Hop by Bizarre (Ft. Eminem) Eminem 228 76 So Bad Eminem 227 77 Soldier Eminem 227 78 Tonya (Skit) Eminem 225 79 My Darling Eminem 225 80 Offended Eminem 224 81 Kill You Eminem 223 82 FACK Eminem 222 83 6 in the Morning (Come On In) by D12 Eminem 222 84 God Is Cleaning Out My Closet (Religious Remix) Eminem 221 85 Just Lose It Eminem 220 86 Low Down, Dirty Eminem 219 87 Legacy Eminem 219 88 Castle Eminem 217 89 Crack a Bottle (Ft. 50 Cent & Dr. Dre) Eminem 216 90 Stay Wide Awake Eminem 216 91 Spend Some Time (Ft. 50 Cent, Obie Trice & Stat Quo) Eminem 215 92 Nuttin' to Do by Bad Meets Evil Eminem 215 93 Bully Eminem 210 94 Space Bound Eminem 210 95 Taking My Ball Eminem 209 96 Déjà Vu Eminem 209 97 Hello Eminem 208 98 Hazardous Youth Eminem 208 99 Never Love Again Eminem 208 100 Syllables (Remix) (Ft. 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, G.R. Lynch & JAY-Z) Eminem 206 101 Mr. Mathers (Skit) Eminem 202 102 Brain Damage Eminem 201 103 Nice Guy by Eminem & Jessie Reyez Eminem 201 104 Those Kinda Nights (Ft. Ed Sheeran) Eminem 201 105 White America Eminem 200 106 It's Okay (Ft. Eye-Kyu) Eminem 199 107 Beautiful (Radio Edit) Eminem 198 108 Tragic Endings (Ft. Skylar Grey) Eminem 197 109 Love Game (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) Eminem 197 110 G.O.A.T. Eminem 196 111 Public Service Announcement (Skit) (Ft. Jeff Bass) Eminem 193 112 Normal Eminem 193 113 Ken Kaniff (Skit) [1999] (Ft. Aristotle (Rap) & Mark Bass) Eminem 192 114 Untitled Eminem 192 115 Bagpipes from Baghdad Eminem 191 116 313 (Ft. Eye-Kyu) Eminem 191 117 Cleanin' Out My Closet (Drum & Bass Remix) Eminem 191 118 Rap Game by D12 (Ft. 50 Cent) Eminem 190 119 When the Music Stops (Ft. D12) Eminem 190 120 We Made You Eminem 188