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Marshall Mathers (born 17.10.1972) With over 70 million worldwide album sales, Academy Awards and Grammy Awards under his belt, Marshall Mathers AKA Eminem is one of the best-selling musicians of the early 2000s and a best-selling rap artist of all time. Discovered by legendary producer Dr Dre. (formerly of N.W.A.), Eminem was later signed to Dre's Aftermath Entertainment record label.
Net Worth: Marshall Mathers' net worth is $160 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2014)
Childhood: Marshall Mathers' father deserted him and his mother shortly after his birth in St. Joseph, Missouri. They moved between St. Joseph and Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Aged 14, he performed at amateur rap contests and later joined the group Soul Intent, billed as M&M.
Musical Career: Marshall Mathers' first official tape release was Fu**in' Backstabber / Soul Intent, followed by an independent album named Infinite, which was influenced by Nas and AZ. This was followed by The Slim Shady EP (Slim Shady was another of Marshall Mathers' aliases), which brought about much attention and mixed reviews in the underground hip-hop scene, due to his distinctive rapping style. The Slim Shady LP was his first release, once signed to Aftermath Entertainment / Interscope Records. The album went on to be one of the most popular albums of 1999 and was awarded triple platinum status. This time, it was his controversial lyricism that brought the media attention. Dr Dre, who has appeared on all of Eminem's mainstream albums, appeared on the track 'Guilty Conscience', which ends with a man being encouraged to kill his own wife and her lover. The follow up to The Slim Shady LP, was even more successful, in terms of sales. Released in May 2000, it quickly sold two million copies and was Mathers' fastest selling album to date. Again, his lyrics brought attention to the album, by making offensive remarks about various celebrities, including Christina Aguilera, Blink 182's Fred Durst, as well as making a promotional video (for 'My Name Is') that mocked Marilyn Manson. Eminem also sampled Dido's song 'Thank You' for the UK number one single 'Stan'. The third major album for Mathers was The Eminem Show. Released in 2002, it was yet another hit, selling over one million copies in its first week. This time around, electronic producer Moby, as well as the rock band Limp Bizkit and boy bands in general were the victims of Mathers' lyrical vitriol. His much-publicised relationship with his wife and daughter are also explored on this album, as are the charges he faced over an assault on a man he saw kissing his wife. A song destined for the bonus track accompanying his fourth major album, Encore (2004), landed Mathers in more hot water; this time with the U.S. Secret Service. The song 'We As Americans' was leaked onto the internet and Mathers was investigated for allegations that he had threatened the President. The lyrics in question were: "Fu** money / I don't rap for dead presidents / I'd rather see the president dead / it's never been said, but I set precedents." Aside from the scandal, Encore was another chart-topper for Mathers A compilation album released in 2005, entitled Curtain Call: The Hits, sparked rumours that Eminem was about to end his rapping career. Mathers denied this on Detroit's WKQI radio station, but suggested that he may be taking a break as a recording artist. Summer 2005 saw Mathers embarking on his first US tour in three years (the Anger Management Tour, featuring 50 Cent and G-Unit, Obie Trice and Lil' John). In August, however, he cancelled the European tour in order to enter drug rehabilitation. In 2006, Mathers launched Shady Records with the Eminem Presents the Re-Up mixtape. Mathers released the album 'Relapse' in 2009, which received mixed reviews, but did very well commercially being the biggest selling hip-hop album of that year. The album sold 608,000 copies in its first week causing it to debut at number one in the US Billboard 200 chart, and eventually the album was certified multi-platinum in the US. The album got to number one in it's first week in other countries such as France, Australia, Norway, Denmark and New Zealand. The following year Mathers released 'Recovery' which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 selling 741,000 copies, where it remained for nine weeks. The album also received more positive reviews than 'Relapse'. The album was certified multi-platinum in the United States, selling over 4 million copies. The album featured guest spots from Rihanna, P!ink and Lil Wayne. In 2013 Mathers released 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2', which was a sequel to 'The Marshall Mathers LP'. The album debuted at number one in the Billboard 200, having sold more than 792,000 copies in its first week, making it the second biggest of 2013 (second to Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience'). It was also Eminem's seventh number one album. The album received mostly positive reviews, and once again featured Rihanna, as well as Kendrick Lamar, Nate Ruess and Skylar Grey. The album was certified multi-platinum in the United States. Mathers is also a member of the rap group D12, whose 'Purple Pills' track was rewritten to remove the more obvious drug references, and renamed 'Purple Hills'. The semi-autobiographical film 8-mile was Mathers' official Hollywood acting debut. He recorded a number of new songs for the soundtrack, including 'Lose Yourself', which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Personal life: Marshall Mathers has been married twice to Kim Scott with whom he has a daughter named Hailie. The first marriage lasted from 1999 to 2001, the second lasted from January 2006 to April 2006. During his younger brother Nate's teenage years, Mathers had custody of him. Marshall Mathers has admitted that he does believe in God, but isn't massively religious. His mother Debbie sued him in 1999 for slandering her name in some song lyrics on 'The Slim Shady LP'. She won $1,600 in damages despite wanting $10 million, and Mathers later apologised for his behaviour on his track 'Headlights' from 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'. In 2000, Mathers was arrested for possessing a concealed weapon when he pulled out a gun on Douglas Dail, and for assault for attacking bouncer John Guerrera the next day after spotting him kissing Kim. Kim sued Mathers after the violent lyrics in his song 'Kim', which followed her attempted suicide. Marshall Mathers has struggled with his addiction to prescription drugs throughout most of his career. In 2007, he overdosed on methodone and was on the verge of death. By 2008, he was sober following extensive rehab therapy.
Fans of Eminem can own a piece of the rapper's childhood home in honour of the anniversary of his iconic The Marshall Mathers LP album.
It's been 16 years since his chart-topping album was released, and as part of the celebration, rare, limited-edition collectable items were put up for sale on his official website on Monday (23May16).
The most notable artefacts are authentic bricks from his former Detroit, Michigan home, which was featured on the covers of both The Marshall Mathers LP and The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
With only 700 available, each brink includes a numbered certificate of authenticity, Eminem's signature and a display stand with a commemorative plaque.
Continue reading: Eminem Selling Bricks From Childhood Home
50 Cent has tainted friendships by offering pals jobs, as to not be accused of "leaving everyone behind".
The In Da Club rapper rose to fame quickly in the early 2000s with the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, which saw his lifestyle change rapidly - he now lives in Mike Tyson's former mansion in Connecticut. Quizzed on whether he extended invites to old friends to join him on his journey up, 50 or Fiddy - real name Curtis Jackson - admitted he struggled to figure out how to handle the situation at first.
"I went from a basement apartment in Queens to a 50,000-square-foot house, and when you’re successful, it’s valuable to have people around who represent what was there before all the confusion started," he told Vanity Fair. "But you know what happens? If you don’t take people with you, they say you left everyone behind. And if you get them involved in your businesses and provide an opportunity for them to better their life, they become someone who works for you. Then that taints the relationship."
The 40-year-old rapper has experienced plenty of ups and downs in his life so far, such as being shot nine times and filing for bankruptcy. That hasn't held him back though as 50 has even branched into acting, most recently playing a boxing manager in 2015's Southpaw opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.
Continue reading: 50 Cent: 'Fame Tainted My Friendships'
Eminem's ex-wife Kim Mathers has confessed she tried to commit suicide by crashing her car while driving under the influence.
The mother of Eminem's 20-year-old daughter Hailie came clean about her 2015 accident in MAComb County in Detroit, Michigan during a phone interview on local radio show Mojo in the Morning on Wednesday (04May16).
During the chat, she explained why court documents relating to the crash had been sealed, insisting it wasn't due to preferential treatment, and was simply because the papers contained medical information about her attempted suicide.
The 41-year-old claimed she planned her crash carefully so there would be no other victims, and revealed she mixed alcohol and drugs before getting behind the wheel of her Cadillac Escalade Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
Continue reading: Eminem's Ex-wife Attempted Suicide With Car Crash
Rock icon Sir Elton John has posed with rapper Young Thug amid rumours of an unlikely collaboration.
The odd couple met up in the hip-hop star's native Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday (23Mar16), and Young Thug wasted no time in sharing the snaps he took with his idol online.
In one image, posted on Instagram, the veteran singer is pictured wearing a black Adidas tracksuit and sporting a piece of his new pal's merchandise, a cap with the word "Thugger" emblazoned across the front, as Young Thug smiles widely with his arm draped across Sir Elton's shoulders.
A second picture features the 68-year-old holding up a Young Thug-branded hooded sweatshirt, which the rapper simply captioned, "Legendary... @eltonjohn".
Continue reading: Elton John Fuels Young Thug Collaboration Rumours
Final Destination star Devon Sawa has become a father for the second time.
The Canadian actor and his wife Dawni welcomed their second child, a girl called Scarlett Heleena on Monday (21Mar16).
The couple's new daughter is their second child after Dawni gave birth to a son, Hudson in 2014.
"My wife Dawni and I welcome a beautiful little girl into the world - our daughter," Devon tells America's People magazine. "Please say prayers that she is quiet and calm... Unlike my son, who would shoot himself out of a cannon if we let him."
Continue reading: Devon Sawa Becomes A Dad For Second Time
Rapper Eminem has settled a lawsuit with Hotstylz rapper Raydio G over a sampled song.
The Chicago, Illinois MC, real name Raymond Jones, sued the star for $8 million (£5.6 million) last year (15), claiming his track Rap God featured a 25-second sample of his tune Lookin' Boy.
Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, hit back at the allegations, insisting he had never heard of Jones and suggested his lawsuit was too vague.
He also explained the songs shared no other similarities, except for the phrase "looking boy". He requested a judge dismiss the lawsuit and last month (Feb16) it was closed after the parties reached a confidential settlement, according to TheJasmineBrand.com.
Pop star Pink narrowly escaped injury on Thursday (04Feb16) after getting silly during a treadmill workout.
The So What hitmaker decided to follow in comedian Kevin Hart's footsteps after he shared footage of himself walking backwards on a treadmill in the early hours of Thursday and sliding down the machine in style.
He captioned the clip, "#TreadmillFootWork #LateNightWorkout #Turnt (sic)".
Pink decided to have a go herself, but the singer wasn't so smooth and almost slipped up as she showed off a quick dance move on the moving treadmill.
Continue reading: Pink Narrowly Escapes Fall On Treadmill
Business Partners Sean 'Diddy' Combs And Mark Wahlberg Have Teamed Up With Eminem And Wiz Khalifa To Become The Latest Stars To Offer Up Clean Water Supplies To Thirsty Residents Of Flint, Michigan.
Locals have had to rely on bottled supplies since 2014, after officials decided to draw water from a river which has since tested positive for lead.
The uproar has prompted a number of stars to step up and donate to the city, with superstar Cher leading the charge by uniting with bosses at Icelandic Glacial to provide over 181,000 bottles of water to the city's residents last week (ends22Jan16).
Rappers Meek Mill and Big Sean and rockers Pearl Jam followed suit, and now Combs and Wahlberg have ordered a shipment of one million bottles of their fitness water brand AQUAhydrate to be delivered to city residents, with the help of donations from Khalifa and Michigan native Eminem.
Eminem's Former Sister-in-law Has Died From An Apparent Heroin Overdose.
The body of Dawn Scott, the twin sister of the rapper's ex, Kim, was found in a trailer home in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday (19Jan16).
Authorities have confirmed the 40-year-old's death to Radaronline.com.
Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, famously endured a rough relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Kim, who he was married to from 1999 to 2001, and then again for four months in 2006.
Continue reading: Eminem's Former Sister-in-law Dead
Rapper Big Sean Feared He Would Screw Up His Homecoming Gig In Detroit, Michigan On Friday (06nov15) After Stumbling Over His Lyrics As He Rehearsed With His Childhood Idols Eminem And Royce Da 5'9.
The Clique star headlined his own sold out show at the Joe Louis Arena last week and he thrilled fans by inviting a number of special guests to join him onstage, including Lil Wayne and Jhene Aiko.
However, he saved the best for last as another hometown hero, Eminem, made a guest appearance alongside his longtime collaborator Royce to close out the gig, and Big Sean admits he was so nervous about the last big surprise, he couldn't remember the words to his verse on Detroit vs. Everybody as they ran through the set ahead of Friday's show.
"I kept fumbling because it was such a moment for me," he recalls to the Detroit Free Press. "I had so many things in my head, I couldn't remember my verse. I couldn't think of the words.
Continue reading: Big Sean Was Wracked With Nerves Rehearsing With Rap Hero Eminem
Eminem - Eminem leaving BBC Maida Vale Studios after performing a secret gig. The rap superstar did not want to be photographed and tried to avoid photographers. According to an eyewitness, his security suggested that they were not expecting to see the paparazzi or fans - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th November 2013
Eminem - Hip Hop Icon Eminem, makes a rare specila event performance to celebrate G-Shockwave Watches 30th Anniversary at Pier 36 in New York City, NY. - New York City, NY, United States - Thursday 8th August 2013
Date of birth
17th October, 1972
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Proud to support efforts of @AQUAhydrate in the million bottle water donation for people in Flint. More to come.
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