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The critically-acclaimed rapper has made his return to music.
'Saturday Night Live' welcomed Eminem to the show this weekend as their musical guest, with the rapper joining forces with Skylar Grey to perform a medley of his new track 'Walk On Water', as well as two of his greatest hits; 'Stan', and 'Love The Way You Lie'. All three songs were performed together as part of a medley.
Whilst it was quite the moving and emotional performance that included a tribute to Eminem's late best friend Proof, aka DeShaun Holton, it was one that audio engineers were forced to bleep many words out of, really taking viewers out of the moment whenever they were made to do so. At this point, most people who tune into 'SNL' would know exactly what Eminem is all about, so it would have been nice to see the performance without all of the constant muting.
Continue reading: Eminem Performs Greatest Hits Medley On 'Saturday Night Live'
Meanwhile, Eminem has no idea why he landed his Best Hip Hop award.
The 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards took place over the weekend, with some stellar performers and some very well-deserved award recipients. Shawn Mendes was the big winner of the night, taking home four gongs in total and playing his winning single 'There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back' live.
Shawn Mendes at the 2017 MTV EMAs
As well as landing Best Song for the third single of his number one second album 'Illuminate', the 19-year-old singer-songwriter also landed Best Artist, Biggest Fans and Best Canadian Act at the award ceremony last night (November 12th 2017), held at the SSE Wembley Arena in London. It appears he's the only nominee of the night to take home multiple awards.
Continue reading: Shawn Mendes Takes Home Four Prizes At 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards
The rapper wins his case for unlawful use of 'Lose Yourself'.
Eminem and his associates have been awarded thousands in damages after filing a lawsuit against the New Zealand National Party for their unlicensed use of a variation of his hit song 'Lose Yourself', which appeared in his 2002 Academy Award winning movie '8 Mile'.
Eminem at 'Southpaw' premiere
The High Court has awarded $600,000 to Eight Mile Style which published the song, the fee being the 'hypothetical licence fee' since 2014 if they had been given permission to use the song for their advertising. The political party were found to have breached copyright on three counts according to the New Zealand Herald: 'by communicating a copy of Lose Yourself to the public without a licence, by authorising the copying, and authorising the use of the advertisements'.
The rapper slams the President in BET Awards rap.
Eminem has just dropped an epic freestyle rap attacking President Donald Trump for everything from his NFL anger to his plans to build a wall to keep out immigrants. The clip was shown at the BET Awards last night, from a parking lot on Detroit, Michigan.
Eminem at 'Southpaw' premiere
One of the main highlights of last night's (October 10th 2017) BET Awards was Eminem's freestyle 'The Storm'. He proved that he's still a legend in the rap game, and an important figure for speaking out on political issues in the music industry.
Continue reading: Eminem Wins The Internet With Freestyle Assault Against Trump
Eminem is reportedly set to release new music this year, and is believed to drop his album next month to rival Taylor Swift.
Eminem is reportedly set to release new music this year.
The 44-year-old rapper is believed to be working on new tracks, and is believed to be releasing his ninth studio album in November this year, MTV Online has reported.
And it is believed the 'Love The Way You Lie' hitmaker will be dropping his LP shortly after Taylor Swift releases her full album titled 'Reputation' in the upcoming weeks, which means they will both be vying for the hot spot in the charts.
Continue reading: Eminem Is Reportedly Set To Release New Music This Year
DJ Khaled is desperate to collaborate with Eminem and Dr Dre.
The 41-year-old artist has worked with a number of artists on tracks throughout his career, including Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Rihanna, but the star has revealed there are more musicians he would love to join forces with in the future, including Dr. Dre, Eminem, as well as music legend Adele.
Speaking to Billboard, the 'I'm The One' hitmaker said: ''I want to work with Dr. Dre. I want to work with Eminem. I want to work with Adele.''
Continue reading: DJ Khaled Is Desperate To Collaborate With Eminem
Former Tory Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith borrowed Em's 2002 hit 'Lose Yourself' to take a shot at Diane Abbott during his appearance on 'This Morning'.
In one of the most unlikely political put-downs of this – or any – general election, former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has borrowed some lyrics from the rapper Eminem in order to mock Labour’s Diane Abbott on television.
Duncan Smith, who was the Tory party leader for two years from 2001 to 2003, appeared on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ alongside Labour’s Chuka Umunna on Monday morning (May 8th), when he ripped into Umunna’s colleague Diane Abbott, who had made an error-strewn radio interview last week.
Straight Outta Chingford - Iain Duncan Smith channelled Eminem to put down Diane Abbott
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Eminem is set to headline Glasgow Summer Sessions 2017 after having previously headlined in 2013.
Eminem is set to headline Glasgow Summer Sessions 2017.
The 44-year-old rapper - real name Marshall Mathers - will take to the stage at Bellahouston Park on August 24 for the annual festival, which he last graced as a headline act in 2013 prior the release of his eighth and latest studio venture 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2', which hit shelves in November of the same year.
The 'Rap God' hitmaker will be joined at the Scottish festival by supporting acts Run The Jewels, Danny Brown, and Russ.
Continue reading: Eminem To Headline Glasgow Summer Sessions 2017
The rapper has once again hit out at the new President.
The rapper appears on Big Sean’s new track ‘No Favors’ and uses his verse to make his feelings on the POTUS very clear, calling him a ‘b**ch’.
Eminem has spoken out against Donald Trump again
Continue reading: Eminem Makes His Feelings On Donald Trump Very Clear
A blast of ‘Loose Yourself’ could boost your athletic performance.
If you’re looking to improve your athletic performance then you might want to load up your iPod with some Eminem before hitting the gym. A study by Hartpury University Centre, in Gloucestershire has found that listening to the rapper’s music has the ability to boost an athlete’s performance by 10%.
Eminem’s music has been proven to make you run faster.
Researchers at the uiversity studied the physiological effects of different styles of music on British swimmer Ben Hooper, before his 2,000-mile Atlantic swim in December. They found that when Hooper was listening to tracks by the Detroit rapper he felt less tired and more alert.
Southpaw, a film directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Jake Gyllenhall that tells the story of a boxer who tries to get his life and career back on track, features a soundtrack executively produced by Eminem. Released through Shady Records, and featuring new music from Shady himself, as well as some Bad Meets Evil cuts and tracks from Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$ amongst others. This is the second soundtrack release by Shady Records, the first, obviously, being 8 Mile, and it's a markedly different sound; it fits the film's theme with its triumphant, powerful and energetic hip-hop soundtrack.
Kings Never Die, which features Gwen Stefani and is produced by DJ Khalil, is an emphatic track from Eminem. It follows Cry For Love (Part 1), composed by James Horner who scored the film and sadly died in June this year in a plane crash. Shady's staccato flow over the strikingly polished production is delivered excellently; the track isn't especially raw or gritty, but the pride and the passion on show lend themselves both to the sport of boxing, and the sport of rap. The following track Beast, by Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard, featuring talented lyricists Busta Rhymes, KXNG Crooked and Tech N9ne, is a high octane ride, with convincingly decisive flows from each MC.
The crisp What About The Rest Of Us, by Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$ and featuring the talented singer/producer Rico Love, is successful. The punchy live drum sound and the overall subtlety in the production of the track make it professional and enjoyable, and Action and Joey bring that authentic east coast flavour. Slaughterhouse most definitely turn up for R.N.S. A dramatic and intense slow-paced Araab Muzik and Just Blaze production backs the supergroup, comprised of Royce Da 5'9", KXNG Crooked, Joe Budden and Joell Ortiz, as they drop passionate verses demonstrating a variety of flows and impactful deliveries.
Continue reading: Southpaw - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Album Review
'Compton: A Soundtrack' was released on August 7th, and all proceeds will be going towards a facility in Dre and N.W.A.'s hometown.
Dr Dre has announced that he’ll be donating all the royalties from his newly released album Compton to help fund a new performing arts centre in his hometown of Compton, California.
The news was unveiled on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 programme on Thursday (August 6th), the eve of the release of Dre’s first album in 16 years, called Compton: A Soundtrack, which features music inspired by the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton which is out on August 14th.
Dr Dre will be donating the proceeds from new album 'Compton' to fund a new arts centre in the city
‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ is the long awaited follow up to 1999’s ‘2001’
Dr Dre has finally announced he’s releasing a new album, his first in 16 years. Speaking on his 'The Pharmacy' show on Apple Music, Dre revealed the record was titled Compton: A Soundtrack and will hit iTunes and Apple Music on August 7th.
Dre Dre has announced new album, Compton: A Soundtrack.
The album is not a soundtrack to upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, but has instead been inspired by the film, which will hit cinemas on August 14th. The 16 track album will feature guest appearances by Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and The Game.
The rapper hinted that his former N.W.A. colleague Dre might finally be releasing his third album on Saturday.
Surprise albums are becoming increasingly common in 2015, to the point where they’re failing to have the desired impact any more. Even so, there were many eyebrows raised on Wednesday as rapper Ice Cube mentioned that Dr Dre would be releasing a new album over the weekend.
The 46 year old former N.W.A. star was talking to Philadelphia radio station Power 99 today (July 29th) about the forthcoming biopic about the legendary rap group Straight Outta Compton, which arrives on August 14th, when he dropped the bombshell that a new album, featuring original material by Dre and others inspired by the movie, would be arriving this Saturday (August 1st).
Is Dr. Dre's much-vaunted third album 'Detox' going to be released this weekend?
Continue reading: 'New Dr. Dre Album' Set To Drop This Weekend, According To Ice Cube
The singer believes that being able to change his parents' lives makes it all worth it.
He may be one of the biggest pop stars of the moment, but it's not the money, or the awards, or even the screaming fans that make the climb to the top worth all the hard work. Rather, Ed Sheeran says the biggest reward of fame is his ability to change his parents' lives for the better.
Ed Sheeran, family man
The 'Thinking Out Loud' singer told The Mirror that the highlight of his career so far is "being able to really pay my parents – not just financially – but being able to give them the things they wouldn't have ever dreamed of...
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Says Treating His Parents Is Best Thing About Fame
Yelawolf's journey and evolution has certainly been fascinating if nothing else. Going from absolute bangers like 'Daddy's Lambo' and 'Pop The Trunk', which marked the start of his Interscope affiliation back in 2010, to signing to Shady Records in 2011, this Alabama spitter sticks out from the rest of hip-hop like a sore thumb. With rock and country influences always being a part of his sound, as well as blistering rapid-fire flows and confident deliveries, the partnership with Eminem is one that makes sense, and 'Love Story' is his second album released through the label, following 2011's 'Radioactive'.
The album starts off with 'Outer Space'; an energetic, guitar driven tune which culminates in a funky, oddly trippy refrain. Yela is certainly making a statement with this opener, as it's nothing like what I was expecting, although he's very far away from the kind of impact 'Trunk Muzik 0-60' had when I first heard that project. 'Change' and 'American You' continue this unprecedented shift in direction for Yelawolf, with the 35-year-old demonstrating his vocal abilities. Yelawolf can sing, and his tone suits the electronic country vibe, as is exemplified on 'Whiskey In A Bottle', although the lyrical content occasionally comes across slightly cliché and preachy, which is a shame as Yela is often at his best when he's being heartfelt and passionate. I can't help but blame the mainstream country vibe for contributing to this.
'Til It's Gone' is the first track on 'Love Story' to bridge the aggressive nature of Yela's rapping with a convincing, catchy hook that doesn't sound out of place. He spits about the pitfalls of, and his struggles with, fame over a subtle, upbeat Will Power instrumental with intent. 'Best Friend', featuring Shady Records head honcho Eminem, is the only track with a guest appearance. Yela and Em both have a history of honest, personal lyricism combined with amped-up deliveries and quick MCing, and this is what I was hoping for with this track. Instead, it's disjointed, with no rapping from the Alabama spitter; instead we get Yelawolf's spiritual crooning for two verses, before Marshall Mathers contributes a lengthy, aggressive verse, which although does occasionally slip into a more emotional theme, for the most part feels out of place, no matter how technically good it may be.
Continue reading: Yelawolf - Love Story Album Review
Having released just two albums, the British megastar has become just the second artist in history to reach the landmark figure.
The records just keep tumbling for Ed Sheeran! At the very start of the year he was named as the most streamed artist of 2014, and now he’s achieved another landmark.
Spotify have announced that he is the first British artist to reach two billion streams, and only the second to do so in the streaming service’s history behind Eminem. That’s only on the back of two studio albums, however, whereas the American rapper has released eight. The company also announced that his track ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the most streamed song in the United States.
Ed Sheeran is the first British artist to reach 2 billion Spotify streams
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Reaches Two Billion Streams On Spotify
There's half of a great satire here, as Seth Rogen, James Franco and Evan Goldberg combine that freewheeling mayhem from This Is the End with some more pointed political comedy. But in its second half, the script begins to repeat its less-funny jokes, wallowing in smutty gags and excessive violence. These things may please the chuckleheads in the audience, but they wear everyone else out. And they make us work to see the film's much more enjoyable brom-com plot and sharp social commentary.
The story is centred around swaggering TV personality Dave Skylark (Franco), whose chat show majors in shocking celebrity revelations like Eminem's homosexuality or Rob Lowe's baldness. Dave's producer Aaron (Rogen) is feeling like a second-class newsmaker when he discovers that North Korean despot Kim Jong-un (Randall Park) is a fan of Dave's show and is willing to be interviewed live on camera. Then before they can head off, two CIA operatives (Lizzy Caplan and Reese Alexander) convince Dave and Aaron to assassinate Kim with a deadly drug. And when they arrive in Pongyang their mission is complicated when Aaron falls for Kim's media director Sook (Diana Bang) and Dave falls for Kim himself.
Yes, the film has a fairly standard romantic-comedy structure, as Dave and Aaron's close friendship is strained to the breaking point by the arrival of another man. Virtually all of the dialogue is infused with gay innuendo, double entendres and full-on sex jokes. Some of this is genuinely hilarious, such as the first time Dave and Kim discover their mutual love of Katy Perry's Firework. Then that joke is brought back four or five times, so by the end it's not even mildly amusing. Pretty much every gag in the film is beaten to death, even the ones that weren't funny to begin with. Thankfully, the actors' energy never flags.
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After the rap star paid a visit to a terminally ill 17-year-old's family home on Sunday evening (Jan 11th), he passed away the next day.
One day after Eminem granted a 17-year-old terminally ill Detroit-area fan's last wish with a surprise one-on-one home visit, the teenager passed away. Gage Garmo reportedly died in his family's Rochester Hills home on Monday (Jan 12th).
A terminally ill Eminem fan passed away one day after meeting the rap star
Garmo, who had been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma - rare form of bone cancer - was left in shock on Sunday evening when Eminem walked into his family's living room to hang out with him for the next hour or two.
Continue reading: Terminally Ill Eminem Fan Dies One Day After Rapper's Surprise Visit
After a 17-year-old Michigan native was told he had less than a week to live, the rap star paid a visit to his family home on Sunday evening (Jan 11th).
Eminem may have a reputation as being a ruthless, offensive and remorseless rap star, but he also is a very compassionate person, which he showed off recently when granting a terminally ill fan's last wish with a personal visit.
Eminem met with a terminally ill fan on Sunday
17-year-old Gage Garmo, who has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma - rare form of bone cancer - was left in shock on Sunday evening (Jan 11th) when Eminem walked into his family's living room to hang out for the next hour, TMZ reports.
Continue reading: Eminem Grants Terminally Ill Fan's Last Wish With One-On-One Visit
Nelly offered some sound advice to Iggy Azalea whilst being interviewed by the Australian press. Despite the attacks on Azalea from other members of the music industry, including Eminem and Azalea Banks, Nelly believes Azalea should not be discouraged as she's evidently influential enough to be discussed but that she should simply ignore their cruel comments.
Nelly has some good advice for Iggy Azalea and for pretty much anyone else who has been the focus of unpleasant insults and cruel pranks - ignore the haters but appreciate the fact you are influential enough to be discussed.
Nelly has offered some advice to Azalea whilst visiting Australia.
Continue reading: Nelly Tells Iggy Azalea To Ignore Criticism From Fellow Artists
Eminem released a project as recently as last year, and 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' seemed to win back some of the critics of his recent, more aggressive and emotional style. 'ShadyXV' is a 2 disc release, consisting of tracks from Shady Records' talented roster, as well as some of the label's greatest hits, and we even get the demo version of 'Lose Yourself'; a real treat for Em fans and makes for a very interesting listen when comparing it to one of the most successful and important rap songs of the past decade or so. We get new tracks from Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, D12, Bad Meets Evil and Slim Shady himself; it really does seem that Em has a new found motivation to take Shady Records back to the very top of the rap scene, and 'ShadyXV' serves as evidence that the diverse and talented roster definitely have the potential to do so.
The Shady Records head honcho kicks the album off himself, with the unashamedly rock-infused, self-produced title track. Eminem's frantic and aggressive delivery has divided opinions, but he is undeniably tight on this cut, demonstrating complex rhyme schemes, resulting in a hard-hitting and impressive opener. Em seems to have a reignited enthusiasm for complexity, and we're getting many examples of just how well he can construct lyrics in his newer work. Eminem is also behind the board for the Bad Meets Evil addition to 'ShadyXV', 'Vegas'. Mathers and Royce Da 5'9" both deliver forceful verses, demonstrating their ferocious flows and delivery. The stuttering flow in Em's verse matches the overdriven instrumental, and the consistency of both lengthy verses is impressive. DJ Premier contributes a signature instrumental, with his instantly recognizable timeless boom bap production backing Slaughterhouse on 'Y'all Ready Know'. Joell Ortiz and Joe Budden stand out, but each of the four lyricists definitely step up to the plate. 'Fine Line' is a highlight of the album, with Eminem delivering a passionate and intricate performance, and it's a great touch to shout out The Outsidaz, name checking Young Zee and Pace Won on the third verse. 'Detroit Vs Everybody' has been doing the rounds online for a while now, with an incredible 16 minute long remix featuring some of Detroit's finest spitters also surfacing in the past few days, and the Statik Selektah produced cut closes the album in fantastic fashion.
It's not all good though. Eminem's appearances vary from the aggressive and technical cuts, such as 'Right For Me' and the compilations intro, to the more commercial and inspirational songs he's found huge chart success with recently. 'Guts Over Fear' finds its home here, and 'Die Alone' feels like a re-hash of the same subject matter Em is constantly tackling nowadays. You can't really blame him too much though; he's never going to sound the same as his wild and crazy early releases, and if anything he's showing tremendous growth as an artist, and the confusion evident is not a new concept in the Detroit MC's discography. D12 mark their return with 'Bane', going down the electronic route, and it's not as successful as I hoped when I saw their name on the track-list. It's an unashamedly aggressive track, but ends up being a little forgettable when compared to their older material; '40 Oz', 'Fight Music' and '6 In The Morning' are absolute classics. Hopefully the dark, trap infused sound of 'Bane' isn't the new direction they're going down.
Continue reading: Eminem And Various Artists - ShadyXV Album Review
New Billboard rules that take account of streaming and digital sales in place for the first time.
After a one week interruption, Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 returned to the top spot in the US Billboard 200. Having been dethroned by British band One Direction’s Four last week, the 24 year old’s fifth record, whose sales now stand at over 2.5 million, reclaimed its position at Number One.
Taylor Swift returns to Number 1 for a fourth week after a One Direction-interrupted break
This week’s chart is notable since it’s the first time that Billboard has incorporated on-demand streaming and digital sales data. It is the most significant overhaul of their methodology since 1991, when Nielsen’s ‘point of sale’ data (called SoundScan) was brought in.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Returns To Number 1 In Albums Chart
The music streaming service released its 'Year In Music' feature which breaks down your personal tastes and tells you what the world was listening to.
Hello, musical magpies: ever wanted to know which artist or genre is your favourite? Well, Spotify’s 2014 ‘Year In Music’ feature can categorically prove that to you.
The music streaming service has been running its end-of-year feature for a while now, but the 2014 edition is its most thorough incarnation yet. It displays the top genres you listened to over the course of the year, suggesting some top playlists for each of those, as well as your top five artists, albums and playlists.
For added geekiness, the service will also break down your listening habits by geographical origin, how much time you spent using Spotify overall and on what device, and even on which days of the week.
The lyric was a pretty low blow, but Iggy didn't take it lying down.
It’s kind of a given in showbiz that fading celebs will do pretty much anything to inspire shock, awe and the occasional dollar flying their way. Enter Eminem and his recent string of rather violent, offensively unfunny lyrics directed at his fellow musicians of the female variety. After Lana Del Rey, Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea was the latest to come under fire, with Shady’s latest leaked track, Vegas, featuring the following disturbing lyrics (trigger warning applies): Put that shit away Iggy/ You don't wanna blow that rape whistle on me.
I know he has an album to promote, but was that really necessary?
Iggy Azalea has hit back at Eminem over his controversial lyrics.
Pop singer Iggy Azalea has called Eminem an "old man threatening young women for entertainment" after he asked her not to "blow that rape whistle" on his new song 'Vegas'. The singer, 24, called out Eminem on Twitter for the controversial lyrics, which feature on the rapper's upcoming compilation album Shady XV.
Iggy Azalea has responded angrily to Eminem's rape lyrics
"If I let you run alongside the Humvee. Unless you're Nicki [Minaj], grab you by the wrist, let's ski," Eminem raps.
Continue reading: Iggy Azalea On Eminem, "I'm Sick Of Old Men Threatening Women"
The rapper was promoting his new compilation ‘Shady XV’.
Eminem has threatened to punch singer Lana Del Rey in the face twice, during a new freestyle rap video posted on Youtube. The video was released to promote the rapper’s new compilation, Shady XV, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of his ‘Shady Records’ label.
In the video the 42 year old rapper also references Ray Rice, the NFL footballer who was suspended in September after a video emerged of him assaulting his fiancee.
Continue reading: Eminem Threatens Lana Del Rey In New Freestyle Rap Video
A host of musicians are set to star in the next Guinness Book of World Records.
What do Metallica, One Direction, Miley Cyrus and Eminem all have in common? Erm, not much, but they're all set to be immortalised in the new edition of The Guinness Book of World Records which comes out next week.
One Direction: Big in America
As reported by Billboard, the long-standing almanac of impressive achievements is adding the musicians for various reasons, Metallica's being they are the first band to play a gig on all seven continents. They completed this feat this year in fact, when they treated some unusual guests to a show in Antarcita. James Hetfield spoke about the gig in a statement: "Seven continents in one year with Antarctica being the gig of a lifetime, yes, 120 scientists and competition winners. Not to mention the 300 very curious penguins!"
Continue reading: Miley, Metallica, 1D And Eminem Added To Guinness Book Of World Records
Nicki Minaj was certainly unlucky with her wardrobe at the MTV VMAs on Sunday (24th August) but the majority of the other guests managed to keep their clothes on! See the pictures from both the red carpet and press room at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held at The Forum in California last night (Sunday 24th August). The great and the good from music industry turned out en masse to receive awards and celebrate their achievements over the past year.
Nicki Minaj's dress caused some problems during her performance.
Continue reading: MTV Video Music Awards 2014 - Check Out The Red Carpet Pics! [Pictures]
The ‘Monster’ duo are the latest celebrities to get soaked for a good cause.
Rihanna and Eminem have become the latest celebrities to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge. The viral sensation, which sees participants get soaked in iced water, aims to draw awareness to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations towards its research. The Monster duo decided to take their soaking on stage during the final night of their six date co-headlining tour.
Eminem was challenged by Dr. Dre
At the show in Eminem’s hometown of Detroit, the rapper accepted the challenge laid down by Dr Dre in front of 45,000 fans. His ‘hype man’ Denaun "Mr" Porter was initially sent out to do the honours before Eminem’s touring parter Rihanna came onstage.
With Motown being revived in the form of a Broadway show, we explore the vibrant music scene of Detroit.
Two music superpowers, rapper Eminem and singer Rihanna, have kicked off their joint tour in California.
As far as musical collaborations go, Eminem and Rihanna have given us some of the best. Between 'Love the Way You Lie' (Parts 1 and 2), 'Numb' and 'The Monster', every time the pair team up it seems to work, and it's no surprise really, considering they're two acts at the top of their game. No surprises then that their six date joint tour is something just a bit special.
A throwback photo of Eminem on stage at Lollapalooza in 2011
Rolling Stone had the scoop on the first night in Pasadena California, which saw the pair collaborate not only on their familiar tracks, but also duet on some others, such as a cover of B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams' 'Airplanes'. Rihanna also sang Dido's part in a rendition of Eminem classic 'Stan'.
Continue reading: Eminem And Rihanna Kick Off U.S Tour
Guardians of the Galaxy star made an eventful appearance on US radio show.
Actor Chris Pratt is currently enjoying a huge wave of publicity following the runaway success of his new film Guardians of the Galaxy that’s topping box offices around the world.
But now he’s unveiled something of a latent talent for rapping during a guest spot on a talk radio show. Pratt was interviewed by DJ Whoo Kid on the show ‘Whoolywood Shuffle’ and when the discussion moved on to rap music, he professed his love for Eminem by discussing his appearances on Dr Dre’s The Chronic 2001.
Continue reading: Chris Pratt Raps Eminem, Disses Orlando Bloom And Justin Bieber
The duo perform 'Stan' as well as their own collabs 'Love The Way You Lie' and 'The Monster'
Eminem at Lollapalooza 2014 (Getty/Theo Wargo)
In addition to reprising her choruses on ‘Love The Way You Lie’ and ‘The Monster’, the Barbadian singer also provided Dido’s vocal parts for ‘Stan’, which drew enormous cheers from the packed-out crowd. It’s not the first time that Eminem has snagged another superstar to duet with him on the 2000 hit single – he performed it with Elton John at the 2001 Grammy Awards.
Continue reading: Eminem Joined Onstage By Rihanna At Lollapalooza 2014
Beyonce leads the nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
The nominations have been announced for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and no one is surprised that Beyonce is a front runner with a staggering eight nominations for various videos from her fifth album, Beyoncé. Close behind with seven nods apiece are Eminem and newcomer Iggy Azalea. Beyonce has been nominated for an impression fifty VMAs in the past and has walked away with twelve, whilst Eminem also holds an impressive eleven "Moonman" trophies.
Beyonce's videos for tracks including 'Drunk In Love', 'Pretty Hurts' and 'Partition' are nominated
Her fifth album was released in a surprise move at the end of last year, with all tracks accompanied by music videos, so Beyonce will no doubt be thrilled that the risky move has paid off.
Continue reading: Beyonce, Iggy Azalea And Eminem Lead The Way In VMA Nominations
Sound problems plagued the Detroit rapper's return to the Big Smoke
Eminem didn’t want to perform at Wembley Stadium, the 90,000-seater home of the English national football team. Instead, he wanted to be part of the Hyde Park British Summertime lark but was refused due to the content of his lyrics.
Eminem performs at the MTV Movie Awards 2014 (Getty/Christopher Polk)
And Wembley stadium didn’t want Eminem to attempt to fill it either, despite being used to the fruity vernacular of the Detroit rapper - his first gig in the capital since 2001 will forever be remembered for sound issues.
Continue reading: Eminem's Wembley Stadium Gig Loses Itself In The Sheer Size Of The Place
There you go, Londoners. Eminem at Wembley.
So Eminem is still a thing. Despite the rapper’s career deflating slightly after the 00s, he is still big. Big enough to fill Wembley Arena with screaming fans. In fact, Slim set sort of a record Friday, being the first rapper to ever perform at the massive London venue. Technically, he shared the honour with Dr. Dre, since the rapper/producer joined his former protégé for a couple of songs. Dre treated fans to a couple of vintage track, including Still Dre, Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang and Forgot About Dre.
At 41, Eminem is still going strong and powering through shows.
And he wasn’t the only one helping out Eminem at Wembley. The rapper also brought out Danny Brown and Odd Future to open for him. So overall, it sounds like fans got more than they bargained for with the gig. There was a clear theme to the show, the same one Slim’s been playing on for a couple of albums now: do not mess with Marshall Mathers. He opened with a triple hit of Bad Guy, Square Dance and 3AM.
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There have been miming accusations levelled at Dolly Parton’s crowd-pleasing Glastonbury set, we look at the evidence.
It’s nothing new for a universally acclaimed artist to mime in front of huge crowds. Eminem mimed his way through his 2013 Reading Festival headline appearance and still received a mostly positive reaction from a boisterous crowd. But for most live music enthusiasts, an artist miming in a live setting is nothing short of a heinous crime, an unforgivable cardinal sin that betrays the entire point and of live performance and leaves the artist devoid of integrity. Perhaps that best explains the furore that greeted Dolly Parton’s Glastonbury set as many people asked the question- “was Dolly miming?”
'Mimegate' sparked a huge debate over whether the singer was actually singing during her set.
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Eminem becomes the first artist to receive two Digital Single Diamond awards from the RIAA. Which songs do you think landed him the honor?
After thirteen Grammy Awards, six number one albums, and a billion other accomplishments to his name, rapper Eminem is still going strong. This is because he’s the first artist ever to receive two Digital Single Diamond Awards from the RIAA. It’s impressive mostly because “Diamond” in music certification means that something sold ten million, and ten million is kind of a lot. Also because he’s apparently the first ever to do it. Even though Eminem’s had his fair share of popular singles in his day, he’s not the first that comes to mind when you think of huge songs, is he?
Eminem is the first artist to earn two Digital Diamond Single awards
So, which were the ones to nab him the title? It shouldn’t come as a surprise when ‘Love The Way You Lie’ featuring Rihanna was the first Diamond track, because that song was absolutely everywhere when it was first released back in 2010. Since then, it has gone on to sell over eleven million copies digitally. The lead single from that same album (Recovery) was the one to give Eminem the honor, as ‘Not Afraid’ just recently passed the ten million mark. When you think about the success he’s had with singles, you have to wonder what made ‘Not Afraid’ his big seller instead of his more radio-friendly tracks, but as catchy as they were, none of them comes close to what those two have sold.
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The MTV documentary only makes us like Sheeran more.
While Taylor Swift relaxes from her busy schedule by making Drake-themed crafts for Ed Sheeran, her BFF just launched a new MTV docuseries. Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran premiered last night on the music network and. It’s meant to give fans an inside look into the life of the redheaded songwriter – though how a documentary could reveal any more about Sheeran than his Instagram feed does, we’re not sure.
On his new album, Sheeran experiments with hip hop, a move he's very nervous about.
The singer-songwriter is stepping in front of MTV’s cameras to show and tell the story of his quick ascent to stardom, as well as promote his upcoming sophomore studio effort, x, out June 23.
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