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American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor

  • Eminem is actually the stage name of Marshall Bruce Mathers III. Slim Shady is his nickname.
  • His popularity has brought recognition to his Detroit rap group D12.
  • Rolling Stone magazine which has ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
  • Rolling Stone named him The King of Hip Hop.
  • He holds the Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest selling hip-hop artist.
  • He achieved ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200.
  • His 1999 The Slim Shady LP is his major-label debut album.
  • Shady Records is his own recording label.
  • He invited Jackson to fly to Los Angeles after getting impressed with Jackson's Guess Who's Back?.
  • He is of Scottish and Welsh decent.
  • He failed 9th grade a total of three times, because he care for rap more than school.
  • He began performing as early as thirteen.
  • He knew his ex-wife Kim since high school.
  • He cuts his own hair.
  • On his upper left arm, there is a tattoo in memory of his Uncle Ronnie who commited suicide in 1991. He also has a tattoo on both of his arms that say D on one and 12 on the other to mean D-12 or Dirty Dozen.
  • He supported Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election.
  • He is a Spiderman fan.
  • His music video for his song Superman wasn't allowed to be shown on television because of its nudity.
  • In December 2007, he was taken to a Detroit-area hospital for a serious heart condition and severe pneumonia.
  • He used to date Mariah Carey.
  • He loves to drink Mountain Dew.
  • Eminem reads Harry Potter to his daughter.
  • He has been sued by both his mother and by Kimberly Scott, for divorce (Kim), defamation (Kim) and slander (Mom). He's also been charged with assault by a bouncer he saw kissing his wife.
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