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Eminem

Born 17 October 1972.
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Eminem. Zane Lowe. Part 4

Zane Lowe chats to Eminem in the last of a special 4 part interview

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Biography

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem and by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, Eminem is a member of the group D12, as well as one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, alongside Royce da 5'9". Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The same magazine declared him The King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has achieved ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200. Eminem has sold more than 115 million albums and singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. As of June 2014, he is the second best selling male artist of the Nielsen Soundscan era, the sixth best overall selling artist in the United States, and the best-selling hip-hop artist having sold 45,160,000 albums and 31 million digital singles.

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Labels

  • Founded Shady Records

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Recovery

    Recovery 2010

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    On his seventh album Eminem is more genuinely impassioned than he’s sounded in years.
  2. Review of Relapse

    Relapse 2009

    Reviewed by Lou Thomas
    Typically uncompromising and full of characteristically spiky humour.
  3. Review of Encore

    Encore 2004

    Reviewed by Adam Webb
    ...an album for the downloaders, a few great songs tacked onto an hour of dicking about.
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