Eminem is a rapper, songwriter and actor. He's been named as one of the most influential rappers for his work, which has spanned three decades. As one of the best-selling musical artists, nine of his albums have made it to the top of the Billboard 200 ?- 10 if you count his Hell: The Sequel EP with Royce da 5'9". So far, he's been the only artist to have those No. 1 albums consecutively debut at that top spot. He continues to tour, giving fans a chance to witness his high-energy performances and hear his clever lyrics in person.
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Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1972. He had a rocky childhood that involved trying to connect with his father, who left the family, and having trouble with neighborhood kids. He developed an early interest in hip-hop, rap music and storytelling. He began rapping as a teen with his friend Mike Ruby, and the two experimented with different names. One of those names, M&M, later evolved into Eminem. He performed at numerous freestyle rap battles, mostly in Detroit, Michigan, and developed a loyal fan base in the underground hip-hop scene. Eminem performed with many different artists in his early years, including as part of the group D12. In response to some of the challenges he experienced, he developed the alter ego Slim Shady, a character who wasn't shy about things like violence and drugs. His debut EP Slim Shady EP was released in 1997 as he started to gain attention for his talent. After The Slim Shady LP hit the stands in 1999, his popularity skyrocketed. This was the break that gave him the opportunity to move out of his crime-ridden neighborhood and stop working at minimum-wage jobs.
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What are some of Eminem's biggest accolades?
The list of his successes just seems to go on and on. From the soundtrack of 8 Mile, his song "Lose Yourself" won Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 2003. He has won 15 Grammys out of 44 nominations. Those wins include Best Rap Album for The Slim Shady LP, Relapse and Recovery.
What can I expect from an Eminem concert?
You'll be impressed by how quickly the rhymes come out and how well every lyric works together. You'll likely hear a mix of old and new songs, and there's a good chance you'll hear one of the classics like "The Real Slim Shady," "Lose Yourself" or "Without Me." Eminem truly brings the energy to his shows, and you'll feel the beat through your bones as he raps. It can be an amazing feeling to be in a huge venue with thousands of people around you, all dancing and singing together.
Who does Eminem collaborate with?
He has worked alongside many other musicians during his career. He's known for working with Royce da 5'9", and they've put together an act called Bad Meets Evil. He's worked with the biggest names in the business from Dr. Dre to Kid Rock. His old group D12 sometimes performs with him.
Is he coming to a city near me?
For 2019, Eminem is traveling to various venues as part of the Rapture Tour. This an overseas tour, with shows in Australia and New Zealand. As he can sell out almost any venue, these performances are being held in stadiums. He's also heading to the Middle East. Stay tuned to hear about US performances.
How long are his shows?
Eminem's shows usually last between an hour and a half and two hours. The energy level is intense, and he just keeps going, even after more than 20 years in the business.Back to Top