TDIM - Eminem's Birthday - 17th Oct
October 17, 2013 @ 01:42 am
I am who I am and I say what I think. I'm not putting a face on for the record
The King of Rap celebrates his birthday today! Eminem as an artist has always played a huge role in his fans lives. From his lyrics to his rap he managed to touch and connect with the hearts of millions of fans from all over the globe. But Eminem did not reach fame and fortune over night, the artist had to start from scratch in order to reach the place where he is today. He started off as a member of thegroup D12, as well as one half of the hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil, alongside Royce da 5'9". Eminem has always been one of the world's best-selling music artists and is the best-selling artist of the 2000s. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone magazine, which 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.His worldwide albums sales stand at more than 100 million, singles 120 million, and the estimated sale of over 220 million records worldwide, In the United States, he has sold 49.1 million albums and 42 million tracks.
After releasing his independent debut album, Infinite in 1996, Eminem rose to mainstream popularity in 1999 with the release of his major-label debut album The Slim Shady LP. The LP also earned Eminem his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. His next two records The Marshall Mathers LP,and The Eminem Show, also won Best Rap Album Grammy Awards, making Eminem the first artist to win Best Rap Album for three consecutive LPs. This was followed by another studio release in 2004 titled Encore. Eminem then went on hiatus after touring in 2005. He released his first album in five years titled Relapse, on May 15, 2009. In 2010, Eminem released his seventh studio album Recovery. Recovery was an international success and was named the best selling album of 2010 worldwide, joining The EminemShow, which was the best seller of 2002. Eminem won Grammy Awards for both Relapse and Recovery, giving him a total of 13 Grammys in his career, making up it best-selling rap album artist of all-time. Eminem is currently working on his eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 that is all set to release on the 5th of November 2013
Eminem has opened other ventures, including his own record label Shady Records with his manager Paul Rosenberg. He also has his own radio channel, Shade 45 on Sirius XM Radio. In 2002, Eminem starred in the hip-hop drama film known as 8 Mile. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, becoming the first rap artist ever to win the award.He has also made cameo appearances in The Wash in 2001, Funny People in 2009 and the television series Entourage.
Here are the top 5 songs by Eminem
• Lose Yourself
• The Real Slim Shady
• My Band
• Not Afraid
We wish this legendary artist a very Happy Birthday.
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