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Eminem first came on the scene in 1996 with his initial studio album, ‘Infinite’. With only 1,000 copies in record sales, nobody could’ve predicted the monster career he would go on to have.
Dr. Dre was introduced to Eminem’s lethal rhymes after an intern slipped his mixtape to a record producer. Once the rap-duo united, the rest was history. His 2nd studio album, The Slim Shady LP, was released in 1999 and earned him his first Grammy for ‘Rap Album of the Year,’ which solidified his place in hip-hop.
The self-proclaimed Rap God is not only the best-selling hip hop artist of all time, but also holds the title for highest selling artist of the 2000’s with over $32.2 million records sold during that decade.
Whether it’s the bleach blonde hair, unmatched lyrical dominance or the ‘I Just Don’t Give a F*ck” attitude, Slim Shady has been making headlines, breaking records and pissing people off for a long time.
With Em’s Revival dropping this Friday, December 15th, take a look back at some of his most memorable moments below:
Slim Shady absolutely owned the 2000 VMA’s stage…. All 100 of them. Eminem brought out 100 look alikes during the performance of his career-defining hit, ‘The Real Slim Shady’: It’s been 15 years since the release of ‘8 mile’ starring Eminem. Eminem won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself.”
Eminem took the stage at the 2001 Grammy’s to perform ‘Stan’ ft. Dido, but it was the legendary Elton John who joined him. The unlikely duet turned into one of the most iconic performances in music history: No matter the political climate, Eminem has never been one to back away from making a statement. He took the 2002 VMA’s stage by storm when he performed, ‘White America’ and ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’: Eminem and Rihanna have collaborated four times over the years. With ‘Love The Way You Lie’ and ‘The Monster’
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Eminem’s funny sit-down with Stephen Colbert:
Em’s ‘Just Lose It’ was hilarious: