EMINEM. Mitchell Johnson Music 1010-042. Biography. Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mather’s III in the Saint Joseph, Missouri in the year 1972. Eminem was born as the only child of Marshall Bruce Mather’s, Jr and Deborah R. Nelson Mather’s-Briggs. Musical Inflences. Beastie Boys.
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Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mather’s III in the Saint Joseph, Missouri in the year 1972.
Eminem was born as the only child of Marshall Bruce Mather’s, Jr and Deborah R. Nelson Mather’s-Briggs.
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While living in Warren, Detroit as a teenager Marshall came across the Beastie Boys album License to Ill and began to gain a passion for hip-hop. At the age of 14 Marshall started performing amateur raps as “M&M” and joined a group called “Bassmint Productions”.
The group later changed their name to “Soul Intent”.
“The Slim Shady LP” skyrocketed and moved on to be one of the most popular albums in the year 1999.
By the end of the year the album had already gone triple platinum.
This album was described by Billboard as “light years ahead of the material he had been writing beforehand.” (Billboard Eminem “The Slim Shady LP”)
“The Slim Shady LP” has now been certified 4 times platinum by the RIAA.
“The Marshall Mathers LP” was released in the May of the year 2000.
“The Marshall Mather’s LP” went on to sale 1.76 Million copies within a week.
This album specifically faced a lot of criticism. Eminem has been sued many times but is so lyrically talented that he usually covers his bases lyrically so that he won’t get in trouble with the law.
Despite the controversy “The Marshall Mather’s LP” album has been certified 9 times by the RIAA.
In the summer of 2002 Eminem’s third major album “The Eminem Show” was released.
“The Eminem Show” sold over one million copies in its first week out.
In this album Eminem raps openly about his family life growing up, problems in his life, and situations he had been in.
This album was the best-selling album in 2002 and has been certified 8 times platinum by the RIAA.
“Encore” was set for release on November 16, 2004, but was moved up to November 12 after the album was leaked to the Internet.
Encore sold 1,582,000 copies in its first two weeks of release in the United States in November 2004, and was certified quadruple-platinum there in mid-December.
The album was nominated for three Grammys at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards including for Best Rap Album.
Eminem titled his next album “Curtain Call” because he believed this could be his final album.
“Curtain Call” was released in December 2005 and became Eminem’s fourth album strait number one album on the Billboard top 200.
This album has been certified two times platinum by the RIAA.
“Relapse” was released May 15th, 2009
“Relapse” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 608,000 copies in its first week.
It produced three singles that attained chart success and has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
It earned him two Grammy Awards and has sold over two million copies in the United States.
Worldwide the album has sold 4.5 million copies.
In 2010 Eminem released the album “Recovery”.
“Recovery” is currently Eminem’s latest album out.
The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 741,000 copies in its first week in the United States.
Recovery received positive reviews from most music critics, who complimented Eminem's rapping and performance on the album, and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
It was the second best-selling album of 2010 and has sold 5.7 million copies worldwide as well as the best-selling digital album of all-time.
“The Way I Am”
“Stan”, was written by Eminem and released late in the year 2000.
It was the third single from “The Marshall Mathers LP”.
Stan was produced by The 45 King and Eminem and incorporates a modified version from Dido’s hit song “Thank You” as its chorus.
The first three verses are delivered by Eminem as Stan (Stanley Mitchell) and the fourth verse is Eminem attempting to write to Stan, only to realize that he had already heard about Stan's death on the news.
“The Way I Am”, was written by Eminem and released in the year 2000.
This song was written and produced by
Eminem. (Including the music theory and
“The Way I Am” was awarded the 35th best song of the decade by the magazine Complex.
In “The Way I Am” Eminem speaks out on people that he feels were pressuring him too hard. These people included record executives and overzealous fans that expected him to top his hit single “My Name Is”
“Lose Yourself”, was written by Eminem and released in the year 2002
“Lose Yourself” was written and produced by Eminem and Luis Resto.
Eminem received the an Academy Award in 2003 and a Grammy in 2004 because of the hit single “Lose Yourself”. The Academy Award was for the Best Original Song.
“Lose Yourself” was the first time that a rap song had won that award.
This hit single was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for twelve weeks, making it the longest running number one single of 2002.
i. :00 Introduction begins with Eminem speaking, Static constantly playing in the backround, a rapid percussion beat, and a piano replaying a continuous melody. The piano melody and bass line act as opposites. The piano is playing rapidly and the bass line is hold out all of its notes and changing notes slowly.