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Eminem is the stage name of popular rapper Marshall Bruce Mathers III. Born October 17, 1972 (age 51), Mathers grew up in Warren, Michigan. He is an award-winning musician with eleven Grammy Awards in addition to a singular Academy Award.

Eminem's song River is a powerful tribute to the unborn child victimized by abortion: “I made you terminate my baby” and “that I really woulda’ loved your smile.” His song refers to abortion as “one more lie to tell an unborn child.”[1]

He is known for his rap music, and specifically its frequent and unnessacary use of profanity, drug references, and sexual content. His lyrics are criticized by conservatives, liberals, and feminists as violent, homophobic, and misogynistic.

He also made a song Mosh that was rather infamous for not only denouncing the War on Terror and making several anti-War statements, but its music video also had Eminem's persona leading a mob with torches and pitchforks to storm the Capitol Building in apparent similarities to the French Revolution, as well as a sight-gag showing Dick Cheney having an apparent heart attack.

Personal life

Mathers' personal life is well known because of his public persona and a frequent topic in his music, most notably his relationship with Kimberly Anne Scott. The couple met while both were in high school, and began a troubled relationship in 1989. The two married 1999, but divorced in 2001.[2] As Eminem, Mathers recorded several violent songs, including Kim, and '97 Bonnie & Clyde, both songs deal with murdering Kim in violent fashion.[3] The two reconciled and remarried in 2006, but in a dusplay of Hollywood values, filed for divorce again less than three months later.[4] Mathers also has shared custody of his biological daughter, Hailie Jade Scott and of his niece, Alaina, daughter of Kim Scott's twin sister, whom he adopted. Mathers has also spoken about his addictions to multiple drugs. He is clean and sober today.[5] To his credit Mathers has been known as a good father and despite his public persona does not allow swearing or negative influences in his house. He has claimed to be a Christian.

Political views

Eminem has been a critic of the mainfested leadership of US president Donald Trump. He managed an anti-Trump chant during an act in Reading, England.[6] In a freestyle rap, Mathers referred to Trump as a "racist 94-year-old grandpa".[7]


  • 1999: The Slim Shady LP
  • 2000: The Marshall Mathers LP
  • 2002: The Eminem Show
  • 2002: 8 Mile Soundtrack
  • 2004: Encore
  • 2005: Curtain Call: The Hits
  • 2006: Eminem Presents the Re-Up
  • 2009: Relapse
  • 2010: Recovery
  • 2013: The Marshall Mathers LP 2
  • 2017: Revival

Album performances

Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP sold eight million copies.[8] His album "Recovery" was the top-selling album of 2010.[9]


  • 2000: Da Hip Hop Witch (Cameo-Performance)
  • 2001: The Wash (Chris)
  • 2002: 8 Mile (Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith)
  • 2008: Have Gun — Will Travel (Paladin)


Academy Awards

  • 2003 - Best Original song, "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile

Golden Globe Nomination

  • 2003 - Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile

Grammy Awards

  • 2000 - Best rap solo performance for "My Name Is" from The Slim Shady LP
  • 2000 - Best rap album for The Slim Shady LP
  • 2001 - Best rap solo performance for "The Real Slim Shady" from The Marshall Mathers LP
  • 2001 - Best rap performance by a duo or group (with Dr. Dre) for "Forgot About Dre" from Dr Dre 2001
  • 2001 - Best rap album for The Marshall Mathers LP
  • 2003 - Best short form music video, for "Without Me" from The Eminem Show
  • 2003 - Best rap album for The Eminem Show
  • 2004 - Best male rap solo performance for "Lose Yourself" from the 8 Mile O.S.T.
  • 2004 - Best rap song for "Lose Yourself" from the 8 Mile O.S.T.

In 2010, Eminem album Recovery received ten Grammy award nominations.[9]


  2. marriage profile. Retrieved on March 11, 2020.
  3. Mathers' has stated that his music was a form of artistic release and was not to be taken literally
  4. Eminem divorces for second time. BBC News. Retrieved on March 11, 2020.
  6. Eminem Leads Audience in Anti-Trump Chant. The Christian Post (August 30, 2017). Retrieved on March 11, 2020.
  7. Kristinova V. Justimbaste (October 13, 2017). Eminem Slams Trump in Freestyle Rap. The Christian Post. Retrieved on March 11, 2020.
  8. Andy Crouch: Generation Misinformation. Christianity Today (May 21, 2001). Retrieved on March 11, 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Eminem's 'Recovery' vs. LeCrae's 'Rehab'. Christianity Today (December 2, 2010). Retrieved on March 11, 2020.