What is Eminem’s Net Worth? $230 million
How did Eminem earn his wealth and money?
Eminem’s real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, and he is also sometimes referred to as Slim Shady. Eminem was born in Missouri, the U.S.A. on 17th October 1972. He is an American rap artist, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Eminem dropped out of school due to poor grades. He was interested literature and in comic books – he even wanted to be a comic artist at one point in his life – but he never pursued either option. He started rapping when he was fourteen, along with a friend, Mike Ruby. They used to sneak their way into lunchroom freestyle rap battles at a high school with rapper, Proof. Eminem, accompanied by his friend, also went to open mic competitions at the “ground zero” of the Detroit rap scene, the Hip-Hop Shop. Eminem strived and struggled to survive in an industry dominated by the black, and he was recognized and respected by the underground crowds.
Eminem has released altogether 9 studio albums, 8 compilation, and 5 video albums. He has one EP to his name, with 46 singles and 57 music videos. His albums have been released under the banner of either of the following music labels: Interscope Records, Shady Records, Web Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, and Goliath Artists. His debut album, “Infinite”, came out in 1996 followed by “Slim Shady EP” the best year. Then he went on to sign with Aftermath Entertainment (Dr. Dre’s company) and consequently earned himself major popularity when he released his second album “The Slim Shady LP” in 1999. The LP brought to him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. In 2000, is third album was released; “The Marshall Mathers LP” was a success all over the world. The fourth album, “The Eminem Show”, was released in 2002 and garnered recognition and fame globally. It was an international best-seller. Both these albums won the Grammy for Best Rap Album – making Eminem the first artist to have three successive LPs win so – and were certified Diamond in the U.S.A. “Encore” came out in 2004, turning out to be a commercial as well as critical success. In 2005, Eminem went on a hiatus.
He came back in 2009 with the release of “Relapse” followed by “Recovery” in 2010. Both albums bagged Grammys; “Recovery” became the globally best-selling album of 2010. In 2013, Eminem revealed his eighth album called “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”, which went on to win two Grammys – one being Best Rap Album. At the end of the year, he had 15 Grammy awards altogether with the most wins in the Best Rap Album category. After four whole years, in 2017, Eminem released his latest album titled “Revival”.
Eminem is also a member of “Soul Intent” and “D12”, two Midwest hip-hop groups. Other than that, he also frequently collaborates with rap artist Royce da 5’9’’, and they are known as “Bad Meets Evil”.
Eminem has proved himself to be one of the best-selling rappers of all time. In the U.S., he is considered the best-selling artist of the 2000s. Ten albums of his have bagged the number one position on the Billboard 200 (albums) and 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. He has sold 245 million albums all over the world. Moreover, he is the only artist who had eight albums debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200, one after the other. He has been called the King of Hip Hop. Eminem had sold 47.4 million albums and 42 million singles in the U.S. by the year 2014, which made him the second best-selling male artist of the Nielson SoundScan era, the sixth best-selling artist in the U.S., and the best-selling hip-hop artist.
Other than the wealth he yields from his record sales, he also earns from the record company he founded on his own. Shady Records has helped establish the careers of various artists, one being 50 Cent. Eminem also has his own channel, by the name Shade 45, on Sirius XM Radio. He also starred in the television show “Entourage” in 2010. Eminem has also appeared in several Hollywood movies, such as “8 Mile” (2002) – a hip-hop film that got the Academy Award for Best Original Song “Lose Yourself” performed by Eminem. More movies include “The Wash” (2001), “Funny People” (2009), and “The Interview” (2014).
What are Eminem’s highest-selling albums/singles?
1. The Marshall Mathers LP: 32,000,000
2. The Eminem Show: 27,000,000
3. Encore: 21,000,000
4. The Slim Shady LP: 18,000,000
5. Recovery: 15,000,000
1. Curtain Call: 13,000,000
2. Motion Picture 8 Mile: 11,000,000
1. Love The Way You Lie: 11,000,000
2. Not Afraid: 10,000,000
3. Lose Yourself: 5,000,000
4. Rap God: 3,000,000
5. Till I Collapse: 2,000,000
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