Marshall Bruce Mathers III (Eminem, Marshall Mathers)
Currently alive, at 41 years of age.
1995 - Remained unshakable in his determination to establish himself that was edged towards desperation by the pregnancy of his girlfriend Kim. - Eminem began to earn some recognition in Soul Intent through a small pressing of the single "Fuckin' Backstabber b/w Biterphobia". - His daughter, Haile Mathers was born on Christmas day, December 25th. 1996 - Recorded the solo album Infinite, released in a quantity of only 400 and distributed mostly by hand; the album was not very well-received, being dismissed by many in the hip-hop community as too derivative. 1999 - Eminem's fortunes made an immediate and dramatic turnaround, immersing the rapper in a frenzy of media attention, accolades and controversy upon the release of his Dre/Bass Brothers-produced debut The Slim Shady LP. - Married his girlfriend, Kim, on June 6th. - Won Grammy's Best Rap Album for "The Slim Shady LP" and Best Rap Solo Performance for "My Name Is". 2000 - He and Kim filed for divorce on August 7th. - Won Grammy's Best Rap Album for "The Marshall Mathers LP", Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group with Dr. Dre for "Forgot About Dre" and Best Rap Solo Performance for "The Real Slim Shady". 2002 - Starred in the film, "8 Mile", a hip-hop-centered drama loosely based on his own life story. - Won Grammy's Best Short Form Music Video for "Without Me" and Best Rap Album for "The Eminem Show". 2003 - Won Grammy's Best Rap Song and Best Male Rap Solo Performance both for "Lose Yourself". 2004 - He released his fifth full-length effort "Encore", co-produced by himself, Dre, Luis Resto and Mike Elizondo. 2005 - An international tour was organized, but the European leg scheduled for late summer was canceled when the rapper checked himself into rehab in order to overcome a dependency on sleep medication. 2006 - Re-married Kim on January 14th, but later on filed a divorce for the 2nd time on December 18th.
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