Full Name: Eminem [Marshall Mathers]
Why Famous: Hip Hop artist Eminem aka Marshall Mathers is the best selling music artist of the 2000s. Known for his dark subject matter, alter egos, comic style and rhyming ability.
He is the winner of 13 Grammys, including "The Slim Shady LP" and "The Marshall Mathers LP".
Eminem also starred in the semi autobiographical film "8 Mile" and won the Oscar for Best Original Song (Lose Yourself).
- 1999-06-14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 1st time
- 2006-01-14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 2nd time
- 1999-02-23 Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)
- 2000-05-23 Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)
- 2000-06-29 Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'
- 2000-09-07 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win
- 2002-05-26 Eminem releases his 4th studio album “The Eminem Show” (2002 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2003)
- 2002-08-29 19th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Pink win
- 2002-11-13 Eminem releases single 'Lose Yourself' from soundtrack of 8 Mile, 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song
- 2003-01-13 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win
- 2010-06-18 "Recovery" 7th studio album by Eminem is released (best selling album worldwide 2010)
- 2010-09-12 27th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem win
- 2011-05-22 19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win