Eminem's Interesting Facts

1 Released an album called "Curtain Call: The Hits" which is a collection of his greatest hits, with 3 new songs. [December 2005]
2 Released his fourth album, "Encore" on November 12th. [November 2004]
3 Working on his fourth LP [September 2003]
4 Released Recovery in which he expresses his disappointment in his last album. Recovery received overall positive reviews. [June 2010]
5 Preparing to release a new album entitled 'The Re-Up' under his record label, Shady Records. It will feature new material from Eminem as well as songs from up-and-coming Shady Records artists, such as Stat Quo, Ca$his and Bobby Creekwater. It will also feature Obie Trice, D12, G-Unit and other artists on Shady and G-Unit Records. The first single from 'The Re-Up' will be "You Don't Know" by Eminem, 50 Cent, Ca$his and Lloyd Banks. The album is slated for release in December of 2006 and is executive produced by Eminem. [September 2006]
6 Announced that he isn't retiring from the hip hop industry, but is taking a break to focus on his family. [August 2005]
7 Released his eighth studio album called "The Marshall Mathers LP 2", a continuation of Eminem's most acclaimed studio effort, 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP. [November 2013]
8 Released a new album "Relapse" on May 19th 2009 after about 5 years since the release of encore. [May 2009]
9 In his interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes (1968), he admitted he does not allow the same amount of profanity he uses in his songs in his house.
10 Admitted on 60 Minutes (1968) that he would never have imagined writing lyrics about helping others before he became sober (based on his song, "Not Afraid on Recovery").
11 His album "Recovery" was the best-selling album in the US in 2010.
12 Lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
13 January 2008 - Released from a Detroit hospital after being rushed there during Christmas 2007. His publicist attributed this to a bout with pneumonia.
14 Is good friends with Jay Z.
15 Ranked #6 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists.
16 His maternal grandmother Betty Hixson was married five times. He is her grandson from her first marriage.
17 Son of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and wife Deborah R. Nelson (later remarried).
18 He has English, German, Swiss-German, and Scottish ancestry.
19 Monday 26th Feb 2001: Winner of Best International Male at the 2001 Brit Awards.
20 Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". Volume 245, pages 121- 122. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006.
21 Eddie Guzelian, a producer on the hit Disney Channel TV show, American Dragon: Jake Long (2005), wrote in his blog, for the show, that the character of Jake's little sister was named after Hailie, Eminem's daughter. Eddie is a big Eminem fan and was actually listening to one of his albums while creating the character.
22 (11th April 2006) His D12 band-mate, Proof, was killed in a night club shooting at 5 am.
23 His D12 band-mate, Proof, was best man at his second wedding to Kim Mathers.
24 Adopted his ex-wife's, Kim, other daughter with another man. Her name is Whitney.
25 Hired young actress, Karli Filips, twice to portray his daughter, Hailie Jade, in his music videos for "Lose Yourself" and "Like Toy Soldiers". When they shot the "Toy Soldiers" video, Eminem had to be reminded Karli had played his daughter once before.
26 Filed for divorce less than 3 months after re-marrying his ex-wife.
27 Created his own fashion line called Shady Limited.
28 He has sold over 65 million records worldwide (February 2006).
29 At the 1997 Rap Olympics in Los Angeles, he came in second.
30 To help support his mother, young Marshall worked as a short-order cook at a Michigan family restaurant called Gilbert's Lodge
31 The Eminem Show has sold more than eight million albums
32 Has his own record company called Shady Records
33 Is a Detroit Pistons fan
34 Spoofs his character from 8 Mile (2002) in his music video "Just lose it"
35 Has custody of his niece Lainie (short for Alaina). Lainie and his daughter Hailie have been brought up together and are considered sisters and he refers to both as his daughters. Lainie was mentioned in the song Mockingbird on the "Encore" album.
36 In May 2003, a minor media stir came about when Eminem refused to allow rock parodist 'Weird Al' Yankovic' to produce a video for his "Lose Yourself" parody, "Couch Potato". Although semi-official statements from Eminem's camp stated that the rapper wasn't being malicious and simply did not want a parody to detract from his image as a serious hip-hop artist, most of the press that covered the story sided with Yankovic. Despite the lack of the music video, the album featuring the parody, "Poodle Hat", earned Yankovic his highest chart debut in "Billboard" (#17) and, in February 2004, his third Grammy Award.
37 He was voted the 82nd Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
38 Has a half sister and a half brother on his dad's side; Sarah and Michael Mathers.
39 Favorite movie of all time is Scarface (1983).
40 Failed the 9th grade three times until finally dropping out. He said that he was not stupid [which is evident from interviews and his obvious success], but said that he lacked an interest in school. All he wanted to do was rap.
41 In his 2004 song, "Like Toy Soldiers", he stated he no longer wants to argue with Ja Rule and other members of Murder Inc.
42 Has a tattoo of his daughter on his right lower shoulder
43 Was the only guest artist appearing on Jay Z's album, "The Blueprint."
44 Adopted niece, Alaina, giving her his last name.
45 The only white person to ever be on the cover of "The Source" and "XXL" magazines.
46 Won a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy Awards) for International Album of the Year.
47 On March 23, 2003 his song "Lose Yourself" from the film 8 Mile (2002) became the first rap song to win an Academy Award. He was not in attendance, and one of the song's co-writers, Luis Resto, accepted the Oscar on his behalf.
48 Made $29,000,000 in 2002 with The Eminem Show LP, as the CEO of Shady Records, and the Anger Managment Tour '02.
49 Has a younger half-brother called Nathan (his mother's son from a later marriage), born in 1986.
50 Has said that he would like his daughter, Haile Jade, to become an actress.
51 Parodied on Saturday Night Live (1975) by Chris Parnell.
52 Cuts his own hair.
53 Wanted to be a comic book artist when he was a kid.
54 He has had an operation on his knee, which led to his awkward stance at numerous performances.
55 The name 'Eminem' came from his initials M(arshall) M(athers).
56 With the band D12, Eminem has had a number 10 hit with "S**t on You", and a number 2 hit with "Purple Hills" (originally titled "Purple Pills").
57 Got joint custody of daughter Hailie Jade.
58 Raised in Detroit, Michigan.
59 Became a father for the 1st time at age 23 when his girlfriend [now ex-wife] Kimberly Scott gave birth to their daughter Hailie Jade Mathers on December 25, 1995.
60 Dr. Dre is Eminem's mentor.
61 Featured in "Entertainment Weekly" magazine (December 22/29, 2000) and was voted #3 for Entertainer of the Year.
62 3rd January 2001: Album, "The Marshall Mathers LP", nominated for 4 Grammy awards at The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards (2001), including: Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the track, "Forget About Dre", with Dr. Dre.
63 2000 Album "The Marshall Mathers LP" sold a reported 7 million copies. [January 2001]
64 His wife Kimberly Mathers was granted physical custody of their 5-year-old daughter, continued financial support, a personal driver, and reinstatement of her credit cards. [August 2000]
65 His 2000 album, "The Marshall Mathers LP", sold 1.76 million copies in the first week of release in the U.S., a record for a solo artist.
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