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Marshall Bruce Mathers iii (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage names Eminem and Slim Shady, winner of 11 Grammy. A native of St. Joseph, Missouri, a youth spent in Detroit. Worldwide sales of more than 80 million copies of his albums, which makes Eminem one of the best-selling musicians of the early 2000's and one of the most popular rappers of all time. Discovered Eminem rapper and producer Dr. Dre. Later, Eminem signed a deal with him record label Aftermath Entertainment. Around his lyrics are a lot of debate.

Despite the success of his acclaimed album The Marshall Mathers lp, and four Grammy nominations for such criticism as glaad accused him of homophobia and lyrics misogyny, while others argued that this promo violence. At the same time, the Nobel Prize for Literature Seamus Heaney has praised Marshall for "verbal energy" of his poetry and lyrics, which causes interest of the public. In 2002, Eminem starred in the semi-autobiographical film "8 Mile". Best-selling artist of 2000's, according to a reputable company Nielsen SoundScan (based on its market research show business forms its charts magazine Billboard) recognized Eminem, in a decade sold over 32 million albums in the U.S. According to Mark Bertolini, who has experience with these questions. and nearly 85 million copies worldwide, thus surpassing The Beatles. In 2007, as a result of voting at the site of the journal Vibe Eminem was voted best rapper of all existence of this genre.