The artist releases his single, My Name Is, from the album, The Slim Shady LP. Eminem’ s producer, Dr. Dre., claims that they finished this song in only an hour or two. Dr. Dre:
I put the track on, we had a little bit of idle chitchat, I put on the beat, and maybe five seconds in -- I swear to God -- he goes, ‘Hi, my name is.’ That was it. And it’s still clicking.
The artist releases his single, Just Don’t Give A F***, from the album, The Slim Shady LP.
The artist releases his single, Role Model, from the album, The Slim Shady LP.
The artist releases his single, Guilty Conscience, featuring Dr. Dre, from the album, The Slim Shady LP. Eminem:
The whole concept for Guilty Conscience is from the movie Animal House, where the girl has passed out and the guy has to decide what he does. He has a devil on one shoulder, an angel on the other.
Eminem wins the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance for My Name Is, and Best Rap Album for The Slim Shady LP.
The artist releases his single, The Real Slim Shady, from the album, The Marshall Mathers LP. Kathy Griffin is the voice at the beginning that announces, “Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?”
The artist releases his single, Stan, featuring Dido, from the album, The Marshall Mathers LP. This song tells the story of a fan obsessed with Eminem. When his letters are not answered, he puts his pregnant girlfriend in his trunk and drives off a bridge. The song ends with Eminem answering his letter and realizing Stan was the man in the news who drove off the bridge.
Eminem chats about making his big break into the music industry, getting a buzzclip, negative interviews, and lyrical style.
I was out to impress Dr. Dre to show him what I can do. When I saw Dre nodding his head and laughing at some of the things I was saying and what not I was like, I am in…I made it.
The artist releases his single, The Way I Am, from the album, The Marshall Mathers LP. In this song, Eminem responds to the people who believe that he should behave a certain way. He claims that he will not change for record companies, fans or critics.
Eminem performs The Real Slim Shady during the Grammy Award show to promote his album The Marshall Mathers LP.
Eminem and John perform Stan at the Grammy Awards from the album The Marshall Mathers Album.
Eminem and Dr. Dre wins the Grammy for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for Forgot About Dre.
Eminem wins the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance for The Real Slim Shady, and Best Rap Album for The Marshall Mathers LP.
Wow, what should I say first…I want to thank everybody who could look past the controversy.
The artist releases his single, Without Me, from the album, The Eminem Show. In the song the artist takes shots at The FCC, Limp Bizkit, Moby and Chris Kirkpatrick.
The artist releases his single, White America, from the album, The Eminem Show.
The artist releases his single, Sing For The Moment, from the album, The Eminem Show. The line, “You’re full of s--t too, Guerra, that was a fist that hit you” is a reference to a fight Eminem had with John Guerra, who he saw kissing his wife outside a Detroit area bar in June of 2000. Police said Eminem hit Guerra with a gun, and Guerra received a settlement of $100,000.
The artist releases his single, Cleanin’ Out My Closet, from the album, The Eminem Show. The song was used in some of the first trailers for his movie, 8 Mile. It was going to be featured in the film, but the artist thought it was too personal. He wrote, Lose Yourself, and used it for the movie instead.
The rapper chats about being a fan of the Batman tv series, coming up with the album title, his Shady Records label and future tours.
It’s not easy being me, it gets hard a lot which doesn’t really make a difference. Sometimes it is, sometimes it has its benefits, dirty hores being thrown at you, at will.
The artist releases his single, Superman, from the album, The Eminem Show. The song is about how fans will say or do almost anything to be in a relationship with him or other famous singers. He says that he’s single and he plans on staying that way because he hates relationships and everything that comes with them.
Eminem wins the Grammy for Best Rap Album for The Eminem Show, and Best Short Form Music Video for Without Me.
Thank you, cause I learn from all of you.
Eminem wins the Grammy for Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song for Lose Yourself.
The artist releases his single Just Lose It, from the album, Encore.
The controversial video pokes fun at Michael Jackson, which upset him. Jackson complained about the video, and although Eminem wouldn’t apologize, a few networks (like B.E.T.) refused to play it at his request.
The artist releases his single, Mockingbird, from the album, Encore.
The artist releases his single, When I’m Gone, from the album, Curtain Call: The Hits. This song is about how the artist feels that he has to take a break from his music eventually because he’s afraid of losing his daughter Hailie, and he wants to have a normal life with his daughter and wife. He’s tells his fans not to be sad that he is going to go, and that he’s always thinking of them and his family.
The artist releases his single, Shake That, featuring Nate Dogg, from the album, Curtain Call: The Hits.
The artist releases his single, You Don’t Know, featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Cashis, from the album, Eminem Presents:The Re-Up.
Eminem performs Lose Yourself at the Grammy Awards from the 8 mile soundtrack.
Eminem performs Lose Your Self during the Grammy Awards show to promote the 8 Mile sound track.
The artist releases his single, We Made You, from the album, Relapse. The song was produced by Dr. Dre. He and 50 Cent make cameo appearances in the music video.
The artist releases his single, 3 a.m., from the album, Relapse.
In that song I relapse in a rehab facility or something like it. I just black out and f--king kill everybody. I was trying to create a triple entendre with the [album] title: relapsing literally, going back to the old days – just blacking the f--k out and killing everyone. I wanted to paint a picture for the listener, to make them feel like they are in the story and part of it as each line progresses.
The artist releases his single, Beautiful, from the album, Relapse.
One of the only reasons that I put that track on there is that I feel like it’s the best song out of that batch that I did when I wasn’t sober. At the time I felt like, ‘This is it for me.’ I wrote the first verse and a half in rehab, and when I came out, I finished it. It was the only song that marks that period without bringing me back to that place. Every other track not only didn’t fit with the album, but when I listened to it, it would bring up bad memories.
50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Eminem wins the Grammy for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for Crack A Bottle.
Eminem wins the Grammy for Best Rap Album for Relapse.
Williams and Eminem collaborate on the track together for B.O.B’s Airplanes part II. Williams:
I was given the track a while ago while we were on tour. The guys and I all loved it. They told me I was crazy if I passed it up. I liked the part too much anyways, so of course I was down. I only found out about Eminem getting on the track like a month ago. As if the song couldn’t get any better. He just slays me, he’s such a genius.
The artist releases his single, Not Afraid, from the album, Recovery. The single was produced by Toronto beat-maker, Boi-1da.
The artist releases his single, Love The Way You Lie, featuring Rihanna, from the album, Recovery. Rihanna:
They reached out to us directly and they just said, ‘We have this song and we just think Rihanna would be perfect to sing it, And, of course, I was like, ‘OK, if I love it, I’ll definitely do it, because I love Eminem.’ And I love the song. It’s really beautiful, and it really stands out. It’s a really unique record. I’m really excited about it.
The rapper speaks about his influences, doing more movies and changing his direction toward writing.
I love music so much this is my passion, this is what I want to do. Not saying that I won’t do a movie ever again but this is me.
Eminem ft Jay-Z perform Renegade and Not Afraid during The Late Show with David Letterman to promote Jay-Z album The Blueprint.
Drake, Lil Wayne, and Eminem perform Forever at the Grammy Awards from Eminem’s album Relapse.
Eminem performs with Jay-Z at Yankee Stadium in New York. This show was the first show in their Home and Home tour.
The artist releases his single, No Love, featuring Lil Wayne, from the album, Recovery. Eminem:
I did a song with Wayne called ‘Drop the World for his album and we had just agreed to do an even swap, so I wanted him on my album. I kind of waited, and when [producer] Just Blaze had finished that beat we jumped on it.
Eminem wins Grammys for Best Rap Solo Performance for Not Afraid and Best Rap Album for Recovery.
This is crazy. I just want to thank everybody who helped me put the record together.
The artist releases his single, Space Bound, from the album, Recovery. Producer and songwriter Jim Jonsin produced the track. Jonsin about the artist:
He was open to ideas. He was real respectful to my craft. He let me do what I do. He asked me ideas on some of the lyrics. We had ideas for lyric changes. Certain words may or may not work on radio. We talked about that. He had a setup outside of the room to do production, but I’d rather be in the room where he was at, and he was cool with that. And I knocked out a couple of joints in there while he was in there with me. He was pretty open and he let me do my thing. He did his thing. It was a pretty good experience.
Eminem and Dr. Dre collaborate on the new single Die Hard from the Detox album.
Eminem chats about rapping over Tupac tracks and setting a standard in the music industry.
I got a bunch of Tupac acapella’s and went crazy with them. I banged out a bunch of tracks.
Eminem and Bruno Mars release a music video for their single Lighters.
Eminem chats about being back in the spotlight, early studio sessions, past drug addiction and sobriety.
The rest of the year I am going to focus on putting out Relapse 2 and go back and help Dre with whatever he needs for his record input or whatever and make sure 50’s album comes out right.
Eminem speaks on respect, his childhood, his passion for metaphors and the English language.
I just felt like I want to have all these words at my disposal in my vocabulary at all times whenever I needed to pull them out.
The rapper speaks on his past drug addiction, rehab, relapse and being introduced to the drug Ambien.
When I came out of rehab I was clean for three weeks total. I only stayed in rehab for two weeks because when I went to rehab it felt like everyone else was ready for me to go but I wasn’t ready myself.