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Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage names Eminem (styled "EMINƎM") or "Slim Shady", is an American rapper, record producer and actor. Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album, The Slim Shady LP, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The following album, The Marshall Mathers LP, became the fastest-selling solo album in United States history. It brought Eminem increased popularity, including his own record label, Shady Records, and brought his group project, D12, to mainstream recognition.

The Marshall Mathers LP and his third album, The Eminem Show, also won Grammy Awards, making Eminem the first artist to win Best Rap Album for three consecutive LPs. He then won the award again in 2010 for his album Relapse, giving him a total of 11 Grammys in his career. In 2003, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself" from the film, 8 Mile, in which he also played the lead. "Lose Yourself" would go on to become the longest running No. 1 hip hop single. Eminem then went on hiatus after touring in 2005. He released his first album since 2004's Encore, titled Relapse, on May 15, 2009. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the decade on the US Nielsen SoundScan, and has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide to date, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. In 2010, Eminem released his seventh studio album Recovery. It became Eminem's sixth consecutive number-one album in the US and achieved international commercial success, charting at number one in several other countries. It stayed at number-one on the US Billboard 200 chart for five consecutive weeks and a total of seven weeks.

Eminem was ranked 79th on the VH1 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time. He was also ranked 82nd on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He was also named the Best Rapper Alive by Vibe magazine in 2008. Including his work with D12, Eminem has achieved nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard Top 200, 7 solo (6 studio albums, 1 compilation) and 2 with D12. Eminem has had 13 number one singles worldwide. In December 2009, Eminem was named the Artist of the Decade by Billboard magazine. His albums The Eminem Show, The Marshall Mathers LP, and Encore (in order) ranked as the 3rd, 7th, and 40th best-selling albums of the 2000–2009 decade by Billboard magazine. Also according to Billboard, Eminem has two of his albums among the top five highest selling albums of the 2000s. In the UK, Eminem has sold over 12.5 million records. Eminem has also sold more than 117 million track downloads. In 2010, MTV ranked Eminem as the 7th biggest icon in pop music history. Eminem is one of the best MC of all time.

Eminem's eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, was released on November 5, 2013. The first official single, "Berzerk", was released on August 26, 2013.

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"Berzerk" is a song by American rapper Eminem, released as the first official single, produced by Rick Rubin, from his eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, a sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP. The song samples Billy Squier's The Stroke and The Beastie Boys' "The New Style" and "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)", both also produced by Rick Rubin. Snippets of the song were announced during the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, 2013. One commercial announced the title name, MMLP2, with production by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin. The second commercial was a 30 second preview of the chorus with Eminem showcasing his old blonde hair standing, rapping in front of a huge boombox and one on top of an unknown building with the sky changing random colors. This commercial was accompanied by Beats by Dr. Dre.

The song was officially released on August 27, 2013 by Eminem via Twitter. An audio version of the song was released on Vevo the same day, starting with Eminem putting a casette tape into a boombox, then the song plays with no further action in the video.


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The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on February 23, 1999. It is his major-label debut and was released under Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and Web Records.

The album was met with critical and commercial success. It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart behind TLC's FanMail with 283,000 copies sold in its opening week. The album went on to be certified quadruple-platinum by the RIAA. To date, it has sold over five million units in the United States. "Just Don't Give a Fuck" was the first and only underground single from the album. The first official single was "My Name Is". The album won the Grammy for Best Rap Album.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 273 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time[1], the highest ranking of Eminem's albums on the list.

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Eminem performing at the DJ hero party on June 1, 2009


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Shady Records is an American record label specializing in hip hop music. Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg founded the label in 1999 after the release of The Slim Shady LP.

The label has signed eight acts over the years, earning RIAA certifications of platinum or higher on fourteen of its fifteen released albums. Signed acts include Eminem, D12, 50 Cent, Cashis, Slim da Mobster & Slaughterhouse, while former acts include Obie Trice, Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater & DJ Green Lantern.

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The world premiere of the video was on September 30, 2010, on Eminem.com. Lil Wayne's part was shot before he was sent to prison: "We got Wayne's verse filmed before he went away luckily." The video shows a kid being picked on by three bullies at his school; soon he has the urge to stand up to them.

The video was directed by Chris Robinson, who previously directed both Eminem and Lil Wayne in the "Drop the World" music video.

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