出 生 地：美國密蘇里州
阿姆從小家境貧寒，6個月大時父親便和母親離婚，他至今不知道父親是誰，母親帶他奔波于底特律和堪薩斯城，他轉過二十多所學校。他從小營養不良，長得比同齡人瘦小，常常成同學欺負、凌辱對象，所以在他幼小心靈里看到這個世界就是暴力。阿姆開始喜歡說唱樂，他喜歡2 Live Crew和N.W.A.這兩支愛惹事生非的說唱樂組合。據美國有關部門作的調查統計，90%左右的說唱樂歌曲都含有性、暴力等不良內容，埃米納姆就是在這類說唱樂熏陶下畸形成長。他最好的朋友都是黑人，是黑人音樂給了他信心和出路，但這個恨透了白人的明星仍是不停地把“黑鬼”一詞掛在嘴邊，在他新專輯中“黑鬼”一詞就出現過24次。他歌中的暴力足以讓每個人震驚，但他對別人橫豎看不過：“《拯救大兵瑞恩》可能是我看到的最病態、最惡心的電影，我沒有看到一個人去批評其中的暴力。”沒受過多少教育的他在很多方面不辨是非。他口無遮攔，言辭刻薄，連英國首相布萊爾也逃不過他的羞辱。
“我的母親就沒給我留下什么好印象。”埃米納姆說。神經質、絮絮叨叨、愛錢如命、嗜毒成癮，這是阿姆眼中的母親。《殺死你》這首歌就是寫他母親的：“當我還是小孩子/我媽媽就常常告訴我些瘋狂的事/他常常講我爸爸是個惡魔/我大了一點才認識到她是個瘋狂的人……”在這首歌中，埃米納姆恨不得把他母親一口吃掉。當他長大，認識他現在的前妻金•斯科特，這個女人也不個省油的燈，從他們認識那天起，他們的世界就沒太平過，有人這樣形容他們：“痛苦、神秘和戲劇性--這就像他們愛恨交織一樣激發了這個藝術家的靈感。”他在《金》這首歌中幻想殺死妻子的全部過程，歌曲整個過程伴隨斯科特的慘叫，恐怖殘忍至極。沒有母愛、甚至沒有妻子的愛，使他產生痛恨婦女的變態心理，在他的詞典里，“婊子”就是婦女唯一代名詞，讓他認可的女人只有加拿大歌星阿蘭妮絲•莫里塞特（Alanis Morissette ）。
1997年，埃米納姆他首以個人身份推出專輯《Infinite》。同年，埃米納姆贏得Rap電臺節目《Wake Up Shou》的1997年年度最佳自由式表演者，并最終獲得在洛山磯舉行的饒舌奧運會的自由式比賽的亞軍。
1998年，埃米納姆的《The Slim Shady EP》發行。他憑借單曲《Just Don't Give A Fuck》的演藝受邀在MC Shabaam Sahddeq的單曲《Five Star Generals》和Kid Rock的專輯《Devil Without A Cause》中和這些藝人合作。隨后，埃米納姆被Aftermath唱片公司簽下，后推出專輯《The Slim Shady LP》。
2000年2月，埃米納姆憑借專輯《The Slim Shady LP》獲得第42屆格萊美最佳Rap歌手和最佳Rap專輯。埃米納姆除了蟬聯這兩大獎項外，和Dr.Dre共同演唱的歌曲《Forgot About Dre》亦獲最佳說唱組合表演獎。在由Music Television Network組織的MTV大獎頒獎禮上，埃米納姆憑借MV《The Real Slim Shady》囊括年度最佳MV獎和最佳MV男歌手獎。他的專輯《The Marshall Mathers LP》于2000年發行。
2001年2月21日，埃米納姆憑借專輯《The Marshall Mathers LP》獲得第43屆格萊美最佳Rap歌手、最佳Rap組合和最佳Rap專輯。
2002年，埃米納姆出演了個人第一部好萊塢電影《8英里》，并在影片《8英里》中演唱了《迷失自我》（Lose Yourself），獲得奧斯卡最佳電影歌曲獎。同年，阿姆推出了個人第三張專輯 《The Eminem Show》，他的《The Eminem Show》是那年Billboard 200專輯榜年終排行的冠軍。
2003年2月23日，埃米納姆憑借專輯《The Eminem Show》獲得第45屆格萊美最佳Rap專輯獎。
2010年2月，埃米納姆憑借《Crack A Bottle》與Dr. Dre & 50 Cent獲得第52屆格萊美最佳說唱組合，憑借專輯《Relapse》獲得第52屆格萊美最佳說唱專輯。
2011年12月，第53屆格萊美獎的提名名單中，埃米納姆以10項提名領跑。在埃米納姆收獲的十個獎項提名中包括最佳專輯、最佳說唱專輯，他與蕾哈娜合作的《Love the Way You Lie》還拿到了年度最佳歌曲、年度最佳制作。
2013年11月3日晚，首屆YouTube音樂獎頒獎盛典在紐約舉行，埃米納姆被評為年度最佳藝人。11月，埃米納姆錄音室大碟《The Marshall Mathers LP 2》 在上榜首周獲得冠軍，這是埃米納姆連續第七張在英國榜中奪冠的唱片。
2014年6月，埃米納姆成為了美國唱片業協會（RIAA）歷史上第一位獲得兩項數字單曲鉆石大獎的音樂人，他的作品數字銷量和網絡流量成功超過了一千萬大關。埃米納姆創造歷史的這兩首單曲均出自2010年的專輯《Recovery》，一首是《Not Afraid》，另外一首是他和蕾哈娜合作的11白金單曲《Love the Way You Lie》。
2015年2月，埃米納姆憑借《The Marshall Mathers LP2》獲得第57屆格萊美最佳說唱專輯，憑借與蕾哈娜合作的單曲《Monster》獲得了格萊美最佳說唱表演獎。
1972-1991 Early life
Mathers was born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri. During his childhood Eminem and Debbie shuttled between Missouri and Michigan, rarely staying in one house for more than a year or two and living primarily with family members. In Missouri they lived in several places, including Saint Joseph, Savannah and Kansas City. As a teenager, Eminem wrote letters to his father; according to Debbie, all came back marked "Return to sender."Friends and family remember Eminem as a happy child, but "a bit of a loner" who was often bullied. One bully, De'Angelo Bailey, severely injured Eminem in the head; Debbie Nelson filed a lawsuit against the school in 1982, which was dismissed the following year.Eminem spent much of his youth in a lower-middle-class, primarily Black Detroit neighborhood.He and Debbie were one of three white households on their block, and Eminem was beaten by Black youths several times.As a child he was interested in storytelling, aspiring to be a comic-book artist before discovering hip hop.
At age 14, he began rapping with high-school friend Mike Ruby; they adopted the names "Manix" and "M&M," the latter of which evolved into "Eminem".Eminem snuck into neighboring Osborn High School with friend and fellow rapper Proof for lunchroom freestyle rap battles.On Saturdays they attended open-mic contests at the Hip-Hop Shop on West 7 Mile, considered ground-zero for the Detroit rap scene.Struggling to succeed in a predominantly Black industry, Eminem was appreciated by underground hip hop audiences.When he wrote verses, he wanted most of the words to rhyme; he wrote long words or phrases on paper and, underneath, worked on rhymes for each syllable.Although the words often made little sense, the drill helped Eminem practice sounds and rhymes.
1992-1999 Early career,Infinite,and The Slim Shady LP
As Eminem's reputation grew, he was recruited by several rap groups; the first was the New Jacks. After they disbanded he joined Soul Intent, who released a single on their 1995 self-titled EP featuring Proof.Eminem and Proof then teamed up with four other rappers to form The Dirty Dozen (D12), who released their first album Devil's Night in 2001.
Eminem was soon signed to Jeff and Mark Bass's FBT Productions, and recorded his debut album Infinite for their independent Web Entertainment label.After the release of Infinite, his personal problems and substance abuse culminated in a suicide attempt.By March 1997 he was fired from Gilbert's Lodge for the last time, and lived in his mother's mobile home with Kim and Hailie.
In the spring of 1997 he recorded his debut EP, The Slim Shady EP, which was released that winter by Web Entertainment.The EP, with frequent references to drug use, sexual acts, mental instability and violence, also explored the more-serious themes of dealing with poverty and marital and family difficulties and revealed his direct, self-deprecating response to criticism.Hip-hop magazine The Source featured Eminem in its "Unsigned Hype" column in March 1998.
Eminem released The Slim Shady LP in February 1999. Although it was one of the year's most popular albums (certified triple platinum by the end of the year),he was accused of imitating the style and subject matter of underground rapper Cage.The album's popularity was accompanied by controversy over its lyrics; in "'97 Bonnie and Clyde" Eminem describes a trip with his infant daughter when he disposes of his wife's body, and in "Guilty Conscience" which encourages a man to murder his wife and her lover.
2000-2002 The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show
The Marshall Mathers LP was released in May 2000. It sold 1,760,000 copies in its first week, breaking US records held by Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle for fastest-selling hip hop album and Britney Spears' ...Baby One More Time for fastest-selling solo album.
In July 2000, Eminem was the first white artist to appear on the cover of The Source magazine.The Marshall Mathers LP has been certified 11× platinum by the RIAA.
Eminem performed with Elton John at the 43rd Grammy Awards ceremony in 2001, with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD, an organization which considered Eminem's lyrics homophobic) condemning John's decision to perform with Eminem.
On February 21, the day of the awards ceremony, GLAAD held a protest outside the Staples Center (the ceremony's venue).In 2001 Eminem appeared in the Up in Smoke Tour with rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit and Ice Cube and the Family Values Tour with Limp Bizkit,headlining the Anger Management Tour with Papa Roach, Ludacris and Xzibit.
The Eminem Show was released in May 2002. It was another success, reaching number one on the charts and selling over 1.332 million copies during its first full week.The Eminem Show was the best-selling album of 2002.
2003-2007 Encore and musical hiatus
Encore, released in 2004, was another success. Its sales were partially driven by the first single, "Just Lose It", which contained slurs about Michael Jackson. On October 12, 2004, a week after the release of "Just Lose It", Jackson phoned the Los Angeles-based Steve Harvey radio show to report his displeasure with its video (which parodies Jackson's child molestation trial, plastic surgery and the 1984 incident when Jackson's hair caught fire during the filming of a commercial).
On October 25, 2004, a week before the 2004 US Presidential election, Eminem released the video for "Mosh" on the Internet.
In 2005, industry insiders speculated that Eminem was considering ending his rapping career after six years and several multi-platinum albums.
In September 2007 Eminem called New York radio station WQHT during an interview with 50 Cent, saying that he was "in limbo" and "debating" about when (or if) he would release another album: "I'm always working – I'm always in the studio. It feels good right now, the energy of the label. For a while, I didn't want to go back to the studio ... I went through some personal things. I'm coming out of those personal things and it feels good."
2008-2009 Replapse and Refill
In December 2008 the rapper provided a few more details about the album, entitled Relapse: "Me and Dre are back in the lab like the old days, man. Dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on 'Relapse'. We are up to our old mischievous ways ... let's just leave it at that."
According to a March 5, 2009 press release, Eminem would release two new albums that year. Relapse, the first, was released on May 19; its first single and music video, "We Made You", had been released on April 7.
During the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen descended on the audience in an angel costume. On October 30 he headlined at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, his first full performance of the year.
2010-2011 Recovery and Bad Meets Evil reunion
On April 14, 2010, Eminem tweeted: "There is no Relapse 2". Although his followers thought he was not releasing an album, he had changed its title to Recovery and confirmed this by tweeting "RECOVERY" with a link to his website.
Billboard reported that it was the bestselling album of 2010, making Eminem the first artist in Nielsen SoundScan history with two year-end bestselling albums.Recovery is the bestselling digital album in history.Its first single, "Not Afraid", was released on April 29 and debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100; its music video was released on June 4."Not Afraid" was followed by "Love the Way You Lie", which debuted at number two before rising to the top.Although "Love the Way You Lie" was the bestselling 2010 single in the United Kingdom, it did not reach number one (the first time this has happened in the UK since 1969).
He opened the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, performing "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie" with Rihanna singing the choruses.Due to the success of Recovery and the Home & Home Tour, Eminem was named the 2010 Hottest MC in the Game by MTV and Emcee of the Year by the online magazine HipHopDX.He and Rihanna again collaborated on "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)", the sequel of their hit single. Unlike the original, Rihanna is the lead vocalist and it is sung from the female perspective.In December 2010, the "Great Eminem Recovery" was number one on Billboard's Top 25 Music Moments of 2010. He appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards on February 13, performing "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" with Rihanna and Adam Levine and "I Need a Doctor" with Dr. Dre and Skylar Grey.
In 2010, Eminem again began collaborating with Royce da 5'9" on their first EP as Bad Meets Evil; the duo formed in 1999. The EP, Hell: The Sequel, was released on June 14, 2011.
Eminem was featured on Royce da 5'9"'s "Writer's Block", released on April 8, 2011.On May 3 they released the lead single "Fast Lane" from their upcoming EP, and a music video was filmed.In March 2011, within days of each other, The Eminem Show and The Marshall Mathers LP were certified diamond by the RIAA; Eminem is the only rapper with two diamond-certified albums.
2012-2013 The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Eminem announced on May 24, 2012 that he was working on his next album,scheduled for release the following year.Without a title or release date, it was included on a number of "Most Anticipated Albums of 2013" lists (including MTV); Complex Magazine ranked it sixth, and XXL listed it fifth.
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (following The Marshall Mathers LP) and was scheduled for release on November 5.The album was released on November 5 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope Records. Its standard version had 16 tracks, and the deluxe version included a second disc with five additional tracks. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was Eminem's seventh album to debut atop the Billboard 200, and had the year's second-largest first-week sales.
In the United Kingdom The Marshall Mathers LP 2 debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The first American artist with seven consecutive UK number-one albums, he is tied with The Beatles for second place for the most consecutive chart-topping UK albums.
2014-present Shady XV and Southpaw
According to an August 25 press release on Eminem's website, the hashtag was the name of an upcoming Shady Records compilation: Shady XV.
Shady XV, released on November 24 during Black Friday week,consists of one greatest-hits disc and one disc of new material by Shady Records artists such as D12, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil and Yelawolf. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 138,000 copies in the United States.
Eminem is the executive producer of the soundtrack on the sports drama Southpaw, with Shady Records. The first single from the soundtrack called 'Phenomenal' was released on June 2, 2015.Another single, "Kings Never Die" by Eminem featuring Gwen Stefani, was released on July 10, 2015 on YouTube via Eminem's Vevo account.
In June 2015, it was revealed that he will serve as the executive producer and music supervisor on the TV series Motor City whose premise will be based upon the 2002 film Narc.