Biography of Eminem
Perhaps one of the reasons Eminem has earned such popularity is because people can relate to his messages about daily life. He tells the unfortunate story lived by millions each and every day, a life filled with family violence and pain.
Although Eminem was not the first white rapper, he was still an anomaly when his alter ego Slim Shady burst on the hip-hop scene in 1999. Thirteen years later, Eminem has become the biggest-selling artist of the past decade, with record sales topping 90 million albums worldwide. He has won hundreds of awards, including 13 Grammys and an Oscar,and has been acknowledged as a talented, highly influential artist and a powerful musical force of the past two decades.
Throughout Mathers' childhood his mother Deborah constantly moved them from one place to another, living hand to mouth, on and off welfare. Every few months he was in a new school, something he recalls as the toughest part of all. As a shy kid in the public school system he was bullied, "beat up in the bathroom, beat up in the hallways, shoved into lockers," mostly just because he was the new kid.
- Biography of Eminem