Z Legend Spotlight: Eminem
Z107.3 wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that you hear all day, everyday on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.
This one is a special one dedicated to one artist that has made a big impact on pop music within the past 30 years and continues to make an impact today. That's why this is a 'Z Legend Spotlight'.
Today we celebrate the birthday of Eminem. He may go by many names (Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady, Eminem) and may have been a controversial figure in his time but he has definitely left his mark on pop culture. Here's his info:
REAL NAME: Marshall Bruce Mathers III
BIRTH DATE: October 17, 1972
WHERE FROM: Saint Joseph, MO; Detroit, Michigan
MUSICAL LINKS: Dr Dre, Elton John, Dido, Marilyn Manson, Snoop Dogg, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Ludacris, Xzibit, Tupac, 50 cent, Lil Jon, G-Unit, B.o.B., Jay-Z, Rihanna, Sia, Gwen Stefani, Logic, Ed Sheeran, Conway the Machine, D12, Yelawolf, Obie Trice
TO THE POINT POINTS:
- Competed in a rap battle in 1997 that eventually got the attention of Dr. Dre and Aftermath Entertainment
- The Slim Shady LP has been certified quadruple platinum
- In July 2000, Eminem was the first white artist on the cover of The Source
- Became widely accepted as a white rapper, opening the doors for other white rappers in mainstream musical genres
- The movie 8 Mile stars Eminem and is loosely based on his own experience growing up and getting into music and performing music
- Eminem was the first hip hop artist to win an Academy Award for 'Best Original Song'
- Helped start the careers of 50 Cent, Yelawolf and Obie Trice
- Has sold more than 220 million records worldwide making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time
- Eminem was named the artist of the decade by Billboard for the 2000's (2000 - 2009)
- Awards include 15 Grammy Awards, 8 American Music Awards, 17 Billboard Awards, an Academy Award and a MTV Europe Music Global Icon Award
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