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43 Career-Defining Eminem Moments

These are the waypoints Mr. Mathers hit on the way to becoming the artist he is today

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October 17, 1972: Eminem Is Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III

Eminem Official Photo 2010 cropped to 1200x800
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1984: Eminem's Uncle "Ronnie" Gives Him Ice-T's "Reckless," Introduces Him to Hip Hop

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1992: Eminem Appears in Detroit Rapper Champtown's "Do-Da-Dipity" Video

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1995: Soul Intent, Eminem's First Crew, Releases "F---in' Backstabber" Single

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Nov 12, 1996: Eminem Releases First Album ‘Infinite’ via Web Entertainment

Web Entertainment
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March 1998: Eminem Featured in 'The Source' Magazine's Unsigned Hype Column

The Source
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1998: Dr. Dre signs Eminem to His Aftermath Label, Under Interscope Records

Dr. Dre and Eminem (Photo by Kevin Mazur Archive/WireImage)
Kevin Mazur Archive / WireImage
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Jan. 25, 1999: Eminem Releases His Major Label Debut Single "My Name Is"

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Feb. 23, 1999: Eminem Releases Major Label Debut Album 'The Slim Shady LP’

Aftermath/Interscope/Web Entertainment
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April 29, 1999: Eminem Covers ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine For the First Time

Rolling Stone
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Feb. 23, 2000: Eminem Wins First Three Grammys at The 42nd Grammy Awards

Eminem accepting his GRAMMY for Best Rap Album at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York (Photo by Kevin Mazur/
Kevin Mazur
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May 16, 2000: Eminem Releases New Lead Single “The Real Slim Shady," Hits No. 4 on Billboard Hot 100

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May 23, 2000: Eminem Releases ‘The Marshall Mathers LP,’ Sells 1.76 Million Its First Week

Aftermath/Interscope
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Sept. 7, 2000: Eminem Clones Take Over the MTV VMAs, He Wins 3 Major Categories


Frank Micelotta
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Oct. 19, 2000: Eminem's Anger Management Tour with Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach Kicks Off in New Jersey

Eminem in Concert (Photo by J. Shearer/WireImage)
J. Shearer
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Feb. 21, 2001: Eminem Performs "Stan" with Elton John at The 43rd Grammy Awards, Attempting To End Homophobia Accusasions

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June 19, 2001: Eminem's Group D12 Drop Debut Album ‘Devil’s Night,’ Debut at No. 1

Shady/Interscope
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Sept. 11, 2001: Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Album Released, Includes Eminem Collaboration “Renegade"

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May 14, 2002: Eminem Drops New Lead Single “Without Me,” Hits No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100

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May 28, 2002: Eminem Releases ‘The Eminem Show,' Debuts at No. 1 and Becomes 2002's Best-Selling Album in the U.S.

Aftermath/Shady/Interscope
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Oct. 29, 2002: Eminem's ‘8 Mile’ Soundtrack is Released, Single "Lose Yourself" Becomes One of Eminem's Most Successful

Shady/Interscope
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Oct 25, 2004: Eminem Releases Animated Anti-War "Mosh" Video the Week Before 2004 Presidential Election

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Oct. 28, 2004: Eminem Launches His Shade 45 XM Sattelite Radio Station

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 28: (L to R) Rappers 50 Cent, Eminem and Dr. Dre arrive at the Shady National Convention to launch Shade 4
Frank Micelotta
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Nov. 12, 2004: Eminem Releases ‘Encore,' Debuts at No. 1

Aftermath/Interscope
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Dec. 6, 2005: Eminem Releases 'Curtain Call: The Hits' Featuring New Single "When I’m Gone"

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April 11, 2006: D12 Member and Eminem's Childhood Friend Deshaun “Proof” Holton Killed

(NO TABLOIDS)    Eminem and Deshaun Holton AKA "Proof" of D12 during The 45th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show at the Madison Squa
Michael Caulfield Archive
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June 27, 2006: Eminem Makes a Surprise Appearance at The BET Awards During Busta Rhymes "Touch It (Remix)" Performance

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Oct. 21, 2008: Eminem Releases His Autobiography ‘The Way I Am’


Dutton / Penguin Group USA
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May 15, 2009: Eminem Releases ‘Relapse,' His First Studio Album in Five Years, Debuts at No. 1

Aftermath/Interscope
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Sept. 15, 2009: Drake's Single “Forever” Drops Featuring Eminem, Kanye West and Lil Wayne

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April 29, 2010: Eminem Drops New Single “Not Afraid," Hits No. 1

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June 18, 2010: Eminem Releases ‘Recovery,' Debuts at No. 1

Aftermath/Shady/Interscope
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Aug. 9, 2010: Eminem Drops “Love The Way You Lie” feat. Rihanna, Becomes His Most Successful Single

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Sept. 2 - 14, 2010: Eminem and Jay-Z Launch Co-Headlining Home & Home Tour, Hitting Detroit's Comerica Park & New York's Yankees Stadium

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 02: (Exclusive Coverage) Eminem and Jay-Z perform at Comerica Park on September 2, 2010 in Detroit, Michi
Kevin Mazur/EM
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Jan. 11, 2011: Eminem Announces Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf Signing to Shady Records via 'XXL' Cover Story

XXL Magazine
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Feb. 21, 2011: Eminem Becomes First Hip Hop Artist to Reach 1 Billion Views on YouTube

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July 5, 2011: Bad Meets Evil (Eminem + Royce da 5'9") Drop “Lighters” feat. Bruno Mars, Hits No. 4

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March 16, 2012: Eminem Performs with 50 Cent During the Shady 2.0 Showcase at South by Southwest

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May 24, 2012: Eminem Calls into Peter Rosenberg's Hot97 Morning Show, Announces He's Working on New Solo Album

Getty Images, 2
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Oct. 9, 2012: Eminem Covers 'Vibe' for 10th Anniversary of '8 Mile,' Reunites the FIlm's Cast

Vibe.com
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December 21, 2013: "The Monster" Becomes His 3rd No. 1 on the Hot 100

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December 7, 2013: 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' Goes No. 1 on the Billboard 200, His Seventh Chart-Topper

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November 24, 2014: Celebrates 15 Years of Shady Records With 'Shady XV'

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