Eminem: Rap Icon's Journey, Milestones & Birthstone Brilliance

The Birth of a Rap God

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, popularly known as Eminem, was born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri.

A Turbulent Childhood

He was raised solely by his mother, and his childhood was marked by abuse, bullying and poverty.

First Step Towards Rapping

At 14, he started rapping with high-school friend Mike Ruby. The duo gave themselves the cool names "Manix" and "M&M", the latter evolving into the legendary "Eminem".

Debut Struggles

Eminem dropped his debut album, Infinite, in 1996. However, it sold poorly. But he didn't give up just yet!

Eminem's Breakthrough

It was Eminem's "The Slim Shady EP" and second-place win at the Rap Olympics in Los Angeles that caught Dr. Dre's interest, leading to his major label deal.

Eminem's Hit Songs

From Lose Yourself and Mockingbird to Rap God, Eminem has dropped incredible tracks over the years that are always ready to bring some fire to your playlist!

Awards Galore

The Real Slim Shady singer has won numerous awards throughout his career, including 15 Grammys, 8 American Music Awards, 1 Primetime Emmy and 17 Billboard Music Awards!

Eminem's Birthstone

Born in October, Eminem has the captivating Pink Tourmaline as his birthstone.

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