Eminem surprised everyone with his surprise performance at the Oscars last year in the Best Original Song segment with a song from the 8 Mile soundtrack. The rapper won an Oscar for the song Lose Yourself in 2003 but skipped the awards ceremony that year. It’s hard to know what Eminem has been up to these days as the singer is reclusive and shuns the media. We look back at Eminem's career and find out about his net worth.
Born as Marshall Mathers, Eminem started out as a member of the band New Jacks in 1988. He came up with the Slim Shady persona and released the album Infinite in 1996. His first solo EP, Slim Shady EP, released in 1997 included the hit track My Name Is.
The talented rapper’s career took off when in the early 2000s he released The Marshall Mathers LP that included hits such as The Real Slim Shady, The Way I am, and Stan. He went on to release The Eminem Show and Encore before his breakout performance in the movie 8 Mile.
What is Eminem doing now?
Eminem made the headlines in the 2000s but has since stayed below the radar. This does not mean he has been quiet on the music front. He released four albums in the past decade including Recovery, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Revival, and most recently Kamikaze in 2018. In 2019 he began his Rapture tour.
How much is Eminem worth?
Eminem has become one of the most successful rappers in history. He sold 100 million albums worldwide. Not only is he successful and popular, he is also worth more than $210 million dollars.
Controversy in Eminen’s Career
Eminem made headlines after releasing his new song Unaccommodating in which he raps from the perspective of the suicide bomber who had killed 22 people at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England. The song is included in this 11th album darkly titled Music to be Murdered By.
The song offended many and sparked outrage prompting Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester to give a statement on the BBC, “This is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful to the families and all those affected.”
Despite his insensitive lyrics in the song following the attack, Eminen did partner with the British Red Cross to raise more than $2 million for the victims of the incident.
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