Eminem to star in 'Have Gun, Will Travel'

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Detroit rapper Eminem has been signed to star in Paramount's big screen adaptation of the CBS TV series, "Have Gun -- Will Travel."

Eminem files for divorce -- again

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., April 5 (UPI) -- Detroit rapper Eminem filed for divorce from his wife, Kimberly Mathers, Wednesday less than three months after the couple remarried in a lavish ceremony.

Eminem to play Detroit fundraiser

DETROIT, June 26 (UPI) -- Rapper Eminem has announced plans to perform Wednesday at a fund-raising event for the Parade Company in Detroit.

Eminem and Showtime in contract dispute

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Cable TV's Showtime Networks is suing rapper Eminem for failing to perform a live pay-per-view TV concert, AllHipHop.com reported.

Apple, MTV settle suit by Eminem

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Apple Computer Inc. has agreed to an undisclosed financial payment to settle a lawsuit by rapper Eminem over unauthorized use of his lyrics.

Rapper Eminem buys Hollywood home

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Rapper Eminem has bought a $5.4 million house in Hollywood so he can concentrate on his movie career, a source says.

Eminem headed to satellite radio freedom

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Controversial rapper Eminem has made a deal for his own radio channel, without fear of obscenity violations, via New York's Sirius satellite radio network.

Eminem creates hip-hop satellite channel

DETROIT, July 12 (UPI) -- Detroit rapper Eminem, his Shady Records and Interscope along with Sirius Satellite Radio are creating a hip-hop music channel.

Eminem wins UK cybersquatting case

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- The British company using Eminemmobile.com as a Web address has been ordered to surrender the domain name to rapper Eminem within 10 days.

Rapper's lyrics under federal scrutiny

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Secret Service wants to interview award-winning rapper Eminem over lyrics that could be perceived as threatening to President Bush, it was reported Sunday.

Eminem might be off hook for song

DETROIT, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Detroit judge will consider whether to dismiss a lawsuit that claims rapper Eminem defamed a former classmate in one of his songs.

Eminem employees charged with child abuse

DETROIT, June 22 (UPI) -- A bodyguard and nanny for rapper Eminem have been charged with abuse and neglect, but not in connection with the rapper's daughter.

School chum sues rap star Eminem

DETROIT, Dec. 7 (UPI) --

Eminem divorce final

DETROIT, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The divorce between rapper Eminem and his wife has been finalized, with the singer agreeing to pay $1,000-a-week in child support and shared custody of his 5-ye
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Eminem performs "Not Afraid" at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album, The Slim Shady LP, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The following album, The Marshall Mathers LP, became the fastest-selling solo album in United States history. It brought Eminem increased popularity, including his own record label, Shady Records, and brought his group project, D12, to mainstream recognition.

The Marshall Mathers LP and his third album, The Eminem Show, also won Grammy Awards, making Eminem the first artist to win Best Rap Album for three consecutive LPs. He then won the award again in 2010 for his album Relapse and in 2011 for his album Recovery, giving him a total of 13 Grammys in his career. In 2003, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself" from the film, 8 Mile, in which he also played the lead. "Lose Yourself" would go on to become the longest running No. 1 hip hop single. Eminem then went on hiatus after touring in 2005. He released his first album since 2004's Encore, titled Relapse, on May 15, 2009. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the decade on the US Nielsen SoundScan, and has sold more than 86.5 million albums worldwide to date, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. In 2010, Eminem released his seventh studio album Recovery. It became Eminem's sixth consecutive number-one album in the US and achieved international commercial success, charting at number one in several other countries. It stayed at number-one on the US Billboard 200 chart for five consecutive weeks and a total of seven weeks. Recovery was also reported by Billboard to be the best-selling album of 2010, making Eminem the first artist in Nielsen SoundScan history to have two year-end best-selling albums. Recovery is also the best selling digital album in history. Recovery was also named the best selling album worldwide of 2010 joining The Eminem Show which was the best seller of 2002 giving him 2 worldwide year end number 1 albums.

In 2005, Eminem was ranked 79th on the VH1 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time. He was also ranked 82nd on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He was also named the Best Rapper Alive by Vibe magazine in 2008. Including his work with D12, Eminem has achieved nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard Top 200, 7 solo (6 studio albums, 1 compilation) and 2 with D12. Eminem has had 13 number one singles worldwide. In December 2009, Eminem was named the Artist of the Decade by Billboard magazine. His albums The Eminem Show, The Marshall Mathers LP, and Encore (in order) ranked as the 3rd, 7th, and 40th best-selling albums of the 2000–2009 decade by Billboard magazine. Also according to Billboard, Eminem has two of his albums among the top five highest selling albums of the 2000s. In the UK, Eminem has sold over 12.5 million records. Eminem has also sold more than 33 million track downloads and 39.6 million albums in the United States alone. In 2010, MTV ranked Eminem as the 7th biggest icon in pop music history. During 2010, Eminem's music generated 94 million streams, more than any other music artist. "Love the Way You Lie", the second single from 2010's Recovery was the best-selling single of 2010 in the United Kingdom even though it did not reach number 1 there, the first time this has happened in the UK since 1969. Eminem has scored over 1 billion views on his official Vevo page on Youtube.

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