Formerly known as the Real Slim Shady, Eminem has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. In 2002 he starred in 8 Mile, a fictionalised version of his working class beginnings in Detroit. The film’s soundtrack single Lose Yourself won the Academy Award for Original Song making Eminem the first hip-hop artist to take home an Oscar.
In August 2018 Eminem surprised the music industry and fans alike with the unannounced release of Kamikaze, his tenth studio album. Co-produced by Dr Dre, the 13 track release features artwork inspired by the Beastie Boys as a tribute to their album Licensed to III.
A regular supporter of the Small Steps Project, this year Eminem has donated a pair of white Adidas NMD’S trainers in a size US 10 which he wore on stage at the 2017 Reading and Leeds Festival.