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The EMAs’ most-lauded artist ever isn’t resting on his laurels—he still spits mind-blowing rhymes and courts controversy.

From: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Debut: ‘The Slim Shady LP’ (1999)

Big Break: ’My Name Is’ (1999)

Biggest Hit: ‘Lose Yourself’ (2002)

Cool Collabs: ‘Forgot About Dre’ with Dr. Dre, ‘Love the Way You Lie’ and ‘The Monster’ with Rihanna, and many more

Awesome Accolade: He’s the best-selling hip-hop artist ever with 45+ million albums sold and counting.

EMA Nominations: Best Breakthrough 1999, Best Album/Best Male 2000, Best Song/Best Male 2001, Best Video 2002, Best Male 2003, Best Male 2005, Best Video/Best Urban 2009, Best Video/Best Male/Best Song 2010, Best Male 2011 & 2013

EMA Wins: Best Hip Hop 1999-2003, Best Album 2000 & 2002, Best Male 2002 & 2009, Best Hip Hop 2010-2011 & 2013

EMA Performances: ‘Cleanin’ Out My Closet’/’Lose Yourself’ (2002), ‘Like Toy Soldiers’/’Just Lose It’ (2004), ‘Bezerk/Rap Idol’ (2013)

Fun Fact: ’Lose Yourself,’ from the ‘8 Mile’ soundtrack, made him the first rap artist to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Why We Love Him: He’s a much-respected international superstar—but he’s never lost the gritty edge he honed as an underdog kid from Detroit spitting rhymes.

Nominated for

  • Best US Act Vote
  • Best Song Vote
  • Best Male Vote
  • Best Hip Hop Vote

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