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Eminem

Eminem

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/Best Hip Hop (1999), Best Male/Best Album/Best Hip Hop (2000), Best Male/Best Hip Hop/Best Hip Hop with D12/Best Song (2001), Best Male/Best Hip Hop/Best Album/Best Video (2002), Best Male/Best Hip Hop (2003), Best Hip Hop with D12/Best Group with D12 (2004), Best Male (2005), Best Male/Best Urban/Best Video (2009), Best Male/Best Hip Hop/Best Song/Best Video (2010), Best Male/Best Hip Hop (2011), Best Male/Best Hip Hop (2013)

EMA Wins: Best Hip Hop (1999), Best Album/Best Hip Hop (2000), Best Hip Hop (2001), Best Male/Best Album/Best Hip Hop (2002), Best Hip Hop (2003), Best Hip Hop with D12 (2004), Best Male (2009), Best Hip Hop (2010), Best Hip Hop (2011), Best Hip Hop/Global Icon (2013)

EMA Performances: 'Cleanin' Out My Closet/Lose Yourself' (2002), 'Like Toy Soldiers/Just Lose It' (2004), 'Berzerk/Rap God' (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
  • Best Song
  • Best Male
  • Best Hip Hop

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