Marshall Bruce Mathers III born in Detroit, Michigan, United States on October 17, 1972. Better known by his stage name Eminem / Slim Shady is an American rapper, Actor and record producer. Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label 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 the United States history. Eminem has sold more than 172 million albums, Ranked 83rd on "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" (Rolling Stone) and nominated as the best-selling artist of the "2000s in the United States". "The Marshall Mathers LP" album which released in May 2000 sold 1.76 million copies in its 1st week, breaking US records held by Snoop Dogg for fastest-selling hip hop album and Britney Spears' for fastest-selling solo album.