Eminem at Stade de France
Eminem's difficult childhood
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, was born on 17 October 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He had a difficult childhood. His father left home when he was still a baby.
He found himself alone with his mother, who was unable to cope with the situation and turned to drugs. He also declared this in one of his famous songs "My Name Is": "My mother takes more drugs than me". As a teenager, he developed his talent for writing and joined several rap groups. In 1996, he released his first album, "Infinite", which was a failure.
In 1997, he released his second album, "The Slim Shady LP", where we discovered a fictional character: Slim Shady, representing his dark side. The album was a success and got to No. 2 in the States! The general public then discovered Eminem in 2000 with his album, "The Marshall Mathers LP", with memorable singles such as "The Way I am" and "Stan", sung in duet with Dido and "The Real Slim Shady" in which he attacked the female singers of the moment in the US, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Eminem sold more than 1.76 million copies of this album in just one week.
In 2002, he starred in his own biopic, 8 Mile, which took more than $200 million at the box office. The film's soundtrack shared the same fate and was another success. In addition, Eminem won an Oscar for best original song for "Lose Yourself".
In the following years, Eminem released more albums: "The Eminem Show" in 2002, "Encore" in 2004, "Relapse" in 2009 and "Recovery" in 2010. Unfortunately, he was struggling with drugs and he then decided to take a career break.
2013 was the year of his comeback: he released two songs, "Survival" and "Berzerk" and then embarked on a European tour.
Eminem's previous concerts at Stade de France
August 2013The Eminem Show
For his comeback on stage, Eminem did us the honour of performing at Stade de France on Thursday, 22 August 2013 in front of more than 70,000 spectators.