Rap artist and musical phenomenon, Eminem, also known as Marshall Bruce Mathers III, rose to fame in 1999 when he came out with his album The Slim Shady. One of the greatest American artists, having sold over 40 million albums in the United States and nearly 90 million abroad, it is no surprise that Eminem was named one of the best selling artists in the last decade. Letting the world see his lyrical talent, Eminem is also a producer, songwriter, and even acted in an autobiographical film called “8 Mile”. During his successful reign, Eminem established his own record label and radio station. While this man seems unstoppable, lets take a look back at Eminem's Top Ten Songs.
10. Crack a Bottle
This song features two powerhouses, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre. It was released in 2009 and was the single from Eminem’s album ‘Relapse’ and achieved a milestone when it broke the digital sales record by 418,000 downloads.
9. Just Lose It
From the album ‘Encore,’ this song took a lot of heat and criticism because it portrayed Michael Jackson as a child molester. The song goes on to make fun of others such as Madonna and MC Hammer. Just Lose It was number one in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
8. Not Afraid
From his eleventh studio album ‘Recovery’, Not Afraid was produced by producer Boi-1da, who hails from Canada. This song was a massive hit and reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also a hit across the world.
7. When I'm Gone
Curtain Call: The Hits
Released in 2009, When I’m Gone made it to the eighth spot on the American Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. It also featured Walter Egan’s Hot Summer Nights.
6. Without Me
The Eminem Show
Released in 2002, this track was from the album ‘The Eminem Show.’ This album was his fourth and certainly one of his most successful. It was number 2 in the United States and the top single in nations across the world.
5. My Name Is
The Slim Shady LP
‘My Name Is’ was a song released back in 1999 and was his debut single overall from his major label debut album, The Slim Shady LP.
4. Love the Way You Lie
This track was part of Eminem’s seventh studio album ‘Recovery’ and features strong vocals from Rihanna. With its melodic tune and powerful vocals, it won the hearts of many Eminem and Rihanna fans across the world.
3. The Real Slim Shady
The Marshall Mathers LP
From the album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP,’ this was the lead single released in 2000. It even went on to be re-released in the rapper’s greatest hits album titled ‘Curtain Call: The Hits.’
The Marshall Mathers LP
This single featured the British singer Dido and hit number one in both Australia and the United Kingdom. It uses a sample from the song “Thank You” by Dido.
1. Lose Yourself
From the soundtrack of ‘8 Mile’, this song has lyrics from the depth of Eminem’s heart and soul. It took Eminem fans by storm and won an Academy Award in 2003 and went on to win a Grammy the following year.