Best-Selling Performer: The Rapper Eminem


When we talk about rap and hip-hop, one of the legendary names that we can really associate with rapping and hip-hop, not only as a music genre but also as a culture, including the manner of speech and the style of clothes worn is really a timeless talent when it comes to making music and performing rap songs. As someone who has always been considered as the best-selling artist during the 2000s, this hip hop wonder has grabbed and sealed a place in Rolling Stones magazine of the top 100 Billboard performers of all time. Undoubtedly, he is considered as another music wonder with all the best-selling albums he has sold all throughout his career.

After achieving 10 number one albums in the Billboard top 100, Eminem really sealed his place in the whole music industry, earning him the title the King of Hip Hop. As he has sold more than 155 million albums and singles, he was tagged as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time and just this 2014, he was declared best performing artist by a popular survey site. In the hip hop scene, he is considered as the best-selling hip-hop artist, having sold 45,160,000 albums and 31 million digital single all throughout his reign as an outstanding hip hop artist.

The Best of Eminem’s Music

The album that launched Eminem into mainstream popularity, granting him the chance to penetrate and conquer the radio waves was his album released on 1996, Infinite and later on the album released in 1999, The Slim Shady LP. This album gave Eminem the power to fully own the throne as a breakthrough hip hop artist, soon to be the best of his time. The Slim Shady LP album even earned the rapper his first ever Grammy award because of his outstanding music and performance as an artist.

The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002), were worldwide album sensations, each earning US Diamond certification in sales, a very hard feat to achieve especially for a budding artist in the music industry. Both albums won the Best Rap Album Grammy Award, allowing Eminem to create history as he is the first artist to ever win such award. With all these outstanding achievements, Eminem is indeed a break through best-selling artist of his time, beating records and making history in the whole music industry. Needless to say, he truly gave hip hop music the fame and recognition it all deserves.

More Than Just an Artist

Aside from being an outstanding hip-hop artist, Eminem also has other ventures that truly make him more than just any other kind of musical artist. He has started his own recording studio and entered the business scene as he has his own radio company. He also succeeded as an actor when he stared in the hip hop movie 8 mile and even earned an Academy Award for best original song citation for the song Lose Yourself. Among other ventures, Eminem is indeed the best-selling artist of all time, topping the records of any other artist. Indeed, hip hop earned a laurel in its cap with Eminem’s valuable contributions to the craft.