He's loud and obnoxious and is known to badmouth his mom and wife in his songs. We hope Eminem will finally grow up this birthday. CS tells you more about the singer who turns 39 today:
>> Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem or his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. He was the best selling artist of the 2000s.
>> Eminem failed 9th grade a total of three times, because he didn't care much about school. All he wanted to do was rap.
>> After procuring a copy of the Beastie Boys album Licensed to Ill as a teenager, Eminem became further interested in rap, performing amateur raps at age 14 under the pseudonym M&M.
>> His father abandoned the family when he was 18 months old, and he was raised solely by his mother.
>> Eminem married Kimberley Anne Scott, whom he met in high school, twice. They began their on-and-off relationship in 1989, getting married by 1999. The couple first divorced in 2001 but remarried in January 2006. Their second divorce was finalised in December of the same year.
>> In 1999, Mathers' mother sued him for around US$10 million over alleged slander about her in his lyrics regarding The Slim Shady LP; she won only about US$1,600 in damages in 2001.