1 million albums in the United States. 1992–99: Early career Infinite and The Slim Shady LP
One of Mathers' early mentors as a rapper was local rapper Champtown who got Mathers his first studio time; Mathers made his first music video appearance in Champtown's 1992 video "Do-Da-Dipity". Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17 1972) better known by his stage name Eminem (stylized as EMINƎM) and by his alter ego Slim Shady is an American rapper record producer songwriter and actor.
Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in the world and is the best-selling artist of the 2000s. The album was a critical and commercial failure. His next two records The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show also won Best Rap Album Grammy Awards making Eminem the first artist to win Best Rap Album for three consecutive LPs.