Eminem Tickets for Sale

Many associate Eminem (Marshall Mathers) with Detroit. He emerged from the underground rap scene there and starred in a semi-autobiographical account of his time struggling on 8 Mile. He even is putting together a much abbreviated tour with Jay Z, playing a pair of two-night performances in Detroit and New York. However, long before eh began selling Eminem tickets and millions of copies of his albums, he was born On October 17, 1972 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He even spent the first few years of his life bouncing around the state with his single mother, Deborah.

He spent his teenage years in Warren, a suburb just outside Detroit, though. It was then he purchased a copy of License to Ill and began his obsession with rap. He began performing in underground rap battles, adopting the stage name Eminem, but spelling it M&M. He overcame a road made difficult by his much lighter skin color and earned the respect of audiences and his peers on stage. Earning respect from fellow struggling rappers is not the same as becoming a commercial success.

Eminem signed with local label FBT Productions in 1992 and worked minimum-wage jobs while struggling to make his dream of being paid to rap a reality and simultaneously support his child. He remained an extremely popular local figure, winning Rap Olympics and finding friends with local radio stations. He even released a debut album in 1996. The album featured an artist still laboring to find his voice, a voice that would eventually take the world by storm.

The second place finish at the 1997 Rap Olympics in Los Angeles brought the attention of Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine. Iovine conferred with Dr. Dre, the founder of Aftermath Entertainment (which was distributed through Interscope), and decided to sign the young Eminem in 1998.

With the help of producer Dr. Dre, Eminem recorded his major label debut album. The time between writing material for Infinite, his 1996 album, and The Slim Shady LP, his 1999 major label debut, had allowed Eminem to grow as an artists, as he finally became aware of some sort of vision of what he wanted from life. The Slim Shady featured a mix of light wordplay and far deeper songs, discussing his family problems, bleak family life, and life's aspirations.

The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and would go on to be certified platinum four times in the United States and twice over in Canada and the United Kingdom. Eminem tickets for his tour sold out quickly, as the 28-year-old debut artist seemed to earn a pass for any skepticism thanks to the blessing from Dr. Dre.

Eminem's first major album and its success would not be the high point in his life or his career. A year later the Marshall Mathers LP released in May 2000 and sold 1.76 million copies in the first week, smashing records for the fastest-selling hip hop album and the solo album in the history of music while it was charted in the U.S. The album had its share pop culture commentary, light-hearted tracks, and, once again, a willingness to let people into his troubled world.

Still, Eminem managed to anger many in the public sphere, from those celebrities he lampooned and critics who were enraged by some of his lyrics, bringing denunciations for supposedly homophobic and misogynic lyrics. Some of those critical responses were put to rest with an appearance performing "Stan" with openly-gay music legend Elton John at eh 43rd Grammy Awards.

The albums the Eminem Show (2002) and Encore (2004) once again topped the charts, sold to multi-platinum levels again, and sold thousands of Eminem tickets. Following these successful endeavors Eminem began a three-year hiatus. He took on an executive role with a record label and focused on working in the production booth. He told the public he was unsure if he would return.

Of course, Eminem did return. In 2009 he released the album Relapse. The album finished in a familiar position atop the Billboard 200, but the years he had taken off meant he had lost some of his audience. A new generation of thought-provoking rappers had taken away his monopoly on an audience who enjoyed rap but also enjoyed a certain amount of humility. His album sold just 1.96 million copies in the U.S.

His 2010 album Recovery hit the shelves on June 18, 2010 and has certainly had more promising results so far. The album topped the charts again and is already approaching the sales numbers reached by his last album. It will certainly draw platinum certification, especially considering the plans for a high-profile tour with Jay Z and his surprise appearances at concerts for artists like Rihanna (who lent her voice to a track on the album).

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