Happy Birthday Eminem! : A Flashback

Get ready to "Lose Yourself": Eminem is 50. The vitriolic platinum-selling rapper from Detroit celebrates his milestone  birthday on Oct. 17, 2022.

In 1999, Eminem released his debut album "The Slim Shady LP," which went triple-platinum.

In 2000, Eminem released "The Marshall Mathers LP." The album sold more than a million copies in  its first week, spawned several hit songs like "The Real Slim Shady"

Over the course of his  career, Eminem has collected 15 Grammys and  44 total nominations.

Eminem's devil-may-care lyricism sparked outrage in the gay community. To combat allegations of homophobia,  Eminem performed a duet with Elton John at the Grammy Awards in 2001.

The film garnered critical acclaim, and Eminem earned an Oscar  for best original song for  "Lose Yourself,"  which he wrote  for the soundtrack.

After Eminem became a rap star, he reunited with his original rap group D12. The group released two hit records.

In 2021, he opened a Detroit restaurant aptly named  "Mom's Spaghetti."