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"
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.