Today, the Rap God turns 47, and in celebration of this milestone, 105.1 The Bounce wants to bring light to some of Eminem’s greatest accomplishments in his 47 years of life.

Believe it or not, it has been over 20 years since the 27-year-old Eminem burst onto the national hip hop scene with his second album, “The Slim Shady LP”.  From the moment he came onto the scene, he immediately established himself as one of the most unique and eccentric figures in the history of hip-hop music.  In celebration of his 47 years on this earth, 105.1 The Bounce is paying tribute to Eminem by highlighting some of the greatest accomplishments in his career.

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Throughout his career, Eminem has set a number of Guinness World Records throughout his career, including one for the most lyrics in a top-40 song, with his single “Rap God”.  In addition, he has the Guinness World Record for being the highest-selling rap artist of all-time.

On top of this, Eminem is the second-best selling musical act in history, behind only the Beatles.  Because the Beatles are British, this makes Eminem the most commercially successful American musician of all-time.

But Eminem’s accomplishments are not limited to sales and charting success; he also has received great critical acclaim and a number of awards for his music career.

Eminem - Lose Yourself (Official Video) (Explicit)

Lose Yourself · Eminem - Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture. © 2002 Shady Records

Most notably among his awards as a recording artist is his Oscar win for best song for “Lose Yourself”, but he has also done very well at the Grammy Awards over the course of his career.  With 15 Grammy wins in his career, Eminem has the third-most Grammy Awards among Detroit-based artists, behind only Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin.

Happy Birthday to Slim Shady, The Rap God, and a Detroit Icon.  Eminem: we love you!

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