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Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on Oct. 17, 1972, is an oft-times controversial rapper who made his major label debut in 1999 with the Slim Shady LP. To date, he has released 10 number-one singles and six full-length albums in his career. He also has branched into acting, most notably in the lead role in the movie 8 Mile. (Photo KIMBERLY P. MITCHELL / DETROIT FREE PRESS)