2004 – Eminem tops the UK singles chart with “Just Lose It.” The Simon Cowell-managed operatic boy band Il Divo (don’t ask) top the British albums chart with their self-titled debut.
2004 – Eminem and satellite radio provider Sirius launch their uncensored hip-hop channel with a live broadcast from New York. Shade 45’s debut stems from the city’s Roseland Ballroom, where the superstar rapper stages the Shady National Convention to hype the venture and his album, “Encore.”
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
2003 – Eminem wins Best Actor and Best Breakthrough Male at the MTV Movie Awards. While picking up his gongs, he rubbishes ex-gal pal Mariah Carey’s acting career, sneering, “I can’t believe I beat Mariah for her role in Glitter.” Well, we can.
2003 – At the 29th Annual People’s Choice Awards, country act the Dixie Chicks and rock group Creed tie for the favorite group or band honor, while country superstar Faith Hill is honored as favorite female musical performer, and rapper Eminem takes the male award.
2002 – With four awards, Eminem’s “Without Me” dominates as the big winner at the
2001 – Eminem was given 2 years probation and fined £1,800 and £3,600 costs after admitting carrying a concealed weapon. The charges followed an incident outside a club in Warren, Michigan last June when Eminem ‘pistol whipped’ John Guerra after he saw him kissing his wife.
2001 – Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
2001 – Eminem beefed up security for his UK shows following the threat of gay rights protests. Campaigners said the rapper was a homophobe who fuelled prejudice with hate-filled lyrics.
2001 – Eminem made his live UK concert debut when he appeared at The Manchester Arena.