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Eminem inspires R-Truth's WWE album

November 14th, 2013 10:20am EST
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R-Truth is releasing an album inspired by Eminem and Tupac Shakur.
The WWE Superstar has for years performed his own theme song on his way to the ring and now he is recording an LP of his own material.
R-Truth is a huge fan of the two rappers' music as well as other hip-hop stars such as Lil Wayne because their lyrics are personal and that's what he wants his music to be like.
The 'RAW' star exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I'm currently working on a WWE album made up of all my own songs. I have a wide range of artists I listen to - I can get something out of Pearl Jam! Talking about rap I'...
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Eminem scores second biggest sales week of the year to top U.S. album chart

November 13th, 2013 3:20am EST
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Eminem has stormed back to the top of the U.S. album charts with The Marshall Mathers Lp 2.

The album was expected to debut at number one with close to 750,000 first-week sales, but the final figure is closer to 800,000.

It hit the top spot with 792,000 copies sold, making the release the second biggest opener of the year (13), behind Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, which entered the Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 968,000 in March (13).

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is Eminem's seventh number one album in the U.S.

The record also debuted at the top of the U.K. album ...
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Morning Roundup: Eminem Dominates MTV EMAs, Miley Causes More Controversy, Hot Miss Universe Pics

November 11th, 2013 10:07am EST
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Eminem Wins Big At The 2013 MTV European Music Awards
Eminem led the winners at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, Holland, on Sunday (10Nov13), taking home two awards and securing his lead as the artist with the most EMAs ever. (Story)

'Thor: The Dark World' Hammers Weekend Box Office
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Katy Perry Sizzles In A Black Fishnet Dress At The 2013 MTV EMAs
Katy Perry wore two different outfits for Sunday night's MTV European Video Awards, held in A...
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Eminem wins big at MTV EMAs as Miley Cyrus causes controversy

November 11th, 2013 5:20am EST
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Eminem was among the big winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards last night (11.10.13), while Miley Cyrus caused controversy yet again.
The 41-year-old rapper won the Best Hip Hop and Global Icon prizes at the ceremony at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam - making him the artist with the most EMAs ever - and he celebrated his victory with a surprise performance of 'Bezerk' before a scintillating rendition of 'Rap God'.
Miley ensured she remained in the spotlight by sparking up what appeared to be a joint on-stage and then smoking it with Will Ferrell, who was at the awards as his 'Anchorman' alt...
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Eminem wins big at MTV EMAs as Miley Cyrus causes controversy

November 11th, 2013 4:20am EST
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Eminem was among the big winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards last night (11.10.13), while Miley Cyrus caused controversy yet again.
The 41-year-old rapper won the Best Hip Hop and Global Icon prizes at the ceremony at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam - making him the artist with the most EMAs ever - and he celebrated his victory with a surprise performance of 'Bezerk' before a scintillating rendition of 'Rap God'.
Miley ensured she remained in the spotlight by sparking up what appeared to be a joint on-stage and then smoking it with Will Ferrell, who was at the awards as his 'Anchorman' alt...
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Eminem Wins Big At The 2013 MTV European Music Awards

November 10th, 2013 7:30pm EST
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Eminem led the winners at the 2013 Mtv Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, Holland, on Sunday (10Nov13), taking home two awards and securing his lead as the artist with the most EMAs ever.

The rapper won the Best Hip Hop prize and was awarded the the Global Icon trophy for his continued success over the last decade. He has now won 15 MTV EMAs - more than anyone else.

He also took to the stage to perform Berzerk and Rap God before Will Ferrell, dressed as his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy, presented him with his Global Icon accolade.

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had led...
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Katy Perry wins Best Female at MTV EMAs

November 10th, 2013 6:30pm EST
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Katy Perry has been crowned Best Female at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
The 'Roar' hitmaker beat her pop rivals Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift to the prestigious prize at the 20th annual ceremony in Amsterdam, the Netherlands this evening (11.10.13).
The visibly shocked star told the audience as she accepted her award: "Thank you, this is so cool. I was just sitting backstage with the artists drinking some champagne, thinking I'm not gonna win, I'm not gonna win ... And I won!"
She later told BANG Showbiz: "I wasn't expecting to win actually, I was just sitting down h...
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Katy Perry wins Best Female at MTV EMAs

November 10th, 2013 6:20pm EST
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Katy Perry has been crowned Best Female at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
The 'Roar' hitmaker beat her pop rivals Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift to the prestigious prize at the 20th annual ceremony in Amsterdam, the Netherlands this evening (11.10.13).
The visibly shocked star told the audience as she accepted her award: "Thank you, this is so cool. I was just sitting backstage with the artists drinking some champagne, thinking I'm not gonna win, I'm not gonna win ... And I won!"
She later told BANG Showbiz: "I wasn't expecting to win actually, I was just sitting down h...
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Eminem to appear at MTV EMAs

November 9th, 2013 1:50pm EST
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Eminem will be appearing at the MTV Europe Music Awards tomorrow (11.10.13).
The rapper has been confirmed to attend the awards ceremony held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he is due to be presented with the Global Icon Award.
The 'Lose Yourself' hitmaker - who is also rumoured to be performing - follows in the footsteps of music legends including Bon Jovi, Queen and Whitney Houston.
Bruce Gilmer from MTV said: "A lot of thought goes into who could possibly be appropriate. This man, has sold over 80 million records.
"I think everyone agrees, Eminem is one of the most creative and uniq...
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Eminem to appear at MTV EMAs

November 9th, 2013 11:40am EST
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Eminem will be appearing at the MTV Europe Music Awards tomorrow (11.10.13).
The rapper has been confirmed to attend the awards ceremony held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he is due to be presented with the Global Icon Award.
The 'Lose Yourself' hitmaker - who is also rumoured to be performing - follows in the footsteps of music legends including Bon Jovi, Queen and Whitney Houston.
Bruce Gilmer from MTV said: "A lot of thought goes into who could possibly be appropriate. This man, has sold over 80 million records.
"I think everyone agrees, Eminem is one of the most creative and uniq...
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Eminem's childhood home burns in fire

November 8th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Eminem's childhood home in Detroit was badly burnt in a fire on Thursday (07.11.13)
The 767 sq ft house - which features on the cover of the rapper's new album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' - sustained damage to the second floor but was salvaged after fire-fighters arrived to extinguish the flames before it spread through the rest of the property.
Officials have stated the blaze began around 6:20pm on Thursday evening, but it's still unclear how the fire began.
Public records show that the property - which is situated near Detroit's 8 Mile - was bought by Eminem's mother Deborah in 1987 for...
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Sia to donate Eminem money to gay charity

November 8th, 2013 5:20am EST
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Sia will donate all the proceeds from her collaboration with Eminem to a gay and lesbian charity.
The singer and songwriter teamed with the rapper on 'Beautiful Pain' for his 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' album, but will donate all the money she receives from the song to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, after there was uproar this week about Eminem using gay slurs on the record.
Sia - who is bisexual - argued that Eminem's Slim Shady character represents the "worst and darkest bile of America" and the man behind him is in no way homophobic.
She told blogger D.J. Keo Nozari: "I know pe...
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Eminem: Online arguments are pointless

November 8th, 2013 1:20am EST
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Eminem admits it is "f***ed up" to get caught up in online arguments.
The 41-year-old rapper - real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III - realises that reading people's comments on social media platforms can often waste time and be "counter-productive" as they spark arguments but still finds himself reading these posts.
Speaking on SiriusXM radio, he said: "I really try not to pay attention [to social media platforms.] Put it this way, I want to keep my finger on the pulse of what's going on, so I don't want to be ignorant in that sense.
"But at the same time, I can't pay attention to what e...
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Rihanna's new hit ties her with Elvis for U.S. top 10s

November 7th, 2013 8:40pm EST
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Rihanna has tied Elvis Presley's 25 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits feat thanks to her new duet with Eminem.

The R&B star has also beaten Madonna to become the woman to reach 25 top 10s the fastest, but she still has 13 more hits to go to tie with the Material Girl at the top of the record list.

Rihanna and Eminem's The Monster debuted at three on the new countdown on Wednesday (06Nov13).

Only Sir Elton John, Mariah Carey, Janet and Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles and Madonna have more top 10s than the Umbrella hitmaker.
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Eminem becomes first act in 40 years to land four top 20 hits in U.S.

November 7th, 2013 8:40pm EST
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Rapper Eminem has become the first artist in almost 50 years to score at least four hits in the U.S. top 20 as a lead artist.

The star's new duet with Rihanna, The Monster, debuted at three on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown on Wednesday (06Nov13), ahead of three other top 20 hits from his The Marshall Mathers LP 2, making him the first act since the Beatles in 1964 to land the feat.

Berzerk, Survival and Rap God placed at numbers 15, 16 and 17, respectively on the new chart.

According to Billboard.com, the last time that happened was in April, 1964, when the Fab Four charted with landed...
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Eminem's lyrics are just attention-seeking

November 7th, 2013 11:20am EST
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Eminem would rather have "bad attention than no attention".
The 'Loose Yourself' singer - who is well known for his offensive and often violent lyrics - says he enjoys provoking a reaction.
The controversial rapper - who holds convictions for assault and weapons charges - has been attacked over his use of homophobic and violent language, but maintains he is deliberately controversial.
Speaking in an interview with SiriusXM radio, he said: "I'm in this game to press buttons ... and spark conversation and to get a reaction out of people. And that's kind of how I've been from day one. You kno...
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Arcade Fire Launchs At No. 1 With Reflektor

November 7th, 2013 8:28am EST
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Arcade Fire return to a familiar place, the number one spot on the Billboard Album Charts.  The Montreal band’s most recent album, Reflektor moves a respectable 140,000 copies.  Compared to 2010 effort The Suburbs, the most recent figure is just slightly less (The Suburbs moved 156,000 copies).  Arcade Fire knocks Katie Perry off of her perch, sending PRISM to settle for no. 2 selling 92,000 copies.  According to billboard.com, Perry had a solid second week considering how much huge debuts tend to wane in sales.  That said, what is more noticeable to me is that only one album sells over 100...
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Sia to donate Eminem collaboration proceeds to gay group

November 7th, 2013 3:10am EST
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Singer/songwriter Sia will donate the proceeds from her collaboration with Eminem to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Centre, following criticism of the rapper's use of anti-gay slurs on his new album.

Titanium hitmaker Sia recently came under fire for working with the controversial artist on his latest record, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, in which Eminem uses anti-gay slurs, and says, "Break a motherf**ker's table over the back of a couple of f**gots and crack it in half" in his song, Rap God.

However Sia, who is featured on his track Beautiful Pain, has chosen to fire back at the criticism...
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Eminem defends using slurs in his songs

November 5th, 2013 11:20am EST
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Eminem has defended using the term "faggot" in his tracks.
The singer uses the word - a homosexual slur, seen by many as offensive - in the song 'Rap God' from his 'The Marshall Mathers LP2', but claims he doesn't mean it in its usual context.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "That word, those kind of words, when I came up battle-rappin' or whatever, I never really equated those words . . . [to actually mean 'homosexual'].
"It was more like calling someone a bitch or a punk or asshole. So that word was just thrown around so freely back then. It goes back to that battle, back and forth in m...
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Review: 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' - Eminem Keeps Hip-Hop Alive And Well On MMLP2

November 5th, 2013 10:47am EST
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It seems like a decade since hip-hop was considered to be “dead” – well it’s nearly been a decade actually.  Nas went so far to memorialize the genre on his 2006 album Hip Hop is Dead.  Again, in 2013, we have a rap vet who takes a similar perspective that the genre has fallen on hard times due to playing up dumb, meaningless clichés.  While it is arguable (depending on who you ask) whether Eminem is truly the “Rap God” as he asserts, what is true is that rap definitely has its less ‘artistic’ MC’s. In other words, rap has went so ‘stupid’ it’s gone plumb ‘dumb’! Sure, Eminem is known for h...
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Eminem defends gay slurs in Rap God rhyme

November 4th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Eminem has defended his use of gay slurs in his new album track Rap God, insisting both his fans and critics know what his stance is on homosexuals.

The hip-hop star has come under fire again for his choice of language on the song, but he's refusing to apologise for his rhymes, insisting his friendship with Sir Elton John and his gay marriage endorsement should speak for him.

In a new interview with RollingStone.com, he says, "I don't know how to say this without saying it how I've said it a million times. But that word (f**got), those kind of words, when I came up battle-rappin' or whate...
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K-Pop Group Takes Top Prize At First YouTube Music Awards

November 4th, 2013 1:07pm EST
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The winner of the Video of the Year was the relatively-unknown group Girls' Generation at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards.

Every awards show has growing pains, especially during its first show. Hey, even the Academy Awards has issues after 85. However, the online streaming show was at times hectic and at others completely bereft of content. For example, at one point comedic hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts were given two crying babies while they were trying to interview Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Perhaps giving the top prize to Korean girl group Girls' Generation was apt given ...
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Eminem Wins YouTube Music Awards 'Artist of the Year

November 4th, 2013 3:10am EST
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Eminem has been crowned the Artist of the Year at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards in New York City.

The Berzerk hitmaker reigned supreme on Sunday, as he nabbed the top prize from the popular video sharing site, in a ceremony streamed live on the Internet.

Based on data from the website, Eminem was the most watched, shared, liked, and subscribed-to artist of 2013.

His win came just a day after his appearance as a musical guest on U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live, and two days before the release of his eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

Also nabbing awards were Mackl...
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Eminem wins Artist of the Year at YouTube awards

November 4th, 2013 3:10am EST
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Eminem was crowned Artist of the Year at the YouTube awards.
The 41-year-old rapper walked away with the gong at the ceremony held in New York City last night (03.11.13), while Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble' won the YouTube Phenomenon award.
The Video of the Year award went to the South Korean girl band Girls' Generation for their song, 'I Got A Boy', while DeStorm Power received the Innovation of the Year prize.
Macklemore and Rylan Lewis received the Breakthrough of the Year gong for their new anthem 'Same Love'.
Jason Schwartzman and musician Reggie Watts were presiding the fi...
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Eminem tops the U.K. music charts for the first time since 2006

November 3rd, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Rapper Eminem has scored his first number one on the U.K. singles chart since 2006 with his new Rihanna collaboration, The Monster.

The track, from his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, also marks the seventh time in seven years Rihanna has debuted at the top of the pop charts, joining only The Beatles and Elvis Presley.

Last week's number one, Lorde's Royals, fell to number two and Fat Boy Slim's Eat Sleep Rave Repeat came in at number three, giving the DJ his first top 10 hit in 12 years.

One Direction's Story Of My Life and One Republic's Counting Stars round out the new top five...
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Eminem Jokes About 'Marshall Mathers LP2' Album Leak

November 3rd, 2013 5:03pm EST
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Eminem has urged fans to avoid downloading his new album for free in a comical new public service announcement (PSA) after 'Marshall Mathers LP2' leaked online six days before its official release.

The hip-hop star was due to unveil the project next week, but the full tracklisting for the disc began surfacing on illegal file-sharing sites on Wednesday, forcing Interscope Records bosses to rush-release the album stream earlier than anticipated.

Now Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, has recorded a funny message for devotees calling on them to shun the leaked songs so he can benefit financ...
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Eminem's album leaks six days before release

October 30th, 2013 9:30pm EDT
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Bosses at Interscope Records are racing to release an official stream of Eminem's upcoming album Marshall Mathers 2 LP after the project leaked online on Wednesday (30Oct13).

The rapper experienced a Halloween eve scare when a number of file-sharing sites offered up the record six days before its official release next week (beg04Nov13).

A spokesman for Interscope, Eminem's label, has revealed they're hoping to stream the album for fans on Thursday (31Oct13).

Four tracks from the album have already been officially released - the single Berzerk, Survival, Rap God and Eminem's collaboration...
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Eminem revisits Marshall Mathers sound

October 24th, 2013 11:20am EDT
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Eminem's new album is a "revisitation" of his musical heyday.
The rapper claims his eighth studio album, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2', won't be a sequel to his 2000 third record - which he considers to be his best work - but will instead share the same sound and "nostalgia" of that era.
He explained to Rolling Stone magazine: "It's not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation. So there's not gonna be, like, continuations of every old song on there or anything like that. To me, it's more about the vibe, and it's more about the nostalgia."
The 'Lose Yourself' hitmaker knew fans wo...
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Eminem sleep deprived as he races to complete new album

October 24th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Rapper Eminem is battling sleep deprivation as he struggles to put the finishing touches on his new album, less than two weeks before its scheduled release date.

The Lose Yourself hitmaker is facing a race against time to perfect the tracks for The Marshall Mathers LP 2, so he has been spending night after night in his studio in Detroit, Michigan ahead of the project's expected release on the week of 4 November (13).

He tells RollingStone.com, "Right now, I'm probably working harder than I've ever worked in my life... They (label bosses) keep telling me a different day (for deadline)...

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Nominations Announced For First Annual YouTube Music Awards

October 22nd, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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YouTube has announced the nominations for the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, which will take place in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Nominees represent the artists and videos with the highest levels of YouTube fan engagement, including views, likes, shares, comments, and subscriptions.

Winners will be selected by the fans, who can now vote by visiting youtube.com/musicawards.

The nominees are:

Video of the Year

-Epic Rap Battles Of History - Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
-Demi Lovato - Heart Attack
-Girls' Generation - I Got A Boy
-Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Beauty And A Bea...
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