Eminem, also known by his alter-ego Slim Shady, is one of the most controversial rappers of all time. His crossover success in 1999 came with his first album 'The Slim Shady LP'. He followed it up with the Marshall Mathers LP, the fastest selling hip hop album of all time. He has now sold 80 million albums worldwide and is the best selling music artist of the 2000s. His controversial lyrics and media image have ensured huge publicity for every move he takes. His tumultuous relationship with his mother led to her suing him in 1999. He made his Hollywood acting debut with the semi-autobiographical 8 Mile.