On May 23 “The Marshall Mathers LP” by Eminem was released…

On May 23, 2000 rapper Eminem released “The Marshall Mathers LP,” his third studio album.

“The Marshall Mathers LP” – Eminem
Interscope Records

The album, which Eminem used to address his rise to fame and critique the pop music of that time, was fueled by the success of the hit songs “The Real Slim Shady” and “Stan.” The two singles (as well as the album), while successful, were controversial since they featured violent and misogynist undertones (i.e. insulting pop singer Christina Aguilera, insinuating violent treatment of the mother of his daughter). The album had first-week sales of 1.76 million copies within the United States, and won Eminem a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

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