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Eminem through the years

A timeline of the rapper's career, from ''The Slim Shady LP,'' to his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's show

EMINEM THROUGH THE YEARS
1999
Eminem releases his major-label debut, The Slim Shady LP, establishing him as rap’s most brilliantly twisted mind.

1999
Eminem marries high school sweetheart Kim Scott. They eventually divorced two years later, only to remarry and re-divorce in 2006.

2001
Elton John and Eminem duet on ”Stan” at the Grammys. They’ve been pals ever since.

2002
The rapper wows critics when he stars in the semiautobiographical film 8 Mile, directed by Curtis Hanson.

2004
In the controversial video for ”Just Lose It,” he dresses up like the King of Pop, angering Jacko.

2006
DeShaun ”Proof” Holton, Eminem’s best friend, is fatally shot during a Detroit bar fight — a devastating loss.

2009
Jimmy Kimmel welcomes Eminem to his late-night show for the rapper’s first major U.S. performance in four years.