The Slim Shady LP


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The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album and the major-label debut by American rapper Eminem. It was released on February 23, 1999 by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. Recorded in Ferndale, Michigan, following Eminem's recruitment by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the album features production from Dr. Dre, the Bass Brothers, and Eminem himself. The Slim Shady LP is his first album with a major label after his first album Infinite was released on an independent label in 1996. The lyrics are noted for their depictions of violence and heavy use of profanity. The majority of The Slim Shady LP's lyrical content is written from the perspective of Eminem's alter ego Slim Shady, whom he created on the Slim Shady EP (1997). The Slim Shady LP debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. It received critical and commercial success; critics praised Eminem for his unique lyrical style. The first official single, "My Name Is", peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Eminem's first entry on that chart. The Slim Shady LP is certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). At the 42nd Grammy Awards, the album won Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance (for "My Name Is").  


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