Eminem has an incredible career as a rapper. His songs, known all over the world, have become cult. And he just got some good news!
Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, is ultra-famous all over the world. We remember his film, 8 Mile, which made us discover a more dramatic side of his story. He has sold millions of albums and received many awards. Between 15 Grammy Awards and an Oscar, he is, for many, one of the best artists of all time. Nothing could be more natural, therefore, to add another immense honor to his record. The artist has indeed just been chosen to enter the Pantheon of Rock & American Roll, alongside Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Carly Simon, Lionel Richie and Eurythmics. John Sykes, President of this great institution, said: “These motley introductions each had a notable impact on youth culture, and helped change the fate of rock & roll. »
Dolly Parton, who had declared that she did not want to be part of this institution, went back on her words. She explains: “I always thought that the Rock & Roll was reserved for rock music artists. The singer adds: “I recently learned that it is not necessarily necessary. But if they can't turn in that direction for recognition, where can they turn? I felt like I was stealing the showto others who deserved it more than me, since I never considered myself a rock artist. But, obviously, it's much more complicated than that. Eminem, who is a rapper, may have thought the same thing.
Eminem continues on the path to success
The rapper is the only artist of hip-hop to be chosen this year. He is also the only one to have started releasing albums in the 90s. It should be noted that he is also the only one to be chosen even though this is the first time that his name has been proposed. What a huge honor for Eminem! Eurythmics, meanwhile, were nominated for the third time, as was Judas Priest, who received the Musical Excellence Award. Pat Benatar was on his second nomination. Dolly Parton, Carly Simon and Lionel Richie were nominated for the first time, as was the American rapper. The artists selected this year are all alive and active, which is a change from previous years. Congratulations to them!