Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17; 1972); known as Slim Shady and his primary stage name Eminem; is an American rapper; record producer; and actor. Having sold over seventy million albums worldwide; Eminem is one of the highest-selling rappers of all time.Born in Saint Joseph; Missouri; but raised in Detroit; Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with the major-label debut album The Slim Shady LP. The following album; The Marshall Mathers LP; became the fastest-selling hip hop album in history; followed by an increasing amount of popularity; critical praise; as well as controversy. While Eminem has won many Grammy Awards and been praised for having -verbal energy- and high quality of lyricism; he has often been infamous for the controversy surrounding many of these lyrics. "Love the Way You Lie" is a song by American rapper Eminem, released as the second single from his seventh studio album, Recovery. The song features vocals from Barbadian singer Rihanna and is produced by Alex da Kid. Additional vocal production on Rihanna's vocals were provided by Makeba Riddick. It claimed the top spot on twenty-three charts. "Love the Way You Lie" was.