Eminem and Mariah Carey are two of the greatest artists of all-time. The two each represent different genres, as Eminem has been one of the hottest rappers out since the late 90s and Mariah has dominated the pop/R&B genre since the early 90s, as both have been dominant forces since. Both have put out countless numbers of classic hits and albums, which have contributed to the two being in conversations of being in the top five best of all-time in their genres.
Mariah Is Viewed As A Legend
Mariah’s put out 15 studio albums in her career, with her first one being released all the way back in 1990. That was a self-titled project as it did very well, by debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and is currently 9x platinum in the US. It could very well hit diamond status in 2021. Mariah’s last album came in 2018, with “Caution.” That debuted at number five. Every holiday season though, Mariah always dominates in sales with her classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” song.
Eminem Has Been A Dominant Force For Three Decades
Eminem first arrived in 1996, with the release of his debut studio album, “Infinite.” That didn’t do very well, but that was no problem. The Detroit rapper bounced back with his sophomore album, “The Slim Shady EP,” and the rest was history. That project debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and is 4x platinum. Eminem’s released 11 studio albums in total, with “The Marshall Mathers LP” and “The Eminem Show” being his biggest albums to date. Both have been certified diamond by the RIAA in the US.
Mariah And Eminem Have Feuded Since The 2000s
Mariah and Eminem haven’t liked each other much for years now. This is due to Eminem’s claims that he dated Mariah back in the 2000s. Mariah has come out multiple times since then, shutting down speculation of that being true. She even denied this, in an interview with the late Larry King.
“I hung out with him, I spoke to him on the phone,” explained Mariah to King. “I think I was probably with him a total of four times. And I don’t consider that dating somebody.”
Mariah Dissed Eminem In 2009 ‘Obsessed’ Single
In 2009, Mariah even subliminally took shots at Eminem in her hit single, “Obsessed.” This was evident in lyrics such as “Finally found a girl that you couldn’t impress/Last man on the Earth, still couldn’t get this.” The music video was very interesting, as Mariah had someone dress up as Eminem, and had them getting hit by a bus. Eminem’s feud with Mariah has since ran deeper, as he’s also had issues with her ex-husband, Nick Cannon, over the years, as well. Currently, Mariah is dating Bryan Tanaka.