Turning Point: The Moment Your Favorite Artist Became a Superstar

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  • Chris Brown
  • Dr. Dre
  • Eminem
  • 50 Cent
  • Lil Wayne
  • Drake
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Beyoncé
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Mariah Carey
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Usher
  • Pharrell
  • Sean "Diddy" Combs
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Alicia Keys
  • Adele
  • Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Jay Z
  • Jay Z
  • Kanye West
  • Rihanna


Eminem enjoyed instant success on his multiplatinum-selling Aftermath Records debut, The Slim Shady LP, but there were still those who were on the fence about the talents of the Detroit MC. Not everyone bought into the sometimes gimmicky raps and saw Em’s rise as a consequence of his race and signing with Dr. Dre. By his sophomore album in 2000, those attitudes changed. The Marshall Matters LP marked Em’s arrival as a true superstar (a controversial one at that) and put him on a path to hip hop immortality.

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