Eminem performs at this year’s Academy awards function after 17 years! Know the reason why?

The talented musician Eminem performed at this year’s Academy awards function to the delight of his fans. It was 17 years after the song had won him an Oscar. The performance was a surprise one and Eminem after it have an exclusive and rare interview to Variety about it.

Eminem and his last Academy awards attendance

The famed singer Eminem had last attended the Academy awards ceremony before 2003. In 2003, he decided to no more go for the annual function. But he had won an award that year as well. Instead, he sent his collaborator Luis Resto to take the award in his place.

Eminem (Source: Variety)

Barbra Streisand was doing the honor at that time of handing over the award.

Eminem’s performance  at this year’s Academy awards function

And at this year 2020 Academy awards function, Eminem gave a surprise performance. He performed live on stage to his oscar-winning song Lose Yourself. And the gathered crowd went rapturous.

The performance followed a montage to celebrate the sound editing/mixing award and a footage from 8 Mile. The younger celebrities in the crowd were singing along with the song. While the senior stars which included Brad Pitt, Leonardo Di Caprio, Billie Eilish, and Anthony Ramos stood up in respect and applauded the great performance at the end. It was a scene worth watching.

This is not the only surprise of Eminem in recent years. In 2018, he dropped a surprise album called Kamikaze and just last month, he released his another album called Music to be murdered By.

Eminem 2020 (Source: Variety)

The news is that when Eminem used to do rehearsals at the Dolby Theater for his performance of last night, the theater used to be locked down during the period. Besides, the organizers had agreed that if the secret of his performance by chance leaked out, he had the option open to cancel it.

The reason on why the singer performed now

Eminem told Variety:

“I kinda figured maybe since I didn’t get a chance to do it at the time, maybe it would be cool. Back then, I never even thought that I had a chance to win, and we had just performed “Lose Yourself” on the Grammys with the Roots a couple of weeks before the Oscars, so we didn’t think it was a good idea. And also, back at that time, the younger me didn’t really feel like a show like that would understand me.

“But then when I found out I won, “That’s crazy!” That to me shows how authentic and real that award is — when you don’t show up and you still win. That makes it very real to me.”

Eminem (Source: Daily Mail UK)

He was happy about his recent performance and the fact that he could hug Salma Hayek. But talking about the secrecy and rehearsals, Eminem said:

We flew in [to Los Angeles] last week, so we probably have four or five rehearsals just to make sure we got everything right. Most of the rehearsals were offsite, not in [the Dolby Theater], just trying to keep it secret.”

Short bio on Eminem

Eminem is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. His real name is Marshall Mathers III. His latest album is Revival, which was released in the year 2017. The album is breaking the records till date.

Throughout his career, he has had 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. He won the Best Rap Album Grammy for three consecutive albums; The Slim Shady LP (1999), The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002). He also received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself” in 2002.  Globally, he has sold more than 172 million albums and he is one of the world’s best-selling artists. He is called the King of Hip Hop. More info… 

Source: Variety