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Eminem 'first rapper to perform at Wembley Stadium'

The last time Eminem performed in London was in 2001. Credit: Reuters

Eminem has become the first rapper to perform a headline show at London's Wembley Stadium.

His two-date set on Thursday and Friday nights is the first time the Lose Yourself star has played a gig in London since 2001.

The 41-year-old, whose hits include Stan and Real Slim Shady, scheduled the shows after an outdoor performance at Hyde Park this year fell through.

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Eminem to headline Reading and Leeds festivals

Eminem has been announced as the headline act at Reading and Leeds festivals next year Credit: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

US rapper Eminem has been confirmed as the headline act at the Reading and Leeds festivals next year.

This is the second time the star has topped the bill, the first time was over ten years ago in 2001 where he performed a duet with the controversial Marilyn Manson.

He rose to fame in 1999 with the release of The Slim Shady album and has to date sold over 100 million records worldwide.