Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce da 5'9") half of the hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil.
Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has had ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and 5 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and 13 worldwide.
For many years, the rapper struggled with his addictions to both alcohol and drugs starting back when he was a kid when his mother sprayed his food with Valium. His addiction got more dangerous after 8 Mile, and almost died in 2007. With the help of Elton John, he is living a healthy lifestyle and has been sober for 14 years.
Pretty impressive recovery for him.
2 Eric Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
The famous English guitarist and singer-songwriter shared about his struggles with alcohol during much of his early career. After his first son was born, Clapton made the decision to get sober and has been ever since.
3 Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has ...read more.
Elton John struggled to battle with drugs, alcohol, and an eating disorder which affected him until in 1990, when he started getting sober after he was inspired by the AIDS epidemic. He has remained sober ever since and is having a good life.
4 Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.
In 2013, Lamar revealed that he doesn't drink alcohol or do drugs, despite his lyrics mentioning these thing. He grew up in a household of substance abuse, and is choosing to live sober.
5 Jim Carrey
James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.
The actor and comedian has spoken about substance abuse on CBS News, where he says, "I rarely drink coffee. I'm very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful."
6 50 Cent
Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.
Rapper, actor and entrepreneur 50 Cent told Piers Morgan in an interview that he sold drugs in his early years growing up to survive, but never took drugs or drank alcohol because it did not agree with him.
7 Robert Downey Jr
Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor and producer. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
Downey is very open about his battle with substance abuse, and has been sober since 2004.
8 Tyler, The Creator
Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director. ...read more.
He may have rapped about booze and drugs in some of his lyrics, but during an interview with the Creative All Star series, he said, "I just never wanted to drink. It's just something that didn't interest me."
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. He was Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland and first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has ...read more.
During an interview with VLAD TV, where he explains, "Drinking was something I was never really into, which is weird." Logic also shared that he used to struggle with his addiction to cigarettes and other drugs.
10 Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.
In a 2012 interview, she revealed that she struggled with alcohol addiction during her teenage years, finally getting sober before age 20 and moving to New York to start her music career.
11 Donald Trump
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.