50 Cent

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Legal name: Curtis Jackson

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Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor from New York City, New York. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His major-label debut Get Rich or Die Tryin', has been certified six times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 50 Cent also gained prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, of which he is the de facto leader.

Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records, Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson became one of the world's highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.

Throughout his music career, Jackson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards. He has also pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' in 2005, the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006, and Righteous Kill in 2008. 50 Cent was ranked as the sixth-best artist of the 2000s by Billboard magazine. The magazine also ranked him as the fourth top male artist and as the third top rapper behind Eminem and Nelly. Billboard magazine also ranked him as the sixth best and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s and as the number one rap artist of the 2000s. Billboard ranked his album Get Rich or Die Tryin' as the twelfth best album of the 2000s and his album The Massacre as the 37th best album of the 2000s. 50 Cent released his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition on June 3, 2014, and is also reported to be working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal, which is set to be released on September 16.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Get Rich or Die Tryin' 50 Cent 3.65 4
2005 The Massacre 50 Cent 9
2007 Curtis 50 Cent 4 6
2009 Get Rich or Die Tryin' / The Massacre 50 Cent 1
2009 Before I Self Destruct 50 Cent 3.5 7
2014 Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win 50 Cent 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 Guess Who's Back? Compilation 50 Cent 2
2002 The Hits and Unreleased, Volume 1 Compilation 50 Cent 1
2003 24 Shots Compilation 50 Cent 1
2003 Best of 50 Cent Compilation 50 Cent 1
2003 The Hits and Unreleased, Volume 2 Compilation 50 Cent 1
2005 Tha Gangsta Mix Compilation 50 Cent & G-Unit 1
2007 Dealin' w/50 Compilation 50 Cent 1
2007 Freestyle B4 Paystyle Compilation 50 Cent 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Automatic Gunfire Mixtape/Street 50 Cent & G-Unit 1
2006 Bulletproof: The Mixtape Mixtape/Street 50 Cent 1
2008 The Return of the Body Snatchers: This 50 Cent, Volume 1 Mixtape/Street 50 Cent & Whoo Kid 1
2008 This is 50 Mixtape/Street 50 Cent 1
2008 The Future Is Now Mixtape/Street 50 Cent & G-Unit 1
2009 The City Is Mine Mixtape/Street 50 Cent 1
2009 War Angel LP Mixtape/Street 50 Cent 1
2011 Don't Call It a Comeback, Volume 1 Mixtape/Street 50 Cent 1
2011 Sleek Audio Mixtape/Street 50 Cent 1
2012 5 (Murder by Numbers) Mixtape/Street 50 Cent 1
2013 Going No Where Mixtape/Street 50 Cent 1
Invincible: The Lost Tapes, Volume 1 Mixtape/Street DJ Chuck T & 50 Cent 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 Bulletproof Soundtrack 50 Cent 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 In da Club 50 Cent 8
2003 In da Hood 50 Cent 1
2003 P.I.M.P. 50 Cent 3
2005 Candy Shop 50 Cent 5
2005 How We Do Game feat. 50 Cent 1
2005 Outta Control 50 Cent feat. Mobb Deep 2
2005 Window Shopper 50 Cent 1
2005 Disco Inferno 50 Cent 2
2005 Hustler's Ambition 50 Cent 2
2006 Best Friend 50 Cent 1
2007 Ayo Technology 50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland 5
2007 I Get Money (Forbes 1, 2, 3 remix) 50 Cent feat. Jay-Z & Diddy 1
2008 Get Up 50 Cent 2
2009 I Get It In 50 Cent 2
2009 Crack a Bottle Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent 1
2011 Down on Me Jeremih feat. 50 Cent 1
2011 Right There Nicole Scherzinger feat. 50 Cent 1
2011 Up! LoveRance feat. 50 Cent 2
2012 I Just Wanna 50 Cent feat. Tony Yayo 1
2012 New Day 50 Cent feat. Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys 1
2012 First Date 50 Cent feat. Too $hort 1
2012 My Life 50 Cent feat. Eminem & Adam Levine 1
2013 Major Distribution 50 Cent feat. Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy 1

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