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. 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 music career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing the compilation album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records.

With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major label album Get Rich or Die Tryin', Jackson became one of the world's highest selling rappers. 50 Cent also gained prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, of which he is the de facto leader. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, and signed his G-Unit associates Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo. He enjoyed similar commercial and critical success with his second album The Massacre, released in 2005. 50 Cent released his fifth studio album Animal Ambition in 2014, and is currently working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal, which is scheduled to be released in 2015.

Throughout his music career, Jackson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, thirteen 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' (2005), the Iraq War film Home of the Brave (2006), and Righteous Kill (2008). 50 Cent was ranked the sixth-best artist of the 2000s by Billboard, and the third best rapper behind Eminem and Nelly. His albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre were ranked as the twelfth and 37th best albums of the 2000s by the same magazine.

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Album

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

Album + Mixtape/Street

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

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Bulletproof 50 Cent 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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 Outlaw 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

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