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Curtis James Jackson III, professionally known as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He was born on July 6, 1975, in Queens, New York City. He rose to fame with his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, which was released in 2003.
50 Cent started his music career in the mid-1990s as a part of the group “G-Unit.” He signed a deal with Columbia Records in 1999 but got dropped after a shooting incident that left him with nine bullet wounds.
In 2002, he released the mixtapes “Guess Who’s Back?” and “50 Cent Is the Future,” which garnered him significant attention in the industry. He then signed a deal with Eminem’s record label, Shady Records, and released his debut album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” in 2003. The album was a commercial success and sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
He followed up with a series of successful album releases, including “The Massacre” (2005), “Curtis” (2007), and “Before I Self Destruct” (2009). He has sold over 30 million records worldwide.
Apart from music, 50 Cent has also acted in movies such as “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” “Home of the Brave,” and “Southpaw.” He also starred in the hit TV series “Power.”
Music Discography and Reputations
50 Cent has released six studio albums, ten mixtapes, and numerous singles throughout his music career. Some of his hit singles include “In da Club,” “21 Questions,” “P.I.M.P.,” and “Candy Shop.”
He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, and six World Music Awards. He has also been nominated for multiple MTV Video Music Awards and BET Awards.
50 Cent can be contacted through his social media accounts. He is active on Twitter (@50cent) and Instagram (@50cent). He also has a Facebook page (facebook.com/50cent) and a website (thisis50.com).
50 Cent has been in multiple relationships throughout his life. He has dated celebrities such as Vivica A. Fox, Chelsea Handler, and Ciara. He has a son named Marquise Jackson, who was born in 1996.
He attended the Andrew Jackson High School in Queens but dropped out at the age of 16. He later got his GED.
50 Cent owns multiple cars, including a Lamborghini Murcielago, Ferrari F50, and Rolls Royce Phantom. He also owns a mansion in Connecticut, which was previously owned by Mike Tyson.
50 Cent grew up in Queens, New York City, in a broken home. His mother was a drug dealer, and his father left the family when he was just eight years old. He started selling drugs at the age of 12 and got into trouble with the law multiple times during his teenage years.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 50 Cent’s net worth in USD is $30 million. In Nigerian Naira, it is ₦11.9 billion. In Canadian Dollars, it is CAD 37.6 million. In Ghana cedi, it is GHS 174.2 million. In Kenya Shillings, it is KES 3.3 billion. In South African Rand, it is ZAR 461.3 million. In Uganda shilling, it is UGX 112 billion. In India rupee, it is INR 2.2 billion.
Awards and Nominations
50 Cent has won several awards, including a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Crack a Bottle” with Eminem and Dr. Dre. He has also won six World Music Awards and 27 BET Awards. He has been nominated for multiple MTV Video Music Awards and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2020.
In conclusion, 50 Cent has had an illustrious career as a rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He has had several hit singles, won numerous awards, and has a massive net worth. He continues to be a popular figure in the industry and has a significant presence on social media.