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50 Cent

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). Get Rich or Die Tryin' has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. His album The Massacre has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA and has sold 11 million copies worldwide. Born in South Jamaica, 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. 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. Jackson has engaged in feuds with other rappers including Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Cam'ron, Rick Ross, and former G-Unit members The Game and Young Buck. 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 2000–2009 decade 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 2000–2009 decade and as the number one rap artist of the 2000–2009 decade. Billboard ranked his album Get Rich or Die Tryin' as the twelfth best album of the 2000–2009 decade and his album The Massacre as the 37th best album of the 2000–2009 decade. He is currently working on his fifth studio album, Black Magic, which currently has no official release date but is expected to be released later in 2011.

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Jul 6, 1975 In Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Movie Escape Plan: The Extractors 2019-06-20
Known For
Poster of Escape Plan 2: Hades
Poster of Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry
Poster of Dead Man Running
Movie Escape Plan: The Extractors Hush 2019-06-20
Movie Den of Thieves Levi Enson 2018-01-18
Movie Escape Plan 2: Hades Hush 2018-06-05
Movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 50 Cent 2016-06-03
Series Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party Himself 2016-11-07
Movie Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story Himself 2015-03-05
Movie Champs Himself 2015-03-13
Movie Southpaw Jordan Mains 2015-03-24
Movie Spy 50 Cent 2015-05-06
Series Power Kanan 2014-06-07
Movie The Prince The Pharmacy 2014-08-22
Series Circus Halligalli Unknown 2013-02-25
Movie The Frozen Ground Pimp Clate Johnson 2013-07-11
Movie Last Vegas 50 Cent 2013-10-31
Movie Escape Plan Hush 2013-10-09
Series The Finder Unknown 2012-01-12
Movie Fire with Fire Lamar 2012-08-31
Movie Freelancers Malo 2012-08-10
Movie How to Make Money Selling Drugs Himself 2012-09-07
Movie Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry Himself 2012-11-24
Movie Blood Out Detective Hardwick 2011-04-25
Movie Setup Sonny 2011-10-17
Movie Gun Rich 2010-06-10
Movie 13 Jimmy 2010-03-12
Movie Twelve Lionel 2010-07-30
Movie Caught in the Crossfire Tino 2010-07-13
Movie Morning Glory Himself 2010-11-10
Movie Dead Man Running Thigo 2009-01-01
Movie Before I Self Destruct Clarence 2009-11-16
Movie Streets of Blood Stan Green 2009-07-13
Movie Righteous Kill Spider 2008-09-11
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop Himself 2006-06-27
Movie The Infamous Times, Volume I: The Original 50 Cent 50 Cent 2005-03-08
Series Top of the Pops Reloaded Unknown 2005-09-17
Movie Beef III Himself 2005-11-15
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie 50 Cent - The New Breed Himself 2003-04-15
Movie Beef Himself 2003-08-03
Movie 50 Cent - Shoot First Himself 2003-04-22
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Series Making the Video Unknown 1999-07-11
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
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