50 Cent

Biography

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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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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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 57

Birthday 1975-07-06

Place of Birth Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://50cent.com/

Also Known As

  • Curtis James Jackson III
  • Curtis Jackson
  • Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson
  • Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping as Himself
2016 50 Cent: Rap Star as Himself
2015 Southpaw as Jordan Mains
2015 Spy as Himself (as Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson)
2015 Champs as Himself
2015 Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story as Himself
2014 The Prince as The Pharmacy
2014 Power(9 episodes) as Kanan
2013 Escape Plan as Hush
2013 The Frozen Ground as Pimp Clate Johnson
2013 Circus Halligalli(1 episode)
2012 Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry as Himself
2012 How to Make Money Selling Drugs as Himself
2012 Fire with Fire as Emilio
2012 Freelancers as Malo
2012 Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg: Live At Coachella
2012 The Finder(1 episode)
2011 Setup as Sonny
2011 Blood Out as Detective Hardwick
2011 All Things Fall Apart as Deon
2010 Twelve as Lionel (as Curtis Jackson)
2010 Caught in the Crossfire as Tino
2010 Gun as Rich
2010 13 as Jimmy
2010 Morning Glory as Himself
2009 Before I Self Destruct as Clarence
2009 Streets of Blood as Stan Green
2009 DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70
2009 DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd
2009 Dead Man Running as Thigo
2008 Righteous Kill as Spider
2007 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as Himself
2006 Home of the Brave as Jamal Aiken
2006 Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop as Himself
2005 Beef III as Himself
2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' as Marcus
2005 Top of the Pops Reloaded(1 episode)
2005 The Infamous Times, Volume I: The Original 50 Cent as 50 Cent
2005 50 Cent: Who Dares Wins as Himself
2004 Beef II as Himself
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2003 Top of the Pops Saturday(2 episodes)
2003 Beef as Himself
2003 Born To Ball as Himself
2003 50 Cent - Shoot First as Himself
2003 50 Cent - The New Breed as Himself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(3 episodes)
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(1 episode)
1999 Making the Video(1 episode)
1998 CD:UK(1 episode)
1997 The View(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(3 episodes)
1964 Top of the Pops(1 episode)

Production

2013 The Frozen Ground … Producer
2012 Fire with Fire … Producer
2012 Freelancers … Producer
2011 Setup … Producer
2011 All Things Fall Apart … Producer
2010 Caught in the Crossfire … Executive Producer
2010 Gun … Producer
2003 50 Cent - The New Breed … Executive Producer

Writing

2011 All Things Fall Apart … Writer
2010 Gun … Writer
2009 Before I Self Destruct … Screenplay

Directing

2009 Before I Self Destruct … Director

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