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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. Description above from the Wikipedia article 50 Cent, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 6, 1975 In Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
58
First Appeared:
In the series Top of the Pops 1964-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016-06-03
Known For
Poster of 50 Cent: Rap Star
Poster of Power
Poster of Making the Video
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

Comedy Music
Movie
as Himself
6.6 228 votes

50 Cent: Rap Star (2016)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story (2015)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8.5 1 votes

Champs (2015)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.8 11 votes

Southpaw (2015)

Action Drama
Movie
as Jordan Mains
7.3 1608 votes

Spy (2015)

Action Comedy Crime
Movie
as 50 Cent
6.9 2097 votes

Power (2014)

Crime Drama
Series
as Kanan
6.7 180 votes

The Prince (2014)

Thriller Action
Movie
as The Pharmacy
4.6 182 votes

Circus Halligalli (2013)

Talk
Series
as Unknown

The Frozen Ground (2013)

Thriller Crime
Movie
as Pimp Clate Johnson
6.2 381 votes

Last Vegas (2013)

Comedy
Movie
as 50 Cent
6.4 641 votes

Escape Plan (2013)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Hush
6.7 1356 votes

Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg: Live At Coachella (2012)

Music
Movie

The Finder (2012)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 14 votes

Freelancers (2012)

Mystery Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Malo
4.6 59 votes

How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.9 39 votes

Fire with Fire (2012)

Action Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Lamar
5.7 177 votes

Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry (2012)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

All Things Fall Apart (2011)

Drama
Movie
as Deon
5.7 23 votes

Blood Out (2011)

Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Detective Hardwick
5.8 27 votes

Setup (2011)

Action Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Sonny
4.8 116 votes

Morning Glory (2010)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Himself
6.1 323 votes

13 (2010)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Jimmy
5.8 172 votes

Twelve (2010)

Thriller Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Lionel
5.8 78 votes

Gun (2010)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Rich
5.1 25 votes

Caught in the Crossfire (2010)

Action Adventure Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Tino
4.9 7 votes

DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd (2009)

Music
Movie
3.8 2 votes

Dead Man Running (2009)

Action Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Thigo
6.2 20 votes

DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 (2009)

Music
Movie
6 1 votes

Streets of Blood (2009)

Action Adventure Crime Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Stan Green
4.6 16 votes

Before I Self Destruct (2009)

Action Drama
Movie
as Clarence
5.3 4 votes

Righteous Kill (2008)

Action Adventure Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Spider
5.7 282 votes

The Graham Norton Show (2007)

Comedy Talk
Series
as Himself
6.4 26 votes

Home of the Brave (2006)

Action Drama
Movie
as Jamal Aiken
5.6 34 votes

Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop (2006)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

50 Cent: Who Dares Wins (2005)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself

The Infamous Times, Volume I: The Original 50 Cent (2005)

Documentary
Movie
as 50 Cent
5.3 2 votes

Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Marcus
6.4 155 votes

Beef III (2005)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
5.5 2 votes

Top of the Pops Reloaded (2005)

Series
as Unknown

Entourage (2004)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.1 102 votes

Beef II (2004)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself
6 1 votes

50 Cent - The New Breed (2003)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
4.9 13 votes

50 Cent - Shoot First (2003)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Beef (2003)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself
6 3 votes

Top of the Pops Saturday (2003)

Series
as Unknown

Born To Ball (2003)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.4 5 votes

Making the Video (1999)

Documentary Music
Series
as Unknown

CD:UK (1998)

Series
as Unknown

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.6 12 votes

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
6.9 30 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy Family
Series
as Unknown
7.2 705 votes

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)

Series
as Unknown
4.9 4 votes

Wanna bet, that..? (1981)

Reality
Series
as Unknown
1.5 2 votes

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy Music
Series
as Unknown
6.3 79 votes

Top of the Pops (1964)

Series
as Unknown
8.5 2 votes