- 50 Cent celebrated his 45th birthday on Monday, July 6, 2020
- The rapper, who hails from Queens, New York City, US shot to fame when he was discovered by legendary rapper, Eminem, back in 2002
- Legit.ng compiled some interesting facts about the top entertainer to mark his special day
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American rap star Curtis James Jackson recently turned the age of 45 on Monday, July 6.
In the mood of celebrating the top entertainer and music business mogul, Legit.ng compiled five interesting facts about the rapper who has also become famous for his acting skills.
1. Real name
The American rapper's real name is Curtis James Jackson III. He is popularly known by many as 50 Cent. He is also known as Ferrari F-50 in the music industry.
2. First major-label album
50 Cent became one of the world's best-selling rappers and rose to prominence with his album titled Get Rich or Die Tryin'. It was produced by Dr Dre. The album was released on February 6, 2003. One of the most famous songs in the album was In Da Club.
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F-50 has won several awards, including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards.
4. Acting career
The veteran rap star has appeared in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005), the Iraq War film Home of the Brave (2006) and Righteous Kill (2008), among many others. He is also the executive producer of Power on Starz and For Life on ABC Network.
50 Cent also gained a lot of accolades from his performance in Power. He played the role of a gangster who was among those who posed a threat to the main character, Ghost, played by actor, Omari Harwick.
5. Music sales
During his career, 50 has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. The star was ranked the sixth-best artist of the 2000s and the third-best rapper (behind Eminem and Nelly) by Billboard.
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