50 Cent albums began with “Get Rich or Die Tryin" on Interscope Records. In 2003, the controversial American rapper burst upon the music scene with the wildly popular singles “In da Club”, "21 Questions", and "P.I.M.P", all released from his first record.
"Get Rich or Die Tryin’"
The one that started it all, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" nominated at the 2004 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Rap Album. The song "In The Club" was nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Male Rap Solo Performance. The same year, he was given his own distinctive imprint label for G-Unit Records. The music on this 50 Cent album was also the basis for a film of the same name, which tells the story of his life.
Released in 2005, 50 Cent’s second studio album sold 1.14 million copies in the first four days. This broke his previous record as one of the highest selling artists during a shortened sales cycle. The second biggest selling record of the year had three top five singles in the U.S., including "Candy Shop" "Disco Inferno," and "Just a Lil Bit".
In 2006, due to the popularity of his music, 50 Cent released a set of CDs that include interviews as well as a journalistic informed commentary. Subjects include his youth in the ghetto, his drug dealing lifestyle, and his signature rap style.
Curtis debuted in 2007 as number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 691,000 copies during the first week of sales. The critically acclaimed album includes artists such as Eminem, Dr. Dre and Timbaland. The mix of soft and hard songs makes this record unique among 50 Cent albums.
"Before I Self Destruct"
His fourth studio album with Interscope Records was released in 2009 at number five on the Billboard 200. Selling 161,200 in its first week, this 50 Cent album was certified Gold in the U.S with in excess of 500,000 domestic copies.
50 Cent’s album presence continues to grow, as he prepares to add to his discography with “Black Magic”, which includes sixteen singles. His two DVDs on Interscope Records include music video collaborations with other artists as diverse as Eminem, Ciara, Justin Timberlake, the Black Eyed Peas, LL Cool J and Cee-Lo Green.