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About 50 Cent
50 Cent grew up in Queens, NY, with the name Curtis Jackson. He started selling drugs and got arrested at an early age, but soon enough started seeing rap as a possibility to escape from crime.
50 Cent released his first single, How to Rob, in 1999, but he became really famous when Eminem declared him his favourite rapper. His single Wanksta appeared on Eminem's 8 Mile soundtrack - and since then, 50 Cent has been enjoying growing success, touring Europe extensively in 2004.
With the support of hip hop heavy weights Eminem and Dr. Dre, 50 Cent's debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin sold over a million copies in just two weeks and eventually became certified six times platinum! An LP with the calibre of rap classics such as Nas' "Illmatic", Jay-Z's "Reasonable Doubt", and Notorious B.I.G's "Ready to Die", it also featured the chart topping hits In Da Club, If I Can't, P.I.M.P. and 21 Questions.
The platinum-selling The Massacre quickly followed Fiddy's debut in 2005, he became the first solo artist to have three singles on Billboard top five in the same week with Candy Shop, Disco Inferno and How We Do.
His new album Curtis sold a massive 74,000 copies in its first week of release in the UK alone, and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. With guest appearances from soul singer Robin Thicke, pop sensation Justin Timberlake and queen of hip hop soul Mary J. Blige, Curtis is filled with hit after hit.
Don't miss your chance to watch the hip hop's impresario, at his best, perform across the UK!