- 20 Sep 2022 3:23 PM
50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer from Queens, New York. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, the Grammy Award winner rose to fame with his record-shattering debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin' and has since sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and been awarded numerous prestigious accolades.
Jackson has leveraged his star power to cross over with unparalleled success as an entrepreneur, actor and producer. From Get Rich or Die Tryin' being one of the fastest selling albums in history to creating one of the most influential deals in hip-hop with the sale of Vitaminwater, Jackson continues to break records.
In 2005, he founded G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. which has produced a wide variety of content across numerous platforms and sold a myriad of shows to various networks.
Among these is the most watched, critically-acclaimed #1 show on Starz, “Power,” in which he not only co-starred in but also served as executive producer and director. In 2020 he was awarded an NAACP award for Best Director in a Drama Series.
Additionally, in January 2020 Jackson received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame as well.
Jackson’s successful film career has included roles in several blockbusters with stars as Sylvester Stallone, Gerard Butler, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bruce Willis, Ray Liotta or Melissa McCarthy.
The exceptional businessman serves as CEO of G-Unit Records, signed a host of multi-platinum artists. Although he hasn't released a new studio album in recent years, his songs for his various projects continue peaked the charts.
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