Curtis James Jackson III
Curtis James Jackson III (July 6, 1975), better known as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, investor, and actor from New York City. His first album was Get Rich or Die Tryin'.50 Cent also gained prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-unit. He began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s. After leaving drug dealing to continue rap career, he was shot with nine bullets. After releasing his album Guess Who's back, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records, Shady Records, Aftermath Etertainment 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. Trough his music career, Jackson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards.