Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975) is an immensly popular American East Coast rapper commonly known by his rap name 50 Cent. He rose to fame following the success of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre. 50 Cent achieved multi-platinum success with both albums, selling over 16 million albums worldwide. He is known for his "gangsta" image, and for having been shot nine times of which one hit to the jaw. Unlike some other rappers 50 cent was a gangster. He currently resides in Farmington, Connecticut, in the former mansion of boxing star Mike Tyson. He is also known as a member for the famous G unit group.
50 cent has had several number 1 singles in the charts.