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50 Cent

50 Cent
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50 Cent Biography

Born in South Jamaica, Queens, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has lived in New York City all his life. Raised by his grandparents after his father ran out and his mother was shot when he was only eight. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but eventually fell back on rapping. DJs had taken it upon themselves to release two Best of 50 Cent mix CDs, before he had even signed to a major label. 50 Cent hit the scene with "How To Rob An Industry Nigga" and he's been on a rampage ever since dealing with bootleggers, label back stabbing and other platinum selling artists trying to get at him physically. Read Full Bio >>

50 Cent Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2010 Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Shared Won
2006 Teen Choice Awards Movies - Choice Breakout Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005). Nominated
2005 Satellite Awards Outstanding Original Song Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005). Nominated
2004 Black Reel Awards Best Song Deliver Us from Eva (2003). Nominated
2004 Grammy Awards Best New Artist Nominated

50 Cent Trivia

  • Is currently involved in a feud with music artist, Ja Rule.
  • Is currently signed to Eminem's Shady Records imprint, which is distributed by Interscope Records.
  • Has a son: Marquise, nicknamed 25 Cent
  • His debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" was the highest debut ever with 900,000 copies sold in the first week.
  • His mother was killed at the age of 23. 50 Cent was only 8 years old at the time
  • Was discovered by Jason Mizell aka Jam Master Jay.
  • Grew up in the same area of Queens, New York as actor Dwayne Winstead's cousin Ted Witherspoon.
  • Voted #8 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
  • Used to be a boxer
  • Neither drinks alcohol nor smokes.
  • He bought former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson's Farmington, Conn., mansion for $4.1 million. The house is approximately 50,000 square feet, has 52 rooms, and was bought by Tyson for $2.7 million in 1996. The house includes five Jacuzzis, 25 full ba


50 Cent Photos

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    "After Earth" New York City Premiere - Arrivals

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    50 Cent "Formula 50" Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in New York City on January 16, 2013

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    70th Annual Golden Globe Awards HBO Afterparty - Arrivals

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    70th Annual Golden Globes Awards NBC Universal Afterparty - Arrivals

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    50 Cent "Formula 50" Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas on January 7, 2013

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    CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute - Arrivals

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