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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, 50 Cent’s debut single “In Da Club” from Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (Shady/G-Unit/Aftermath/Interscope/UMe) is now officially part of YouTube’s Billion Views Club. Also making its debut today, the award-winning music video for “In Da Club” featuring Eminem and Dr. Dre, is now available in 4K, fully restored from the original film. View HERE.

 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,’ has since sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and has 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.

 Reaching 1 billion views on YouTube, “In Da Club” is the second Rap/Hip Hop music video from the Pre-YouTube era to achieve this milestone, the first being Eminem’s “Without Me. 50 Cent joins a diverse and elite group of artists from this era to do the same, including Nirvana, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Whitney Houston, The Cranberries and a-ha.

 The video for “In Da Club” was directed by Philip Atwell (Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop, etc) and won Best Rap Video and Best New Artist at the 2003 VMA’s and was nominated for Video Of The Year.

 Produced by Eminem and Dr. Dre, 50 Cent’s first “official” album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ was released in 2003 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the hit single “In Da Club,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for a GRAMMY® for Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song in 2004. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ was also nominated for a GRAMMY® for Best Rap Album that same year and in 2020, was officially certified 9x platinum by the RIAA and ranked 280 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time list.

 He currently has the most watched new series on Starz, “Power Book II: Ghost,” and in January 2020 Jackson received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame and awarded an NAACP award for Best Director in a Drama Series.

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