50 Cent Performs In Milan

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jacksons’ seminal 2003 smash ‘In Da Club’ has officially reached RIAA Diamond status! It marks his very first Diamond certification. Thus far, the song has amassed over 1.2 billion Spotify streams and 1.9 billion YouTube views on the music video. It impressively averages 42 million-plus streams per week worldwide. Produced by Dr. Dre and Mike Elizondo, it notably concluded 2003 as the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart.


‘In Da Club’ adorned his blockbuster 9x-platinum full-length debut album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. The GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning Queens, NY rapper, entrepreneur, actor, and producer delivered a modern classic on his first try. It arrived on February 6, 2003, and it immediately bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200. It capped off 2003 as “the best-selling album of the year” and saw him score a total of five GRAMMY Award nominations, including “Best New Artist,” “Best Rap Album,” “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” for “Magic Stick” [with Lil’ Kim], and “Best Male Rap Solo Performance” and “Best Rap Song” for “In Da Club.”

Speaking to its enduring influence, Rolling Stone named it one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” while The Ringer hailed it as a “classic” in a detailed deep dive retrospective. Recalling the stratospheric #1 success of “In Da Club,” Stereogum proclaimed, “He was New York to the bone, but his music, thanks to a rare and impossible-to-replicate combination of factors, transcended the regionalism that’s always been a key part of rap’s power.”

50 is currently celebrating the blockbuster album on The Final Lap Tour. The tour has three legs consisting of 69 shows with dates in North America, Europe, Asia, and oceanic territories like Australia and New Zealand. Legendary hip-hop artist Busta Rhymes and singer Jeremih open for 50 on the tour. Since the release of Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, 50 has become one of the biggest moguls in the game. He is known for his business endeavors, especially executing producing some of television’s biggest shows including Power, BMF, Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan and Power Book IV: Force. Congrats to 50 Cent  on this huge accomplishment! For more from him, visit