Rapper 50 Cent says he has faced many challenges in his career, his latest is to top the sales of his 2003 debut Get Rich Or Die Trying. The first album for 50 Cent sold more than 6 million copies.
The new CD, The Massacre, made its debut several weeks ago at the top spot on the album charts and remains there for the third straight week. In its very first week the CD sold more than 1.4 million copies. 50 Cent says he claimed his name because he was ready for a change. The Massacre has already yielded three singles, including the current #1 single Candy Shop and created controversy. 50 Cent is the first artist since the Beatles in 1964 to have 4 songs in the top 10 on Billboard.
Several weeks ago, while promoting his new album, 50 Cent announced at a New York radio station that The Game was no longer a part of his G-Unit. Game heard the news live on the radio and headed immediately to the NY radio station where 50 Cent was on air. He was refused entry at the front door and a scuffle soon followed. During the melee someone in 50 Cents entourage was shot. 50 Cent himself said he had nothing to do with the shooting. He has his own experience with gunshots, having been shot 23 times on nine different occasions. 50 Cent and The Game have since patched up their differences.
The Massacre is now available in the US.