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When 50 Cent stormed the rap game in ’02 off the strength of a handful of (now classic mixtapes), there was no understanding how big he was about to become.

Now, almost 20 years after his debut, hip hop can look back and say confidently that there will never another moment like 50’s again. Not Lil Wayne, not Kanye, not Drake can replicate what 50 did in that short amount of time.

Like Hov said on “A Star Is Born” – “50 came through like hurricanes do.”

From the groundbreaking Get Rich or Die Tryin’ to the independently released Animal Ambition, here are all of 50 Cent’s first week album sales, from lowest to highest.

The Beauty of Independence

Released: August 25, 2014

Label: G-Unit

First week album sales: 14,472

Billboard 200 position: 17

Singles: N/A

The Beast Is G Unit

Released: March 3, 2015

Label: G-Unit

First week album sales: 18,542 

Billboard 200 position: 27

Singles: N/A

Animal Ambition

Released: June 3, 2014

Label: G-Unit, Caroline

First week album sales: 46,000 

Billboard 200 position: 4

Singles: “Don’t Worry ‘Bout It”, “Hold On”, “Pilot”, “Smoke”

T·O·S (Terminate on Sight)

Released: July 1, 2008

Label: G-Unit, Interscope

First week album sales: 102,000

Billboard 200 position: 4

Singles: “I Like the Way She Do It”, “Rider Pt. 2”, “Close to Me”

Before I Self Destruct

Released: November 9, 2009

Label: Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

First week album sales: 160,000

Billboard 200 position: 5

Singles: “Baby by Me”, “Do You Think About Me”

Beg for Mercy

Released: November 14, 2003

Label: G-Unit, Interscope

First week album sales: 377,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Stunt 101”, “Poppin’ Them Thangs”, “Wanna Get to Know You”, “Smile”

Curtis

Released: September 11, 2007

Label: Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

First week album sales: 691,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Amusement Park”, “Straight To The Bank”, “I Get Money”, “Ayo Technology”, “I’ll Still Kill”

Get Rich or Die Tryin’

Released: February 6, 2003

Label: Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

First week album sales: 872,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “In da Club”, “21 Questions”, “Many Men (Wish Death)”, “P.I.M.P.”, “If I Can’t”

The Massacre

Released: March 3, 2005

Label: Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

First week album sales: 1,150,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Disco Inferno”, “Candy Shop”, “Just a Lil Bit”, “Outta Control”

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