New York rapper [twitter=50Cent]50 Cent[/twitter] continues to make the history books, as his first studio album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ has hit the 8 times platinum mark this week, 8 years after it’s debut on store shelves in February of 2003.
The G-Unit generals’ most recent feat makes GRODT the fourth best-selling rap album off all time, only behind his mentor Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP which has moved 10,341,000 copies, and The Eminem Show, that has sold 9,928,000 CD’s. 50 also comes in slightly behind St Louis rapper Nelly’s Country Grammar which currently stands 8,489,000 copies sold since its release in 2000.
In 2003, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ debuted at number one on charts selling 872,000 units in its first week on store shelves, and was certified 6 times platinum by the RIAA by the end of the release year.
50 Cent will look for similar success when he releases his fifth studio album, Black Magic, which is expected to drop this summer.