The Queens, New York native continues to accomplish more in the rap scene.
50 Cent has joined the Diamond club with “In Da Club”
50Cent has been in the game for a very long time, and yet he’s still achieving musical milestones over two decades into his career.
Legendary rapper 50 Cent's catalog is still getting spins among his fans. On Wednesday (November 1), the G-Unit founder officially reached diamond for “In Da Club,” the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) revealed that 50 Cent “earned his first ever diamond single”
50 originally released “In Da Club” in 2003 on his hit debut album Get Rich or Die. The song will officially be 21 years old in January and its cultural relevance hasn’t waned. In July, the official music video surpassed 1.9 billion views on YouTube, making it the most popular 2000s rap video on the platform.
Additionally, In Da Club” became 50’s first track to top the Billboard Hot 100 in his illustrious career. The Dr. Dre-produced single made its way to the Grammy Awards, where it earned nominations for Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song.
50 Cent celebrated the achievement on his Instagram, posting the cover art from his 9x-platinum blockbuster debut Get Rich or Die Tryin' alongside a graphic of the diamond certification.
“In Da Club has officially reached Diamond,” Fif wrote. “!0,000,000 singles sold. The 43rd Hip Hop song to go Diamond, 121 songs of all time to do it. I feel good I'm that thing 50cent.”
In a another Instagram post, commemorating the moment he wrote, "Diamonds are forever. Yo that thing 50 cent is no joke."
The album and hit single earned the “Many Men” rapper several Grammy nominations, with 50 Cent considered for Best Rap Song, Best Male Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best New Artist in 2004.
50 Cent was eventually able to expand his talent outside of the hip-hop community, later working with Vitamin Water, partnering with Effen Vodka, and becoming an overall mogul. In 2014, he added even more to his resume when he co-produced the hit Starz drama “Power.”
Watch the restored Philip Atwell-directed video below.