It’s a good thing 50 Cent bought that spacious mansion in Connecticut a few months back. The year’s best-selling artist is going to need at least one of its 52 rooms to display all the gold and platinum albums he’s amassed.
50 Cent’s major-label debut LP, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, has been certified six-times platinum for sales of more than 6.4 million, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Although one more week’s worth of record sales has yet to be counted by SoundScan, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, which dropped in February, stands to be the top-selling album of 2003.
Include the plaques he earned for his work with the G-Unit, whose debut, Beg for Mercy, was certified double platinum, and 50 beats out the act next in line, Outkast, as far as RIAA certifications go.