Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that entertainer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson honored today, January 30th with the 2,686th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard.
“Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson is a man of many talents and star power! He has pursued many types of entertainment genres and done so with huge success,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are proud to add this talented and revered performer to our Walk of Fame family,” added Martinez.
Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be celebrity speakers including Managing Director, Legendary Global Chris Albrecht and Eminem. Celebrity guests attending the event included: La La Anthony, Dr. Dre and actor Joseph Sikora.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
“50 Cent,” born Curtis James Jackson III, is an award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer from Queens, New York. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, the Grammy Award winner rose to fame with his record-shattering debut album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” and has since sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and been awarded numerous prestigious accolades. Jackson has leveraged his talent to cross over with unparalleled success as an entrepreneur, actor and producer. The exceptional businessman serves as CEO of G-Unit Records, which he founded in 2003 and has since signed a host of multi-platinum artists. Jackson continues to dominate the charts with hits like the recently released “Still Think I’m Nothing,” and he is continuously recording new music.
Jackson has carved out a thriving television and film career as both a best in class producer and star. In 2005, he founded G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. which has produced a wide variety of content across numerous platforms and sold a myriad of shows to various networks. Among these is “Power,” which premiered in June 2014, in which he not only co-stars but also serves as executive producer and director. In October 2018, Jackson and Starz/Lionsgate closed an unprecedented deal for Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. The partnership, touted as among the most significant deals to date for an Executive Producer in premium television will focus on expansion of the POWER universe, new scripted, non-scripted, feature and gaming/interactive development via Lionsgate. The series finale of POWER airs Sunday, Feb 9 at 8pm on STARZ
He is also developing a number of new projects including “Intercepted” and “Trill League” at STARZ and the series “For Life”, a serialized legal and family drama which will premiere February 2020 on ABC.
Additional credits include the variety show “50 Central” on BET and “The Oath” on Sony Crackle—the network’s most-watched new original series. Jackson’s successful film career has included roles in several blockbusters: most recently “Den of Thieves” co-starring opposite Gerard Butler, which Jackson has signed on to produce the sequel along with Butler. Jackson has also appeared in Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama “Southpaw,” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and “Spy” with Melissa McCarthy, and reprised his role in “Escape Plan 3.”
The exceptional businessman serves as CEO of G-Unit Records, which he founded in 2003 and has since signed a host of multi-platinum artists. Jackson continues to dominate the charts with hits like the recently released “Still Think I’m Nothing,” and he is continuously recording new music.
Jackson has supported many charities including: New York Restoration Project, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Feeding America, UNICEF and many, many others. He is the founder of G-Unity Foundation, which focuses on improving quality of life for low income or underserved communities by supporting nonprofit organizations that concentrate on the academic enrichment of children and supporting after school activities. Since its inception, the foundation has created the G-Unity scholarship Fund at Queensborough Community College in New York and issued thousands of dollars in grant money to various nonprofit organizations.