50 Cent’s breakout single continues to break records. Today, it was just announced, “In Da Club” has surpassed over 1 billion views on YouTube. To help celebrate the new success from the diamond-selling album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Shady/Interscope/Aftermath refresh the classic video with a 4k restoration. Watch it above.
Featured 50 Cent mentors Dr.Dre and Eminem. The video for “In Da Club” was directed by Philip Atwell (Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop, etc) and won Best Rap Video and Best New Artist at the 2003 VMA’s and was nominated for Video Of The Year.
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,’ has since sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and has been awarded numerous prestigious accolades. Jackson has leveraged his star power to cross over with unparalleled success as an entrepreneur, actor and producer. From Get Rich or Die Tryin’ being one of the fastest-selling albums in history to creating one of the most influential deals in hip-hop with the sale of Vitaminwater, Jackson continues to break records.
Reaching 1 billion views on YouTube, “In Da Club” is the second Rap/Hip Hop music video from the Pre-YouTube era to achieve this milestone, the first being Eminem’s “Without Me”. 50 Cent joins a diverse and elite group of artists from this era to do the same, including Nirvana, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Whitney Houston, The Cranberries and a-ha.
50 Cent’s Official Artist Channel on YouTube featured multiple classics throughout November, all remastered in HD for the first time. Titles available now include: “Baby By Me,” “Do You Think About Me,” “OK, You’re Right,” “Get Up,” “I Get Money,” “Straight To The Bank,” “Still Will,” “Ayo Technology;” “Amusement Park,” “Window Shopper,” Best Friend,” “Wanksta,” “P.I.M.P.,” “21 Questions” and “Heat.”