American Music Awards nods announced

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The American Music Awards nominations are based on record sales, so it's no surprise Mariah Carey led all nominees announced Tuesday with four nods.

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Spin cites Madonna's navel

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Spin magazine has chosen Madonna's navel as the No. 1 "most incredible" rock star body part.

Rapper 50 Cent sues over ads

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent is seeking more than a million dollars from a Philadelphia car dealer he claims used his voice and photo without permission in ads. The suit filed in Philadelphia federal court claims Gary Barbera Enterprises misappropriated the rapper's li

50 Cent offers 10 college scholarships

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent, who never earned a college degree, is offering 10 scholarships to his fans to attend New York's Queensborough Community College.

British take aim at 50 Cent's Reebok ad

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- British authorities are investigating a growing number of complaints about lyrics in a tune by rapper 50 Cent that alludes to the artist being shot.

50 Cent makes it six weeks in a row on top

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- "The Massacre" by rapper 50 Cent outsold all other tunes to claim the No. 1 spot Wednesday on the Billboard 200 chart for the sixth straight week.

50 Cent's success harks back to Beatles

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper 50 Cent has become the first performer to place at least four songs in the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 since the Beatles in 1964.

50 Cent remains atop Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- "The Massacre" by rapper 50 Cent earned a fifth week in a row Wednesday on top of the Billboard 200 chart. Beck's "Guero" notched second place and imprisoned Bernie Sigel's "The B. Coming" came in No. 3, just ahead of R&B quartet 112's "Pleasure & Pain."

50 Cent enters into women's underwear

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper 50 Cent is adding women's underwear to his business portfolio that spans music, vitamin drinks and pornography, The Sun reported Saturday.

50 Cent suggests he and The Game chill

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent told a New York hip-hop radio station he wants to end his feud with fellow rapper The Game.

50 Cent hot for 2006 Dodge Charger

DETROIT, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Chrysler is getting its money's worth from rapper 50 Cent, who wants a Dodge Charger to go with the Chrysler 300 he bought last year.

Photographer sues 50 Cent

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A New York Post photographer has filed suit against rapper 50 Cent for an alleged assault involving members of the rap star's entourage.

50 Cent scuffles with another rapper

LAGOS, Nigeria, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper 50 Cent and another performer reportedly scuffled at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, after the second rapper tried to sit in 50 Cent's seat.

Ja Rule's manager busted

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Hip hopper Ja Rule's manager has been accused in New York of laundering more than $1 million in drug money, the New York Post reported Thursday.
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Rapper 50 Cent appears at New York's Virgin Megastore on August 9, 2005 to promo his first autobiography: "From Pieces to Weight: Once upon a time in Southside Queens" published by MTV books. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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