50 Cent, Get Rich Or Die Tryin': 872,000
Release Date: 2/6/2003
After recovering from his near-fatal shooting, 50 Cent hit the mixtape scene, lit the streets on fire, and became the most talked about up-and-coming rappers in hip-hop. After he signed with Eminem of Dr. Dre and dropped No. 1 hit "In Da Club," <em>Get Rich Or Die Tryin'</em> was one of the most anticipated albums ever. The album's first-week performance reflects that.