2003: ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’’ by 50 Cent


– Sales: 6,536,000

Still riding high off his success with Eminem, acclaimed producer Dr. Dre turned his attention to an ambitious rapper who went by the name of Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent. The result was “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” which included hit tracks like “In Da Club” and “21 Questions.” Striving for street cred, 50 Cent and company used actual guns to sample gunshots on the song “Heat.”