Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, was a native of Queens borough of New York. He was signed by Eminem in 2002 who then helped steroid inject him to major crossover success. His background stories provided the narrative for his writings, but his bonus skill was his craft for a catchy hook. His enormous success was driven by hits such as In Da Club, P.I.M.P. and Candy Shop. 50 Cent has achieved 13 nominations including Best New Artist nomination in 2004 and 5 Grammys for his second album The Massacre. In 2010 he won Best Rap Performance for Crack A Bottle ft Eminem and Dr. Dre.