50 Cent may have gone five years without an album, but he proves he still belongs in the top five on the charts. His comeback LP, Animal Ambition, entered at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 after selling 47,000 copies in its first week. Although that pales in comparison to his half a million-plus numbers in previous years, let’s not forget this is Fiddy’s first release without the backing of the Shady/Aftermath/Interscope machine. The lack of a clear-cut hit was always going to make things difficult, too.
Animal Ambition might not be the only 50 Cent album we’ll be getting this year; during a recent interview with The Daily Buzz, he announced that his long-delayed Street King Immortal (which he still owes Interscope) will arrive in September. G-Unit’s group album is due shortly after in November. We all know what 50′s like when it comes to keeping release dates, but 2014 could prove to be a very productive year for Curtis.