Rap badboy 50 CENT's astonishing debut album has become the top-selling album in America this year (03).

GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN', which contains the megahit IN DA CLUB, has gone platinum six times over. 50's side project G-Unit managed an additional two million sales.

Hip-hop pranksters Outkast did well too - their double album SPEAKERBOXX/THE LOVE BELOW is in second place, having also gone six times platinum.

Linkin Park's METEORA and FALLEN by Evanescence are next up in the chart, having gone platinum three times each in 2003.

22/12/2003 17:12