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50 Cent notches up chart quartet
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50 Cent is currently dominating the US singles and albums charts
Rapper 50 Cent has become the first artist to have four singles in the US top 10 at once since The Beatles.

His raunchy hit Candy Shop is currently number one in the Billboard Hot 100 while Disco Inferno is at six.

Two duets with protege The Game are at three and nine. Meanwhile, 50 Cent's album The Massacre has spent five weeks at the top of the US album chart.

The Beatles commandeered the entire singles top five in 1964 with hits such as Can't Buy Me Love and She Loves You.

Twist and Shout, I Want to Hold Your Hand and Please Please Me were also in the top five at the height of the Liverpool band's fame.

Public 'feud'

50 Cent's collaborations with young rapper The Game are Hate It Or Love It at number three and How We Do at nine.

They have received heightened publicity from a feud between the pair that led 50 Cent to call The Game "disrespectful" and throw him out of his G-Unit crew.

But the pair have since made up and 50 Cent has insisted it was a genuine row and not a marketing ploy.

The Massacre has sold more than 2.8 million copies in the US - but was knocked off the top of the UK album chart after one week by veteran crooner Tony Christie.

The Candy Shop single, which features swearing and sexual lyrics, is currently at number five in the UK.

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