West’s Graduation shifted 957,000 copies in its first week of sales while 50 Cent’s album, Curtis, only sold 691,000, according to Billboard.
Before the albums went on sale 50 Cent vowed he would retire from making solo albums if he was outsold by West.
Maybe if he didn’t leave the best song off his U.S. release, he might have had a chance.
Now the song is just prophetic (or he saw the writing on the wall).
50 Cent – “Smile (I’m Leaving)”