According to Business Insider, the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame is the number one most visited landmark in the United States (via Swarm).
The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street. The five-pointed stars honor the accomplishments of actors, musicians, directors, producers and others in the entertainment industry.
How to Attend a Walk of Fame Star Ceremony
There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies, which are free and do not have assigned seating. For those unable to attend in person, star ceremonies are streamed live at www.walkoffame.com.
- Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated and bring sunscreen.
- Chairs or step ladders are not permitted in the audience area of the ceremony.
- Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
- Crowds must disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony to clear the sidewalk and the street.
The late Selena Quintanilla was honored with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3, 2017. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 1750 N. Vine St. in front of the historic Capitol Records Building. A record-breaking crowd of 4,500 fans attended the ceremony, surpassing the 4,000 fans that came to the star ceremony of mariachi singer, Vicente Fernandez.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Jan. 30, 2020)
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has honored entertainer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson with the 2,686th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star is dedicated in the category of Recording at 6250 Hollywood Blvd.
“Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson is a man of many talents and star power! He has pursued many types of entertainment genres and done so with huge success,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are proud to add this talented and revered performer to our Walk of Fame family.”
Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star were celebrity speakers including Managing Director, Legendary Global Chris Albrecht and special guests Dr. Dre and Eminem.
Born Curtis James Jackson III, 50 Cent is an award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer from Queens, New York. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, the Grammy Award winner rose to fame with his record-shattering debut album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” and has since sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and been awarded numerous prestigious accolades. Jackson has leveraged his talent to cross over with unparalleled success as an entrepreneur, actor and producer. The exceptional businessman serves as CEO of G-Unit Records, which he founded in 2003 and has since signed a host of multi-platinum artists. Jackson continues to dominate the charts with hits like the recently released “Still Think I’m Nothing,” and he is continuously recording new music.
Jackson has carved out a thriving television and film career as both a best in class producer and star. In 2005, he founded G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. which has produced a wide variety of content across numerous platforms and sold a myriad of shows to various networks. Among these is “POWER,” which premiered in June 2014, in which he not only co-stars but also serves as executive producer and director. In October 2018, Jackson and Starz/Lionsgate closed an unprecedented deal for Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. The partnership, touted as among the most significant deals to date for an Executive Producer in premium television will focus on expansion of the POWER universe, new scripted, non-scripted, feature and gaming/interactive development via Lionsgate. The series finale of POWER airs Sunday, Feb 9 at 8pm on STARZ.
He is also developing a number of new projects including “Intercepted” and “Trill League” at STARZ and the series “For Life”, a serialized legal and family drama which will premiere February 2020 on ABC.
Additional credits include the variety show “50 Central” on BET and “The Oath” on Sony Crackle---the network’s most-watched new original series. Jackson’s successful film career has included roles in several blockbusters: most recently “Den of Thieves” co-starring opposite Gerard Butler, which Jackson has signed on to produce the sequel along with Butler. Jackson has also appeared in Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama “Southpaw,” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and “Spy” with Melissa McCarthy, and reprised his role in “Escape Plan 3.”
Jackson has supported many charities including: New York Restoration Project, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Feeding America, UNICEF and many, many others. He is the founder of G-Unity Foundation, which focuses on improving quality of life for low income or underserved communities by supporting nonprofit organizations that concentrate on the academic enrichment of children and supporting after school activities. Since its inception, the foundation has created the G-Unity scholarship Fund at Queensborough Community College in New York and issued thousands of dollars in grant money to various nonprofit organizations.