Ja Rule

Rapper and Entrepreneur
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Ja Rule has made a name for himself as a chart-topping R&B and Rap sensation and has also been the recipient of an MTV VMA, a BET Award, and a GQ Award. Born Jeffrey Atkins, Ja Rule’s career began in 1993 when he joined the band Cash Money Click. His debut came in the form of Mic Geronimo’s “Time to Build” in 1995, which featured Jay-Z and DMX. Later on, in 1998, Ja Rule signed to Def Jam. “Venni Vetti Vecci” was released in 1999 and immediately went to number 3 in the Billboard 200 chart and later achieved Platinum Certification. Ja Rule led the release of his second album with the single “Between Me and You”. The song peaked at number 11 on the Hot 100, while the second single “Put It on Me” reached number 8. When the album “Rule 3:36” was finally released in 2000, it debuted at the top spot of the Billboard 200, earned a Grammy nomination, and was certified 3x Platinum. “Pain Is Love,” released in 2001 was hailed as one of the most successful albums of Ja’s career, being responsible for three top 10 singles, with two of which reaching number 1. Like it’s predecessor it would be certified 3x Platinum. From “The Last Temptation” released in 2002 until “R.U.L.E” released in 2004, Ja Rule maintained his chart success with the albums being top ten successes on the Billboard 200 chart. The former achieved Platinum Certification.