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   » Related Artists:  50 Cent, Caddillac Tah, Eminem
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JA RULE LIFE AND CAREER TIMELINE


29th February 1976:  Ja Rule was born Jeff Atkins on the leap year of February 29th in 1976. Ja Rule begin rapping in New York as a member of 'Cash Money Click.' It was helping out Jay-Z with his hit "Can I Get A..." that helped Ja Rule breakout as a solo rapper.
 

Early 1998:  Ja Rule signed with Def Jam Records.
 

November 1998:  Ja Rule could be heard on the soundtrack for Belly with "Story To Tell."
 

June 1999:  Ja Rule released Venni Vetti Vecci with the hit "Holla, Holla?" Ja Rule topped the Billboard R&B;/Hip-Hop Albums chart with Venni Vetti Vecci for 3 weeks.
 

July 1999:  Venni Vetti Vecci was certified platinum. Ja Rule toured with the 'Family Values' package tour.
 

December 1999:  Ja Rule topped the Billboard Year-End Chart-Toppers as the Top New R&B; / Hip-Hop Artist.
 

March 2000:  Ja Rule could be heard on Irv Gotti Presents The Murderers.
 

October 2000:  Ja Rule released his second album 'Rule 3:36'. Ja Rule topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart with Rule 3:36 - selling over 275,000 copies in the U.S. its first week. Rule 3:36 also topped the Billboard R&B;/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 3 weeks.
 

November 2000:  Ja Rule hit the Top 40 with "Between Me And You" with help from Christina Milan.
 

February 2001:  Rule 3:36 was certified 2x platinum. Ja Rule topped the Billboard R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 6 weeks with "Put It On Me" featuring Lil' Mo & Vita. Ja Rule topped the MTV Video Countdown with "Put It On Me" for a week.
 

March 2001:  Ja Rule hit the Top 40 with "Put It On Me" featuring Lil' Mo & Vita.
 

July 2001:  Ja Rule helped out Jennifer Lopez with a remix of her hit "I'm Real." Ja Rule could be seen in the film The Fast And The Furious as street racer, Edwin.
 

August 2001:  Rule 3:36 was certified 3x platinum. Ja Rule, Snoop Dogg, and Beenie Man, were charged with indecency accusations after performing in Jamaica - the charges stem from indecent language used during their performances. Ja Rule won a Source Hip-Hop Music Award for Single of the Year ("Put It On Me").
 

September 2001:  Ja Rule released Pain Is Love. Ja Rule performed at the MTV Video Music Awards with Jennifer Lopez. The video for "Put It On Me" was nominated for Best Rap Video. Ja Rule's remix on Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Real" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks and the R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for a week.
 

Ocotber 2001:  Ja Rule topped the Billboard 200 Album chart for 2 weeks with Pain Is Love after selling over 360,000 copies in its first week in the U.S. Pain Is Love also topped the Billboard R&B;/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 3 weeks.
 

November 2001:  Ja Rule hit the Top 40 with "Livin' It Up" featuring Case. "Livin' It Up" topped the MTV Video Countdown for a week. Pain Is Love was certified platinum.
 

December 2001:  Ja Rule hit the Top 10 with "Livin' It Up." "Always On Time" topped the MTV Video Countdown for a week. Ja Rule topped Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Hot 100 Artist - Male.
 

January 2002:  Ja Rule topped the Billboard R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for 8 weeks and the R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 9 weeks with "Always On Time." Ja Rule was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. Ja Rule hit the Top 40 with help from Ashanti with "Always On Time." Pain Is Love was certified 2x platinum.
 

February 2002:  Ja Rule again helped remix a Jennifer Lopez track ("Ain't It Funny"). Ja Rule topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 2 weeks and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 2 weeks with "Always On Time." Ja Rule was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards including Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Put It On Me"), Best Rap Album (Pain Is Love), and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Livin' It Up" featuring Case).
 

March 2002:  Ja Rule topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart with the remix of "Ain't It Funny". Ja Rule hit the Top 10 with "Always On Time." Ja Rule won a World Music Award for World's Best-Selling Rap Artist.
 

April 2002:  Pain Is Love was certified 3x platinum. Ja Rule hit the Top 40 helping out Mary J. Blige on "Rainy Dayz."
 

May 2002:  Ja Rule already started talking about retiring from music. He has stated: "I'm going to retire after 2 more albums."
 

June 2002:  Ja Rule won a BET Award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Ja Rule hit the Top 40 with "Down Ass Chick."
 

July 2002:  Ja Rule hit the Top 10 with Mary J. Blige with "Rainy Dayz" from Blige's re-packaged No More Drama LP. Ja Rule could be heard as part of Irv Gotti Presents The Inc. on the tracks "Down 4 U," "Gangstafied," and "Rain."
 

August 2002:  Ja Rule won a Billboard R&B;/Hip-Hop Award for Rap Album of the Year. Ja Rule hit the Top 40 with "Down 4 U" as part of Irv Gotti Presents The Inc. featuring Ashanti, Charlie Baltimore & Vita from Irv Gotti Presents The Inc. Ja Rule won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Artist. Ja Rule won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video for the remix of "I'm Real" with Jennifer Lopez. He was also nominated in the category for "Always On Time" with Ashanti. Ja Rule performed at the ceremony.
 

October 2002:  Ja Rule was named Musician of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.
 

November 2002:  Ja Rule could be heard on Irv Gotti Presents... The Remixes with "The Pledge" (with Ashanti, Nas, and 2Pac), "Come-N-Go" (with Caddillac Tah and Ashanti), "Rainy Dayz" (with Mary J. Blige), and "No One Does It Better" (with Caddillac Tah and Black Child). Ja Rule released The Last Temptation. Ja Rule could be seen in Half Past Dead with Steven Seagal.
 

December 2002:  The Last Temptation was certified platinum.
 

January 2003:  Ja Rule hit the Top 40 with help from Ashanti with "Mesmerize." Ja Rule was nominated for a American Music Award for Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B; Male Artist and performed at the show. Ja Rule could be heard on the soundtrack for Biker Boyz with "We Did It Again" along with Metallica. Ja Rule will be touring with Eve kicking off at the end of the month, throughout February and the start of March.
 

February 2003:  Ja Rule hit the Top 10 with help from Ashanti with "Mesmerize." Ja Rule was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Always On Time" with Ashanti). Ja Rule could be heard on R. Kelly's LP, Chocolate Factory, with the track "Been Around The World."
 

April 2003:  VH1: 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists includes Ja Rule at # 39.
 

October 2003:  Ja Rule took home a Source Award for R&B;/Rap Collaboration of the Year ("Thug Lovin'" with Bobby Brown) and was booed when he performed at the ceremony.
 

November 2003:  Ja Rule released Blood In My Eye. Ja Rule topped the Billboard Top R&B;/Hip-Hop Albums chart for a week with Blood In My Eye.
 

June 2004:  Ja Rule was arrested and charged with marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license. The marijuana possession charges were dropped.
 

October 2004:  Ja Rule won a Source Award for Fat Tape Song of the Year ("Clap Back").
 

November 2004:  Ja Rule topped the UK singles chart with "Wonderful." Ja Rule released R.U.L.E. Ja Rule hit the Top 40 with help from Ashanti and R. Kelly with "Wonderful."
 

January 2005:  R.U.L.E. was certified gold.
 

March 2005:  Ja Rule plead guilty to assult charges from last June and was fined.
 

May 2005:  The single "Wonderful" was certified gold.
 

December 2005:  Ja Rule released the hits collection Exodus.

 

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