Know to the world as Ludacris , but having the birth name of Christopher Brain Bridges, was born on September 11, 1977 in Campaign, Illinois, United States. The genre of music he belongs to is hip hop. During his career he has shown his talent as a rapper, actor and a songwriter. He started his career in the year 1998 and worked with labels like Distributing tha Peace, Def Jam and Def Jam South. His associated acts include Shawnna.
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He was the only child of his parents. He showed his interest in his current field when he wrote his first rap song at the age of nine. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia and attended Bannerker High School there. He joined an amateur rap group in Atlanta and then move to Georgia State University for his degree in music management from 1988 to 1999.
Ludacris started his career with a track named ‘Phat Rabbit’ that he worked on with Timbaland. In 2000, October he launch his debut album ‘Back for the First Time’ that toped U.S. Billboard 200 on number 4th position and became a huge success. Later he gave singles to keep his mark intact like ‘Southern Hospitality’ and ‘What’s Your Fantasy’. In the end of the year 2001 he released his second album named ‘Word of Mouf’ which was nominated for 2002 VMA and he also performed live in the pre-award show. It was followed by the singles in collaboration artists like ‘Saturday’ with Sleepy Brown, ‘Move Bitch’ with Mystikal & I-20 and ‘Area Codes’ with Nate Dogg.
The next year, 2003 did not start so well for Ludacris with his 2 singles, one the soundtrack from the movie, 2 Fast 2 Furious ‘Act a Fool’ and the second ‘P-Poppin’ from his album Chicken-n-Beer were not received so well by his urban and pop fans as his last work. Chicken-N-Beer his third album did not make an impact to its audiences which Ludacris’s music promises, despite of the fact that the album featured guest appearances from Playaz Circle, Snoop Dogg, 8Ball & MJG, Lil’ Flip, I-20, Lil Fate and Shawnna. In the fall of the same year he came back with the bang, with his single ‘Stand Up’ that was taken as sound track on the movie ‘You Got Served’. It is his biggest hit till today as the single hit the Billboard Hot 100 on number 1 position. In 2004 he released another single ‘Splash Waterfalls’ which also became a hit. Both ‘Stand Up’ and ‘Splash Waterfalls’ was taken in his album Chicken-N-Beer.
His single ‘Yeah!’ got him his first Grammy Award. In 2004 his fourth album was released with the title ‘The Red Light District’ showed the mature side of him. His single ‘Get Back’ got him more attention which was followed by another single ‘Number One Spot’. In 2006 his album ‘ Release Therapy’ was released that made him a place at number 9 spot in an issue of XXL. The album was a huge success since beginning since 309,000copies were sold in the first week of its release. His first single ‘Money Maker’ reached at number one position on BET program 106 & Park. The second single was ‘Grew Up a Screw Up ‘featuring Young Jeezy. And his third single ‘Runaway Love’ reached number one in U.S Billboard Hot Rap Tracks and also a him a Best Collaboration award in 2007 BET awards. This year Ludacris changed his style.
In 2008 his new album ‘Theater of the Mind’ was released that peaked Billboard 200 on number five. 213,493 copies were sold of this album on first week of its release. His seventh album was released in 2010 with the title ‘Battle of the Sexes’. The album was certified as gold and reached the number 1 position on chart. The album sold 137,000 copies in its first week of release. Currently Ludacris is working on another album ‘Ludaversal’ that will be released this year.
Apart from associated with the music world Ludacris also appeared in movies like ‘The Wash’, ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’, ‘Lil’ Pimp’, ‘Paper Chasers’, ‘Crash’, ‘Hustle & Flow’, ‘The Heart of the Game’, ‘ American Hustle’, ‘Fred Claus’, ‘ RocknRolla’, ‘Max Payne’, ‘Ball Don’t Lie’, ‘Gamer’ ‘Repo Men’ and ‘Fast Five’. He also appeared on television in series like ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ and ‘The Simpsons’. At the age of 33, Ludacris has achieved a good place in his career and there is a long path ahead of him to trot and make the world his own. Watch him live by booking your deal of Ludacris Tickets and you will be delighted to see this talented star.
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