Christopher Brian Bridges, known professionally as Ludacris, is an American rapper, actor, record producer and record executive. Born in Champaign, Illinois, Ludacris moved to Atlanta, Georgia, at age nine where he first began rapping.

Full Name
Christopher Brian Bridges
Sep 11, 1977
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Chris Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, was born on September 11, 1977 in Champaign, Illinois. He is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and actor. He is the founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. 

Ludacris began his career as a radio personality at Atlanta's Hot 97.5 and eventually made his way into the rap game with a couple of independent releases before signing to Def Jam South in 2000. His debut album Back for the First Time was released in October 2000 and went on to sell over four million copies worldwide. It spawned the hit singles "What's Your Fantasy," "Southern Hospitality," and "Area Codes." 

In 2001, Ludacris won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his work on Missy Elliott's single "One Minute Man." In 2003, he released his third studio album Chicken & Beer which featured the singles "Stand Up" and "Splash Waterfalls." This album went platinum and earned him two more Grammy Awards. 

Ludacris has gone on to release six more studio albums including Word of Mouf (2001), The Red Light District (2004), Release Therapy (2006) and Battle of the Sexes (2010). On top of that he has appeared in numerous films such as Crash (2004), Gamer (2009), Fast Five (2011) and Furious 6 (2013). He even co-starred alongside Mark Wahlberg in Ted 2 (2015). In 2016, he was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ludacris is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 11, 1977, Christopher Brian Bridges, better known as Ludacris, was born in Champaign, Illinois.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released Debut Album "Incognegro"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ludacris released his debut album, Incognegro, which contained the singles "What's Your Fantasy" and "Southern Hospitality".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released Second Album "Back For The First Time"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ludacris released his second album, Back for the First Time, which contained the singles "Rollout (My Business)" and "Area Codes".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for an Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ludacris was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for his song "Move B**ch" from the film "Queen of the Damned".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Awards Win</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ludacris won his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album for his fourth studio album Chicken-n-Beer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Awarded Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ludacris was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ludacris was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ludacris is an incredibly talented rapper who has produced some of the most iconic hip hop songs of all time. He has created a unique sound that is both creative and exciting, making it easy to listen to his music over and over again.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Lyrics</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ludacris's lyrics are full of wit, intelligence, and clever wordplay. He always manages to capture a moment with his lyrics, creating vivid images in listeners' minds and making them think more deeply about the world around them.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Personality</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ludacris is an incredibly charismatic performer. He has a great sense of humor and always seems to put on a great show when he performs. He also has a great sense of style, which makes him even more appealing as an artist.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Rapper to Receive a College Degree</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ludacris was the first rapper to receive a college degree, graduating from Georgia State University with a degree in Music Management.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Owned His Own Record Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2003, Ludacris founded his own record label called Disturbing tha Peace. The label has signed many successful acts such as Shawnna and Playaz Circle.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won Numerous Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ludacris has won numerous awards over the years including 3 Grammy Awards, 8 BET Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, and 1 NAACP Image Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Started His own Restaurant</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2011, Ludacris opened his own restaurant in Atlanta called Straits. The restaurant specializes in Southeast Asian cuisine.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Created His Own Vodka Brand</h3><p id="" class"facts-text">In 2015, Ludacris partnered with SVEDKA Vodka to create his own vodka brand called Conjure. The vodka is infused with natural flavors of coconut, pineapple and lime.</p></div>


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