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Christopher Bridges is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor. He was born in September 11, 1977. He is best known by his stage name Ludacris. Ludacris is the highest-selling Southern hip hop solo artist of all time with over 11.5 million units sold in the United States and over 15 million units sold worldwide. He was born Christopher Bridges in Champaign, Illinois.
Ludacris lived in Oak Park, Illinois and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School. During his high school years his family later moved to College Park, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
He attended Banneker High School there and then studied at Georgia State University. He worked as a radio presenter under the pseudonym DJ Chris Lova Lova at Atlanta hip-hop station 107.9WHTA.
Producer/rapper Timbaland made an offer for Ludacris to work with him at the radio station. Ludacris performed on the track Phat Rabbit as Ludacris on Timbalands 1998 album Tims Bio. Ludacris released his major label debut, Back for the First Time, in November 2000.
This album was actually a modified re-release of the album Incognegro. The album reached as high as #4 on the charts, and was a major success. Ludacris made his mark on the industry with singles such as Southern Hospitality and Whats Your Fantasy.
The video for the lead single, Rollout, was nominated for a 2002 VMA, and Ludacris performed it live at the awards pre-show. He also released singles Saturday with Sleepy Brown, Move Bitch with Mystikal & I-20, and Area Codes with Nate Dogg.
Word of Mouf became Ludacris best selling album to date. During the spring of 2003, Ludacris returned to the music scene after a brief hiatus with a new single, Act a Fool, from the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack.
At around the same time, he released the lead single from his album Chicken-n-Beer, called P-Poppin. Both music videos received only limited airplay. In the fall of 2003, Ludacris rebounded with his next single, Stand Up, which appeared on both Chicken-n-Beer as well as the soundtrack for the teen hip-hop/dance movie, You Got Served. Produced by Kanye West, Stand Up went on to become one of Ludacriss biggest mainstream hits to date.
Splash Waterfalls, the albums next single was released in early 2004. It subsequently became a success at urban radio and BET. It is the only time he has produced two consecutive top 10 singles from a solo album, except for Release Therapy.
It was Ludacris most sexual video yet and an R&B remix that featured Raphael Saadiq and sampled Tony! Toni! Tone!s Whatever You Want. Ludacris also received his first Grammy Award for their hit single Yeah!
Ludaris next released Blow It Out, a gritty song with an urban, low-budget music video. A departure from the R&B leanings of Splash Waterfalls, Blow It Out acted both as a response to the criticism levied by Bill OReilly and an attack on Pepsis role in the affair. The album Release Therapy was released on September 26, 2006. Ludacris formatted the CD to have two sides: a Release side and a Therapy side on a single CD.
With the Release side having songs that allow him to get everything off his chest and the Therapy side being just feel-good music, on the flip side its extremely dark in mood.
The first single, Money Maker, which features Pharrell Williams, was released to U.S. radio outlets on July 17, 2006. Money Maker reached number one on the BET 106 & Park. It then went to become the rappers second number one single after 6 years.
His second single, Runaway Love, soon peaked at number one on the U.S. Rap Billboard and won Best Collaboration in the 2007 BET Awards. His album then reached number one on the Billboard 200 album charts with sales of more than 300,000 in its first week.
With the release of this album, Ludacris marked a change in style in his career with his musical style. The new album itself features a departure of the light-hearted mood of his previous albums.
A change of hair accompanied this as he cut off his trademark braids for a more conventional fade cut. This was done to project a new image for the album. To promote the album, Ludacris returned to Saturday Night Live on November 18, 2006.
Ludacris recently revealed to BET Weekly that he has collaborated with rock group. In April 2008, a single named Stay Together appeared on xxlmag.com.