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Birth name

Christopher Brian Bridges


11 September 1977 (age 38)
Champaign, Illinois, United States


Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Hip hop


Rapper, actor, entrepreneur

Years active



Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam, Def Jam South

Associated acts

2 Chainz, Chingy, DJ Khaled, Nate Dogg, Twista, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams

Christopher Brian Bridges (born 11 September 1977), better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, actor and entrepreneur. Ludacris has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV and Grammy awards throughout his career. Alongside fellow Atlanta based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential Dirty South artists to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s. He is the co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings.

Born in Champaign, Illinois, Ludacris moved to Atlanta, Georgia at age nine, where he began rapping. After a brief stint as a radio DJ in the early 1990s, Ludacris released his debut album, Incognegro, in 1999, followed by Back for the First Time in 2000, which contained the singles "Southern Hospitality" and "What's Your Fantasy". In 2001, he released Word of Mouf, followed by Chicken-n-Beer in 2003 and The Red Light District in 2004. Ludacris presented a more serious approach to his music on his next two albums, Release Therapy in 2006 and Theater of the Mind in 2008. His next album, Battle of the Sexes, was released in 2010 and featured the same humourous tone as his early albums. His latest album, Ludaversal, was released in 2015. As an actor, Ludacris has appeared in CrashGamer and New Year's Eve, but is best known for his role as Tej Parker in The Fast and the Furious film series.


  • 1999: Incognegro
  • 2000: Back for the First Time
  • 2001: Word of Mouf
  • 2003: Chicken-n-Beer
  • 2004: The Red Light District
  • 2006: Release Therapy
  • 2008: Theater of the Mind
  • 2010: Battle of the Sexes
  • 2015: Ludaversal