Ludacris Ludacris
Rapper, actor
Ludacris Ludacris
Christopher Brian Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and actor. Along with his manager, Chaka Zulu, Ludacris is the co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. Ludacris has won a Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV, and three Grammy Awards during his career.
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7 Astonishing Facts About YouTube That You've Never Heard
Huffington Post - 20 days
YouTube is huge and immensely popular among global viewers. You definitely don't have any idea that the video content uploaded to YouTube every two months or 60 days is more content than the three U.S. major television networks created in 60 years. Well, we bet you didn't know about this. There are tons of such astounding facts that you don't know. Today it has grown into such a vast dimension that YouTube now has tutorials, reviews, videos, music videos, skits, etc. It has content so massive that it is enough to satiate the entertainment needs of anyone. The average YouTuber spends 15 to 25 minutes a day on the site, but this is not the only surprising thing you will learn today. We have researched some very interesting facts and figures that will make you say, "Wow... I didn't know that!" Let's enhance your general knowledge about YouTube so that you can tell it to others and surprise them: 1. YouTube Was the Idea of Former PayPal Employees Well, if PayPal had any idea ...
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Holla! Ludacris releases mobile word game Slang N' Friendz
LATimes - about 1 month
Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, along with business partner Edwin Benton, on  Thursday morning launched Slang N’ Friendz, a free mobile app in the vein of Words With Friends that allows users to play slang words not readily accepted by other word games, or even found in the dictionary. (Wut.) A...
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The First 'Fate Of The Furious' Trailer Features Explosions And A Villainous Charlize Theron
Huffington Post - 3 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The first trailer for the eighth film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious” ― get it? F8? Fate? ― is here, and it’s filled with the all the car chases and explosions we expected. There’s also a tank. From what we can tell, the plot involves Dominic “Dom” Toretto (Vin Diesel) turning on his crew and family (including Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty) for some reason. But Letty seems to be keeping her faith in her partner.  “That wasn’t Dom ...
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You'll Go Gaga For James Corden's Latest 'Carpool Karaoke' Promo
Huffington Post - 4 months
Well this is anything but a bad romance. Lady Gaga’s “Carpool Karaoke” will air on Tuesday ― and judging from the clip “The Late Late Show” host James Corden released, it has never looked better.  “I love it,” Corden tells Gaga while wearing an outfit that looks similar to the white Francesco Scognamiglio dress she wore at the 2010 Brit Awards. “I mean, not ideal for driving, but I do feel alive,” Corden continues.  The duo also belts “Bad Romance,” sneaks in a spontaneous Ludacris moment and chats about Gaga’s upcoming Super Bowl Halftime performance.  Watch the preview in the clip above. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Police use pepper spray on unruly crowd at Kaaboo music festival
LATimes - 5 months
Trouble marred the Kaaboo music festival in Del Mar on Saturday night as concertgoers tried to force their way into an at-capacity venue, officials said.  Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Moreno said attendees became unruly just after 11 p.m. when they were told that Encore, the venue where rapper Ludacris and...
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What to Expect From the Billboard Music Awards
ABC News - 9 months
Ludacris and Ciara will host the awards, airing on ABC.
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Obama hosts hip-hop stars for reform meeting
Yahoo News - 11 months
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama hosted some of hip-hop's biggest stars for a criminal justice reform meeting at the White House. According to a White House official, Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Alicia Keys, Wale, J. Cole, and Ludacris were among the stars who sat down with Obama and some of his top advisers to talk about criminal justice reform on Friday, Time news magazine reported. "Through their own nonprofit work or artistic commitment, many of these artists have found ways to engage on the issues of criminal justice reform and empowering disadvantaged young people across the country," the official said.
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The Weeknd leads the nominations for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
LATimes - 11 months
The Weeknd leads the nominations for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards with 19 nods in 16 categories. The finalists for nominations were revealed by the show's hosts, rap star Ludacris and pop-R&B diva Ciara, early Monday on “Good Morning America.” The bounty of nods for the Weeknd, a first-time...
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Kaley Cuoco Slithers Her Way Through 'I'm A Slave 4 U' On 'Lip Sync Battle'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
You better work!  Kaley Cuoco was a dead ringer for Britney Spears on Thursday night's episode of "Lip Sync Battle." The "Big Bang Theory" actress performed Spears' classic 2001 hit, "I'm A Slave 4 U," giving off her best Brit Brit.  Cuoco recreated the pop star's infamous VMAs performance, from her outfit to the steamy choreography -- snake included.  Watch the entire performance below:  Cuoco's dance moves are on POINT.  The 30-year-old actress also impressed fans with her performance of Ludacris' "Move B***h." Rapping and grinding her way through the song, it was a definite departure from the character Cuoco plays on TV.  But the clear winner of the night was Cuoco's "Wedding Ringer" co-star, Josh Gad, with his sick and twisted rendition of "I Touch Myself." Dressed as Donald Trump, Gad ended the song with a steamy makeout session featuring "Big Bang Theory" actor, Johnny Galecki. It was truly all kinds of crazy and all kinds of ...
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Watch Kaley Cuoco Perform Ludacris' 'Move B***h' On 'Lip Sync Battle'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Move, Luda, get out the way: Kaley Cuoco's on stage!  In an preview of Cuoco's Thursday appearance on Spike's "Lip Sync Battle," we see the "Big Bang Theory" actress shake, mime and rap her way through Ludacris' 2001 hit, "Move B***h."  Clad in a black Calvin Klein bra, jean shorts and flannel shirt wrapped around her waist, the 30-year-old actress looks like your average blonde rapping karaoke.  Watch the preview clip below:  "This is a sweet girl from 'The Big Bang Theory,'" host LL Cool J says, while fellow host Chrissy Teigen chimed in, asking Cuoco, "Where's Penny?"  Cuoco's adversary for the night is singer/actor Josh Gad, her co-star in "The Wedding Ringer." Gad dressed up as GOP candidate Donald Trump to deliver a hilarious rendition of "I Touch Myself." Who will win? We'll have to wait and watch this Thursday. And like Gad said on Instagram, may the best body -- er, performance -- win.   @normancook I'll see ...
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Discussing All Things Awesome With Jazz is Phish
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Adam Chase is the founder of Jazz Is Phish as well as an accomplished drummer, percussionist, song writer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist. What I love most about Adam and what he has created in his life is the fact that he took what he loves and is passionate about, invited people he loves and respects to collaborate with him and created something magical from that intention. He is an incredibly inspiring human that we all could learn something from so I obviously had to interview him. Taraleigh: How did the concept for Jazz is Phish come to be? Adam: In my years of touring, I constantly came across incredible musicians that were closet Phish fans, but for some reason didn't want to admit it. It kind of reminded me of when children rebel against their parents in their attempts to form their own identities. They don't want to be associated with the thing that shaped them and influenced them for such a big chunk of their lives. It became apparent to me that if I could cr ...
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Ludacris Gives Back During Visit To A Children's Hospital
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Ludacris has received international acclaim for his role in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, but he still finds time to show some southern hospitality to those in need.   On Tuesday the rapper-actor, in conjunction with his nonprofit organization, The Ludacris Foundation, made his annual visit the Children’s Hospital in Atlanta to present toys and teddy bears to patients. To document his special visit, Luda shared a few photos on his Instagram account: Back at the Childrens Hospital Atlanta GA like I do about this time every year giving out gifts and visiting the kids! Wit my bro @ryanseacrest radio #givingback #merryludacrismas A photo posted by @ludacris on Dec 22, 2015 at 12:17pm PST Tis the season. #givingback #childrenshospital #merryludacrismas @ludacrisfdtn A photo posted by @ludacris on Dec 22, 2015 at 1:00pm PST Making their day makes my day. @ludacrisfdtn #merryludacrismas A photo posted by @ludacris on Dec 22, 2015 ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ludacris
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Due to its moderate success, "Good Lovin" would go on to serve as the first single from Ludaversal. On March 3, 2015 Ludacris held a listening party for Ludaversal with Def Jam.
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  • 2014
    In Costa Rica on December 26, 2014, Ludacris became engaged to Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, whom he had been dating since 2009.
    More Details Hide Details They married later the same day that they became engaged. In early June 2015, Eudoxie announced that the couple welcomed a baby girl. Ludacris is the co-founder of his own record label, Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. He is the co-owner of Conjure Cognac liquor. In 2011 Ludacris released his own line of headphones called " Soul By Ludacris" manufactured by Soul Electronics. He also has various real estate holdings. In 2006, Ludacris appeared in a television and print advertising campaign for Puma, which released 3 limited edition models of a "Clyde x Luda" Puma Clyde sneaker, with Ludacris' image on the heel of the insole and "DTP" (for Disturbing tha Peace) on the heel window. In 2011, Ludacris joined a joint effort between Dosomething.org and Better World Books to collect books to help restock library shelves in New Orleans. He filmed a public service announcement in support of the Epic Book Drive. Chris "Ludacris" Bridges also started the Ludacris Foundation at the beginning of his music career back in 2002. The aim of the foundation is to inspire the youth through education, memorable experiences and helping the youth help themselves. The focus is what Ludacris calls the "3Ls": Leadership and Education, Living Healthy Lifestyles, and LudaCares.
    On October 31, 2014 Ludacris premiered the first single from the "Burning Bridges" EP titled "Good Lovin'" featuring American singer Miguel.
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    On October 9, 2014, Ludacris announced that Ludaversal would be released on March 31, 2015; which will be preceded by an EP titled Burning Bridges) due for release on December 16, 2014.
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    After a lengthy hiatus, Ludacris returned to the music on January 30, 2014, with the release of a single "Party Girls" featuring Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa and Cashmere Cat.
    More Details Hide Details The song takes a cue from Aqua's 1997 song "Barbie Girl", however, the single did not appear on the new album.
  • 2013
    On August 3, 2013, Ludacris confirmed to VIBE.com he will be working with Anita Baker. "I don't know if the cat's out the bag.
    More Details Hide Details Yeah, Anita Baker is definitely on the album," admitted Luda. "She's on that particular song. It is really about my father and growing up and me being a kid and trying to get him to stop and me dealing with that."
    Ludacris reprised his role as Tej in the blockbuster movie 'Fast & Furious 6', during Memorial Day Weekend, May 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Ludacris had this to say about his upcoming new album: "I think every album is like a progression, I'm working with different producers. Usher, We definitely have this album which is a great thing. Ne-Yo is also on the album and I have producers like David Guetta, we have Stargate, have trainees. The Kelly Rowland single just came out that you need to check out. It's called 'Representing'".
    On May 24, 2013, Ludacris released a mixtape entitled #IDGAF.
    More Details Hide Details He had been releasing a new song on Fridays as he is calling these releases IDGAF Fridays. These songs, in order of release, were "Raised In The South" featuring rapper Young Jeezy, released on April 19. That release was followed by "If I Ain't Fucked Up" on April 26, "9 Times Out Of 10" featuring rappers French Montana & Que on May 3, "Speak Into The Mic" on May 10, and "I Don't Give A Fuck" on May 17. The last song was released a week before the release of the mixtape. The mixtape had almost 60,000 downloads via datpiff.com within the first day.
  • 2012
    Throughout 2012, Ludacris released 3 singles "Jingalin", Representin and Rest of My Life, all of which were scrapped after the songs underperformed and the recording process for his upcoming album Ludaversal stalled.
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  • 2010
    Ludacris' seventh studio album was released on March 9, 2010, with his first promotional single for the album being "Everybody Drunk" which features Callum Smith, originally featuring Shawnna.
    More Details Hide Details The first concept idea of the album was to have Ludacris and Shawnna battle it out on the album back–to–back, but this was later axed upon Shawnna's departure from Disturbing tha Peace, ending her contract on Ludacris' label and joining T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment label. The first official single released from Battle of the Sexes was "How Low", which was released on December 8, 2009. The follow–up single was "My Chick Bad", released on February 23, 2010. The third single is "Sex Room", peaking at #69 on the Billboard 100. Ludacris’s Battle of the Sexes entered the chart at No. 1, with 137,000 sales in the first week. The album is currently certified gold.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Release Therapy won the Best Rap Album award at the 2007 Grammy Awards.
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  • 2006
    To promote the album, Ludacris returned to Saturday Night Live (as both host and musical guest) on November 18, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The Preview, a mixtape to preview the album was released on July 28, 2008. Theater of the Mind, released on November 24, 2008, and in April 2008, the single "Let's Stay Together" appeared on xxlmag.com; supposedly from the new album ("Let's Stay Together" was expected to but was released as a bonus track on the CD). A song with Small World called "Pinky Shinin" was expected to be on the album, but it was dropped. In an interview with Complex Magazine he stated that Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, T.I., Plies, Common, T-Pain, Jay-Z, Nas and The Game will be on the album; Game is featured in a track with Willy Northpole titled "Call Up the Homies". T.I. was on the album on a track called "Wish You Would" squashing the long feud between them. The album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 with 213,493 sold first week. The album was released the same day as Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak, which took the number-one spot. His first single "What Them Girls Like", featuring Chris Brown and Sean Garrett, peaked at #33 on the Billboard 100. His second single, "One More Drink", featuring T-Pain, peaked at #24 on the Billboard 100. The third official single is "Nasty Girl", featuring Plies. He confirmed a "sequel" titled Ludaversal due to be released September 11, 2012.
    In an issue of XXL, Ludacris was placed in the number nine spot for the most anticipated albums of 2006, for Release Therapy.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Guest appearances include Pharrell Williams, R. Kelly, Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, Field Mob, Bobby Valentino, Pimp C, C-Murder, and Beanie Sigel. The first single, "Money Maker", which features Williams, was released to U.S. radio outlets on July 17, 2006. "Money Maker" reached number one on the BET program 106 & Park. It then went to become the rapper's second number-one single after 6 years. His second single, "Grew Up a Screw Up", featuring Young Jeezy, dispels rumors that the two are or ever were in a dispute. His third single, "Runaway Love", soon peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks and won Best Collaboration in the 2007 BET Awards.
    Ludacris was sued by a New Jersey group called I.O.F. who claimed that "Stand Up" used a hook from one of their songs, but in June 2006, a jury found that the song did not violate copyrights. "I hope the plaintiffs enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame," Ludacris said after the verdict.
    More Details Hide Details The album's next single, "Splash Waterfalls", was released in early 2004. A huge pop hit (despite its steamy video and explicit, adult-oriented lyrical content and themes), it subsequently became a success at urban radio and BET, and is the only time he has produced two consecutive top 10 singles from a solo album, except for Release Therapy (an unedited version of the video could only be viewed on BET's Uncut program). It was Ludacris' most sexual video yet, an R&B remix that featured Raphael Saadiq and sampled Tony! Toni! Tone! 's "Whatever You Want". Ludacris received his first Grammy Award with Usher and Lil Jon for their hit single "Yeah! ". Ludacris next released "Blow It Out", which was accompanied by a low-budget music video. Chris Bridges took a more mature approach to his fourth album, The Red Light District. Sohail Khalid helped produce this album with various artists such as T.I., Lil Flip and Bun B. Ludacris openly boasted that he may be the only rapper able to keep the Def Jam label afloat on the opening track. Ludacris filmed and recorded the single "Get Back" in which he was featured as a muscle-bound hulk who was being annoyed by the media and warned critics to leave him alone. He first appeared on Saturday Night Live as a special guest performing with musical guest Sum 41 on a season 30 episode hosted by Paul Giamatti.
  • 2003
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Produced by Kanye West, "Stand Up" went on to become one of Ludacris' biggest mainstream hits to date, hitting the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 garnering heavy airplay on mainstream pop, rhythmic, and urban radio stations, as well as on MTV, MTV2, and BET.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At around the same time, he released the lead single from his album Chicken-n-Beer, called "P-Poppin" (short for "Pussy Poppin'"). Neither of his new singles were as well received by either the urban or pop audiences as his previous songs had been, and both music videos received only limited airplay. Chicken-N-Beer opened strongly, but without a popular single, the album fell quickly. Guest appearances include Playaz Circle, Chingy, Snoop Dogg, 8Ball & MJG, Lil' Flip, I-20, Lil Fate, and Shawnna.
  • 2002
    The video for the lead single, "Rollout (My Business)", was nominated for a 2002 Grammy Award, and Ludacris performed it live at the awards' pre-show.
    More Details Hide Details He released singles "Saturday (Oooh Oooh)" with Sleepy Brown, "Move Bitch" with Mystikal and I-20, and "Area Codes" with Nate Dogg.
  • 2001
    Ludacris promptly completed his next album, Word of Mouf, and released it at the end of 2001.
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  • 2000
    In 2000, Ludacris released his major label debut, Back for the First Time.
    More Details Hide Details It was produced with the help of the underground producer Sessy Melia, whom he dated for a short while. The album reached as high as #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was a major success. Ludacris made his mark on the industry with singles such as "Southern Hospitality" and "What's Your Fantasy", along with his first ever single the "Phat Rabbit", from two years prior. Guest appearances included 4-Ize, I-20, Shawnna, Pastor Troy, Timbaland, Trina, Foxy Brown, UGK, and others. Ludacris stated in an interview on MTV's hip hop program Direct Effect that he came up with his stage name based on his "split personality" that he considered "ridiculous" and "ludicrous".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Ludacris also appeared on Timbaland's 1998 debut on "Phat Rabbit," a track that would later be used on his re-issue of "Incognegro" called "Back For The First Time".
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    In 1998, Ludacris began to record his debut album "Incognegro".
    More Details Hide Details This album was the defining example of Ludacris' fast, wild, and comedic flow, a unique style for southern rappers. Timbaland handled part of the production. Despite its poor sales, it was never deleted and is still sold today.
  • 1995
    He attended Banneker High School in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details From 1998 to 1999, he studied music management at Georgia State University. His parents were both African-American, and he also has some English and Native American ancestry. He is a distant cousin of late comedian Richard Pryor. Bridges wrote his first rap song at age nine when moving to Atlanta, and joined an amateur rap group three years later. Bridges served as an intern and then a DJ at Atlanta's Hot 97.5 (now Hot 107.9) under the name "Chris Lova Lova". He was also known for DJ'ing during Freaknik at one point. Ludacris collaborated with Timbaland on the track "Phat Rabbit" from his album Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment. This song was a hit in many countries. In Ludacris' early music career he collaborated with Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born on September 11, 1977.
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