Professionally known by the stage moniker Ludacris, Christopher Brian Bridges is a professional actor and rapper from the United States. The millionaire artist is the founder of DTP (Disturbing Tha Peace), an American record label. The captivating rapper has earned great accomplishments throughout his professional career as a rapper, actor, and songwriter. He won MTV, Screen Actors Guild, Three Grammy Awards, and Critic’s Choice awards.
Ludacris is among the pioneering rappers who gained critical acclaim during the 2000s. He received mainstream success at the beginning of his professional career. The American rapper got featured in 2014’s Forbes. He appeared under the list of Hip-Hop cash kings. He had earned $8 million from his professional career as a musician. This was the reason why he was selected to appear in Forbes.
He grew up in Champaign, Illinois where he got to learn a lot from fellow rappers. He used to spend hours listening to his favorite Atlanta-based rappers. He made up his mind to work further on the improvement of his rap skills. He wanted to pursue a career in the rap industry. The rapper made his dream come true by stepping into the mysterious rap world.
The rapper is the first cousin of the famous stand-up comedian Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor, briefly known as Richard Pryor. Ludacris is an experienced hip-hop artist, who has launched many great numbers to date. He is fully active in the music industry since 1998. The crazy rapper has won hearts of his fans by releasing back to back musical hits. He has built a large fan base not just in America, but many other regions. Ludacris has launched many fabulous studio albums so far. Many of his singles and music albums went into top charts in the United States and other big markets.
Who are Ludacris’s Parents?
Ludacris was born to Wayne Brian Bridges and Robert Shields. He is the only child of his beloved parents. That’s the reason he was literally attached to them. He opened eyes in Champaign, Illinois, but later relocated to Chicago area to pursue his educational career. He went to the Emerson Middle School situated in Oak Park where he kept studying for a whole year. Afterward, he shifted to Centreville High School located in Centreville, Virginia. He completed his graduation in 1995 from the Banneker High School situated in Atlanta, Georgia.
After completing the basic education, he decided to study in the professional field. Eventually, he studied the subjects of music management at Georgia State University. He kept studying there from 1998 to 1999 until the completion of his degree in music management. Ludacris belongs to African American origin and confirmed that all of his great grandfathers were Choctaw. Bridges was just nine years of age when he first wrote his own rap song before moving to Atlanta. After three years, he joined hands with Amateur rap group members to become a part of them.
Ludacris started his official rap career with his debut studio album titled ‘Incognegro’, released in 1999. The album contained some of the most exceptional rap numbers that are very rare to see nowadays from the modern-day rappers. In the year 2000, he launched his second studio album under the heading ‘Back for the First Time’. Some of its songs went into top charts on the US Billboard. The rapper was quite happy to see his albums going up in the top charts.
The third official album from the American rap artist came out in the year 2001 with the caption ‘Word of Mouf’. It was released under music labels of Def Jam South and Disturbing Tha Peace. Some of the most prominent singles from this fantastic album include Move Bitch, Rollout, Saturday, and Area Codes. Ludacris rolled out his fourth studio album on Oct 7, 2003. Many record producers handled this particular album and helped rapper in the creation of this great commercial success. On Dec 7, 2004, the rapper launched his fifth studio album with the title ‘The Red Light District’ through Def Jam Recordings, and Disturbing Tha Peace. It was double certified with platinum by RIAA. The album peaked the US Billboard Hot chart.
Ludacris rolled out his sixth official studio album ‘Release Therapy’ on Sep 26, 2006, under the record labels of Def Jam South and Disturbing Tha Peace. The production work for the album was completed by The Trak Starz, DJ Toomp, Neptunes, Dre and Vidal, The Runners, and others. The founding member of Atlanta-based rap music launched his 7th studio collection of songs on Oct 2, 2008 in the United States. The same album was released in other parts of the world as well, but on different dates. The eighth and ninth music albums of Ludacris were released in 2010 and 2015 respectively. The caption of his 8th studio album was ‘Battle of the Sexes’, while the 9th album came out under the heading ‘Ludaversal’. Both proved to be great successes for the prominent rapper.
Apart from launching the full-fledged albums, he has also given so many striking singles to the American music enthusiasts. He has a bright career as an actor. After seeing his overnight success, film producers gave him chances in different American movies. Ludacris proved his acting abilities by working in more than a few movies.
Who is Ludacris's Girlfriend?
Christopher has never stayed away from hot girls. He has been linked with many beautiful women from the American showbiz world. He had many affairs with girls that helped him gain fame on the internet and media. He fathered a daughter named ‘Karma Bridges’ from his love relationships with a girlfriend who was an Atlanta-based attorney. He is in a relationship with the beautiful model ‘Eudoxie Mbouguiengue’ since 2009.
Name of his second daughter is ‘Cai Bella Bridges’, who was born to his long-time friend Tamika Fuller. Ludacris tied the engagement knot with Mbouguiengue on Dec 26, 2014 in Costa Rica. The duo got married later that day. The married couple announced the birth of a beautiful baby girl at the beginning of 2015.
What is Ludacris's Net Worth?
Ludacris has gained critical acclaim through his exceptional rap talent. Music devotees from all around the world love listening to his musical creations. He has gained quick success in major regions. After launching hit studio albums, singles, and movies, the American rapper has managed to accumulate a massive net worth of US $25 Million. His assets are likely to increase from his next year’s income.