Ludacris is 43 years old American actor and tapper. His real name is Christopher Brian Bridges, but he is known from his stage name Ludacris. He is also called as Chris Lova Lova and Luda in the professional field. He started his musical career in 1998 while he started acting in films in 2001.
Ludacris takes an interest in music since childhood and starts rapping when he was 9 years old boy. After being getting popular as DJ, he released his first album in 1999 and released other albums later on.
It is estimated that the net worth of Ludacris is $25 million. He works with many know celebrities in his early career and won many awards in his career, which we discussed later.
Ludacris is the single child of his parents (Roberta shields & Wayne Brian Bridges). He spends the early years of his life in Champaign, Illinois, where he was born. Later on, at the age of 9, he moved to Chicago for educational purposes.
He completed his graduation in 1995 from Banneker High School in Atlanta, Georgia. He was interested in music, that’s why he takes admission to music management at Georgia University in 1998. There he learned music management for one year.
He wrote a rap song for himself at the age of nine when he moved to Atlanta. He joined an amateur rap group at the age of 12.
Early Music Career
Ludacris started his professional career from a radio channel Hot 97.5 as DJ in 1999 and became famous as DJ Lova Lova. This radio channel works with the name 107.9 nowadays. After becoming famous as DJ, he released his song “Phat Rabbit” in collaboration with Timbaland.
He started record label Distributing the Peace and released his first album Incognegro under this label. However, his first album doesn’t achieve high sales, but Ludacris gets the attention of Def Jam Records. They offered him a record deal.
He recorded his second album “Back for the First Time” in 2000, which attain number 4 on the US Billboard 200. His third album, “Word of Mouf,” was recorded in 2001, and from that album, “Roll Out” was nominated for Grammy Awards 2002. But he doesn’t win that award.
His many singles get popularity from different albums, and also he recorded many singles in his career. For example, his single “Act Like a Fool” is one of the most popular singles which he released from the soundtrack of the movie “2 Fast 2 Furious”. In this movie, he performs the main role.
Following is the list of most popular singles of Ludacris:
- “Stand Up” was the most popular single of his career that he was released in his fourth album, “Chicken and Beer.”
- “Splash Waterfalls” is another single from his fourth album.
- “Money Maker” was his second most popular single from the “Release Therapy” album, which he was released with Pharrell Williams.
Awards In Musical Profession
The following is the list of music awards that Ludacris wins in his career.
- Best Rap/Sung Collaboration by Grammy Awards in 2005.
- Best Rap Video by MTV Video Music Awards in 2005.
- Best Rap Song by Grammy Awards in 2007.
- Best Rap Album by Grammy Awards in 2007.
- Best Hip Hop Collaboration award in BET Hip Hop Awards in 2008
- “The Champion” award in CMT Music Awards
Ludacris is nominated many times for many other musical awards, but he didn’t get success in winning those awards.
Ludacris started his acting career in 2001 from the movie “The Wash,” in which he plays a minor role as a customer. While he succeeds in getting the main role in the movie “2 Fast 2 Furious,”. It was his second movie, and he acts as a member of the gangster group. He performs the role of Tej Parker in this movie.
Furthermore, he also performs supporting roles in various movies. He worked as supporting actor in Lil’ Pimp (2004), Hustle & Flow (2005), Crash (2005), Fred Claus (2007), Max Payne (2008), and many other movies.
However, the fast & furious series is the top hits of his acting career, and he gets the main role in every part. He also acts in many TV series and also hosts the program.
Awards As Actor
The following is the list of awards that he won in his acting career:
- Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture Award for acting in the movie “Crash (2005)”.
- Best Male Hip-Hop Artist in 2002.
- Viewer’s Choice in 2004.
- Best Collaboration in 2004.
- Video of the Year in 2004.
- Best Male Hip-Hop Artistin 2005.
- Best Actor in 2006.
- Best Collaboration in 2007
- Best Collaboration in 2007.
Ludacris is a father of three daughters. From these three, two daughters are from his girlfriends, while the third one is born after his marriage with Mbouguiengue in June 2015.
The first daughter (Karma Bridges) of Ludacris was born in August 2001 from his girlfriend. The second daughter was born in December 2013 from his girlfriend named Tamika Fuller.
He gets engaged with Mbouguiengue in 2014 after dating five years and gets married after a few months. He has his third daughter named Chaila Scott from this relationship.
He got citizenship of Gabonese in 2020, along with his two daughters and mother.
Net Worth and Source of Income
The net wealth of Ludacris is estimated at $25 million, and the main source of his income is from singing and acting. The net income of Ludacris is about $8 million in a year.
He also started many other businesses, including a record label, restaurants, liquor shops, etc. He is a partner of Conjure Cognac Liquor and also released a line of headphones with the name “Soul By Ludacris.”
He also participated in advertising campaigns of Puma brand on television and print media and released three limited-edition models of Puma. He opened his restaurant with the name “Chicken N Beer” in Atlanta in 2016.