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At the Integrated Support Command Miami base in 2004 Background information Birth name Christopher Brian Bridges Also known as Chris-Luva-Luva Born September 11, 1977 (1977-09-11) (age 30) Champaign, Illinois, United States Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States Genre(s) Hip hop, Dirty South, crunk Occupation(s) Rapper, actor Instrument(s) Vocals Years active 1998 - present Label(s) Disturbing tha Peace/Def Jam Associated acts Lil Flip, Chingy, Ciara, Playaz Circle, Bobby Valentino, Young Jeezy, Pimp C, Mary J. Blige, Bun B, Field Mob, Rick Ross, R. Kelly, Usher, Lil Jon, Kanye West, Jermaine Dupri Website www.ludacris.defjam.com Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper and actor. He is the co-founder, along with his manager, Chaka Zulu, of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. Ludacris is tied with Nelly for the title of the hip-hop solo artist with the second most Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits (four each). He has sold more than thirteen million records in the U.S. alone. He is also the rapper with the most Top 40, Top 25 and Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of all time. He got reconized by selling cd's out of the trunk of his car.
Early in his elementary years his family lived in Champaign, Illinois. He attended Emerson Middle School and eventually Oak Park and River Forest High School for his freshman year where he first met his most important musical influence, famed poet Justin Ryan Fyfe. His family then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended Banneker High School. His father exposed him to a wide range of music in his earlier years. He is also a graduate of Georgia State University.
Early life Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Illinois, the son of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges, he is African-American. His family moved to live in Atlanta, Georgia and in this time his father exposed him to all kinds of music ranging from Hip Hop to Rock. At nine years old, he started rapping, soon being influencedrsue his own career as a rap musician.