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   » Official Site:  DefJam.com/ludacris
   » Related Artists:  Lil Jon, T.I., Method Man

LUDACRIS LIFE AND CAREER TIMELINE


September 11, 1977:  Chris Bridges - Ludacris - was born on September 11, 1977, in Georgia. Before hitting it big in the rap world, Ludacris found some success with his own independent release, Incognegro. The success of Incognegro led to a contract with Def Jam Records, and Incognegro was re-released as his debut LP - Back For The First Time.

October 2000:  Ludacris released Back For The First Time

December 2000:  Back For The First Time was certified platinum. Ludacris hit the Top 40 with "What's Your Fantasy."

February 2001:  Ludacris hit the Top 10 with "What's Your Fantasy."

March 2001:  Ludacris hit the Top 40 with "Southern Hospitality." Back For The First Time was certified 2x platinum.

August 2001:  Ludacris topped the Billboard R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 2 weeks with "Loverboy" (the remix of Mariah Carey's hit which featured Ludacris & Da Brat).

September 2001:  Ludacris could also be heard helping out Missy Elliott with her hit "One Minute Man."

October 2001:  Ludacris released Word Of Mouf.

January 2002:  Word Of Mouf was certified platinum. Ludacris hit the Top 40 with "Roll Out (My Business)."

February 2002:  Ludacris was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards including Best Rap Album (Back For The First Time) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Area Codes" which features Nate Dogg).

March 2002:  Ludacris hit the Top 40 with Jermaine Dupri with "Welcome To Atlanta" from Dupri's LP - Instructions. Word Of Mouf was certified 2x platinum.

April 2002:  Ludacris hit the Top 10 with "Roll Out (My Business)."

May 2002:  Back For The First Time was certified 3x platinum.

June 2002:  Ludacris hit the Top 40 with "Saturday (Oooh Oooh!)."

August 2002:  Ludacris toured the summer as part of the Anger Management Tour with Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, and the X-ecutioners. Ludacris topped the MTV Video Countdown with "Move." The video for "Saturday (Oooh Oooh!)" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video and the video for "Area Codes" (with Nate Dogg) was nominated for Best Video from a Film. Ludacris' contribution to Missy Elliott's video "One Minute Man" was also nominated for 6 awards including Best Direction. Ludacris performed at the ceremony's opening act show.

September 2002:  Ludacris was dropped as a Pepsi sponsor after Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly denounced the rapper as a "...thug rapper... (who) espouses violence, intoxication, and degrading conduct toward women."

October 2002:  Word Of Mouf was certified 3x platinum.

January 2003:  Ludacris was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B; Album.

February 2003:  Missy hit the top 40 with Missy Elliott with "Gossip Folks." Ludacris was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album (Word Of Mouf) and Best Rap Solo Performance - Male ("Roll Out My Business").

March 2003:  Ludacris hit the Top 10 with Missy Elliott with "Gossip Folks."

May 2003:  Ludacris could be heard on the soundtrack for 2 Fast 2 Furious with "Act A Fool" and "Pick Up The Phone" (with R. Kelly and Tyrese) - and also co-starred in the film.

August 2003:  Ludacris' video for "Move" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video.

October 2003:  Ludacris released Chicken & Beer. Chicken & Beer topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for a week and R&B;/Hip-Hop LP chart selling for 2 weeks over 429,000 copies its first week of release in the US. Ludacris topped the Billboard Rap chart for 8 weeks with "Stand Up."

November 2003:  Ludacris topped the Billboard Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 5 weeks, Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 5 weeks with "Stand Up." Ludacris hit the Top 40 helped out by Shawnna with "Stand Up." Ludacris hit the Top 40 helping out Chingy and also featuring Snoop Dogg with "Holidae In." Chicken & Beer was certified platinum.

December 2003:  Ludacris topped the Billboard 100 singles chart for a week and Hot 100 Airplay chart for a week with "Stand Up." Ludacris hit the Top 10 with "Stand Up."

January 2004:  Ludacris hit the Top 40 helping out Usher with "Yeah."

February 2004:  Ludacris was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards including Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Gossip Folks" with Missy Elliott), Best Rap Solo Performance - Male ("Stand Up"), and Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (songwriter) ("Act A Fool" with Keith McMasters). Ludacris began touring with Chingy. Ludacris topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks helping out Usher with "Yeah."

March 2004:  Ludacris topped the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart, Hot 100 Airplay chart, Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, and Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 8 weeks helping out Usher with "Yeah." Ludacris hit the Top 40 with "Splash Waterfalls." Ludacris hit #1 for 4 weeks helping out Usher with "Yeah." Ludacris topped the UK singles chart helping out Usher with "Yeah."

April 2004:  Ludacris topped the Canadian singles chart helping out Usher with "Yeah."

June 2004:  Chicken & Beer was certified 2x platinum.

August 2004:  The video for "Stand Up" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. The video for "Yeah" won for Best Male Video and Best Dance Video and was also nominated for Video of the Year and Best Choreography. The video for "Holidae In" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award including Best Hip-Hop Video.

September 2004:  Ludacris could be heard on the soundtrack for Shark Tale with "Gold Digger." Ludacris could be heard on Ciara's LP Goodies on the track "Oh."

October 2004:  Ludacris won 2 Source Awards for Male Artist of the Year and R&B;/Rap Collaboration ("Yeah"). The singles "Stand Up" and "Yeah" were certified gold.

November 2004:  The single "Yeah" was certified platinum.

December 2004:  Ludacris released his next LP Red Light District. Ludacris hit the Top 40 helping out Lil Jon and Usher with "Lovers & Friends" from Lil Jon's LP Crunk Juice. Ludacris topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for a week and Top R&B;/Hip-Hop Albums chart for a week with Red Light District selling over 322,000 copies its first week of release in the US. Ludacris hit the Top 40 with "Get Back."

January 2005:  Ludacris topped the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart helping out Lil Jon and Usher with "Lovers & Friends." Ludacris hit the Top 10 helping out Lil Jon and Usher with "Lovers & Friends." Red Light District was certified platinum.

February 2005:  Ludacris won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Yeah" with Usher and Lil Jon), and was nominated for Record of the Year and Best R&B; Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Yeah" with Usher and Lil Jon). The single "Get Back" was certified gold. Ludacris topped the Billboard Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and Rhythmic Airplay chart helping out Lil Jon and Usher with "Lovers & Friends."

March 2005:  The single "Get Back" was certified platinum.

April 2005:  Ludacris hit the Top 40 helping out Ciara with "Oh."

May 2005:  Ludacris could be seen in the film Crash. Ludacris topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart and Rhythmic Airplay chart helping out Ciara with "Oh."

June 2005:  Ludacris hit the Top 10 helping out Ciara with "Oh." The single "Number One Spot" was certified gold.

July 2005:  Ludacris hit the Top 40 with "Pimpin' All Over The World."

August 2005:  The video for "Number One Spot" won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video and was nominated for Best Special Effects. The video for "Oh" was nominated for Best R&B; Video. Ludacris performed at the ceremony.

September 2005:  Red Light District was certified 2x platinum.

November 2005:  Ludacris was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist.

December 2005:  Ludacris could be heard on The Notorious B.I.G. posthumous creation - Duets: The Final Chapter. Ludacris could be heard on Ludacris Presents Disturbing Tha Peace.

January 2006:  Ludacris hit the Top 40 helping out Jamie Foxx with "Unpredictable" from Foxx's LP Unpredictable. Ludacris won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his contribution to Crash.

February 2006:  Ludacris was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Number One Spot"). The single "Get Back" was certified 2x platinum and "Number One Spot" was certified platinum.

August 2006:  Ludacris performed at the MTV Video Music Awards.

September 2006:  Ludacris released Release Therapy and hit the Top 40 with Pharrell with "Money Maker."

October 2006:  Ludacris topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Top Rap Albums chart with Release Therapy - the LP sold over 309,000 copies its first week of release in the US. Ludacris - "Money Maker" Ludacris topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Hot 100 Airplay chart, Hot Rap Tracks chart, Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Rhythmic Airplay chart, and Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with "Money Maker."

November 2006:  Ludacris hit the Top 10 with Pharrell with "Money Maker." Ludacris hosted and performed on Saturday Night Live. Luda's album Release Therapy was certified platinum.

December 2006:  Ludacris single "Runaway Love" featuring Mary J. Blige hit the Top 40, and the Ludacris single "Money Maker" was certified platinum.

January 2007:  Ludacris hits the Top 40 helping out Black Eyed Peas Singer "Fergie" with her "Glamorous" single from her debut solo album.

February 2007:  Ludacris topped the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart with Mary J. Blige with "Runaway Love." Ludacris won 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song for "Money Maker" (with Pharrell Williams -- awarded to the songwriter), and Best Rap Album for his Release Therapy album, and was also nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the track "Unpredictable" with Jamie Foxx, and also Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Georgia" with Field Mob and Jamie Foxx. Ludacris also performed at the Grammy Awards ceremony. Ludacris then hit the Top 10 with Mary J. Blige with "Runaway Love", and also hit the Top 10 helping out Fergie with "Glamorous."

March:  Ludacris topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart with Mary J. Blige with "Runaway Love" and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Pop 100 chart, and also the Hot Digital Songs chart helping out Fergie with her single "Glamorous."

May:  Ludacris and Fergie hit #1 for week for "Glamorous." Ludacris could also be heard on the R. Kelly LP "Double Up" on the track "Rock Star."

June:  Ludacris topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with Fergie on "Glamorous." Ludacris won a BET Award for Best Collaboration for the track "Runaway Love" with Mary J. Blige.

July:  On July 7th, Ludacris performed at the Live Earth concert in the US. The 7-continent concert organized by Al Gore brought together over 100 artists to perform and raise the world's awareness about the climate crisis and how to make a difference to help the environment and the world. The single "Glamorous" was certified gold.

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