WHO | HONOREE Chris “Ludacris” Bridges EMCEE iHeart media personality Ellen K GUEST SPEAKERS Vin Diesel and LL Cool J WHAT Dedication of the 2,756th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame WHEN Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 11:30 AM PT WHERE 6426 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 WATCH LIVEThe event will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, an awarding winning rapper and film star, is set to receive the 2,756th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, May 18, at 11:30 a.m. PT at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard. Ludacris will receive his star in the category of Motion Pictures. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce administers the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame for the City of Los Angeles and has proudly hosted the globally iconic star ceremonies for decades. Millions of people from here and around the world have visited this cultural landmark since 1960. ABOUT OUR HONOREE “Ludacris has been a pop culture staple for many years,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “As both a rapper and actor, he has created some of our favorite music and film moments and we’re thrilled to welcome him to our historic landmark,” added Martinez. Joining emcee Ellen K for the star unveiling will be Vin Diesel and LL Cool J. As a recording artist, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has sold more than 24 million albums worldwide, with singles Stand Up, Get Back, Southern Hospitality, Number One Spot, Money Maker and My Chick Bad. These successful records were accompanied by music videos that demonstrated his imagination and innovation of how rap videos should look and feel. With his lyrics, wit, and imagery, Ludacris has solidified himself as a premier entertainer. Ludacris’ versatility and complexity have enabled him to seamlessly transition to acting, including the fan-favorite role of "Tej" in Universal Pictures’ box office hit franchise Fast & Furious where he was introduced for the first time in 2003 in 2 Fast 2 Furious. He will reprise his role for the seventh time in Fast X, which will be released worldwide on May 20, 2023, just two days after his star ceremony. His other feature film credits include New Year’s Eve, No Strings Attached, The Academy Award-Winning Film Crash, And Hustle & Flow which earned him a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture As a father of four girls, his new ventures include launching the educational platform "KidNation" and the animated series Karma’s World, which launched in the Top 10 on Netflix and earned two NAACP Image Award nominations. Currently in its fourth season, the children’s series about a young Black girl finding her voice and using it to change her world is inspired by Chris’ daughter Karma. Ludacris founded The Ludacris Foundation to inspire youth and has participated in other charities such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, USO, Feeding America, and many others.