Ludacris is set to receive the President's award from BMI.
“The President’s Award is bestowed to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in songwriting with profound global influence on culture and the entertainment industry,” Mike O’Neill, BMI President & CEO, says. “Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges’ songs traverse boundaries and reach listeners of all genres, making him a global presence. Additionally, his philanthropic efforts go beyond measure with the work he does by way of his charitable organization, The Ludacris Foundation, making him a natural for the BMI President’s Award.”
BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton echoed these statements about Ludacris in a press release.
“We are proud to be honoring Ludacris with our President's Award,” Brewton says. “He is a hometown hero to the city of Atlanta who has had a remarkable career in music, film and television. His consistency in the industry, as well as his outreach in the community proves he is more than deserving of the BMI President’s Award."
Ludacris has released several albums, including 2000's Back For The First Time, 2001's Word Of Mouf, 2003's Chicken-n-Beer, 2004's Red Light District, 2006's Release Therapy, 2008's Theater of The Mind and 2010's Battle Of The Sexes. The emcee is currently working on Ludaversal.
(July 30, 2014)
UPDATE: Ludacris was celebrated for his career during the BMI R&B, Hip Hop Awards yesterday (August 22).
During the ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles, California, the emcee thanked his team for their help throughout his career. He also highlighted loved ones who've stood by him.
Ludacris also performed a medley of his hits, including "Move B***h," with special guest Mystikal.