Three-time Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris will replace Big Boi as Sunday's Yonge-Dundas Square headliner.
Ludacris was one of the first superstar rappers to emerge from Atlanta, bringing the dirty south mainstream with such hits as Southern Hospitality and What's Your Fantasy. Since 2000 he's released seven albums, with countless smash singles including Area Codes and Splash Waterfalls. Ludacris has also collaborated with almost every big-name rapper to emerge in the past decade, including Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Future, as well as singers Usher and Justin Bieber. Ludacris's deep voice has becoming one of rap's most distinctive, meaning that even if Luda provides only one guest verse on a single, you're likely to associate the song primarily with him.
As an actor, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges appeared in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture film Crash directed by Ontario's Paul Haggis, as well as the massively commercially successful Fast and the Furious series of films. The latest, Fast & Furious 6, opened at No. 1 last month.
Ludacris will cap off a free Sunday lineup that includes Joey Bada$$, Smif N' Wessun, Fat Tony, The Underachievers and Mickey Avalon. He is set to release a brand-new album later this year.