Hip-Hop giant, announced today that he has signed on to host a weekly music show
exclusively for XM Satellite Radio, the nation’s leading satellite radio
service with more than 5 million subscribers.
“Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Ludacris’ Open Mic” will feature
music hand-selected by the artist, including songs from Ludacris’ vast personal
music collection, as well as special guests and interviews with other artists.
Ludacris born Chris Bridges, is one of the most recognized names
in popular music today and his new show is expected to increase his massive
“This is the beginning of a great partnership and I really
look forward to growing with XM and their millions of subscribers,” Ludacris
said. “XM Satellite Radio is affording me the opportunity to expose our
audience to a wider variety of music and ideas.”
Starting his career as a popular DJ on Atlanta's Hot 97, Ludacris
has enjoyed enormous success since his major-label debut in 2000.
He has sold over 15 million records worldwide.
“The addition of Ludacris to the XM artist family is a
testament to XM’s commitment to create the best original music programming
available on satellite radio,” states Eric Logan, executive vice president
of programming for XM Satellite Radio. “Ludacris’ passion for and
knowledge of music, along with his remarkable talent as an artist, are a natural
fit with XM.”
The burgeoning actor, philanthropist and label executive has
also extended his achievements far beyond the confines of his own albums.
“Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Ludacris’ Open Mic”
weekly music show will debut in January 2006 on XM’s uncut hip-hop channel
RAW (XM channel 66).
In related news,
Ludacris will be featured on the October 6 episode of “The Oprah Winfrey