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Ludacris is one of the greatest and most consistent rappers to come out of the South, there’s no doubt about it.

With a blend of an incredible mic presence, ridiculous flow and penchant for crafting big songs, Luda has quietly reigned on the Billboard charts for over a decade.

From his 2000 debut, Back for the First Time, to 2015’s Ludaversal, we look at all the rankings for Ludacris’ first week album sales.

Ludaversal

Released: March 31, 2015

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 73,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Good Lovin”, “Come & See Me”, “Grass Is Always Greener”

Back for the First Time

Released: October 17, 2000

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 133,000

Billboard 200 position: 4

Singles: “What’s Your Fantasy”, “Southern Hospitality”, “Ho”

Battle of the Sexes

Released: March 9, 2010

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 137,300

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “How Low”, “My Chick Bad”, “Sex Room”, “Everybody Drunk”

Theater of the Mind

Released: November 24, 2008

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 214,000

Billboard 200 position: 5

Singles: “What Them Girls Like”, “Wish You Would”, “Undisputed”, “Last of a Dying Breed”, “One More Drink”, “Nasty Girl”

Word of Mouf

Released: November 27, 2001

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 281,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Area Codes”, “Rollout (My Business)”, “Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!)”, “Move Bitch”

Release Therapy

Released: September 26, 2006

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 309,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Money Maker”, “Grew Up a Screw Up”, “Runaway Love”, “Girls Gone Wild”, “Slap”

The Red Light District

Released: December 7, 2004

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 322,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Get Back”, “Number One Spot”, “The Potion”, “Pimpin’ All Over the World”, “Blueberry Yum Yum”

Chicken-n-Beer

Released: October 7, 2003

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 429,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “P-Poppin”, “Stand Up”, “Blow It Out”, “Splash Waterfalls”, “Diamond in the Back”

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