This year’s 13th annual Commodore Quake is Thursday, October 9, to kick off Vanderbilt’s Homecoming weekend with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Ludacris and Iggy Azalea are set to perform, one of the most established names in the music and entertainment world alongside one of the hottest artists on the Billboard charts.
The career of the multitalented Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges can best be described as remarkable. Much more than an entertainer, Ludacris is able to create, reconstruct, and command anything he attaches his name to. With 17 Grammy nominations, he has won three of them, has sold over 19.5 million units in the United States, and approximately seven million overseas. Ludacris’ highly anticipated 8th studio album, Ludaversal, is and is sure to stick to the successful tradition he has established.
Ludacris is an esteemed actor, having appeared in the acclaimed indie drama Hustle & Flow, the smash hit Fast and the Furious sequels; 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 and Fast & Furious 7 slated for release in 2015. Ludacris also starred in the 2006 Academy Award Best Picture winner Crash, which earned him the prestigious Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice awards. He has also had a recurring role as ‘Darius Parker’ in the long-running hit television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. More recently, Ludacris hosted the 2014 Billboard Music Awards to an audience of over 11 million and was a judge for the groundbreaking summer singing competition series Rising Star on ABC.
Following her incredible warm-up single ‘Work’, which amassed over 30 million views on YouTube, hit the top 15 in the iTunes chart, Iggy Azalea is the hottest new female rap star in the game. Azalea’s original cult classic mixtape, ‘Ignorant Art’, catapulted her into the limelight in 2011, shortly followed by the six track ‘Glory EP’ which featured a track with Mike Posner, B.o.B and Pusha T.
Having spent 2012 turning heads and garnering the respect of industry and hip hop heavy-weights, Iggy signed a deal with Virgin EMI in the UK and the prestigious Island Def Jam in the U.S.
Iggy supported Beyoncé on eleven of the 14 scheduled ‘Mrs. Carter Show World Tour’ arena dates across Australia in late. Her hit single, ‘Fancy’ climbed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 almost instantly after its release, with her feature on Ariana Grande’s, ‘Problem,’ following suit at #2. Azalea has also pulled off something pretty remarkable as she appeared on the top two spots on the Hot 100 simultaneously, only the second artist in the history of the chart to do that since The Beatles. Azalea is truly the hottest female rapper in today’s music industry.
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000, or with no service fees included only at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt campus. No refunds will be given due to weather conditions or cancellations.