IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 17, 2000 LUDACRIS RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Back for the First Time is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Ludacris. The album, his major label debut, was released on October 17, 2000, under Disturbing tha Peace and Def Jam South.

Most of the tracks are taken from his first album, the independently released Incognegro (1999), except for “Stick ‘Em Up”, “Southern Hospitality”, a remix of “What’s Your Fantasy”, and “Phat Rabbit”.

The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, and sold 133,000 copies in its first-week of sales. As of November 2009, the album has sold 3.1 million copies in the United States to date. The album was eventually certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 3 million copies.

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