Erykah Badu

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Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu at a concert in 2008
Erykah Badu at a concert in 2008
Background information
Birth nameErica Abi Wright
Born (1971-02-26) February 26, 1971 (age 52)
Dallas, Texas
United States
OriginDallas, Texas
United States
GenresR&B, soul, funk, jazz, hip hop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, Producer, Actress
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, guitar, drums
Years active1991–now
LabelsKedar, Universal, Motown, Puppy Love, Control Freaq

Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), better known by her stage name Erykah Badu (pronounced /ˈɛrɨkə bɑːˈduː/), is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress.[1] She rose to fame in 1997 when she released her critically well liked first album, Baduizm.[2] For this album she received two Grammy Awards. Badu has won a total of four Grammy Awards out of nineteen nominations. Her songs include parts from R&B, hip hop and jazz.[3] Badu is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre, and for her eccentric, creative musical stylings and sense of fashion. She is known as the "Queen of Neo-Soul".

Personal life[change | change source]

Badu has three children.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums
Live albums

References[change | change source]

  1. Bush, John. "Erykah Badu - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  2. Bush, John. "Baduizm". Allmusic. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  3. "Erykah Badu". Retrieved January 23, 2012.

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