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 50)
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
Associated actsSoulquarians

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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