Erykah Badu

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Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), better known by her stage name Erykah Badu (how to say: /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. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p200306. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  2. Bush, John. "Baduizm". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/album/baduizm-r246913. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  3. "Erykah Badu". Rockonthenet.com. http://www.rockonthenet.com/artists-b/erykahbadu_main.htm. Retrieved January 23, 2012.

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