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Erykah Badu
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Erykah Badu at a concert in 2008
Background information
Birth name Erica Abi Wright
Born (1971-02-26) February 26, 1971 (age 51)
Dallas, Texas
United States
Origin Dallas, Texas
United States
Genres R&B, soul, funk, jazz, hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Producer, Actress
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums
Years active 1991–now
Labels Kedar, Universal, Motown, Puppy Love, Control Freaq
Associated acts Soulquarians

Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), better known by her stage name Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. She rose to fame in 1997 when she released her critically well liked first album, Baduizm. 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. 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

Badu has three children.


Studio albums
  • Baduizm (1997)
  • Mama's Gun (2000)
  • Worldwide Underground (2003)
  • New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) (2008)
  • New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) (2010)
Live albums
  • Live (1997)
  • Erykah Badu – official website

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