Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu



Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971),[1] known professionally as Erykah Badu (/ˈɛrɪkə bɑːˈd/), is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, disc jockey, activist, and actress.

Badu's career began after opening a show for D'Angelo in 1994 in Fort Worth; record label executive Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance and signed her to Kedar Entertainment.[1] Her first album, Baduizm, was released on February 11, 1997.[2] It spawned three singles: "On & On", "Next Lifetime" and "Otherside of the Game". The album was certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[3] Badu's first live album, Live, was released on November 18, 1997 and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA.[3] Badu is hailed as the queen of neo soul.

Badu's second studio album, Mama's Gun, was released on October 31, 2000.[4] It spawned three singles: "Bag Lady", which became her first top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #6, "Didn't Cha Know?" and "Cleva". The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[3] Badu's third album, Worldwide Underground, was released on September 16, 2003.[5] It generated three singles: "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)", "Danger" and "Back in the Day (Puff)" with 'Love' becoming her second song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.[3] Badu's fourth album, New Amerykah Part One, was released on February 26, 2008.[6] It spawned two singles: "Honey" and "Soldier". New Amerykah Part Two was released in 2010 and fared well both critically and commercially. It contained the album's lead single "Window Seat", which led to controversy.

Influenced by R&B, 1970s soul, and 1980s hip hop,[1] Badu became associated with the neo soul subgenre in the 1990s along with artists like D'Angelo.[7] Her work has often been compared[8] to jazz great Billie Holiday.[9][10] Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for her eccentric style, which often included wearing very large and colorful headwraps. She was a core member of the Soulquarians. As an actress, she has played a wide range of supporting roles in movies including Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules and House of D. She also speaks at length in the documentaries Before the Music Dies and The Black Power Mixtapes.



New Amerykah Part One
New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) is the 2008 fourth studio album by American neo soul singer and songwriter Erykah Badu.
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New Amerykah Part Two
New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Erykah Badu, first released on March 30, 2010, through Universal Motown.
Mama's Gun
Mama's Gun is the second studio album by American neo soul singer Erykah Badu.

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Trippie Redd Says Debut Album Features Lil Wayne & Erykah Badu
  –  March 28, 2018
“Erykah Badu– she’s timeless, that’s my second mom. She’s gonna be on the album,” he said. Redd also paid homage to Drake and acknowledged that he was another artist who in his eyes makes timeless music. “Anything Drake drops is timeles
Afropunk Brooklyn’s ‘The People Resist’ Lineup Includes Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe and Miguel
  –  March 28, 2018
“The People Resist”-themed music festival will feature artists who have used ... at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene on August 25 and 26 with stars including Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, Jaden and Willow Smith, The Internet and many others.
Look! Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae & Miguel To Headline Afropunk Fest In Brooklyn
  –  March 28, 2018
The weather is warming up, which means its time for music festival season ... s Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene on August 25 and 26. Along the way, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, and Miguel will serve as the headliners, while a bevy of other artists ...
AfroPunk’s 2018 Line Up Is Stacked With Tyler The Creator, Erykah Badu, And Janelle Monae
  –  March 27, 2018
The Afropunk festival in Brooklyn has been at the intersection of black politics, music, and community since it’s inception ... mix of black excellence from across the spectrum: Erykah Badu, Tyler The Creator, Miguel, Janelle Monae, and Twin Shadow ...
The People Resist! Afropunk Announces 2018 Lineup, Including Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu, Tyler the Creator and Many More!
  –  March 27, 2018
This year’s highlights so far include Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu, Ibeyi and Tyler the Creator among the ... the festival has since spread across the U.S., to U.K., France and South Africa. While music performances have long been the main focus of the ...
Erykah Badu, Yasiin Bey, Talib Kweli To Host 2018 Cincinnati Funk Fest
  –  March 14, 2018
Headlining the epic showcase will be Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Erykah Badu, alongside a few friends ... be performing a few tracks together as they recently announced new music from their Black Star collective is in the works.


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