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. 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".
|Birth name||Erica Abi Wright|
|Born||February 26, 1971|
|Genres||R&B, soul, funk, jazz, hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, Producer, Actress|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums|
|Labels||Kedar, Universal, Motown, Puppy Love, Control Freaq|
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)