Erykah Badu is American record producer, singer-songwriter, disc jockey, actress and activist. She was inspired by R & B, 1980s hip hop, 1970s Soul. She is best reckoned for her eccentric style. She released her first album entitled “Baduizm”, it was certified platinum thrice by Recoding Association of America. It was followed by Mama’s Gun and Worldwide Underground. She is praised for her roles in the Cider House Rules, Blue Brothers 2000 and House of D.
Badu initially recorded a 19-song demo and the Country Cousins drew attention of Kedar Massenburg. She signed with Universal Records .In early 1977 she released her 1st album Baduizm which was commercial success, debuting at number two on the Billboards Chart. The success assisted her to establish as one of the promising neo soul genre's foremost artists. It spawned 4 songs, “On & On”, "Other side of the Game" and "Next Lifetime". Her 1st live album “Live”, reached number four on the US Billboard 200. It was certified two times platinum by RIAA for shipments of over two million copies. She came up with 2nd album “Mama’s Gun”. It was another platinum- selling success. She embarked tour in 2001 and performed in some concerts. In 2003, she released World Wide underground; it was certified gold by RIAA.
Badu released her 4th album New Amerykah Part One, the album peaked at no 2 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums. New Amerykah Part Two was released on March 30, 2010.
released on March 30, 2010. It debuted at no. four on the US Billboard 200 chart, sold over 110,000 copies in its first week. In international markets, it achieved moderate chart success. Apart from music, she ventured in acting. She had her supporting role in the Blues Brother 2000. Then she was casted in The Cider House Rules and House of D. She had small roles in the Dave Chappelle’s Block party and Before the Music Dies. In Bobby Zero, she is said to play the lead role. Badu is honored with accolades Favorite Female Solo Single for "On & On, Best R&B/Soul or Rap Song of the Year for "On & On", Outstanding New Artist and Outstanding Female Artist, Favorite New R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, video of the Year for "Love of My Life.
Badu was born as Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971 at Dallas, Texas. She was raised by her mother after her father deserted them. At the age of 4, she along with her mother used to work in the Dallas Theatre Centre dancing and singing. By the age of 14, she was free-styling for a local radio station. She studied theatre at Grambling State University. About personal status, our Hip-Hop icon seems to be in a relationship with producer Carl Jones. Well the dating has just begun and she is planing to become wife of Jones. Well, she has no girlfriend. She has given birth to three children. She is loved by people all over the world which is evident by the number of followers in Instagram and Twitter. In 2016, her net worth is estimated to be $12 million. To find out more refer to her wiki, bio.