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Erykah Badu

Singer-songwriter / Poet / Composer / Actress / Record Producer / Writer | * 02/26/1971 (49) | Dallas, Texas, USA
Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Influenced by R&B, 1970s soul, and 1980s hip hop, Badu became associated with the Neo soul subgenre in the 1990s and 2000s along with artists like D'Angelo. She has been called the Queen of Neo soul. Badu's career began after she opened 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. Her first album, Baduizm, was released in February 1997. 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). Her first live album, Live, was released in November 1997 and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA. Her second studio album, Mama's Gun, was released in 2000. 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. Badu's third album, Worldwide Underground, was released in 2003. It generated three singles: "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)", "Danger" and "Back in the Da... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Movies with Erykah Badu as Actress(11)

as Sister2019 What Men Want
as Turquoise2016 The Land
as Stagecoach Mary2013 They Die by Dawn
as Herself (voice)2011 The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
as Lady / Bernadette2004 House of D
as Rose Rose1999 The Cider House Rules
as Queen Moussette1998 Blues Brothers 2000

TV Shows/Series with Erykah Badu as Actress(3)


Full Name: Erica Erykah Badu
Born: Friday, 02/26 1971 (February) in Dallas (current age: 49 years + 216 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Educated at: Grambling State University
Record Label: Kedar Massenburg
Erykah Badu frequently works together with these people:
Dave Chappelle (4x, Actor)
Monica (4x, Cast)
Göran Olsson (4x, Crew)
Jeymes Samuel (4x, Crew)
Dan Aykroyd (3x, Actor)
David Duchovny (3x, Actor)
John Landis (3x, Actor)
Phil Collins (3x, Actor)
Mary J. Blige (3x, Actress)
Taraji P. Henson (2x, Actress)
Roshawn Franklin (2x, Actor)
Mark Cuban (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:568045, Added: 10/13/2018, Last updated: 09/23/2020