Erykah Badu

Born Feb 26, 1971

Erica Abi Wright, better known by her stage name Erykah Badu /ˈɛrɪkə bɑːˈduː/, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist and actress. Her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz. She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre, and for her eccentric, cerebral musical stylings and sense of fashion. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul".… Read More

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1971 Birth Born in 1971.


1994 - 1995 2 More Events
Her first album, Baduizm, was released on February 11, 1997. … Read More
1998 27 Years Old Badu has also ventured into acting. She made her debut as a supporting role in the 1998 film Blues Brothers 2000, playing Queen Mousette. … Read More
1999 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Badu also collaborated with the Roots (who had previously handled production duties on a number of tracks on Baduizm) on their breakthrough 1999 release, Things Fall Apart. … Read More
After taking some time off to raise her child, Badu returned in 2000 with Mama's Gun. … Read More


2001 - 2003 2 More Events
2004 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Badu embarked on the "Worldwide Underground Tour" in 2004. … Read More
2005 34 Years Old In 2005, she was a judge for the 4th Annual Independent Music Awards, to support independent artists' careers. … Read More
2006 35 Years Old The Summer Tour was a concert tour in 2006 by Badu. … Read More
2007 36 Years Old In 2007 Badu was said to have three albums in the works for release during 2007 and 2008. "Honey", a new single produced by 9th Wonder, was leaked online in November 2007.
The fourth studio album, titled New Amerykah Part One, was released by Universal Motown Records, in the United States on February 26, 2008, Badu's 37th birthday. … Read More
2009 38 Years Old On February 1, 2009, Badu gave birth to her third child, a girl named Mars Merkaba Thedford, with her boyfriend of five years, rapper Jay Electronica. … Read More
"New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)" Badu's fifth studio album was released March 30, 2010, on Universal Motown in the United States. … Read More


2011 - 2012 2 More Events
In 2013, Badu appeared on "Treehome95" from Tyler, The Creator's second studio album, Wolf as well as appearing on the song "Heaven for the Sinner" from Bonobo's album, The North Borders.
2014 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2014, Badu came under fire by the US-based Human Rights Foundation, for performing at the birthday celebration of Swaziland's ruler and monarch, King Mswati III. … Read More
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Erykah Badu performed at The Bomb Factory in her hometown, Dallas, Texas, for the Deep Ellum venue's grand opening. … Read More
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