Birth Name: Erica Abi Wright
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, United States
Years Active: 1996–present
Genres: Neo Soul, R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop Soul, Hip Hop
Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), better known by her stage name Erykah Badu is an American recording artist, record producer 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. “Baduizm,” Badu's highly acclaimed debut album, was released in early 1997 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts. Lead single "On & On" reached #12 on the singles charts in both the U.S. and UK. “Baduizm” eventually went triple platinum and, along with "On & On," won Grammy Awards at the 1998 ceremonies. Badu recorded her fir...
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