Erykah Badu Biography (Wikipedia)
Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. Badu's career began after opening 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 Day (Puff)" with 'Love' becoming her second song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. Badu's fourth album, New Amerykah Part One, was released in 2008. It spawned two singles: "Honey" and "Soldier". New Amerykah Part Two was released in 2010 and fared well both critically and commercially. It contained the album's lead single "Window Seat", which led to controversy.
- Erykah Badu dials inhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0695jc7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0695jc7.jpg2018-06-05T10:27:00.000ZErykah Badu joins Gilles off the back of her headline show at Field Day. She discusses her samples, reveals there is new music coming and sings along to her tracks.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0695hd6
Erykah Badu dials in
- Funk & Soul Years - 2000https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p035hhwm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p035hhwm.jpg2015-10-17T17:45:00.000ZCraig meets up with you in the year 2000, for news and tunes from Erykah Badu, The Sugarman 3, and Jill Scott.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p035hhxs
Funk & Soul Years - 2000
Erykah Badu Tracks