Erykah Badu

 

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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. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul". Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps. For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday. She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and is also an actress having appeared in a number of films playing a range of supporting roles in movies such as Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules, and House of D, she is also very prominent in the documentary film Before the Music Dies.

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Erykah Badu

Born 1971-02-26 (50 years ago) in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Height 152 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction (Q.U.E.E.N.) 2013 MTV Video Music Awards 2013 Q.U.E.E.N.
BET Award for Video Director of the Year BET Awards 2008 2008
MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction (Honey) 2008 MTV Video Music Awards 2008 Honey
BET Award for Video of the Year (Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)) BET Awards 2003 2003 Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)
Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)) 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (You Got Me) 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 You Got Me
Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist 1998 Soul Train Music Awards 1998
Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year (Baduizm) 1998 Soul Train Music Awards 1998 Baduizm
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (On & On) 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 On & On
Grammy Award for Best R&B Album (Baduizm) 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 Baduizm
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama (The Cider House Rules) 4th Golden Satellite Awards 2000 Ciderhusreglerna
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (The Cider House Rules) 6th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 Ciderhusreglerna
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Bag Lady) 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 Bag Lady
Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (Bag Lady) 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 Bag Lady
Grammy Award for Best R&B Album (Live) 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 ライヴ
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Tyrone) 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 Tyrone
Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (On & On) 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 On & On
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (On & On) 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 On & On
Grammy Award for Best R&B Album (Baduizm) 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 Baduizm
Grammy Award for Best New Artist 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Jay Electronica(Sambo) Sambo
The D.O.C.(Sambo) Sambo
André 3000(Sambo) Sambo
Children

Seven Sirius Benjamin, Puma Sabti Curry, Mars Merkaba Thedford

Parents

Kolleen Maria Gipson, William Wright Jr.

Siblings

Jabbada Wright, Nayrok Wright

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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. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul".

Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps. For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday. She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and is also an actress having appeared in a number of films playing a range of supporting roles in movies such as Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules, and House of D, she is also very prominent in the documentary film Before the Music Dies.

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