Erykah Badu

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Erykah Badu Wiki Biography

Erykah Abi Wright, simply known as Erykah Badu, is a well-known American actress, singer, songwriter, social activist, as well as record producer. Badu’s major career step happened in 1994, when she performed as an opening act for an R&B singer D’Angelo. It was during that concert when Kedar Massenburg, a well-known president and the CEO of a record label “Kedar Entertainment”, noticed Badu’s talents. Soon enough Badu was signed to his recording company and in 1997 released her debut studio album “Baduizm”. The album spawned four singles and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts, gaining Badu critical acclaim for her musical style.

Considered to be one of the most important albums for the genre of neo soul, “Baduizm” introduced Erykah Badu to a wide audience, helped her gain a lot of popularity and earned her a nickname of “Queen of Neo-Soul”. A famous singer, how rich is Erykah Badu then? According to sources, Erykah Badu’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million. The majority of Erykah Badu’s net worth and wealth comes from her involvement in the music industry, as well as her acting career. Erykah Badu was born in 1971, in Dallas, Texas, where she had her first exposure to the entertainment industry at the age of four, when together with her mother she performed at the Dallas Theatre Centre. Badu initially attended the Grambling State University, however, she dropped out in order to pursue singing career. Badu was then discovered by Massenburg and signed to his record label. Soon after, Erykah Badu released her debut album “Baduizm”, which helped her establish herself in the neo-soul genre.

Following the success of “Baduizm”, Badu came out with “Live”, a live concert album that was released in 1997. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts, and received a Platinum certification from the RIAA. “Live” was not only critically acclaimed, but also earned Badu a Grammy Awards nomination for Best R&B Album. Badu’s success was at the peak at the time, however, she took some time off in order to raise her son. Badu returned to the industry in 2000 with the release of her second studio album “Mama’s Gun”. The album that contains a range of musical styles has been enjoying success as well, and was even placed among Top 10 Albums of 2000 by the Rolling Stones magazine. As a singer, Erykah Badu has released five studio albums and has successfully launched nine tours. However, Erykah Badu is not only a musician, but an actress as well. Badu made her acting debut in 1997 in a sketch comedy show “All That”, and a year later debuted with a role in a musical comedy film “Blues Brothers 2000” with Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and James Brown. Since then Erykah Badu has starred in a variety of movies, including “House of D” directed by David Duchovny, “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” produced by Dave Chappelle, as well as “The Cider House Rules” with Paul Rudd and Charlize Theron.

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Erykah Badu Quick Info

Full NameErykah Badu
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 26, 1971
Place Of BirthDallas, Texas, United States
Height4 ft 11 in (1.52 m)
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Actor, Record producer, Disc jockey, Musician, Social activist
EducationGrambling State University, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Booker T. Washington High School, On & On, Bag Lady, Window Seat
NationalityUnited States of America
ChildrenSeven Sirius Benjamin, Mars Merkaba Thedford, Puma Sabti Curry
ParentsWilliam Wright Jr., Kolleen Maria Gipson
SiblingsEevin Wright, Nayrok Wright, On & On, Bag Lady, Window Seat
NicknamesErica Abi Wright , Erica Abie Wright , Loretta Brown , Analog Girl in a Digital World , Fat Belly Bella , Medulla Oblongata , First Lady of Neo-Soul , Queen of Neo-Soul , Low Down Loretta Brown , Maria Mexico
AwardsGrammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, BET Award for Video of the Year, Soul …
NominationsGrammy Award for Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, BET Award for Best Collaboration, Soul Train Music A…
MoviesBlues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules, One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute, Holistic Wellness for the Hip-Hop Generation, House of D, They Die By Dawn, The Land, MTV 20: Jams, Jools Holland: Later … Hip Hop Soul, Hip Hop Nation: Vol. 4

Erykah Badu Quotes

  • Music and the music business are two different things.
  • I don’t read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear.

Erykah Badu Important Facts

  • Son Seven was born in 1997.
  • Third child, daughter, Mars Merkaba, born February 1, 2009.
  • Expecting her third child. [September 27, 2008].
  • Has a younger brother and sister.
  • Was engaged to rapper Common. They were together from 2000 to 2002.
  • She gave birth to daughter, Puma, on July 5, 2004 in her Dallas home. Father is rapper The D.O.C..
  • Ranked #100 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
  • 1998 – Named one of “People” magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People
  • Named her son Seven. Father is ex-boyfriend André Benjamin of the rap group Outkast. For which the rap song “Mrs. Jackson” was based upon, in 2000.

Erykah Badu Filmography

Moonlight2016/Iperformer: “TYRONE” / writer: “TYRONE” – as Erica WrightSoundtrack
BET Awards 20162016TV Movie performer: “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker”Soundtrack
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2015 writer – 1 episode, 2015Soundtrack
Power2014TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: “See Thru To U” / writer: “See Thru To U” – as Erica WrightSoundtrack
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-19752011Documentary performer: “I Want A World” / writer: “I Want A World”Soundtrack
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV Special performer: “Medley: Out My Mind, Just In Time; Window Seat” / writer: “Medley: Out My Mind, Just In Time; Window Seat”Soundtrack
Sex and the City 22010performer: “Window Seat” / writer: “Window Seat” – as Erica WrightSoundtrack
The Wire2008TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party2005Documentary performer: “Back in the Day”, “Love of My Life”, “You Got Me” / writer: “Back in the Day”, “Love of My Life”Soundtrack
The Man2005performer: “Bandy Bandy”Soundtrack
Idol – Jakten på en superstjerne2005TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Later… With Jools Holland2004TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
House of D2004performer: “Melissa”Soundtrack
Idol2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Brown Sugar2002performer: “Love of My Life An Ode to Hip Hop” / producer: “Love of My Life An Ode to Hip Hop” / writer: “Love of My Life An Ode to Hip Hop”Soundtrack
Pootie Tang2001as Erica Wright, “Southern Girl” / performer: “Southern Girl”Soundtrack
Drop the Beat2000TV Series performer: “Southern Gul”Soundtrack
Bamboozled2000performer: “Hollywood” 1977, “The Light” RemixSoundtrack
Next Friday2000writer: “Tyrone”Soundtrack
Blues Brothers 20001998performer: “Funky Nassau”Soundtrack
Eve’s Bayou1997performer: “A Child With The Blues”Soundtrack
New York Undercover1997TV Series 1 episodeSoundtrack
High School High1996performer: “Your Precious Love”Soundtrack
Legends of Chamberlain Heights2016TV SeriesActress
The Land2016TurquoiseActress
Hand of God2015TV SeriesAprilActress
Black Dynamite2014-2015TV SeriesHoe CrowsActress
They Die by Dawn2013Stagecoach MaryActress
House of D2004Lady / BernadetteActress
Kid’s Lives… Starring Erykah Badu2004Video shortHostActress
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002TV SeriesMusical GuestActress
The Cider House Rules1999Rose RoseActress
Blues Brothers 20001998Queen MousetteActress
Erykah Badu: On & On1997Video shortActress
Karter Hall2017grateful thanks post-productionThanks
N.O.L.A Circus2015very special thanksThanks
StarCraft1998Video Game thanksThanks
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2016TV SeriesHerself – Musical Guest / HerselfSelf
Wild ‘N Out2016TV SeriesHerself – Team CaptainSelf
The Real2015TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHerself – Guest VocalistSelf
2015 Soul Train Awards2015TV MovieHerself – HostSelf
Black Girls Rock!2015TV MovieHerselfSelf
What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music2014DocumentaryHerselfSelf
Real Husbands of Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Yo Gabba Gabba!2013TV SeriesHerselfSelf
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerselfSelf
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV SpecialHerself – PresenterSelf
Janelle Monáe: Q.U.E.E.N.2013Video shortHerselfSelf
The BET Honors2013TV MovieHerselfSelf
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHerself, vocalistSelf
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself – Musical GuestSelf
Independent Lens2012TV Series documentarySelf
Diary of a Decade: The Story of a Movement2012DocumentaryHerselfSelf
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul2011TV MovieHerself – PerformerSelf
Black Girls Rock! 20112011TV MovieHerselfSelf
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHerself – PerformerSelf
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2011TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Art of Blending2011/IIShortHerselfSelf
The Art of Blending2011/IShortHerselfSelf
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-19752011DocumentaryHerself (voice)Self
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Mo’Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Wanda Sykes Show2010TV SeriesHerself – Guest PerformerSelf
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Teenage Paparazzo2010DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)Self
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Say My Name2009/IDocumentarySelf
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself – Musical GuestSelf
Girlfriends2007TV SeriesHerselfSelf
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerselfSelf
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHerselfSelf
September in Brooklyn: The Making of ‘Block Party’2006Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
Before the Music Dies2006DocumentaryHerself – MusicianSelf
Building the ‘House of D’2005Video shortHerselfSelf
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party2005DocumentaryHerselfSelf
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Chappelle’s Show2004TV SeriesHerself / Herself – Musical GuestSelf
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
9th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2003TV SpecialHerself – PerformerSelf
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerselfSelf
100 Greatest Videos2003TV Movie documentaryHerself – CommentatorSelf
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Def Poetry2002TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Stars: An Oscar’s Party2002TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
2002 Trumpet Awards2002TV SpecialHerselfSelf
MTV 20: Jams2001VideoHerself (segment “On & On”)Self
Erykah Badu Live2001DocumentaryHerselfSelf
The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Lyricist Lounge Show2000TV SeriesHerself (2000)Self
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself – Co-Presenter: Best MakeupSelf
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself – PerformerSelf
2000 Essence Awards2000TV SpecialHerselfSelf
One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute1999TV Movie documentaryHerself – PerformerSelf
The Cider House Rules: The Making of an American Classic1999Video documentary shortHerselfSelf
29th NAACP Image Awards1998TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself – PerformerSelf
Unplugged1997TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards1997TV SpecialHerself – HostSelf
Later… With Jools Holland1997TV SeriesHerselfSelf
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Later… With Jools Holland2004TV SeriesHerselfArchive Footage
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHerselfArchive Footage
VH1: All Access2003TV SeriesHerselfArchive Footage

Erykah Badu Awards

2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Art DirectionWon
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongBrown Sugar (2002)Won
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical – Best Supporting ActressThe Cider House Rules (1999)Won
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Art DirectionNominated
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongBrown Sugar (2002)Nominated
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical – Best Supporting ActressThe Cider House Rules (1999)Nominated