- Name: Erykah Badu
- Born: 02/26/1971 (50 years old)
- Occupation: Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress
- Website: http://www.erykah-badu.com
Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), known professionally as Erykah Badu (/ /), is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. 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.
Birth Name: Erica Abi Wright
Alias: Erica Abi Wright
Genre: R&B, neo soul, hip hop
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Erykah Badu quotes :
I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that.Erykah Badu
Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business.Erykah Badu
But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.Erykah Badu
What does music mean to me? I don't think I would really be much without it, without it coming through me. It's my means of communication, my means of growth, my means of transportation from one point in my life to another.Erykah Badu
I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.Erykah Badu
Artists need some kind of stimulating experience a lot of times, which crystallizes when you sing about it or paint it or sculpt it. You literally mold the experience the way you want. It's therapy.Erykah Badu