Erykah Badu (born February 26, 1971) is an American Singer, Songwriter, and Musician from Dallas, USA. She made her first appearance in 1994. In fact, Badu came on the opening of D’Angelo show. Her full real birth name is Erica Abi Wright. Moreover, Kedar Massenburg impressed with her performance. He signed her to Kedar Entertainment.
Soon, she lands with her debut album “Baduizm” in 1997. The American Recording Agency certified it as triple platinum. Badu becomes a popular face for the American audience. Again, her best performance has shown in “Live” album. Erykah impresses her fans with singles like “Danger” On the other hand, “Love” peaks on #10 Billboard Hot 100.
She influences by the neo-soul and R & B genres. Sometimes her voice compared with Billie Holiday (Jazz Singer). Additionally, Badu appears in small roles in Hollywood movies. This includes “House of D” and “Blues Brothers 2000”. After that, she did musical documentaries like “The Black Power Mixtapes” and “Before the Music Dies”.
She made music with labels such as Motown, Universal, and Kedar. Now, Erykah organized a concert in Chicago. Her fans flooded in the auditorium. Everything has gone well. Suddenly, Erykah spoke in favor of R. Kelly (R & B Singer). He struggles due to the accusations from Andrea Kelly (former spouse). Earlier, his daughter Joann Lee Kelly accuses him.
Profile, Parents & Before Fame
Erykah was born on 26th of February 1971 in Dallas, Texas (United States). Therefore, she turns 47 years old now. She is a sweet daughter of William Wright Jr. (father) and Kollen Maria Gipson (mother).
In fact, Badu has one sister Nayrok Wright. Her brother’s name is Eevin Wright. She has a close bond with her grandparents. Furthermore, Badu engaged to the show business at the age of 4. She studied from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Then, she enrolls in the Grambling University for Theater Studies. Though, Erykah left her college to be a musician. Additionally, she taught drama to the South Dallas Cultural Center. Badu records a demo-song with Cousin Robert Bradford.
Dating Life, Boyfriend & Children
Still, Ms. Badu dated several men. She did not find true love in her life. In fact, she romantically involves with Andre 3000 in 1995. She gave birth to Andre first son Seven Sirius Benjamin in 1997.
However, Erykah ended her relationship in 1999. After that, she links with Soulquarian Common as of 2000. They separated in 2002. The D.O.C (Rapper) and Erykah have a daughter Puma Sabti Curry.
Now, Erykah is dating her boyfriend Jay Electronica (American Rapper). The couple has a baby girl Mars Merkaba Thedford born in 2009. Meanwhile, Erykah stays in Dallas and New York City (USA).
|Real Full Birth Name||Erica Abi Wright.|
|Profession||Actress, Singer & Songwriter.|
|In The News For||Supporting R & B Singer R. Kelly in her Chicago Concert.|
|Age (As of 2018)||47 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||February 26, 1971.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Dallas, Texas (United States).|
|Studio Albums||1. Baduizm (1997).
2. Mama's Gun (2000)
3. Underground (2003).
4. New Amerykah Part One (2008).
5. New Amerykah Part Two (2010).
|Awards & Achievements||NA.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Pisces.|
|Current Residence||Dallas & New York (USA).|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 4".
Centimeters: 163 cm.
Meters: 1.63 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 60 Kg.
Pounds: 132 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||34-25-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||8.|
|Tattoo details?||Will Update.|
|Parents||Father: William Wright Jr.
Mother: Kollen Maria Gipson.
|Siblings||Brother: Eevin Wright.
Sister: Nayrok Wright.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||She was in a relationship with her ex-partners Andre 3000, Soulquarian Common & The D.O.C musicians.|
|Boyfriend||1. Andre 3000.
2. Soulquarian Commn.
3. The D.O.C (Rapper).
4. Jay Electronica.
|Son||Seven Sirius Benjamin|
|Daughter||Puma Sabti Curry & Mars Merkaba Thedford.|
|Highest Qualification||Grambling University Drop-out.|
|School||Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.|
|College/ University||Grambling University|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.
Actress: Jennifer Aniston.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Travelling & Shopping.|
|Favorite Food||Burger & Coffee.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$12 Million US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Annual Income & Earnings||Under Review.|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||N.A.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Trivia about Erykah Badu
- Erykah is a popular singer along with that an actress too.
- On the other hand, she is a social worker in Texas.
- She has her NGO Beautiful Love Incorporated Non-Profit Development (B.L.I.N.D. 501c3).
- In fact, she is the face of Tom Ford (Fashion Designer).
- The 47-year-old did a “Best Choice” campaign for him.
- She serves in the Black Forest center to support different communities.
- However, Ms. Badu charged for appearing nude in Dealey Plaza, Dallas during 2010.
- She created controversy with the Human Rights Foundation too.
- Financial Details: Erykah Badu’s Net worth approximates to $12 Million USD.
- Currently, Jay’s girlfriend is in the support of Mr. Kelly.
- Though, her followers are against her.
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- She features as a guest in shows i.e. “Planet Groove”, “Ellen” and “Hands of God”.
- Meanwhile, she goes for musical tours too.
- Her well-known tours are “Summer Tour” and “Jam Tour”.
- She garners popularity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with millions of fans.
- You can enjoy her lovely songs on YouTube and MySpace.