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About Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu was born Erica Wright in February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, changing her name in her teens to mimic the scats sounds of Jazz. Her future was defined as an R&B sensation from youth. Making the big break while opening up for "D'Angelo" in 1994, then shortly signing with Kedar Entertainment. Recently turning 32 and winning another Grammy at 45th Award Ceremony on February 23, 2003 for Best R&B Song, "Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)".

As a singer/songwriter, Erykah debut release, "Baduizm", from conception, almost entirely hers, "Baduizm", generated chart status in 1997. Receiving universal critical praise and allowed her to receive her first Grammy Award as "Best R&B Female Performer".

Erykah Badu has a divine sound that cannot be easily forgotten. From her wonderful divine presence on stage, her mesmerizing eyes, and full independence as a woman who is in love with the music she makes. Erykah Badu is the songwriter of a new generation of unadulterated the sounds we love.

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