Singer and songwriter Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from college, she recorded her first demo entitled Country Cousins with her own cousin Robert Bradford. This demo quickly led to her recording a song with singer D' Angelo, titled “Your Precious Love”. In 1997, Erykah Badu released her debut album Baduizm, which went to #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and was eventually certified triple Platinum. Later that year, she released a live album, titled Live, which was her second #1 album on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Mama’s Gun, her second studio album, was released in 2000 and won the singer a Grammy Award. Erykah Badu would go on to release the albums Worldwide Underground in 2003, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) in 2008, and New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) in 2010. She has won a total of four Grammy Awards in her career, including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her 1998 song “On & On”. She is widely known for being the “queen of neo-soul”, a musical movement that began in the mid 1990s.
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