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Erykah Badu

 
Bio:
Badu's debut album, Baduizm, exploded onto the music scene in 1997 with soulful hits such as "On & On," "Next Lifetime" and "Appletree." The album marked a shift in the music of its time and began what was labeled a "neo-soul" movement. Baduizm received critical acclaim and won Badu two Grammy ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Badu's debut album, Baduizm, exploded onto the music scene in 1997 with soulful hits such as "On & On," "Next Lifetime" and "Appletree." The album marked a shift in the music of its time and began what was labeled a "neo-soul" movement. Baduizm received critical acclaim and won Badu two Grammy ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Erykah Badu Biography

Badu's debut album, Baduizm, exploded onto the music scene in 1997 with soulful hits such as "On & On," "Next Lifetime" and "Appletree." The album marked a shift in the music of its time and began what was labeled a "neo-soul" movement. Baduizm received critical acclaim and won Badu two Grammy Awards, for best female R&B vocal performance and best R&B album.

Badu released her second LP, Live, later that year. During the recording, Badu was pregnant with her first child, son Seven Sirius, whose father is Outkast artist André 3000. The album went double platinum, and Badu's unmatchable talent was firmly established with the album's breakout song, "Tyrone," which was completely improvised on stage.

In 1999, Badu collaborated with the distinguished hip-hop group the Roots to create the song "You Got Me." Badu struck Grammy gold yet again with the song, taking home the trophy for best rap performance by a duo or group. That same year, she made her big-screen debut, portraying the heartbreaking, tortured character Rose Rose in The Cider House Rules.

Badu's third album, Mama's Gun, was released in 2000. She also contributed to the soundtrack of the Spike Lee film Bamboozled. She toured throughout the next few years, on her "Frustrated Artist Tour," and in 2003 she released Worldwide Underground, a somewhat experimental album that featured some of hip-hop's finest. The song "Love of My Life Worldwide" features Angie Stone, Queen Latifah and Bahamadia, and once again won Badu a Grammy, this time for best R&B song.




Erykah Badu News

See Grammy Award-Winning Rapper And Songwriter Common, Double G's Stardust Symphony & Photo See Grammy Award-Winning Rapper And Songwriter Common, Double G's Stardust Symphony & More at The Starlight Bowl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

JABM X KCRW will present Grammy Award-winning rapper and songwriter Common and Double G's Stardust Symphony plus special guests Lettuce at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank, CA on July 9, 2022.

Zyah Belle Unveils New Single 'DND' Photo Zyah Belle Unveils New Single 'DND'
by Michael Major - Jun 29, 2022

Burgeoning R&B singer/songwriter Zyah Belle releases her latest single, “DND.” “DND” is a toe-tapping, sultry ode to self-love. On the track, Zyah sings about putting her phone on “DND” for the guys that think she is endlessly available. Zyah Belle will be hitting the road, opening for Alex Isley on her upcoming Marigold Tour this summer.

Brandy Inks Partnership With Motown Records Photo Brandy Inks Partnership With Motown Records
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022

To celebrate the big news she just delivered a showstopping performance of “Rather Be” as part of the first-of-its-kind performance and content series launched by Motown Records and COLORSxSTUDIOS in honor of Black Music Month. Her instantly recognizable vocals take flight on this fan favorite from 2020’s B7. 

Soul Legends The O'Jays & Gladys Knight to Hit the Hulu Stage in New York City Photo Soul Legends The O'Jays & Gladys Knight to Hit the Hulu Stage in New York City
by Michael Major - Jun 14, 2022

Gladys Knight and The O'Jays team up for a series of special performances. Each act has shaped the musical landscape of Soul and RnB in their own right; Gladys Knight has an astounding seven Grammys to her name while Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The O'Jays hit the top of the charts with the 1973 smash hit 'Love Train'.

Snarky Puppy Announce New Album 'Empire Central' Photo Snarky Puppy Announce New Album 'Empire Central'
by Michael Major - Jun 14, 2022

Recorded over the course of eight nights in front of a live-in-studio audience at Dallas’ Deep Ellum Art Company, Empire Central consists of 16 all-new tracks heavily influenced by and paying homage to the city that gave birth to the group after they formed while studying in the fabled jazz program at the University of North Texas.

VIDEO: Doja Cat Drops 'Vegas' Video From ELVIS Soundtrack Photo VIDEO: Doja Cat Drops 'Vegas' Video From ELVIS Soundtrack
by Michael Major - Jun 6, 2022

Watch Doja Cat's visual for her single “Vegas” from the ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Directed by child. (Koffee, Roddy Rich, Big Sean), the video features Shonka Dukureh, who plays Big Mama Thornton in the film and will be on the upcoming soundtrack as well.

Your Grandparents Recruit Amindi for 'Somebody Told Me' Photo Your Grandparents Recruit Amindi for 'Somebody Told Me'
by Michael Major - May 27, 2022

Listen to the trio’s fresh summer track showcasing Jean Carter and DaCosta’s signature smooth flow and sultry vocals with producer ghettoblasterman’s funky, hypnotic beat paired effortlessly alongside Amindi’s raw and entrancing vocals. The song arrives alongside an official video, created and self-directed by Your Grandparents.

Doja Cat Releases 'Vegas' From Forthcoming ELVIS Soundtrack Photo Doja Cat Releases 'Vegas' From Forthcoming ELVIS Soundtrack
by Michael Major - May 6, 2022

RCA Records drops Doja Cat’s melodic, bouncy new single “Vegas” from the ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The soundtrack is set to be released the same date as Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming film ELVIS, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. The track incorporates “Hound Dog” in a unique, singular way that only Doja Cat could ever do.

Edmonton's Summer Jazz Festival Returns This Year Photo Edmonton's Summer Jazz Festival Returns This Year
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Edmonton Jazz Festival Society (EJFS) is back this summer, reconnecting through music in triumphant fashion with the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival.

Teyana Taylor Announces The Last Rose Petal 2… Farewell Tour Photo Teyana Taylor Announces The Last Rose Petal 2… Farewell Tour
by Michael Major - May 3, 2022

Produced by Live Nation and Femme It Forward, the 18-city tour kicks off on Wednesday, August 3rd at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA, making stops across the US in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami and more before performing in Europe and wrapping up on Thursday, September 8th in Paris, France at the Bataclan. 

Erykah Badu Videos

Flaunt Magazine Premieres Mini Documentary Of Brooklyn Rapper For New Dr. Martens Mus VideoFlaunt Magazine Premieres Mini Documentary Of Brooklyn Rapper For New Dr. Martens Music & Film Series
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 15, 2019

Highlighting unique voices that aren't heard in the mainstream, the iconic shoe brand Dr. Martens has premiered the fourth episode of its first-ever Dr. Martens Presents Music & Film Series. The new installment features the ground-breaking Brooklyn rapper Junglepussy, whose fierce talent and uncompromising style has drawn accolades and attention from Erykah Badu, Rihanna and more. 

UMI's LOVE LANGUAGE EP is Out Now VideoUMI's LOVE LANGUAGE EP is Out Now
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 30, 2019

Rising Japanese-African-American artist-to-watch UMI releases her debut visual EP Love Language today on Loud Robot—listen/watch here. The EP features four episodic videos, with the final episode “Breathe” being revealed today—watch below!

VIDEO: Queen Latifah Gives THE LATE SHOW a Taste of Ursula VideoVIDEO: Queen Latifah Gives THE LATE SHOW a Taste of Ursula
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2019

Queen Latifah stars in 'The Little Mermaid Live!' and she gives us a little taste of what's in store with her performance as the villain Ursula.

VIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks About Being Honored by Harvard on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN VideoVIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks About Being Honored by Harvard on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2019

Queen Latifah talks about receiving an award at Harvard, and her road to becoming an A-list actress.

VIDEO: Gorillaz Release New Music Video for 'Tranz' VideoVIDEO: Gorillaz Release New Music Video for 'Tranz'
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2018

Gorillaz have shared a new music video for Tranz, taken from their acclaimed album 'The Now Now' out now on Warner Bros. Records. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for WHAT MEN WANT Starring Taraji P. Henson VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for WHAT MEN WANT Starring Taraji P. Henson
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2018

WHAT MEN WANT is the latest comedy starring Taraji P. Henson from director Adam Shankman (HAIRSPRAY) and producers Will Packer and James Lopez (GIRLS TRIP). The film is set to open in theaters on January 11, 2019.

VIDEO: Watch Usher, Pink, Zendaya, & More for the Fourth All-Music Edition of MEAN TW VideoVIDEO: Watch Usher, Pink, Zendaya, & More for the Fourth All-Music Edition of MEAN TWEETS on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Macon Prickett - Mar 7, 2018

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE turned focus to musicians and bands in our fourth all-music edition of #MeanTweets featuring Nick Jonas, Usher, Pink, Alice Cooper, The Lumineers, Common, Blink-182, Steve Aoki, TLC, Fall Out Boy, Zendaya, Ludacris, Adam Levine, Niall Horan, Erykah Badu, Meghan Trainor, Depeche Mode & Green Day.

VIDEO: Erykah Badu Celebrates the Music of Fela Kuti on TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Erykah Badu Celebrates the Music of Fela Kuti on TONIGHT SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 21, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest Erykah Badu performed a medley of her hit 'On & On' and a cover of Fela Kuti's 'Sorrow Tears and Blood' with a little help from The Roots.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek: Zendaya Slays Erykah Badu Classic 'Tyrone' on LIP SYNC BATTLE
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 5, 2017

Below, check out a preview clip of Zendaya's performance of “Tyrone” on Spike's “LIP SYNC BATTLE.” The highly anticipated Tom Holland vs. Zendaya lip sync battle debutsWednesday, July 5 at 10:00pm ET/PT (new day and timeslot).

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUT's 100th Episode on MTV
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

On Today, September 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, MTV's iconic comedy series, NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUT'S will premiere its 100th episode. Nick Cannon and special celebrity guests Keke Palmer, Mack Wilds and Erykah Badu will battle it out in