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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.

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Doja Cat Drops New Album 'Scarlet'

The album includes recently-released singles 'Attention,' 'Paint the Town Red,' and 'Demons,' and 'Balut.' It was entirely self-written by Doja Cat. GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar's new album also features songs like 'Wet Vagina,' 'Go Off,' 'Skull and Bones,' and more.

LA3C Featuring Headliners Erykah Badu and Herbie Hancock Returns to DTLA

Additional performances by Kamasi Washington, Terrace Martin, Marc Rebillet, Sudan Archives, Fred Armisen, Lonnie Holley, Aja Monet, Pauli the PSM, Novena Carmel, Shabazz Palaces, Yrsa Daley-Ward with The Josh Craig, Acyde, Siobhan Bell, Kilo Kish, Salami Rose Joe Louis, Def Rain and pop-up performances by Feels Like Floating. 


As the most widely seen modern dance work in the world, Alvin Ailey's Revelations has become part of the DNA of contemporary and popular dance, and it is a privilege to finally experience it on a live stage, alongside its more modern yet complementary 21st century cousins from Kyle Abraham and Robert Battle.

Harlem Stage Reveals Details For 40th Anniversary Season

Harlem Stage has made tickets available for its 40th Anniversary Season on Tuesday, September 5, and announced the full lineups for its Uptown Nights music series and the newly launched Uptown Nights Latin Music Series.

Andrew & Polly Think, Feel, And Shout Their Way Through Problems On Their Sixth Album AHHHHH!

Award-winning children's music and podcast makers Andrew & Polly respond to problems big and small with their sixth album, 'AHHHHH!' set for release on September 15, 2023.

TAMRON HALL Sets Season Five Premiere Date

On the heels of record-breaking season four ratings, the nationally syndicated daytime show, “Tamron Hall” will return for a much-anticipated fifth season. “Tamron Hall” is the most improved returning one-hour daytime talk show growing by double digits in Total Viewers and Women 25-54 and is the only returning one-hour daytime talk show.

Thundercat & Tame Impala to Release 'No More Lies' Limited Vinyl Pressing

Following the success of Thundercat and Tame Impala’s “No More Lies” comes the release of a limited edition single sided 7” product. The collaboration is the first new Thundercat song in over three years, which arrives ahead of a huge string of tour dates for Thunder’s In Yo Girl’s City tour including North and South American dates.

Durand Bernarr Partners With Spotify for Two New Spotify Singles

The singles include a rendition of Durand’s second single, “Leveled,” off of his Wanderlust album, and a new track “KFAR,” a cover of Seal’s beloved song, “Kiss From a Rose.” The release of these singles comes as the final installment in a series of Spotify Singles from artists featured on Spotify’s R&B Rising playlist.

Gareth Donkin Shares New Single 'Tell Me Something'

London-based singer-songwriter and producer Gareth Donkin has released his new single “Tell Me Something,” an ethereal and timeless R&B-inspired number. It will drop via drink sum wtr, a new label formed by A&R Nigil Mack in partnership with Secretly Group, as a part of the newly minted All Flowers Group.

PJ Morton, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra & More Set for September at The Wallis

September 2023 offerings at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts include a superb season-opening performance by PJ Morton, a multi-GRAMMY®-Award winning R&B and soul singer, songwriter, performer, and producer and more.

Video: Rapper & Producer J French Releases Music Video For Single 'MERCI'

This new music video for “MERCI” follows the successful release of stand out single “BREAKFAST” off J French’s previous album Good Karma and which has seen placements in videos with major brands, including the UFC, NBA, Footlocker, Dallas Cowboys and most recently Jake Paul’s highly anticipated return to YouTube.

Gareth Donkin Shares Silky New Single 'Nothing We Can't Get Through'

“Nothing We Can’t Get Through” is the next offering from his upcoming debut album Welcome Home, due via drink sum wtr, a new label formed by A&R Nigil Mack in partnership with Secretly Group, as a part of the newly minted All Flowers Group. Fans can pre-order Welcome Home digitally and on vinyl via Bandcamp.

Roy Ayers, Pioneer Of The Jazz-Funk Movement Of The 70s Performs At NJPAC, November 16

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers to Newark on Thursday, November 16, 2023.

Photos: First Look At A CHORUS LINE At San Francisco Playhouse

First look photos! San Francisco Playhouse concludes its 20th Anniversary Season with the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line. In this groundbreaking work, twenty-four hopeful dancers undertake a grueling audition for eight coveted spots in the back-up chorus of an unnamed Broadway show.

Musicians Ni Maxine and Test Card Girl Will Take to the Shakespeare North Playhouse Stage in July

Musicians, Ni Maxine and Test Card Girl will take to the Shakespeare North Playhouse stage for ‘Andy Burnham & Steve Rotheram's Northwest Mix Tape’ on Saturday 1st July. 

Stephanie J. Block with Seth Rudetsky & More Set for The Wallis Fall/Winter 2023/2024 Season

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present sweeping array of bold and diverse programming for the fall/winter of its 2023/2024 Season.

Review: A QUIRKY COMEDY CABARET at the NAC's Fourth Stage

What did our critic think of A QUIRKY COMEDY CABARET at the NAC's Fourth Stage?

LaVie Brings Jazz, Soul And R&B To Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach Arts has announced that LaVie will be taking the stage for the next Live and Local Concert Series. The popular program is the perfect showcase for the multitalented LaVie, who performs an eclectic mix of genres.

THE PIANO LESSON Film Adds Gail Bean, Malik J. Ali, Jerrika Hinton & More

Malik J. Ali, Gail Bean, Jerrika Hinton, Stephan James, Jay Peterson, and Matrell Smith have joined the cast of The Piano Lesson film. They join Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Ray Fisher, and Michael Potts, who will be reprising their Broadway performances. Danielle Deadwyler Corey Hawkins, and Erykah Badu are also in the movie.

Gareth Donkin Announces Debut LP 'Welcome Home'

Donkin has also released the single “Something Different,” a buoyant dance floor-ready song about change that pairs his honeyed vocals with flourishes of ‘70s and ‘80s touchstones like Earth, Wind & Fire and Prince. The album will be released on August 25 via drink sum wtr, a new label formed by A&R Nigil Mack, in partnership with Secretly Group.

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