Erykah Badu



Place of birth:

Dallas, Texas, USA:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), better known by her stage name Erykah Badu, is an American recording artist, record producer and actress. Her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz. She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre, and for her eccentric, cerebral musical stylings and sense of fashion. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul". Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps. For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday. She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and is also an actress having appeared in a number of films playing a range of supporting roles in movies such as Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules, and House of D, she is also very prominent in the documentary film Before the Music Dies. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nicolas Philibert, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (2020)
What Men Want (2019)
as Sister
The Land (2016)
as Turquoise
Bonobo - The North Borders Tour - Live (2014)
as Herself
What Difference Does It Make? (2014)
as Herself
They Die by Dawn (2013)
as Stagecoach Mary
Erykah Badu - Live At Java Jazz Festival (2012)
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)
as Herself (voice)
Before the Music Dies (2006)
as Self - Musician
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)
as Herself
Life O The Party: On the Road with Prince and the New Power Generation (2004)
as Herself
House of D (2004)
as Lady / Bernadette
The Cider House Rules (1999)
as Rose Rose
One Love - The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute (1999)
as Erykah Badu
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
as Queen Moussette