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With the rhythm well in her roots, Erykah Badu is a noted singer-songwriter, DJ, record producer, actress, and activist of African-American descent who was raised in an artistic environment and developed a love for acting and singing at a young age. Growing up, she wanted to study theatre but dropped out of college to concentrate on music.
Her initial work with her cousin Robert Free Bradford got her the attention of Kedar Massenburg and she signed a contract with Kedar Entertainment. Establishing as a popular star at the age of 25, her first album was a big hit. Making her one of the icons of her time, she has received numerous nominations and awards for her songs.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on the 26th of February 1971 Erykah Badu is currently 52 years old. She appears to be tall and has a well-maintained body figure and stays healthy with a vegan diet. Her body figure measurements are 34-25-35 and she wears number 8 in the shoe size.
Erykah’s height measures 5 feet 4 inches and her weight is 60 kg. Known for her unique look she has black colored eyes and black colored hair as well.
Stars in the music industry earn a lot of money through hit songs, live shows, and touring. Erykah Badu has been an icon in the music industry and one of the most famous and talented musicians of all time.
Most of her net worth comes from her ventures as a singer-songwriter in the music industry. The total net worth estimated for Erykah Badu is $12 million US dollars as of now.
Education / Family
The native of Texas, Erykah Badu was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, USA. Badu is the daughter of William Wright Jr. and Kollen Maria Gipson and grew up with her brother and sister. She attended the Booker T Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts and later went to Grambling University but dropped out of it.
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|Birth Place||Dallas, Texas (United States)|
|Date Of Birth||February 26, 1971|
|Height||In centimetres – 163 cm
In feet and inches – 5′ 4″
|Weight||In kilograms – 60 Kg
In pounds – 132 lbs
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, and actress|
|School||Booker T Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts|
|Home Town||Dallas, Texas (United States)|
|Debut||Debut Album – Baduizm (1997)|
|Fathers Name||William Wright Jr.|
|Mothers Name||Kollen Maria Gipson
Career / Fashion And Style
In Dallas, Erykah Badu started her career as a music teacher at South Dallas Cultural Centre and served as a waitress in different eateries. Calling it ‘Erykah Free’, she also formed a hip-hop duo with her cousin Robert Free Bradford.
After American record producer and founder of Kedar Entertainment, she was set up to record a duet, ‘Your Precious Love’ with D’Angelo. Released on February 11, 1997, Erykah also recorded her debut album, ‘Baduizm’. he also began working on her second studio album in 1999 called ‘Mama’s Gun’.
To produce ‘Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)’ Erykah Badu collaborated with Common in 2003. on September 16, 2003, her third studio album, ‘Worldwide Underground’, was released. Erykah Badu had released her fourth studio album on February 26, 2008, called ‘New Amerykah Part One’.
Starting it on May 4th, 2008 from Detroit she also went on her ‘Vortex Tour’. ‘New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)’ was her fifth studio album released on March 30, 2010. in 2016 Badu’s last film in which she appeared as Turquoise, ‘The Land’ was released.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More
Badu has not been married yet but has been in a relationship many times. Erykah is the mother of four children, three daughters, and a son.
The D.O.C (Rapper),
|Children||Son – Seven Sirius Benjamin
Daughter – Mars Merkaba Thedford and Puma Sabti Curry
Here we provide you the list of Erykah Badu’s favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Robert Downey, Jr.|
|Favorite Actress||Jennifer Aniston|
|Favorite Holiday Destinations||Paris|
|Favorite Food||Burger and Coffee|
|Favorite Things To Do||Travelling and Shopping|
Some Interesting Facts About Erykah Badu
- Chakra balancing, energy cleanings, pendulum readings, iridology, reiki, color therapy, and doula are some of the many things that she practices.
- In People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People list, she was included in the year 1998.
- As she believed Erica was a “slave name”, she changed her name to Erykah while adopted from jazz scat sound, her last name “Badu”.
- After her father left them, when they were little, she and her siblings were raised by her mother.
- In a radio station, KNON in Dallas, she was already doing freestyle-rapping at the age of 14.
- Since her high school days in 1989, she has been a vegan.
- Badu launched her own recording label Control FreaQ in the year 2015.
- In the year 2003, she founded B.L.I.N.D. (Beautiful Love Incorporated Non-Profit Development) which is a non-profit organization.
- Erykah is greatly influenced by the music of Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, and Stevie Wonder.
- She wanted to be a rapper and be named ‘MC Apples’ while growing up.