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Erykah Badu

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.

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Feb 26, 1971 In Dallas, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series MTV Unplugged 1989-11-26
Latest Project:
Movie What Men Want 2019-02-08
Known For
Poster of Black Girls Rock!
Poster of One Love - The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute
Movie What Men Want Sister 2019-02-08
Movie The Land Turquoise 2016-07-29
Movie Black Girls Rock! 2015-04-05
Movie What Difference Does It Make? Herself 2014-02-17
Movie They Die by Dawn Stagecoach Mary 2013-09-20
Movie The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Herself (voice) 2011-09-09
Movie Dave Chappelle's Block Party Herself 2005-09-12
Movie House of D Lady / Bernadette 2004-05-07
Movie One Love - The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute Erykah Badu 1999-12-01
Movie Blues Brothers 2000 Queen Moussette 1998-02-05
Series All That Unknown 1994-04-16
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
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