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us: Badu, Erykah

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  • Variants

    • us: Wright, Erica
    • us: Wright, Erykah
  • Addtional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Associated Local

        (naf) United States
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Dallas (Tex.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Dallas, Tex.)
        • Organization: (naf) Grambling State University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Erykah Free (Rap duo)
        • Organization: Beautiful Love Incorporated Non Profit Development (Organization)
    • Gender

    • occupation

        (lcsh) Singers
          (lcsh) Composers
            (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
        • Use For

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        • Sources

          • found: Baduizm [SR] p1997: label (Erykah Badu)
          • found: Contemporary musicians: v. 26 (Badu, Erykah; b. Erica Wright, Feb. 26, 1972 (some sources say 1971), Dallas, TX; singer, songwriter)
          • found: Enc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed. (Badu, Erykah; b. Erykah Wright, 1972, Memphis, Tenn.)
          • found: All Music Guide on WWW, Oct. 30, 2000 (Badu, Erykah; b. Erykah Wright, Feb. 26, 1972)
          • found: Int. ww in pop. mus., 13th ed. (Badu, Erykah; born February 26, 1972, Dallas, TX; American R&B singer and songwriter)
          • found: Oxford music online, March 26, 2013: Enc. of popular music, 4th ed. (Badu, Erykah; born Erica Abi Wright, February 26, 1971, Dallas, Tex.)
          • found: Facebook, March 26, 2013 (Badu, Erykah; born Erica Abi Wright, February 26, 1991 [that is, 1971], Dallas, Tex.)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 8, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Badu, Erykah; Erica Abi Wright; musician, actress, singer; born 26 February 1971 in Dallas, Texas, United States; attended the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; changed her name to Erykah Badu; enrolled at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana to study theater arts (1993), but left college before completing her undergraduate education; formed a rap duo called Erykah Free; her first album, Baduizm, was debuted at number two on the Billboard charts, went triple platinum, and won her several Grammy awards; won three Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for her Baduizium (1997); won two NAACP Image Awards, the American Music Award for favorite new rhythm-and-blues/soul or rap artist); won her fourth Grammy award (2003) for collaboration on the sound track for the film Brown Sugar; released her album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) (2008), her video for "Honey" off that album won both the BET Award for best video director as well as the MTV Video Music Award for best direction in a video; founded the charity organization Beautiful Love Incorporated Non Profit Development (BLIND) in Dallas, Texas)
        • Change Notes

          • 1997-06-23: new
          • 2015-04-18: revised
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