Erykah Badu is an American singer and songwriter who gained critical acclaim and recognition with her 1997 debut album Baduizm, which produced the hit single On & On. She went on to receive further exposure with hits such as Next Lifetime, Didn't Cha Know? and Honey. Her success in the neo soul genre led to her being dubbed the "Queen of neo-soul". Beyond music, she has appeared in a number of films such as Blues Brothers 2000 and House of D.
She had her first son Seven with rapper André 3000 in 1997. She also has two daughters named Puma and Mars whose fathers are rappers The D.O.C. and Jay Electronica respectively.
In 2010, she was charged with disorderly conduct after she appeared nude in public during the filming of the music video of her song Window Seat.
Artists need some kind of stimulating experience a lot of times, which crystallizes when you sing about it or paint it or sculpt it. You literally mold the experience the way you want. It's therapy.Erykah Badu
But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.Erykah Badu
I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion. I just love life. And I'm not judgmental. And I'm a vegetarian.Erykah Badu
I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.Erykah Badu
I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.Erykah Badu
I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform.Erykah Badu
I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that.Erykah Badu
Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business.Erykah Badu
Music and the music business are two different things.Erykah Badu
No one chooses to raise children alone.Erykah Badu
Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.Erykah Badu
The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.Erykah Badu
What does music mean to me? I don't think I would really be much without it, without it coming through me. It's my means of communication, my means of growth, my means of transportation from one point in my life to another.Erykah Badu
What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that.Erykah Badu
When you're in a relationship you want it to work. My parents did, I did. But we are not taught how to make it work.Erykah Badu
is a famous American singer,
who was born on
February 26, 1971. As a person born on this date, Erykah Badu is listed in our database as the 6th
most popular celebrity for the day (February 26) and the 52nd most popular for the year (1971).
People born on February 26
fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish.
Erykah Badu is the 189th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Erykah Badu's birthday, Erykah Badu is the 1379th most famous American and ranks 80th in famous people born in Dallas, Texas, U.S.
In general, Erykah Badu ranks as the 2419th
most popular famous person, and the 278th most popular singer of all time.
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