Erykah Badu is 52 years, 6 month, 24 days old and was born on February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas, United States. She is an American songwriter, rapper, singer and actress. She is most famous by the name “Queen of Neo Soul”.
The full name of Erykah Badu is Erica Abi Wright. She changed her name from Erica to Erika because she believed her original name was a “slave name.” She, her brother Eevin, and her sister were raised by her mother after their separation from their father. Erykah Badu completed her schooling at Booker T. Washington High School, and later on, she went to Grambling University to complete her graduation. Still, she dropped out of college without completing her graduation to follow her passion for music. Erykah has revealed in some of her interviews that those times during 1993 were callous for her, and she used to do minimum wage jobs to support herself, like teaching drama and dance to children at South Dallas Cultural Centre.
Erykah Badu has been very passionate about her singing career since childhood. At the age of 14 years, Badu Erykah started doing freestyle for a local radio station. The first single of Erykah was “On and On”, and that song took a Grammy award for the best R&B local performance. Her first album was released in the year 1996, which was titled “Baduizm”, and that song got in 2nd place in Billboard’s top Hip hop albums. That song was certified three times platinum by “The Recording Industry Association of America”. After the massive success of her debut album, she released some more songs and albums that were very popular, such as Mama’s Gun, Bag Lady, Worldwide Underground, etc.
Erykah Badu has a net worth of approximately around $10 million. To date, she has sold millions of copies of her albums, which all contributed to her net worth; apart from that, Erykah also holds some real estate whose prices are increasing daily, which adds up to her net worth.
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