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Erykah Badu Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Affairs, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 10, 2020

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Short Biography

Erykah Badu was born as Erica Abi Wright on 26-02-1971 in Dallas in the state of Texas, United States. She is an American Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Disc Jockey, Musician, Television Actress, Film Actress, Poet & Activist. She is associated with Madlib, Jay Electronica, Soulquarians, Thundercat & 9th Wonder.

Other Name: Erica Abi Wright, First Lady of Neo-Soul, Queen of Neo-Soul, Godmother of Soul
Other Professions: Songwriter Record Producer Disc Jockey Musician Television Actress Film Actress Poet Activist
Appearance: Hollywood

Erykah Badu Complete Bio & Career

Erykah Badu’s actual name is Erica Abi Wright. She was raised by her actress mother named Kolleen Maria Gipson. She was exposed to singing, acting, and dancing from a very early age. She sang and danced for her mother from a very tender age and soon started performing in shows at the local Dallas Theater Center. She enrolled at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts to hone her singing and dancing skills. 
Badu's debut album was titled Baduizm, in the year 1997. The album had soulful hits such as "Next Lifetime", "Appletree" and "On & On," among others. Her next album LP, Live released in the same year. During the recording, she was also pregnant with her 1st child. She gave birth to son Seven Sirius, which she had with Outkast artist André 3000. The album was chartbuster the moment it released and went double platinum. Her unmatchable talent was soon established and this album’s song "Tyrone," which she completely improvised on stage broke all records. Her third album was titled Mama's Gun, which released in the year 2000. In addition to singing for her album, she also sang the soundtrack of the Spike Lee’s film titled Bamboozled. She was high in demand and finally decided to go on tour and toured throughout the globe for the next few years, on her "Frustrated Artist Tour". Her song "Love of My Life Worldwide" which featured Queen Latifah, Bahamadia, and Angie Stone won her another Grammy, this time for best R&B song.
Her 4th studio album titled New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War was released in the year 2008. Rolling Stone was so impressed with the songs of this album that he named it as the album of the year. Her fifth studio album titled New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh was released in the year 2010 with a softer tone than its predecessor. She is arguably the reigning queen of neo-soul. She has even today continued to create art, music, and spirituality wherever she has performed.
She is indeed a global icon with a huge social media following. She has over 5 million followers on Instagram, 3.5 million on Twitter, and over 4 million on Facebook. She like many others has created controversies more often than not for her comments which haven’t gone well with media and her fans. 

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Erykah Badu Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to William Wright Jr. and Kolleen Maria Wright. She has an elder brother named Eevin Wright and a younger sister named Nayrok Wright. She dated André Benjamin for a year and with whom she has a son named Seven Sirius Benjamin. In 2003, she dated rapper The D.O.C. and together the couple has a daughter named Puma Sabti Curry. The couple though split up soon and she dated few more men post that. She was even linked with Carl Jones in 2013 when she shared some of their cozy pictures on her social media accounts.

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Body Measurements

Breast Size 33
Waist Size 26
Hip Size 33
Body Figure 33-26-33
Skin Colour Black
Eye Colour Green
Hair Colour Dark Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Fort Greene, New York, United States
School Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas
College Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
Qualification College Dropout
Hobbies Dancing and Cooking
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut First Album - Baduizm (1997)
First Film - Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
First TV Show - Soul Train (1997)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Basketball
Favorite Singer Rihanna

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Erykah Badu

  • She gave her first performance at the age of 4 at the Dallas Theater Center.
  • Growing up, she wanted to be a rapper and be named ‘MC Apples’
  • In 1998, she was included in People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People list.
  • She is a vegan and gave up non-vegetarian food way back in 1998.
  • She founded a non-profit organization called B.L.I.N.D. (Beautiful Love Incorporated Non-Profit Development).

Erykah Badu Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

52 years, 9months, 12 days old age Erykah Badu will turn 53 on 26 February, 2024. Only 2 months, 17 days, 21 hours,19 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Erykah Badu has celebrated the total number of 52 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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