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Erykah Badu Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Erykah Badu worth? $12 million

How did Erykah Badu earn her money and wealth?

Erykah Badu was born on February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas, U.S. She is an American record producer, disc jockey, singer-songwriter, actress and activist. Badu’s profession started after inaugurating a show for D’Angelo in 1994 in Fort Worth; record brand professional Kedar Massenburg was extremely satisfied with her efficiency and finalized her to Kedar Entertainment. Her first album, Baduizm, was launched on February 11, 1997. It produced three singles: “On & On”, “Next Lifetime” and “Otherside of the Game”. The album was certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Badu’s first live album, Live, was launched on November 18, 1997 and was qualified dual Platinum by the RIAA. Badu is hailed as the king of neo-soul.

Badu’s second studio ‘Albuoberm’, Mama’s Gun, was launched on Oct 31, 2000. It produced three singles: “Bag Lady”, which became her first top 10 individuals on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #6, “Didn’t Cha Know?” and “Cleva”.

Badu documented her first live album, ‘Live’ when she conceived Seven, and the launching of the recording coincided with his birth. The record was launched on November 18, 1997 and achieved number four on the US Billboard 200. After getting some years off to raise her kid, Badu came back in 2000 with Mama’s Gun. The record was recognized as more natural in audio than her past studio album and mainly created by the Soulquarians and well-known bassist Pino Palladino. On Septemeber 16, 2003, she launched her third studio record, Worldwide Underground.

The record was more jam-oriented than any of her previous productions and Badu said that the record was developed as “one continuous groove.” In 2005, she was a judge for the 4th Annual Independent Music Awards, to back up independent musicians professions. Badu co-founded the Sugar Water Festival with Queen Latifah and Jill Scott.

In 1995, Badu was linked to artist André 3000 of OutKast, with whom she had her first kid, a son known as Seven Sirius Benjamin, on November 18, 1997. Their connection ended sometime in 1999. In 2000, Badu was in a relationship with fellow Soulquarian Common; their connection ended in 2002. On July 5, 2004, Badu delivered a young daughter, Puma Sabti Curry; Puma’s dad is West Coast artist The D.O.C., from Dallas. Badu delivered her third kid, a girl named as Mars Merkaba Thedford, on February 1, 2009, with her partner of five years, artist Jay Electronica.

What are the popular studio albums of Erykah Badu?

  1. Baduizm (1997)
  2. Mama’s Gun (2000)
  3. Worldwide Underground (2003)
  4. New Amerykah Part One (2008)
  5. New Amerykah Part Two (2010)

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