Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright; February 26, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, disc jockey, and actress. Known for her eclectic style and cerebral music, Badu has been dubbed the “Queen of Neo-Soul”. She has been noted for her roles in the soul and R&B genres, for her stylistic inventiveness, and for her health-conscious and spiritual lifestyle.
With the help from her cousin, she recorded a demo tape that drew the attention of a record producer and recorded a duet with D’Angelo then was signed to Universal Records.
She made her debut as a supporting acting role in the 1998 film Blues Brothers 2000 followed by The Cider House Rules (1999). Erykah Badu received numerous awards and nominations including a win at the 2000 Black Reel Awards for best supporting actress.
Backing Tracks – Back In The Day, Booty, Didn’t Cha Know