Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright), singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Called the First Lady of Neo-Soul or the Queen of Neo-Soul, she is known for her role in the rise of neo soul music. Her voice has been compared to that of jazz great Billie Holiday, and her music uses elements from R+B, hip-hop and jazz. Her hits include On On, Tyrone, Otherside of the Game, Bag Lady, Window Seat, Honey, and Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop). She has won 4 Grammys and sold 7M+ albums.
Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), better known by her stage name Erykah Badu, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist and actress. Her work includes elements from R, hip hop and jazz. She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre, and for her eccentric, cerebral musical stylings and sense of fashion. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul".