Erykah Badu is a singer, songwriter, DJ, and actress from the United States of America. Her latest TV film appearance was in a drama film called The Land. Erykah Badu’s latest released mixtape is titled, But You Caint Use My Phone. Here is a quick summary of Erykah Badu’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Erykah Badu Early Life
Erica Abi Wright was born on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Her father William Wright Jr., and her mother Kolleen Maria Gipson, separated and she was raised with her brother Eevin Wright, and her sister Nayrok Wright, by her mother.
Erykah Badu graduated from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, then attended the Grambling State University to study theater.
Erykah Badu had a relationship with the singer, songwriter and actor André 3000, and they separated in 1999. Erykah and André 3000 gave birth to 1 son and his name is Seven Sirius Benjamin. Then, Erykah had a relationship with the hip-hop artist, actor and producer Common, and it ended in 2004.
Erykah Badu gave birth to 2 other daughters from different fathers. Puma Sabti Curry’s father is the rapper The D.O.C. Mars Merkaba Thedford and her father is the hip-hop artist Jay Electronica.
Erykah Badu has been in a relationship with Carl Jones since 2013.
Erykah Badu Career
Erykah Badu had an interest in singing since she was a child. When she was 14 years old, Erykah was going on a radio station freestyling next to Roy Hargrove. She also was a drama and dance teacher at the South Dallas Cultural Center for some time.
Erykah Badu released her first album ever in 1997, titled Baduizm. The album was a commercial success ranking 1st on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States Billboard. Erykah’s second album is titled Mama’s Gun, it was another success ranking on top charts in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and across Europe. When she was with Common, they released a song called Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop), which was for the romantic comedy film Brown Sugar.
Erykah Badu continued on releasing other albums. Worldwide Underground album ranked 2nd on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States Billboard. New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) album ranked 2nd on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States Billboard and 2nd on the Billboard 200 chart. New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) album again got ranked 2nd on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States Billboard and 4th on the Billboard 200 chart.
Erykah Badu film appearances including Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules, House of D, They Die By Dawn, and The Land. She also had several series appearances including animated Black Dynamite, Hand of God, and animated Legends of Chamberlain Heights.
Awards & Achievements
Erykah Badu has a great list of award winnings and nominations. Her award winnings including American Music Award for Favorite R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, BET Award for Video of the Year (Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)), MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction (Honey), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Female (On & On), Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female (Baduizm), and several others.
Erykah Badu’s Grammy Award winnings including Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (On & On), Grammy Award for Best R&B Album (Baduizm), Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (You Got Me), and the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)).
Net Worth of Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu has an estimated net worth of more than $14 million. She made her fortune from the great albums and singles she’s been releasing and selling, from the tours and concerts she goes on, and from the TV films and series she’s been appearing in. Erykah Badu’s first album, Baduizm, was sold for more than 3 million copies making her earn around $4.5 million. Her second album, Mama’s Gun, made more than $1.5 million for selling around 1 million and 60 thousand copies. Erykah’s Worldwide Underground album made nearly $1 million.
Erykah Badu is a very talented singer and actress. She’s been releasing albums and singles that ranked on top charts in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and across Europe. Erykah Badu is currently in a relationship with Carl Jones, they are happy together now but they have separated before.