Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Her career began after opening a show for D’Angelo in 1994 in Fort Worth. Her first album, Baduizm, was released in February 1997. It spawned 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)
ERYKAH BADU | Soul Train Awards 2018
Soul Train Documentary | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkymY6VVzk8
“Live” | the first live album in 1997
Erykah Badu recorded her first live album, Live, while pregnant with Seven, and the release of the recording coincided with his birth. The album was released on November 18, 1997 and reached number four on the US Billboard 200 and number one on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album was certified two times platinum by RIAA for shipments of over two million copies. The album’s lead single, “Tyrone”, was released in October 1997 and became another R&B hit single. “Tyrone”, lyrically, is a song chiding a selfish, cheap, and inattentive boyfriend.
Erykah Badu | Tyrone | Live 1997
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1999
She also collaborated with the Roots (who had previously handled production duties on a number of tracks on Baduizm) on their breakthrough 1999 release Things Fall Apart. She was featured on the song “You Got Me”, by The Roots and American female rapper Eve. Co-written by Jill Scott, the song peaked at 39 in the US and 31 in the UK. The song went on to win The Roots and Badu a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999.
Erykah Badu | Honey (Official Video)
Erykah Badu | Window Seat (Official Video)
Erykah Badu | “Tyrone” | North Sea Jazz 2001
Erykah Badu | Back In The Day (Puff) | late-night TV Show
Erykah Badu | at Dave Chappelle’s Block Party | 09/2004
Erykah Badu | performs Green Eyes at AfroPunk 2018
https://afropunk.com/tag/erykah-badu/ Erykah Badu performs Green Eyes at AfroPunk – August 26, 2018