She was influenced by her mother’s profession and then she began singing and dancing along with her mother. Her deep interest in singing influenced her to her singing career. There she studied music but she left it after being there for about three years.She also joined local radio station when she was in her early teens. She began singing since she was four and then at the age of 14 she finally joined the local radio station and free-styling. Her industrious nature finally leads her to release her first album.

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She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 1998 for Favorite R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist.

She has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them.

She was having very healthy relationship with André 3000 from the mid 1990s.

But at the end of 1999, she had some disputes with him and it ended in the break up.

Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, USAunder the birth sign Pisces.

Her father, William Wright Jr, lived away from the family most of the time.

That was the best year for her as she also gained success from her debut album the same year.

She and her ex boyfriend, André 3000 welcomed their first child together on 18th of November and named it Seven Sirius Benjamin.

In 2003, she was crowned with the BET Awards for the first time in her life and that was for Best Collaboration.