Erykah BaduFeb 26, 1971, Dallas, Texas, USA
Erica Abi Wright, known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Badu's career began after opening a show for D'Angelo in 1994 in Fort Worth; record label executive Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance and signed her to Kedar Entertainment. Her first album, Baduizm, was released in February 1997. It spawned three singles: "On& On", "Next Lifetime" and "Otherside of the Game".