Born Erica Abi Wright, she is an actress, singer, and songwriter who is better known as Erykah Badu professionally. She has also been popular as the “Queen of Neo Soul.”
In this article, we will cover Erykah Badu’s Net Worth, family, relationships, children, and career. Read the full article below to know all this information about her.
Erykah Badu Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of Erykah Badu is approximately $10 million. She has been part of several hit music, Tv shows, and films over the years. Erykah Badu’s career as a musician and actress helped her majorly in building her net worth.
After sneaking into her net worth, let’s have a look at her family & relationships.
Erykah Badu Family, Relationships and Children
Erykah was born on 26th February 1971, in Dallas, Texas. She attended Booker T. Washington High School and completed her graduation from there in the Performing and Visual Arts. Later, she attended Grambling State University to study theater and dropped out in 1993 so that she could pay attention to her musical career.
Comin to her personal life, Erykah began dating OutKast’s Andre 3000 in 1995 and they welcomed their first child together in 1997, a son named Seven Sirius Benjamin. They separated in 1999. She welcomed her second named Puma Sabti Curry in 2004 with rapper The D.O.C. Badu gave birth to her third child named Mars Merkaba Thedford in 2009.
Erykah Badu Musical Career
Erykah gained popularity for her contribution to the rise of the neo-soul sub-genre. Her debut studio album entitled Baduizm certified platinum. She released many studio albums from the year 1997 to 2010 which made her famous internationally and also gained recognition across the world.
For her music, she has received many awards and accolades including BET, American Music, and Grammy Awards. Apart from that, she was usually called “First Lady of Neo-Soul” or the “Queen of Neo-Soul,” as a core member of the Soulquarians.
She was also compared to Billie Holiday for her musical sensibilities. In addition, from 1997 until 2010, she was a great tourer. Badu set off on the Dave Chappelle/Badu tour with comedian Dave Chappelle in 2007. It was one of her several collaborations with Dave.
Badu has also earned recognition for infusing ideas relating to her Nation of Gods and Earth’s belief system into her music, which helped in evolving her style and theme. It also helped her in becoming a legendary hip-hop icon. She found her inspiration from rappers such as Kool DJ Red Alert, Kool Herc, DJ Spinderella, Salt ‘n’ Pepa, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Apart from her musical career, Erykah has also appeared as an actress in several projects. Some of his notable films where she portrayed supporting roles include 1998’s Blues Brothers 2000, 1999’s The Cider House Rules, and 2004’s House of D. She also landed the cast of the 2019 “What Men Want.” She also made her way to 2006 Before the Music Dies and 2011’s The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975.
She has appeared in several television gigs frequently. She made her first TV appearance with the 1997 Nickelodeon children’s sketch comedy show All That and after that, she soon appeared on Sesame Street. Badu made guest appearances on two episodes of the Tv show titled The Chris Rock Show, One Life to Live as well as also appeared on the MTV Unplugged special.
Some of her other projects are Late Show with David Letterman, Def Poetry Jam, The Tonight Show, Ellen, Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and the talk show Desus & Mero. She also appeared on a couple of episodes of the Black Dynamite series in 2014 and 2015, portraying two different characters. She also made her way to the shows like Hand of God and Legends of Chamberlain Heights as well.
Erykah Badu earned her good fortune and net worth over the years. Stay tuned to our website to catch all the latest updates.