|Real Name/Full Name||Erica Abi Wright|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Erykah Badu|
|Birth Place:||Dallas, Texas, US|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||26 February 1971|
|Age/How Old:||52 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 152 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 0″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 53 Kg
In Pounds – 117 lbs
|Hair Color:||Grey (natural hair)|
|Parents Name:||Father –William Wright Jr.
Mother –Kolleen Maria Gipson
|Siblings:||Nayrok Wright, Eevin Wright|
|School:||Booker T, Washington High School|
|College:||Grambling State University|
|Boyfriend:||Andre 3000 (1995- 1999)
Common (2000 – 2002)
The D.O.C (2003- 2004)
Jay Electronica (2004 – 2009)
Carl Jones (2013 – 2018)
|Kids/Children Name:||Seven Sirius Benjamin, Puma Sabti Curry and Mars Merkaba|
|Profession:||Musician, producer, actress|
|Net Worth:||$12 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Erica is an American musician mostly associated with the neo soul subgenre earning her queen of neo soul nickname. Kedar Massenburg, a record label executive noticed her during a show in Fort Worth where she was opening the show for D’Angelo. He went ahead to sign her to his label Kedar Entertainment. Her first album Baduizm was released in 1997 and instantly became a hit in US and was certified triple platinum. She later released her second album in 2000 which just like her first, it was a hit in U.S.
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Biography and Early Life
Erica Abu Wright was born on 26th February 1971 in Dallas, Texas to her parents William Wright Jr. and his wife Kolleen Maria Gipson. She is born in a family of three where she has a brother called Eevin Wright and a sister who goes by the name Nayrok Wright. Their parent’s marriage went through some difficulties which eventually ended with a divorce. Erykah and her siblings were left under their mother’s care who raised them alone. Her grandmothers both paternal and maternal helped in staying with them while her mother was working.
Music was in her blood as she loved singing when she was a small kid. At the tender age of four, she performed at Dallas Theatre Centre guided by her godmother Gwen Hargrove.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Erykah Badu in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Erykah Badu’s age is 52 years old as of today’s date 26th September 2023 having been born on 26 February 1971. Though, she is 5′ 0″ in feet and inches and 152 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 117 lbs in Pound and 53kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Green and hair color is Grey.
Erykah started her early education in Dallas, Texas and later joined Booker T. Washington High School. After graduating from high school, she joined Grambling University but never graduated as she dropped out so that she can give her music career full concentration.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
Living a celebrity life come with its challenges. One of the challenges is that you can’t live your life without someone puting his nose where it doesn’t belong. For Erykah it’s no different as much of her private life has been detailed well. In 1995, she started dating American rapper Andre 3000. Their relationship was blessed with a son, Seven Sirius Benjamin who was born on 18th November 1997. After the birth of their son, their relationship didn’t last long as they broke up in 1999.
She later started dating another rapper by the name Common in 2000 but by 2002 their relationship had ended. In 2003, she met Tracy Lyn Curry better known as The D.O.C and the two started dating. From this relationship, Erykah has a daughter by the name Puma Sabti Curry who was born on 5th July 2004.
Her relationship with The D.O.C ended in 2004. She started seeing Jay Electronica and together they have a daughter named Mars Merkaba Thedford born on 1st February 2009. The two later broke up and she started seeing Carl Jones in 2013. This too didn’t last long as they broke up in 2018.
Is Erykah Badu Lesbian?
Erykah is nt gay and has never been in a gay marriage or relationship.
Eryka’s professional career in music started with a debut album called Baduizm which she released in 1997. The album was a big hit and had huge commercial success. Her neo soul music started being compared with that of Billie Holiday and later earned her the queen of neo soul title. After her first album success, she recorded her first live album which she named Live while pregnant with her firstborn. The album reception was amazing, selling more than two million copies in a short span.
Giving birth to her firstborn came with new responsibilities which led to her taking a sabbatical to raise her kid. She came back in 2000 with a bang and releasing her second album Mama’s Gun. Though it did not top US charts like her first, the album did pretty well commercially and was even nominated for a Grammy Award.
She released her third album Worldwide Underground was released in 2September 2003. Since then, she has released two more albums, New Amerykah Part One in 2008 and New Amerykah Part Two in 2010. She also has two mixtapes to her name and has made ten tours in US to popularise her albums.
Immediately after launching her professional career in music, she was nominated for several awards after the release of her first album Baduizm. She won three awards in that year. In 2000, she got nominated in two categories in the Grammy Awards where she won one in Best Rap Performance by-a-Duo or Group. This is jus but a few as so far she has been nominated 59 times and out of these nominations, she has won 16 awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Erykah Badu in 2023
Without a doubt, Erykah has had remarkable success in her music career and much of her earnings comes from her music career. As of 2023, she has a net worth estimated to be around $12 million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Erykah has been a vegan since 2006
- Changed her first name Erica to Erykah as according to her, her first name sounded a slave name
Besides her success, she has also courted controversies and was in April 2010 charged with nudity offense after appearing nude while filming in Texas. She was also heavily criticized for performing during King Mswati III who human rights activists sees as a human right abuser.