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Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu
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Nom de naissance Erica Abi Wright
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 26 février 1971 (51 ans) à Dallas (Etats-Unis)

Erykah Abi Wright (born Erica Abi Wright; February 26, 1971), better known by her stage name Erykah Badu (/ˈɛrɨkə bɑːˈduː/), is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actress. Badu's career began after opening a show for D'Angelo in 1994 in her hometown; record label executive Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance and signed her to Kedar Entertainment. Her first album, Baduizm, was released on February 11, 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).
Badu's first live album, Live, was released on November 18, 1997 and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA.

Badu's second studio album, Mama's Gun, was released on October 31, 2000. It spawned three singles: "Bag Lady", "Didn't Cha Know?" and "Cleva". The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Badu's third album, Worldwide Underground, was released on September 16, 2003. It generated two singles: "Danger" and "Back in the Day (Puff)". The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. Badu's fourth album, New Amerykah Part One, was released on February 26, 2008. It spawned two singles: "Honey" and "Soldier". New Amerykah Part Two was released in 2010 and fared well both critically and commercially. It contained the album's lead single "Window Seat", which led to controversy.

Musically her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz. She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul subgenre. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul".
Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps. For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday. She was a core member of the Soulquarians.
As an actress, she has played a range of supporting roles in movies including Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules and House of D. She also speaks at length in the documentaries Before the Music Dies and The Black Power Mixtapes.


Badu has been a vegetarian for over 20 years, and had been a vegan for 2 years in 2008: "Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure."
Badu splits her time between Dallas and the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

In 1995 Badu became involved with rapper André 3000 of OutKast, with whom she had her first child, a son named Seven Sirius Benjamin, who was born on November 18, 1997. Their relationship ended sometime in 1999. Their relationship inspired André 3000 to write the song "Ms. Jackson".
In 2000, Badu was in a romantic relationship with fellow Soulquarian Common; their relationship ended in 2002. On July 5, 2004, Badu gave birth to a daughter, Puma Sabti Curry; Puma's father is West Coast rapper The D.O.C., originally from Dallas. On February 1, 2009, Badu gave birth to her third child, a girl named Mars Merkaba Thedford; with her boyfriend of five years, rapper Jay Electronica. It was a family event attended by Puma and Seven as well.

On April 2, 2010, Badu was charged with disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor, for appearing nude in Dealey Plaza in Dallas while filming the social-political, performance art, self-directed music video for "Window Seat." No witnesses called police at the time of the incident, but the Dallas police actively sought witnesses after the release of the video. Sgt. Warren Mitchell said the decision to cite Badu for a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 – came after witness Ida Espinosa, 32, of Vernon, offered a sworn statement to police Thursday, April 1. Espinosa declined to comment to The Associated Press. On April 28, 2010, Badu pled not guilty rather than paying the fee by mail. On August 13, she paid the $500 ticket and began a term of six months' probation.

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Filmographie de Erykah Badu (6 films)

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Before the Music Dies, 1h35
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Documentaire
Thèmes La musique, Documentaire sur le monde des affaires, Documentaire sur la musique, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musique
Acteurs Forest Whitaker, Erykah Badu, Bonnie Raitt, Branford Marsalis, Billy Preston
Rôle Self - Musician
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The film looks at the evolution of American popular music and discusses the marketing of contemporary pop stars. "The reality is that superficiality is in," says Marsalis. "And depth and quality is kind of out."
Le Prince de Greenwich Village, 1h36
Réalisé par David Duchovny
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique
Acteurs Anton Yelchin, David Duchovny, Robin Williams, Téa Leoni, Erica Tazel, Erykah Badu
Rôle Lady Bernadette
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Confronté à son passé, Tom se voit obligé de le narrer à sa femme, française. Il lui raconte alors dans quelles difficiles conditions il a passé son enfance à New York, entouré d'une famille disloquée, aidé d'un seul ami et vivant dans des conditions douteuses qui le rendirent précoce.
Block Party, 1h43
Réalisé par Michel Gondry
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie musicale, Documentaire, Musical
Thèmes La musique, Documentaire sur la musique, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Concert, Le hip-hop, Musique
Acteurs Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, Keyshia Cole, Common, Mos Def, Big Daddy Kane
Rôle Elle-même
Note71% 3.596763.596763.596763.596763.59676
L'humoriste américain Dave Chappelle souhaite organiser une block party au coin de Quincy Street et Downing Street dans le quartier de Clinton Hill à Brooklyn, New York. Il se rend donc dans le quartier pour repérer les lieux et discuter avec les habitants, notamment ceux de la Broken Angel House.
L'Œuvre de Dieu, la part du diable, 2h6
Réalisé par Lasse Hallström
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Thèmes L'enfance, La famille, La grossesse, Maladie, Sexualité
Acteurs Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine, Charlize Theron, Paul Rudd, Delroy Lindo, Erykah Badu
Rôle Rose Rose
Note73% 3.697933.697933.697933.697933.69793
Dans un orphelinat de Saint-Cloud, dans le Maine, le docteur Wilbur Larch, excentrique et attachant, met au monde des enfants non désirés et en même temps interrompt irrégulièrement certaines grossesses. Et pourtant, des liens de père et fils vont se tisser entre lui et un jeune orphelin réfractaire, avide de découvrir le monde, Homer Wells.
Blues Brothers 2000, 2h3
Réalisé par John Landis
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie musicale, Action, Musical, Policier
Thèmes La musique, Transport, Le blues, Musique, Road movie, Buddy movie
Acteurs Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, Nia Peeples, James Brown
Rôle Queen Mousette
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18 ans plus tard... Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) sort de prison. Il attend à la sortie pendant toute une nuit et personne ne vient le chercher. Le directeur de la prison se rend compte que personne ne lui a appris la mort de son frère Jake (l'acteur, John Belushi, est mort d'une overdose en 1982) et le lui annonce.