Erykah Badu Net Worth

Erykah Badu Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Erykah Badu net worth is
$12 Million

Erykah Badu Wiki Biography

Erykah Abi Wright, simply known as Erykah Badu, is a well-known American actress, singer, songwriter, social activist, as well as record producer. Badu’s major career step happened in 1994, when she performed as an opening act for an R&B singer D’Angelo. It was during that concert when Kedar Massenburg, a well-known president and the CEO of a record label “Kedar Entertainment”, noticed Badu’s talents. Soon enough Badu was signed to his recording company and in 1997 released her debut studio album “Baduizm”. The album spawned four singles and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts, gaining Badu critical acclaim for her musical style.

Erykah Badu Net Worth $12 Million

Considered to be one of the most important albums for the genre of neo soul, “Baduizm” introduced Erykah Badu to a wide audience, helped her gain a lot of popularity and earned her a nickname of “Queen of Neo-Soul”. A famous singer, how rich is Erykah Badu then? According to sources, Erykah Badu’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million. The majority of Erykah Badu’s net worth and wealth comes from her involvement in the music industry, as well as her acting career. Erykah Badu was born in 1971, in Dallas, Texas, where she had her first exposure to the entertainment industry at the age of four, when together with her mother she performed at the Dallas Theatre Centre. Badu initially attended the Grambling State University, however, she dropped out in order to pursue singing career. Badu was then discovered by Massenburg and signed to his record label. Soon after, Erykah Badu released her debut album “Baduizm”, which helped her establish herself in the neo-soul genre.

Following the success of “Baduizm”, Badu came out with “Live”, a live concert album that was released in 1997. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts, and received a Platinum certification from the RIAA. “Live” was not only critically acclaimed, but also earned Badu a Grammy Awards nomination for Best R&B Album. Badu’s success was at the peak at the time, however, she took some time off in order to raise her son. Badu returned to the industry in 2000 with the release of her second studio album “Mama’s Gun”. The album that contains a range of musical styles has been enjoying success as well, and was even placed among Top 10 Albums of 2000 by the Rolling Stones magazine. As a singer, Erykah Badu has released five studio albums and has successfully launched nine tours. However, Erykah Badu is not only a musician, but an actress as well. Badu made her acting debut in 1997 in a sketch comedy show “All That”, and a year later debuted with a role in a musical comedy film “Blues Brothers 2000” with Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and James Brown. Since then Erykah Badu has starred in a variety of movies, including “House of D” directed by David Duchovny, “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” produced by Dave Chappelle, as well as “The Cider House Rules” with Paul Rudd and Charlize Theron.

Full NameErykah Badu
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 26, 1971
Place Of BirthDallas, Texas, United States
Height4 ft 11 in (1.52 m)
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Actor, Record producer, Disc jockey, Musician, Social activist
EducationGrambling State University, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Booker T. Washington High School, On & On, Bag Lady, Window Seat
NationalityUnited States of America
ChildrenSeven Sirius Benjamin, Mars Merkaba Thedford, Puma Sabti Curry
ParentsWilliam Wright Jr., Kolleen Maria Gipson
SiblingsEevin Wright, Nayrok Wright, On & On, Bag Lady, Window Seat
NicknamesErica Abi Wright , Erica Abie Wright , Loretta Brown , Analog Girl in a Digital World , Fat Belly Bella , Medulla Oblongata , First Lady of Neo-Soul , Queen of Neo-Soul , Low Down Loretta Brown , Maria Mexico
AwardsGrammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, BET Award for Video of the Year, Soul ...
NominationsGrammy Award for Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, BET Award for Best Collaboration, Soul Train Music A...
MoviesBlues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules, One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute, Holistic Wellness for the Hip-Hop Generation, House of D, They Die By Dawn, The Land, MTV 20: Jams, Jools Holland: Later ... Hip Hop Soul, Hip Hop Nation: Vol. 4
1Music and the music business are two different things.
2I don't read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear.
1Son Seven was born in 1997.
2Third child, daughter, Mars Merkaba, born February 1, 2009.
3Expecting her third child. [September 27, 2008].
4Has a younger brother and sister.
5Was engaged to rapper Common. They were together from 2000 to 2002.
6She gave birth to daughter, Puma, on July 5, 2004 in her Dallas home. Father is rapper The D.O.C..
7Ranked #100 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
8Is a vegetarian.
9Attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
101998 - Named one of "People" magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
11Named her son Seven. Father is ex-boyfriend André Benjamin of the rap group Outkast. For which the rap song "Mrs. Jackson" was based upon, in 2000.


Moonlight2016/Iperformer: "TYRONE" / writer: "TYRONE" - as Erica Wright
BET Awards 20162016TV Movie performer: "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Power2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "See Thru To U" / writer: "See Thru To U" - as Erica Wright
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-19752011Documentary performer: "I Want A World" / writer: "I Want A World"
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV Special performer: "Medley: Out My Mind, Just In Time; Window Seat" / writer: "Medley: Out My Mind, Just In Time; Window Seat"
Sex and the City 22010performer: "Window Seat" / writer: "Window Seat" - as Erica Wright
The Wire2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005Documentary performer: "Back in the Day", "Love of My Life", "You Got Me" / writer: "Back in the Day", "Love of My Life"
The Man2005performer: "Bandy Bandy"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
House of D2004performer: "Melissa"
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brown Sugar2002performer: "Love of My Life An Ode to Hip Hop" / producer: "Love of My Life An Ode to Hip Hop" / writer: "Love of My Life An Ode to Hip Hop"
Pootie Tang2001as Erica Wright, "Southern Girl" / performer: "Southern Girl"
Drop the Beat2000TV Series performer: "Southern Gul"
Bamboozled2000performer: "Hollywood" 1977, "The Light" Remix
Next Friday2000writer: "Tyrone"
Blues Brothers 20001998performer: "Funky Nassau"
Eve's Bayou1997performer: "A Child With The Blues"
New York Undercover1997TV Series 1 episode
High School High1996performer: "Your Precious Love"


Legends of Chamberlain Heights2016TV Series
The Land2016Turquoise
Hand of God2015TV SeriesApril
Black Dynamite2014-2015TV SeriesHoe Crows
They Die by Dawn2013Stagecoach Mary
House of D2004Lady / Bernadette
Kid's Lives... Starring Erykah Badu2004Video shortHost
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002TV SeriesMusical Guest
The Cider House Rules1999Rose Rose
Blues Brothers 20001998Queen Mousette
Erykah Badu: On & On1997Video short


Karter Hall2017grateful thanks post-production
N.O.L.A Circus2015very special thanks
StarCraft1998Video Game thanks


Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Wild 'N Out2016TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Vocalist
2015 Soul Train Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Host
Black Girls Rock!2015TV MovieHerself
What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music2014DocumentaryHerself
Real Husbands of Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself
Yo Gabba Gabba!2013TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Janelle Monáe: Q.U.E.E.N.2013Video shortHerself
The BET Honors2013TV MovieHerself
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHerself, vocalist
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Independent Lens2012TV Series documentary
Diary of a Decade: The Story of a Movement2012DocumentaryHerself
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul2011TV MovieHerself - Performer
Black Girls Rock! 20112011TV MovieHerself
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2011TV SeriesHerself
The Art of Blending2011/IIShortHerself
The Art of Blending2011/IShortHerself
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-19752011DocumentaryHerself (voice)
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The Wanda Sykes Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Teenage Paparazzo2010DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Say My Name2009/IDocumentary
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Girlfriends2007TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHerself
September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Before the Music Dies2006DocumentaryHerself - Musician
Building the 'House of D'2005Video shortHerself
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005DocumentaryHerself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHerself
Chappelle's Show2004TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
9th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Performer
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself
100 Greatest Videos2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Commentator
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Def Poetry2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Stars: An Oscar's Party2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
2002 Trumpet Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
MTV 20: Jams2001VideoHerself (segment "On & On")
Erykah Badu Live2001DocumentaryHerself
The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The Lyricist Lounge Show2000TV SeriesHerself (2000)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Makeup
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Performer
2000 Essence Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute1999TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
The Cider House Rules: The Making of an American Classic1999Video documentary shortHerself
29th NAACP Image Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Unplugged1997TV Series documentaryHerself
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Host
Later... With Jools Holland1997TV SeriesHerself
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesHerself
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Later... With Jools Holland2004TV SeriesHerself
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHerself
VH1: All Access2003TV SeriesHerself

Won Awards

2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Art Direction
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongBrown Sugar (2002)
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Supporting ActressThe Cider House Rules (1999)

Nominated Awards

2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Urban/Alternative Performance
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "Back in the Day."
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaBrown Sugar (2002)
2000Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, DramaThe Cider House Rules (1999)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Cider House Rules (1999)
1999GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "Tyrone."
1999GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Live!".
1998GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist

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