Erykah Badu is an American singer and songwriter born in 1971 in Dallas, Texas. She released her first album Baduizm in 1997. The album’s most successful songs were Next Lifetime, On & On, and Otherside of the Game. Other albums she released were Mama’s Gun, Worldwide Underground, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), and New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), and Live. Badu has attained multiple NAACP Awards, Soul Train Awards, and Grammy Awards in her career. She has three children and formerly dated rapper Andre 3000.