Erica Abi Wright
(born February 26, 1971) better known by her stage name Erykah Badu
, is a multiple Grammy
-winner, American soul singer
, whose work includes elements from R&B
, hip hop
. She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul
sub-genre, and for her eccentric, cerebral musical stylings and sense of fashion. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul".