Erykah Badu discography

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Erykah Badu discography
Releases
Studio albums 6
Singles 27
Music videos 16

Discography of singer Erykah Badu. Erykah Badu is an American recording artist and actress. After opening a show for D'Angelo in 1994 in her hometown, Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance and signed her to Kedar Entertainment.[1] Her first album, Baduizm, was released on February 11, 1997.[2] 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).[3]

Badu's first live album (second overall), Live, was released on November 18, 1997.[4] It produced two singles: "Apple Tree" and "Tyrone". The album was certified double Platinum by the RIAA.[3] Badu's second album (third overall), Mama's Gun, was released on October 31, 2000.[5] It spawned three singles: "Bag Lady", "Didn't Cha Know?" and "Cleva". The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[3] Badu's third album (fourth overall), Worldwide Underground, was released on September 16, 2003.[6] It generated two singles: "Danger" and "Back in the Day (Puff)". The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.[3] Badu's fourth album (fifth overall), New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), was released on February 26, 2008.[7] It spawned two singles: "Honey" and "Soldier".

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US US R&B UK
[8]
UK R&B AUT SWE
[9]
SWI NLD
[10]
NZ
[10]
Baduizm 2 1 17 7 32 32
Mama's Gun 11 3 56 19 33 7
Worldwide Underground 3 2 64 7 32 42
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) 2 2 55 39 5 10 25
New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) 4 2 56 9 36 21 18 66
  • US: 110,000
    (first week)[15]

Live albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US US R&B UK
[8]
UK R&B AUT SWE
[9]
SWI NLD
Live 4 1 5
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[3]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as main artist, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B
[16]
UK
[8]
CAN NLD NZ
"On & On" 1996
12
1
12
44
Baduizm
"Next Lifetime" 1997
1
30
100
40
"Otherside of the Game"
57
"Apple Tree"
67
47
"Tyrone" 1
62
1
19
Live
"Southern Gul"
(featuring Rahzel)
1999
76
24
Make the Music 2000
"Your Precious Love"
(featuring D'Angelo)
83
High School High OST
"Bag Lady" 2000
6
1
6
93
Mama's Gun
"Didn't Cha Know?"
113
28
99
"Cleva" 2001
77
"Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)"
(featuring Common)
2002
9
1
Brown Sugar (Original Soundtrack)
"Danger" 2003
82
27
Worldwide Underground
"Back in the Day (Puff)" 2004
62
"Honey" 2007
88
22
New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
"Soldier" 2008
112
"Healer"
"Window Seat" 2010
95
16
New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)
"Turn Me Away (Get Munny)"
87
"Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" 2011
  • 1 "Tyrone" was released as a promotional/radio-only single and therefore it was not allowed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 or the Hot R&B/Hip-Songs and were not eligible to chart until the rule change to include album cuts in 1998. Chart peaks represent Hot 100 Airplay and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay data.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as main artist, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B UK
[8]
CAN NLD NZ
"You Got Me"
(The Roots featuring Erykah Badu)
1999 39 11 31 46 37 Things Fall Apart
"Sweet Baby"
(Macy Gray featuring Erykah Badu)
2001
13
23
16
80
12
The Id
"Bump It"
(Erykah Badu featuring Zap Mama & Karen Wheeler)
2004
Worldwide Underground
"Bandy Bandy"
(Zap Mama featuring Erykah Badu)
Ancestry in Progress
"That Heat"
(Sérgio Mendes featuring will.i.am & Erykah Badu)
2006
Timeless
"Get Live"
(Strange Fruit Project featuring Erykah Badu)
The Healing
"Afro Blue"
(Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Erykah Badu)
2012
Black Radio
"Q.U.E.E.N."
(Janelle Monáe featuring Erykah Badu)
2013
47
The Electric Lady

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles as main artist, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[8]
"One"
(Busta Rhymes featuring Eyrkah Badu)
1997 23 When Disaster Strikes
"Understand The Game"
(A+ featuring Eyrkah Bau)
1999 5 Hempstead High

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist
Title Year Director(s)
"On & On" 1997 Erykah Badu and Paul Hunter
"Next Lifetime" Erykah Badu and Troy Montgomery
"Other Side of the Game" Erykah Badu
"Tyrone (live) 1998 Unknown
"Bag Lady" 2000 Erykah Badu
"Didn't Cha Know" 2001 Erykah Badu and Jake Scott
"Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)" (featuring Common) 2002 Erykah Badu and Chris Robinson
"Honey" 2008
"Jump Up in the Air (Stay There)" (featuring Lil Wayne) 2010 Erykah Badu
"Window Seat"
"Window Seat" (Remix)/"Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)"
"Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" 2011 Flying Lotus
"Fall In Love (Your Funeral)" [in-studio performance]" Unknown
"Out My Mind, Just In Time (Movement I)" Erykah Badu
"Out My Mind, Just In Time (Movement II)"
As featured artist
Title Original Artist(s) Year Director(s)
"You Got Me" The Roots 1999 Unknown
"Western Esoterocism" The Flaming Lips 2012 George Salisbury
"Q.U.E.E.N." Janelle Monáe 2013 Alan Ferguson

Appearances[edit]

Song Performer Album Year
"Your Precious Love" D'Angelo High School High 1996
"A Child With The Blues" and "A Child With The Blues (Izm Mix)" Eve's Bayou - The Collection 1997
"All Night Long" Common's One Day It'll All Make Sense 1997
"The 'Notic" (vocals) The Roots and D'Angelo Men In Black 1997
"Ye Yo" Hav Plenty 1998
"Funky Nassau" various artists Blues Brothers 2000 1998
"Liberation" Outkast's Aquemini 1998
"Be Thankful" Omar Best By Far (original UK version) (1999)
"No More Trouble" virtual collaboration with Bob Marley Chant Down Babylon 1999
"Plenty" Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul 2000
"Hollywood" Bamboozled 2000
"The Light" Remix (for U)" Common Bamboozled 2000
"The Blast Remix" Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek 2000
"Humble Mumble" Outkast's Stankonia 2000
"Southern Girl" Rahzel' Make The Music 2000 2001
"Today (Earth Song)" Red Star Sounds Vol. 1: Soul Searching 2001
"Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)" Common. Brown Sugar 2002
"Aquarius", "Jimi Was A Rock Star" and "Heaven Somewhere" Common' Electric Circus 2002
"Come Close Remix (Closer)" Common. Remix of Common's Come Close on CD single 2003
"Poetry" Roy Hargrove' The RH Factor: Hard Groove 2003
"I C U (Doin' It)" Violator and A Tribe Called Quest 2003
"Akai Inochi" Misia Mars & Roses 2004
"Bandy Bandy" Zap Mama Ancestry in Progress 2004
"Searching" and "Searching (Extended Version)" Roy Ayers Mahogany Vibe 2004
"Everybody Loves The Sunshine" Roy Ayers Mahogany Vibe 2004
"Blast" live recording Talib Kweli Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006
"The Light" live recording Common and Bilal Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006
"Back In The Day" live recording Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006
"You Got Me" live recording The Roots and Jill Scott Dave Chappelle's Block Party original soundtrack 2006
"That Heat" Sérgio Mendes and will.i.am Timeless 2006
"Get Live" Strange Fruit Project The Healing 2006
"Ain't No Mistaken (Danger part II)" Big Tuck The Absolute Truth 2006
"Fly Away" Sa-Ra Creative Partners and Georgia Anne Muldrow The Hollywood Recordings 2007
"Hold On" Pharoahe Monch' Desire 2007
"The Heart Gently Weeps" Wu-Tang Clan' 8 Diagrams 2007
"Vibrate On" Girlfriends The Soundtrack-OST 2008
"Dirty Beauty" Sa-Ra Creative Partners Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love 2009
"Maybach Music III" Rick Ross Teflon Don (album) 2010
"Silly" David Banner and 9th Wonder Death of a Pop Star 2010
"Afro Blue" Robert Glasper Black Radio 2012
"Hey Shooter" supergroup Rocketjuice and The Moon Rocketjuice and The Moon 2012
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" c The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends 2012
"See Thru to U" Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes 2012
"Heaven for the Sinner" Bonobo The North Borders 2013
"Treehome95" Tyler, The Creator Wolf 2013

References[edit]

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