Erykah Badu discography

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Erykah Badu discography
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Badu in July 2002
Studio albums 5
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 1
Music videos 20
Singles 31
Mixtapes 1
Promotional singles 3

American singer and songwriter Erykah Badu has released five studio albums, one live album, one compilation album, one mixtape, 31 singles (including 13 as a featured artist), three promotional singles and 20 music videos. 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 Records.[1] Her debut 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).[2] Badu's first live album, Live, was released on November 18, 1997 and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA.[2]

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.[2] 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.[2] Badu's fourth studio 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.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[3]
US R&B
[4]
AUT
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NL
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
Baduizm 2 1 32 26 7 17
Mama's Gun
  • Released: November 21, 2000
  • Label: Motown
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
11 3 56 42 42 7 20 19 33 76
Worldwide Underground
  • Released: September 16, 2003
  • Label: Motown
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 2 64 57 42 9 7 32 93
  • RIAA: Gold[2]
New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
  • Released: February 26, 2008
  • Label: Universal Motown
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 2 39 49 44 25 13 5 10 55
New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)
  • Released: March 30, 2010
  • Label: Universal Motown
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
4 2 38 77 61 66 14 21 18 56
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
US R&B
[4]
NL
[8]
UK
[17]
Live
  • Released: November 18, 1997
  • Label: Kedar
  • Formats: CD, LP
4 1 5 195
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[2]

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peaks
US R&B
[4]
Icon
  • Released: August 31, 2010[18]
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD
32

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[3]
US R&B
[4]
BEL (FL)
[19]
But You Caint Use My Phone
  • Released: November 27, 2015
  • Label: Motown, Control Freaq
  • Format: Digital download
14 2 153

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[20]
US R&B
[21]
CAN
[22]
NL
[8]
NZ
[23]
UK
[12]
"On & On" 1996 12 1 44 12
  • RIAA: Gold[2]
Baduizm
"Next Lifetime" 1997 1 100 40 30
"Otherside of the Game" 57
"Apple Tree" 67 47
"Tyrone" [A] [B] 19 Live
"Southern Gul"
(featuring Rahzel)
1999 76 24 Make the Music 2000
"Bag Lady" 2000 6 1 6 93 Mama's Gun
"Didn't Cha Know?" [C] 28 99
"Cleva" 2001 77
"Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)"
(featuring Common)
2002 9 1 Worldwide Underground
"Danger" 2003 82 27
"Back in the Day (Puff)" 2004 62
"Honey" 2007 88 22 New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
"Soldier" 2008 [D]
"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
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[28]
US R&B
[29]
CAN
[30]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NL
[8]
NZ
[23]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
"All Night Long"
(Common featuring Erykah Badu)
1998 One Day It'll All Make Sense
"One"[31]
(Busta Rhymes featuring Erykah Badu)
17 23 When Disaster Strikes...
"You Got Me"
(The Roots featuring Erykah Badu)
1999 39 11 28 25 46 37 15 31 Things Fall Apart
"The Light" (Remix)[32]
(Common featuring Erykah Badu)
2000 Bamboozled: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Sweet Baby"
(Macy Gray featuring Erykah Badu)
2001 16 80 12 36 23 The Id
"Come Close Remix (Closer)"[33]
(Common featuring Erykah Badu, Pharrell and Q-Tip)
2003 Non-album singles
"I C U (Doin' It)"[34]
(Violator featuring A Tribe Called Quest and Erykah Badu)
"Bandy Bandy"
(Zap Mama featuring Erykah Badu)
2004 Ancestry in Progress
"That Heat"[35]
(Sérgio Mendes featuring Erykah Badu and will.i.am)
2006 Timeless
"Get Live"[36]
(Strange Fruit Project featuring Erykah Badu)
The Healing
"The Heart Gently Weeps"
(Wu-Tang Clan featuring Erykah Badu, Dhani Harrison and John Frusciante)
2007 [E] 8 Diagrams
"See Thru to U"[38]
(Flying Lotus featuring Erykah Badu)
2012 Until the Quiet Comes
"Q.U.E.E.N."
(Janelle Monáe featuring Erykah Badu)
2013 47 The Electric Lady
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peaks Album
US R&B
[21]
"Your Precious Love"[39]
(with D'Angelo)
1999 83 High School High: The Soundtrack
"The Blast" (Remix)[40]
(Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek featuring Erykah Badu)
2001 Non-album single
"Poetry"[41]
(The RH Factor featuring Erykah Badu and Q-Tip)
2003 Hard Groove
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"A Child with the Blues" 1997 Terence Blanchard Eve's Bayou: The Collection[42]
"A Child with the Blues" (Izm Mix) None
"Funky Nassau" 1998 Joe Morton, Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Paul Shaffer, The Blues Brothers Band Blues Brothers 2000: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Ye Yo" None Hav Plenty
"No More Trouble" 1999 Bob Marley Chant Down Babylon
"Hollywood" 2000 None Bamboozled: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Plenty" Guru Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul
"Humble Mumble" Outkast Stankonia
"Be Thankful" 2001 Omar Best by Far[43]
"Today (Earth Song)" None Red Star Sounds Volume One: Soul Searching[44]
"Aquarius" 2002 Common, Bilal Electric Circus
"Jimi Was a Rock Star" Common
"Heaven Somewhere" Common, Omar, Cee-Lo, Bilal, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Lonnie "Pops" Lynn
"Akai Inochi" 2004 Misia Mars & Roses
"Searching" Roy Ayers Mahogany Vibe[45]
"Searching" (Extended Version)
"Everybody Loves the Sunshine"
"Ain't No Mistaken (Danger Part II)" 2006 Big Tuck Tha Absolute Truth
"Fly Away" 2007 Sa-Ra, Georgia Anne Muldrow The Hollywood Recordings
"Hold On" Pharoahe Monch Desire
"Vibrate On" 2009 None Girlfriends: The Soundtrack[46]
"Dirty Beauty" Sa-Ra Creative Partners Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love
"Maybach Music III" 2010 Rick Ross, T.I., Jadakiss Teflon Don
"Silly" David Banner, 9th Wonder Death of a Pop Star
"20 Feet Tall" (Remix) 2011 9th Wonder, Rapsody The Wonder Years
"Afro Blue" 2012 Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio
"Hey Shooter" Rocket Juice & the Moon Rocket Juice & the Moon
Dam(n) Rocket Juice & the Moon, M.anifest
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
"Drivin Round" Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch, Masta Killa, GZA Wu Block
"Heaven for the Sinner" 2013 Bonobo The North Borders
"Cure" Papoose The Nacirema Dream
"Treehome95" Tyler, The Creator, Coco O Wolf
"Rememory" 2015 Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf
"Maiysha (So Long)" 2016 Miles Davis, Robert Glasper Everything's Beautiful[47]
"WiFi" D.R.A.M. Big Baby D.R.A.M.

Other credits[edit]

Title Year Artist Album Role
"The 'Notic" 1997 The Roots featuring D'Angelo Men in Black: The Album Vocals[48]
"Liberation" 1998 Outkast Aquemini Additional vocals[49]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos as lead artist, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"On & On" 1997 Paul Hunter[50]
"Next Lifetime" Erykah Badu and Troy Montgomery[50]
"Other Side of the Game" Erykah Badu[50]
"Tyrone (live) 1998 Erykah Badu and J. Kevin Swain[50]
"Bag Lady" 2000 Erykah Badu[50]
"Didn't Cha Know" 2001
"Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)"
(featuring Common)
2002 Erykah Badu and Chris Robinson[51]
"Honey" 2008
"Jump Up in the Air and Stay There"
(featuring Lil Wayne and Bilal)
2010 Erykah Badu[52]
"Window Seat" Coodie & Chike[53]
"Window Seat Part II"
(featuring Rick Ross)
Erykah Badu[54]
"Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" 2011 Flying Lotus[55]
"Fall in Love (Your Funeral)" (in-studio performance) Unknown
"Out My Mind, Just in Time (Movement I)" Erykah Badu[56]
"Out My Mind, Just in Time (Movement II)"
List of music videos as featured artist, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"You Got Me"
(The Roots featuring Erykah Badu)
1999 Charles Stone III[57]
"Bandy Bandy"
(Zap Mama featuring Erykah Badu)
2005 Bill Fishman[50]
"That Heat"
(Sérgio Mendes featuring Erykah Badu and will.i.am)
2006 Syndrome and Nabil Elderkin[58]
"Western Esotericism"
(The Flaming Lips featuring Erykah Badu)
2012 George Salisbury[59]
"Q.U.E.E.N."
(Janelle Monáe featuring Erykah Badu)
2013 Alan Ferguson[60]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Tyrone" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 62 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.[24]
  2. ^ "Tyrone" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[25]
  3. ^ "Didn't Cha Know?" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 13 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[26]
  4. ^ "Soldier" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 12 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[27]
  5. ^ "The Heart Gently Weeps" did not enter the Canadian Hot 100, but peaked at number 71 on the Hot Canadian Digital Singles chart.[37]

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