Hip-Hop, R'n'B | Erica Abi Wright, known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer and songwriter. Badu's career began after opening a show for D'Angelo in 1994 in Fort Worth. Record label executive Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance and signed her to Kedar Entertainment. Her first album, Baduizm, was released in February 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). Her first live album, Live, was released in November 1997 and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA. Badu released more albums like for example Worldwide Underground (2003) or But You Caint Use My Phone (2015).