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It generated three singles: "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)", "Danger" and "Back in the Day (Puff)" with 'Love' becoming her second song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. It contained the album's lead single "Window Seat", which led to controversy.
Influenced by R&B, 1970s soul, and 1980s hip hop, Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for her eccentric style, which often included wearing very large and colorful headwraps. As an actress, she has played a number of supporting roles in movies including Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules and House of D.
It began in 2005 as an event to bring awareness to health issues to African-American women.
British duo Floetry opened shows during the 2005 run.
He set Badu up to record a duet with D'Angelo, "Your Precious Love", and eventually signed her to a record deal with Universal Records.
Baduizm, Badu's debut album, was released in early 1997.
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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. New Amerykah Part Two was released in 2010 and fared well both critically and commercially.
Reviewers found some of her lyrics hard to decipher on her initial releases.
The song went on to win The Roots and Badu a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999.
After taking some time off to raise her child, Badu returned in 2000 with Mama's Gun.
Badu co-founded the Sugar Water Festival with Queen Latifah and Jill Scott.
The trek played to amphitheaters and arenas in the United States during the summer of 20.