Albums The Best Erykah Badu Albums of All Time  

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Erykah Badu is considered of the best female vocalists and one of the best neo soul artists. Since she's such an influential artist, let’s rank the best Erykah Badu albums, with the help of your votes. Influenced early in her teen years by ‘70s soul along with early hip hop from the ‘80s, Badu became one of the leaders of neo-soul along with contemporaries like Maxwell, Lauryn Hill, and D’Angelo after her debut, Baduizm (1997) went to No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts. She has since drawn comparisons to Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Sade with Mama’s Gun (2000) and Worldwide Underground (2003).

This Erykah Badu discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Erykah Badu albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Erykah Badu singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Erykah Badu album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves.

Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Erykah Badu album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.This list of popular Erykah Badu CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

Mama's Gun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Erykah Badu Albums of All Time
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1. Penitentiary Philosophy
2. Didn't Cha Know?
3. My Life
4. ... & On
5. Cleva
6. Hey Sugah
7. Booty
8. Kiss Me on My Neck (Hesi)
9. A.D. 2000
10. Orange Moon
11. In Love with You
12. Bag Lady
13. Time's a Wastin
14. Green Eyes

Release Date: 2000

Artist: Erykah Badu

Producer: Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Kerry Brothers, James Poyser, J Dilla, Carvin & Ivan

Tracks: My Life, Bag Lady, Orange Moon, ... & On, Time's a Wastin, + more

Length (mins): 01:11:59

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Hip hop music, Jazz, Soul music, + more

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Baduizm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Erykah Badu Albums of All Time
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1. Rimshot (Intro)
2. On & On
3. Appletree
4. Otherside of the Game
5. Sometimes (Mix #9)
6. Next Lifetime
7. Afro (Freestyle Skit)
8. Certainly
9. 4 Leaf Clover
10. No Love
11. Drama
12. Sometimes...
13. Certainly (Flipped It)
14. Rimshot (Outro)

Release Date: 1997

Artist: Erykah Badu

Tracks: Appletree, Rimshot (intro), Certainly (Flipped It), Otherside of the Game, Sometimes..., + more

Label: Kedar Entertainment

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Hip hop music, Jazz, Contemporary R&B, Neo soul

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New Amerykah, Part Two (Return... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Erykah Badu Albums of All Time
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1. 20 Feet Tall
2. Window Seat
3. Agitation
4. Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)
5. Gone Baby, Don't Be Long
6. Umm Hmm
7. Love
8. You Loving Me (Session)
9. Fall in Love (Your Funeral)
10. Incense
11. Out My Mind, Just in Time

Release Date: 2010

Artist: Erykah Badu

Tracks: Incense, Out My Mind, Just in Time, 20 Feet Tall, Window Seat, + more

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, Neo soul, Funk, + more

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New Amerykah Part One (4th Wor... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Erykah Badu Albums of All Time
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1. Amerykahn Promise
2. The Healer
3. Me
4. My People
5. Soldier
6. The Cell
7. Twinkle
8. Master Teacher
9. That Hump
10. Telephone
11. Honey

Release Date: 2008

Artist: Erykah Badu

Tracks: The Healer, Amerykahn Promise, My People, Twinkle, Me, + more

Genres (Music): Electronica, Hip hop music, Jazz, Soul music, Jazz fusion, + more

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