Erykah Badu to Perform at The Pearl June 24

May 4, 2010 by  

With her beautiful and unique style, international singer/songwriter Erykah Badu, makes a stop at The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Working as a teacher and part time singer in Dallas, Erykah Badu (born Erica Wright) saw her music career take off after opening for singer D’Angelo. Her performance caught the eyes and ears of many in the music industry and although larger record labels were interested in signing her, she eventually chose to sign with the smaller Kedar Entertainment.

She released her first album, Baduizm in 1997, which reached #2 on The Billboard 200 and #1 on the R&B Albums list and drew her comparisons to the classic singer Billie Holiday. The album also achieved platinum status within a month, eventually going multi-platinum. The first single “On and On” also hit #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks list. Erykah won two Grammy awards in 1997, for Best R&B Album and for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Later in 1997, she released her Live album, which also reached #1 on the R&B Albums list and #4 on the Billboard 200 list.

In 1999, Badu won her third Grammy, this time for “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” for her performance in the song “You Got Me” with The Roots. In 2000, Erykah released her second studio album, Mama’s Gun, which peaked at #3 on the R&B Albums list. The single “Bag Lady” was a hit, reaching #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks list.

In 2003, Badu released the experimental EP, Worldwide Underground. Featuring atmospheric jam sessions and several big name appearances, the album included the single “Love of My Life (an ode to hip hop)” which eventually won Badu her fourth Grammy, this time for Best R&B Song.

Badu released her next studio album, New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War, in 2008 and her most recent studio album in 2010, New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh.

This event is presented by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7:00 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and show time is 8:00 p.m. The Pearl is sponsored by Citi; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888.

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