On this day in Hip-Hop history, Erykah Badu released her debut album Baduizm.
On this day in 1997, Erykah Badu released her debut album Baduizm on Kedar Records. The album featured production from Madukwu Chinwah, Bob Power, JaBorn Jamal, Ike Lee III, The Roots, Richard Nichols, James Poyser, Tone the Backbone, Jaifar Barron, Rober Bradford, and Erykah Badu.
Baduizm spawned the hit single "On & On," which was the debut single off the album and won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1998. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Other singles off the album were "Next Lifetime," "Otherside of the Game," and "Apple Tree." The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It won the Grammy for Best R&B Album and has been certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.
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