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ERYKAH BADU

Festival Review: Byron Bluesfest (Day Four) - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (20.04.14)

A slow start for many today, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm seemed to be easing in to Sunday at Bluesfest - snoozily/slowly working through hangovers from Saturday night, it was an easy guess that there may not be as many in attendance today as there had been over the past few days. It was of no matter to me however, as I scored myself a spot on the lawn at Crossroads for C.W Stoneking to kick off my music schedule for the day.

Byron Bay Bluesfest Photo Gallery: Erykah Badu - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (20.04.14)

Closing out day four of Bluesfest, Erykah Badu brought her impressive show (not to mention voice) along - Abe Lincoln hat and all. Johnny Au was in the Mojo tent for the performance and brings us these photos:

Guest appearances, birthday celebrations and Erykah Badu come to Byron for Bluesfest Day Four!

With the final day and night of the Byron Bluesfest around the corner, the Sunday program continue to bring the goods. Bluesfest’s 25th anniversary was celebrated with a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ sung to Peter Noble by the public and Playing For Change, who had previously wound up their Mojo Stage set.

Live Review: Erykah Badu + Hiatus Kaiyote - The Star Event Centre (17.04.14)

Often labelled the 'Queen of Neo-Soul,' the incomparable Erykah Badu stands as a true luminary in the realms of hip-hop, R&B, soul, funk AND jazz. Her impact upon contemporary music is unquestionable to those who have explored her exceptional body of work, and she continues to demonstrate just why she is a muse to many around the world, from rappers like OutKast's Andre 3000 to designer brand Givenchy.

the AU playlist: 10 of our favourite Erykah Badu songs

The undisputed Queen of neo-soul Erykah Badu is currently down under as part of this year's stunning Bluesfest line-up. The woman of many names put on a show-stopping performance yesterday at Melbourne's Palais Theatre and is set to wow her Sydney fans tomorrow at The Star Event Centre. In our infinite excitement, we have put together a playlist of 10 Erykah Badu songs we adore.

The 13 Best Music Videos of 2013!

We've taken a bit of time getting this one together - what a year it was! - but we finally bring you our annual look back at the best videos of 2013. This year we have a mix of local and international, with a dose of interactive experiences thrown in for good measure. Enjoy this trip down memory lane...

Heading to Australia in April is Erykah Badu thanks to Nicke & Live Nation!


Erykah Badu, also known as 'the Queen of Soul' will be performing in front of her endearing fans in Australia. The superstar herself is excited to bring her blend of jazzy/hip hop grooves to Sydney and Melbourne.

Feature: Top 10 Songs from the First Bluesfest Artist Announcement.

In the lead up to the 2014 Bluesfest, we've been throwing ideas back and forth about who's still to be added to the line up and the already impressive spread we know we can be looking forward to. I dug into my own collection of tunes and picked out 10 of the best songs from 10 of the artists featured on the first lineup announcement.

John Mayer and the Dave Matthews Band lead first Bluesfest announcement!

It's that time of year again! The first artist announcement for the annual Bluesfest has been announced, with John Mayer,the Dave Matthews Band and more to head to Byron next year. Held over the Easter long weekend at the sublime venue that is the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay, Bluesfest celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014 and, by the looks of this line up, we're in for a mighty celebration indeed.

New Music Video: Janelle Monáe ft. Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N. (2013)

R&B songstress Janelle Monae has released the first music video from her upcoming album The Electric Lady. The super retro clip of "Q.U.E.E.N." also features Erykah Badu. Take a look!

The AU Monthly Review: June 2012

Another month has gone by so quickly and so much has happened in the last 30 days! What are those events exactly? Well... you’re about to find out…

1. The Rolling Stones unleash logo to commemorate their 50 year anniversary (Pictured Above)

Song Riff Offs: Dr Dre (1999) and Erykah Badu (2000)

In this ongoing series we introduce you to songs that have (legally) borrowed, alluded to, been inspired by or stolen from (knowingly or unknowingly) the riff of another song. And we'll have plenty more for you in the weeks ahead... this week we look at a more obvious riff off, where the riff from the original was appropriated, by permission, for a future track - and within a very short period too I might add.

Photo Gallery: Erykah Badu + Fantine - Sydney Opera House (19.02.12)

Erykah Badu, the goddess of soul, funk and hip-hop, swooned a sold-out Sydney Opera House on Sunday, with support from the fabulous Fantine.

Erykah Badu adds Perth show to 2012 Australian tour

GRAMMY® award winning artist Erykah Badu is touching down in Australia this summer in what is sure to be the hottest ticket of the season.