Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "Southside" (featuring Kanye West), from his July 2007 album Finding Forever.
His best-of album, Thisisme Then: The Best of Common, was released on November 27, 2007.
In 1996, Badu's demo caught the attention of music producer Kedar Massenburg, who signed her and paired her with D' Angelo to record the song "Your Precious Love." Kedar Entertainment later merged with Universal Motown.
Today, Badu is best known for her soulful music style, which is showcased on albums such as the Grammy Award-winning Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas.
She majored in theater and minored in quantum physics.The song "Love of My Life Worldwide" features Angie Stone, Queen Latifah and Bahamadia, and once again won Badu a Grammy, this time for best R&B song. In 2004, Badu gave birth to her second child, daughter Puma Sabti.In 2003, Badu also gave back to the community in which she had grown up by transforming the dilapidated Black Forest Theater in downtown Dallas into a space for charity events and theater. The same year, she participated in the film , performing several songs with fellow R&B superstars.In 1993, Badu left Grambling to pursue her career in music.She moved back to Dallas, where she worked as a drama teacher and as a waitress while she recorded a demo.Its first artist was Jay Electronica, with whom Badu would also become romantically involved., emerged in 2010 with a softer tone than its predecessor.As the reigning queen of neo-soul, Badu continues to create music, art and spirituality everywhere she goes.and maintained a significant underground following into the late 1990s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians.In 2011, Common launched Think Common Entertainment, his own record label imprint, and, in the past, has released music under various other labels including Relativity, Geffen, and GOOD Music.She flourished at the arts magnet school, focusing on singing and dance.Badu was also active in the Dallas music community during this time, and even began freestyling on a local Dallas radio station under the name DJ Apples.