Erykah Badu released her debut album Baduizm twenty years ago and neo-soul was born. The ease with which she forged together elements from soul, jazz and hip hop on that recording marked the beginning of a new soul movement and it continues to inspire artists today. Badu now has four albums and two Grammys to her name and she has performed several times at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Due to her spiritualism and striking appearance, Badu has been hailed ‘the high priestess of neo-soul’. But high priestess or not, she is definitely a fabulous singer who hypnotizes audiences with her sensual laid-back timing and enchanting vulnerability coupled with enormous power. Badu uses all this to make every performance unforgettable. She is also an artist who continues to be innovative. For her latest project, a mixtape called But You Caint Use My Phone, Badu drew inspiration from her experiences with her cell phone.