Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright), singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Called the First Lady of Neo-Soul or the Queen of Neo-Soul, she is known for her role in the rise of neo soul music. Her voice has been compared to that of jazz great Billie Holiday, and her music uses elements from R+B, hip-hop and jazz. Her hits include On On, Tyrone, Otherside of the Game, Bag Lady, Window Seat, Honey, and Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop). She has won 4 Grammys and sold 7M+ albums.
Compiling the list of the 100 greatest neo soul songs of all time was much more difficult than I originally imagined. First, the issue of what is neo soul arises. I think neo soul is a sound, a mood if you will. I believe you don't have to be a neo.