New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)


New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
Studio Album International Release
(Project management and marketing: Paul Levatino for Badu World, Shanti Das for Universal Motown.)

New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) is the fourth studio album by American neo soul singer Erykah Badu. After a hiatus from recording music due to writer’s block, Badu communicated with several hip hop producers over the Internet and worked on new music using the GarageBand software program on her laptop. Once the songs were composed, she went on to record most of the album at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. When New Amerykah Part One was released by Universal Motown on February 26, 2008, it received widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart. At the end of the year, it was named by many critics as one of 2008’s best records, and by December 2009, it had sold 359,000 copies in the United States. Badu promoted the album with a supporting tour, The Vortex World Tour, during May to July 2008.