Erykah Badu will be honored by Essence at their 8th annual Black Women in Music Gala. It’ll happen February 9th in Los Angeles. 2017 is also the 20th anniversary of Erykah’s “Baduizm,” album. Past honorees include Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Solange, Kelly Rowland and others. Read here.