Lauryn Hill

"We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it."

  • Born Lauryn Noelle Hill on May 26, 1975, in South Orange, New Jersey
  • Lauryn Hill first started her music career as a member of the Fugees, who had a successful No. 1 album with 1996's The Score, which earned Hill her first two GRAMMYs, including Best Rap Album. In 1998 Hill's debut solo album, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, led by the strength of her No. 1 hit "Doo Wop (That Thing)."
  • Already a two-time GRAMMY winner as a member of the Fugees, Hill earned her first five career GRAMMYs as a solo artist for 1998, including Album Of The Year for The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill and Best New Artist.
  • She made her GRAMMY stage debut with the Fugees at the 39th GRAMMYs in 1997, performing "No Woman, No Cry" with the Wailers and I-Three. She appeared solo at the 41st GRAMMY Awards in 1999 to perform "To Zion" with Carlos Santana accompanying her on guitar.
  • With her five solo GRAMMY wins for 1998, she became the first woman to win five or more awards in a single night. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill is also credited as the first hip-hop album to earn Album Of The Year.
  • In 2016 Hill participated in a benefit concert hosted by streaming service Tidal, which benefitted the Robin Hood Foundation to fight poverty.

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