Lauryn Hill

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
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Profession: Singer-Songwriter

United States of America

Biography: Lauryn Hill is an American rapper and singer-songwriter best known as a member of the Fugees, alongside Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel, and for her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Hill first came to fame after starring in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) alongside Whoopi Goldberg, in which she also sung on two songs in the soundtrack.

Subsequently she formed the Fugees with Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel, and the group released their best known album, The Score (1996). This album featured the hit single Killing Me Softly, which was initially composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel and Lori Lieberman.

Her solo studio album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, was released in 1998 to critical acclaim. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and achieved the highest first-week sales for a women's debut album in the 20th century.

Born: May 26, 1975
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Age: 48 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events

  • 1998-08-25 "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" debut album by Lauryn Hill is released (5 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)
  • 1999-02-24 41st Grammy Awards: "My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)" and Lauryn Hill win
  • 1999-03-25 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win
  • 1999-09-09 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win