Why Famous: She has been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists. Her first album "All Hail to the Queen" (1989) sold more than 1 million copies, and her single U.N.I.T.Y earned her her first Grammy Award.
Latifah has gone on to become a successful actress in film and television. She appeared in the musical film "Chicago", for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
- 1989-11-28 Queen Latifah releases her debut hip hop album "All Hail the Queen" featuring single "Ladies First"