If you are a fan of R&B music, you must know the 90s prominent singer and rapper Lauryn Hill. Throughout the years, she released several superhit singles which made her one of the incredible musicians of the time.
Hill is also a winner of various awards for her outstanding music which includes three American Music Award.
Lauryn Hill's Musical Journey And Her Career Achievements
Hill is one of the celebrated American singers with a successful career. The singer was highly interested in music from her childhood days and used to sing in her family functions. Later, she appeared on soap opera As The World Turns.
During her high school days, she became a member of a band Fugees from which her musical career flourished. In a short period of time, the band won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album for their second album The Score (1996). However, after a few years, the band split and she came forward as a solo music artist.
CAPTION: Accomplished singer Lauryn Hill with her Grammys SOURCE: BBC
Hill also did an amazing job as a solo artist as well, her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauren Hill (1998) get her several awards for its amazing representation of woman's life and relationships. From the successful album's sales and touring, the singer earned $25 million. From the album, the musician won five awards at 41st Annual Grammy Awards,
- Album of the Year = The Miseducation of Lauren Hill
- Best New Artist = Lauren Hill
- Best Female R&B Vocalist Performance = Doo Wop (That Thing)
- Best R&B Song = Doo Wop (That Thing)
- Best R&B Album = The Miseducation of Lauren Hill
From the album, she won American Music Award for Favourite R&B Album in 2000.
Following the success, The singer was everywhere on media. However, as a result of dissatisfaction and failure of her live-album MTV Unplugged No. 2. 0., she left the industry. The album received a mixed review from the critics.
CAPTION: Talented American singer Lauryn Hill SOURCE: Fact Magazine
Afterward, the singer became part of several tours and didn't release any singles. Back in May 2013, after a decade, she released her official single Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix).
The incredible singer won several awards for her work. Here are lists of few of her awards.
- Guantanamera = Billboard Music Awards for Best New Artist Clip (1997).
- The Miseducation of Lauren Hill = Billboard Music Award for R&B Album Of The Year (1998).
- American Music Award for Favourite Soul/R&B New Artist (1999).
- American Music Award for Favourite Female Soul/R&B New Artist (2000).
Currently, the R&B singer is on tour of The Miseducation of Lauren Hill on the occasion 20th anniversary of the album.
Lauryn Hill's Album And Songs
The singer started performing from her high school days, soon she became popular for her singing talent and she eventually became a part of a hip-hop band named Fugees with band member Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel.
CAPTION: Beautiful singer Lauryn Hill SOURCE: Billboard
In 1994, the band released their debut studio album Blunted on Reality. The album included following hit songs;
- Nappy Heads
The album was followed by their Grammy award-winning second album The Score (1996), selling six million copies in the U. S. The album included following hit tracks;
- Ready or Not
- Killing Me Softly
Despite the band's success, the band split in 1997 and Hill focused on solo career. In 1998, the rapper released her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauren Hill which was a critically acclaimed album selling eight million copies in the U. S. and 12 million copies worldwide. The album topped the U. S. Billboard 200.
Critics praised Hill's ability to blend pop, hip-hop, R&B and reggae genres in The Miseducation of Lauren Hill. The album included the following super hit singles;
- Lost Ones
- Doo Wop (That Thing)
- Everything is Everything
- Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Lauren Hill: Quick Facts
- Lauryn Noelle Hill was born in East Orange, New Jersey on 26th May 1975.
- Her parents are Mal Hill and Valerie Hill.
- Her star sign is Gemini.
- She was a cheerleader at Columbia High School.
- She was in a longterm relationship with her ex-partner Rohan Marley. The two has 5 children; Zion David Marley, Selah Louise Marley, Joshua Omaru Marley, John Nesta Marley, and Sarah Marley.
- In 2011, she gave birth to her son Micah Hill but the father is unknown to the public.
- She has an estimated net worth of $8 million.