Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

R&B Singer

Lauryn Noelle Hill is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. She is often regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time, as well as being one of the most influential musicians of her generation.

Full Name
May 26, 1975
5′ 3″
Net Worth


Lauryn Noelle Hill was born on May 26, 1975, in East Orange, New Jersey. She was the second of eight children born to English teacher Valerie Hill and computer programmer Mal Hill. Lauryn's parents were very supportive of her music career from a young age.

Hill attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey where she began writing and performing songs as a part of an R&B group called The Fugees. In 1994, The Fugees released their debut album Blunted on Reality which gained them critical acclaim and commercial success. The group went on to release their follow-up album The Score in 1996 which sold over 17 million copies worldwide and won two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. 

In 1998, Hill released her critically acclaimed solo debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill which earned her five Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album. She is one of the few artists who have been honored with this many awards at once. It also broke sales records becoming the first hip hop artist to ever receive such accolades. 

Since then, Hill has continued to make music sporadically releasing the albums MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 (2002) and Kisses Don't Lie (2006), as well as various singles such as "Doo Wop (That Thing)" (1998), "Ex-Factor" (1998), "Lost Ones" (1998) and "Neurotic Society" (2013). In addition to making music she has also ventured into acting appearing in films such as Sister Acts II: Back In The Habit (1993) and Hav Plenty (1998).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lauryn Hill is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 26, 1975, Lauryn Hill was born in South Orange, New Jersey.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lauryn Hill Joins The Fugees</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hill joins the hip hop group The Fugees, alongside Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Fugees Release their 2nd Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Fugees release their second album The Score, which goes on to be certified six times platinum.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Solo Album Debuts at No.1</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hill's debut solo album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' debuts at number one on the Billboard 200.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Awards Sweep</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hill wins five Grammy awards in one night, becoming the first woman to do so in one night.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">MTV Unplugged No.2.0</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hill releases the live acoustic album MTV Unplugged No.2.0, which includes covers and new songs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Solo Tour in Over a Decade</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hill embarks on her first solo tour in over a decade, spanning twenty dates across North America.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is an Iconic Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Lauryn Hill is one of the most iconic and influential artists of our generation. Her powerful and soulful music continues to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life, with her timeless lyrics and classic sound.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She is a Versatile Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Lauryn Hill is a versatile singer that has been able to excel in genres ranging from R&B, Soul, Hip Hop, Pop, Reggae and more. Her ability to seamlessly switch between genres and create her own unique style is something that few other singers have been able to achieve.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She is a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Lauryn Hill is a great role model for young female artists. She took control of her career early on, becoming a self-made businesswoman who was unafraid to express herself musically and challenge the status quo. Her courage is an inspiration to women everywhere.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Lauryn Hill is the only female solo artist to win 5 Grammy Awards in one night</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Lauryn Hill swept the 1999 Grammy Awards, becoming the only female solo artist in history to win five awards in one night.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Lauryn Hill was an Actress as well as a Singer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Lauryn Hill made her acting debut in the 1992 movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. She also starred in several other films including As the World Turns and King of the Hill.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Lauryn Hill was a Member of the Fugees</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before launching her solo career, Lauryn Hill was part of the hip hop trio The Fugees, which had hits such as "Killing Me Softly" and "Ready or Not".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Lauryn Hill has 6 Children</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Lauryn Hill has six children with Rohan Marley, son of the late Bob Marley. Her children’s names are Zion, Selah, Joshua, John, Sarah and Micah.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Lauryn Hill is a Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Lauryn Hill is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., a prestigious African American sorority founded in 1908.</p></div>


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