Musician Lauryn Hill performs at Current TV "Take Back TV" launch celebration at Central Park Rumsey Playfield October 6, 2005 in New York City.

Lauryn Hill is one of the most influential artists in Hip Hop and R&B history. Her contributions to the music industry deserve to be both recognized and celebrated! Her critically acclaimed 1989 album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, helped pave a very important path for not only female Hip-Hop artists but for Hip-Hop in general.

Lauryn got her start in the 1990’s when she joined Hip- Hop group, The Fugees. The band included rap legends Wyclef Jean, Pras, and of course, Ms. Lauryn Hill. With songs like “Ready Or Not” and “Killing Me Softly,” the band dominated the charts. Learn more about The Fugees at americansongwriter.com.

In 1998, Lauryn began working on her debut solo album which went multi-platinum in multiple countries and set a remarkable amount of records. The album effortlessly intertwines Hip-Hop, rap, and pop music into a beautiful,  and soulful album, that is wonderfully unique. The album also highlighted her talent for the acoustic guitar.

Not only is she an incredibly talented singer and rapper, but she is a remarkable songwriter and renowned producer. Did you know she is also an actress? There are so many things the world should know about Lauryn Hill. She is so much more than just the records she has broken, but here is a good place to start.

For more details on Lauryn Hill, read this article by achievement.org.

It is with our pleasure to announce that Lauryn Hill is heading to Boston for her 25th-anniversary tour commemorating The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The Hip-Hop icon will be performing at TD Garden on December 13th with the return of the Fugees. This tour is truly bound to be something special, and we cannot wait to catch her live!

Tickets are on sale on Friday, October 6th at 10am at ticketmaster.com. You can win your way into the show with HOT 96.9 by clicking HERE!

 

 

  • First Hip-Hop artist to win the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year

    In 1999 Lauryn Hill became the first ever Hip-Hop artist to win the GRAMMY Award for Album Of The Year. What makes this even more impressive, is that it was for her solo debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

    To this day, there is only one other Hip Hop artist in history to achieve this; Outkast for Speakerbocc/The Love Below (2004)

    Learn more about this at achievement.org

  • First woman to be nominated for 10 GRAMMY Categories in one year

    At the 41st Annual GRAMMY Awards, Lauryn was nominated for the following:

    Best R&B Album
    The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

    Best Rhythm & Blues Song
    Doo Wop (That Thing)

    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
    Doo Wop (That Thing)

    Best New Artist

    Album Of The Year
    The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

    Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

    Best Rap Solo Performance
    Lost Ones (Track)

    Best Rhythm & Blues Song
    A Rose Is Still A Rose (Single)

    Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
    Nothing Even Matters (Track)

    Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
    Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (Track)

    Learn more about Lauryn’s GRAMMY achievements at Grammy.com

  • First woman to win 5 GRAMMY trophies in one night

    In 1999, Miss Hill won GRAMMY Awards for the following categories:

    Album Of The Year

    Best R&B Album

    Best R&B Song

    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

    Best New Artist

    Lauryn Hill performing in feathery black and white top with navy blue tool skirt and green and pink headdress with large hoop earrings and a zebra print dress

    CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 14: Recording artist Lauryn Hill pays tribute to Nina Simone during the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Only female Artist to Win Album Of The Year 2 years in a row

    After winning Album Of The Year at the 1999 GRAMMY Awards, Lauryn Hill received another album of the year award in 2000 for her producer role on Santana’s Supernatural.

    This also made her the first female artist at the Grammy’s to win Album Of The Year for two years in a row as both a lead artist and being the sole producer.

    Lauryn Hill performing on stage. Close up of her face with natural hair and colorful eye makeup

    NEW YORK – MARCH 14: Singer Lauryn Hill performs during a party to celebrate Montblanc’s 100th Anniversary at The Newspace March 14, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

    Learn more about this at achievement.org

  • First Hip-Hop Video to Win Video Of The Year at VMA's

    In 1999, Lauryn Hill won Video Of The Year for her music Video “Doo Wop (That Thing) at the MTV Video Music Awards, making hers the first ever Hip-Hop video to win this award.

    Lauryn Hill sitting on stage performing with her guitar and hair back in an all denim outfit

    Lauryn Hill performing on ‘MTV Unplugged’ at the MTV Studios in New York City, 7/21/01.

    Learn more about this at insider.com 

  • Most Awarded Female Rapper in GRAMMY History

    Lauryn Hill is the most GRAMMY awarded female rapper in history, with 8 GRAMMY awards total.

    GRAMMY Awards:

    Best Rap Album
    The Score

    Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
    Killing Me Softly With His Song

    Best R&B Album
    The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

    Best Rhythm & Blues Song
    Doo Wop (That Thing)

    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
    Doo Wop (That Thing)

    Best New Artist

    Album Of The Year
    The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

    Album Of The Year
    Supernatural- Santana

    Lauryn Hill in an orange satin top with her awards and orange sunglasses

    Singer/Rapper Lauryn Hill accepts her award at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards held in NYC.

    Read more about this at hiphoppush.com

  • First female rapper to reach RIAA Diamond status

    In 2021,  Lauryn Hill was the first female rapper to have a certified Diamond album by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She broke this record with legendary album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998).

    Lauren also set a record for the most first-week album sales for any female artist at this time.

    Lauryn Hill with short sleek bob and business casual attire on stage singing

    HOLLYWOOD – JUNE 28: Singer Lauryn Hill performs onstage at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. The Fugees reunited for the surprise opening and are currently recording a new album.

    Read more details about this: Guinness Book of World Records

  • Learn more:

    The 1998 album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, is absolutely is legendary for more than just the many records it broke. Did you know that this album was recorded at Bob Marley’s house in Jamaica?

    For more interesting facts about this album please visit Grammy.com

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