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Lauryn Noelle Hill
East Orange, NJ
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Singer; songwriter; actor
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Lauryn Hill Fast Facts:
Comes from a musical family: her teacher-mother played piano; her management consultant-father sang at weddings and family events; and her older brother played several instruments.
Formed the Tranzlator Crew, a rap group, with Wyclef Jean and his cousin Prakazrel ("Pras") Michel in the late 1980s; they eventually renamed themselves the Fugees.
Showtime at the Apollo
's "Amateur Night" when she was 13, singing Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You."
Was friends with Zach Braff during high school.
Was head cheerleader, class president and a straight-A student in high school.
Pursued acting during her early teens, appearing on the soap opera
As the World Turns
and in the movie
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Her 1998 solo debut,
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,
sold more than eight million copies.
Rolling Stone ranked
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
as the No. 5 best album of the 1990s, and the No. 312th best album of all time.
Influences include Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack and Marvin Gaye.
Lauryn Hill Relationships:
Selah Louise - Daughter
Rohan Marley - Ex-significant Other
Malaney Hill - Brother
John Nesta - Son
Wyclef Jean - Ex-significant Other
Joshua Omaru - Son
Mal Hill - Father
Sarah - Daughter
Valerie Hill - Mother
Zion David-Nesta - Son
Lauryn Hill Awards:
1996 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
1999 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
1996 Grammy: Best Rap Album - Winner
1998 Grammy: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
1998 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
1998 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
1998 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
1998 Grammy: Best R&B Album - Winner
Attended Columbia University, New York, NY
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