Lauryn Hill

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Lauryn Noelle Hill
  • Birth Place: East Orange, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/26/1975, Gemini
  • Profession: 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.
  • Appeared on 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:
  • Sarah - Daughter
  • Valerie Hill - Mother
  • Zion David-Nesta - Son
  • 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
  • Lauryn Hill Awards:
  • 1998 Grammy: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1996 Grammy: Best Rap Album - Winner
  • 1999 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1996 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - 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
  • College:
  • Attended Columbia University, New York, NY

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