Lauryn Hill

Singer + Rapper + Songwriter + Record Producer + Actress
Born May 26, 1975

Lauryn Noelle Hill is an African American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress. Early in her career, she established her reputation as an actress in Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit, and then as the front woman of the hip-hop group Fugees. In 1998, she launched her solo career with the release of the critically successful album and the 19m-seller, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.… Read More

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1975 Birth Lauryn Hill was born on May 26, 1975, in East Orange, New Jersey to English teacher Valerie Hill and computer and management consultant Mal Hill. … Read More


1988 13 Years Old In middle school, Hill performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a basketball game. Due to its popularity, subsequent games featured a recording of her rendition. In 1988, Hill appeared as an Amateur Night contestant on It's Showtime at the Apollo. … Read More
1991 16 Years Old Hill took acting lessons in Manhattan while growing up. She began her acting career in 1991, appearing with Jean in Club XII, MC Lyte's Off-Broadway hip-hop rendering of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. … Read More
She subsequently co-starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the 1993 release Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, playing Rita Louise Watson, an inner-city Catholic school teenager with a surly, rebellious attitude. … Read More


…  In 1996, Hill responded to a false rumor on The Howard Stern Show that she had made a racist comment on MTV, saying "How can I possibly be a racist? … Read More
…  Hill's tumultuous romantic relationship with Jean led to the split of the band in 1997, after which she began to focus on solo projects. … Read More
…  During 1998 and 1999, Hill earned $25 million from record sales and touring. … Read More
In the run-up to the 1999 Grammy Awards, Hill became the first woman to be nominated in ten categories in a single year. … Read More
2000 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2000, Hill was one of many artists and producers to share the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Santana's 1999 multi-million selling Supernatural, which she had written, produced, and rapped on the track "Do You Like the Way" for (a rumination on the direction the world was headed, it also featured the singing of CeeLo Green and the signature guitar runs of Carlos Santana).
2001 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2001, while pregnant with her third child, Hill unveiled her new material to a small crowd, for a taping of an MTV Unplugged special. … Read More
2002 27 Years Old With the mixed reviews and no significant radio airplay, 2. debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, but then quickly fell down the charts and ended up selling less than 500,000 copies in the U.S. Neither the album nor its songs placed in the 2002 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll. … Read More
Furthermore, according to a 2003 Rolling Stone report, he had never secured a divorce; but Marley later disputed this and made public to a blog a 1996 divorce document from Haiti.


2005 - 2007 3 More Events
In early 2008, Marley and Hill's fifth child, Sarah, was born. … Read More
2009 34 Years Old In April 2009, it was reported that Hill would engage in a 10-day tour of European summer festivals during mid-July of that year. … Read More
In January 2010, Hill returned to the live stage and performed in stops across New Zealand and Australia on the Raggamuffin Music Festival.
2011 - 2012 5 More Events
By April 22, 2013, Hill had paid back only $50,000 of the $554,000 she owed immediately; U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo criticized Hill, saying "This is not someone who stands before the court penniless. … Read More


2015 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2015, Hill canceled her scheduled concert outside Tel Aviv in Israel following a social media campaign from activists promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. … Read More
2016 41 Years Old In April 2016, Hill hosted and headlined what was billed as the inaugural Diaspora Calling! festival at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. … Read More
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