Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill at Central Park, October 6, 2005
Lauryn Hill at Central Park, October 6, 2005
Background information
Birth nameLauryn Noelle Hill
Born (1975-05-25) May 25, 1975 (age 48)
New Jersey, U.S.
OriginNew Jersey, U.S.
Hip hop
reggae fusion
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, Producer, Actress
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1987–present
LabelsColumbia, Ruffhouse

Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress.[1] She began her career while still in high school as a member of the Fugees. She rose to greater fame when she released her first solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.[2] The album received critical acclaim, won many awards, including five Grammy Awards, and was commercially successful.[3] After the release of her debut album, she took a four-year break. In 2002, Hill released MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, an album with more personal content that was recorded live, mostly solo with an acoustic guitar.[4] In recent years, she has recorded songs for soundtracks and has performed at secular music festivals. Hill has six children.[5]

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  1. "Lauryn Hill". Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  2. Checkoway, Laura (August 26, 2008). "Inside "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill"". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on March 2, 2009. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  3. Raftery, Brian. "Lauryn Hill – Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  4. Ruhlmann, William. "MTV Unplugged No. 2.0". Allmusic. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  5. "Lauryn Hill Welcomes Sixth Child". July 23, 2011. Archived from the original on March 15, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2012.

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