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A Comprehensive Look on Lauryn Hill's Career, Achievement and Awards: Her Hit Albums and Songs

Updated on 04 Apr, 2018 by

Serving as an inspiration for some music mogul of the generation Nicki Minaj and Adele, Lauryn Noelle Hill, a.k.a. Lauryn Hill, is an elite singer and rapper of her age. Hill started her musical career as a member of the group The Fugees. As she made her debut as a solo artist, she won 5 Grammy Awards in a night during the 41st Grammy Awards. 

The 42-year-old, who is the mother of six children, has an estimated net worth of $10 million and even had to go to jail because of tax fraud. 

But we are not going to talk about her net worth or children here. Rather we will find out more about her career and awards. 

Lauryn Hill career and professional life

Lauryn got involved in music when she was in high school, but she made her debut in the music industry as a mainstream singer in 1994. In the year, she became a part of the group The Fugees alongside Prakazrel 'Pras' Michel and Wyclef Jean.

The band was signed to Columbia/Ruffhouse Records and released their first album, Blunted on Reality, the same year. Even though the sales of the album were poor, it landed on the 62nd place on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. With the group, she released two studio albums and ten singles. 

Listen to the Fugees' Boof Baf

Moreover, their second album The Score did a stunning job and landed in the first place on numerous charts of US, Canada, and many others. 

The Fugees's album cover

The Fugees' album cover

Source: Rolling Stone

She was part of the group only for two years as in 1997, she made her debut as a solo artist. Her first record, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, was quite controversial as she shared her frustration with her former group. 

Watch the video for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

But she was on the right path, as she became huge as a solo artist. Her debut album sold 12 million copies worldwide, and she earned $25 million through touring and record sales. 

She has released many singles over the years, but her most popular that made her the recipient of numerous awards is Doo Wop (That Thing). Some of her big hits include Ex-Factor, and Everything is Everything

Watch the music video for Lauryn Hill's Doo Wop (That Thing)

The singer has been passive in the recent years, and the last single she released was back in 2013. While she has not dropped any albums or singles, she has been performing on stages. In 2018, she is all set to go on a tour starting 6th April. She is going to be performing in numerous countries including Singapore, Korea, and the United States. 

If you are a huge fan and want to see the idol perform live, you can buy tickets on her official sites. 

Lauryn Hill awards

Lauryn indeed is one of the most praised artists in the world, and to date, she has been nominated for 78 awards. Out of the nominations, she has won 49 awards. 

Lauryn Hill's Grammy Awards she won in a night