Hometown: South Orange, New Jersey
Birthdate: May 26th, 1975
Lauryn Hill has captivated millions of listeners with her soulful sound. Though singing was always her passion, Lauryn originally started out as an actress. She had reoccurring roles on shows like As The World Turns and had a more prominent role in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
In 1993, Lauryn, Pras, and Wyclef Jean came together to form The Fuguees. The rap trio released their popular album, The Score, in 1996. Lauryn’s vocals and rhyming ability made her standout on the album.
The songstress’ debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, released in 1998. Songs like “Ex- Factor”, “To Zion”, “Doo-Wop (That Thing)” earned her multiple award nominations and even a few Grammys.
Though Lauryn Hill stepped back from the music scene to focus on her family, she is making a comeback. In most recent years, Lauryn has headlined at multiple festivals and concerts. The songstress will be featured on the Nina Simone tribute album. Does this mean we’ll get a new album soon? Only time will tell!