Biography: Lauryn Hill

Real Name: Lauryn Noelle Hill

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Rapper

Date of Birth: May 26, 1975

How Old is Lauryn Hill: 43 years

Birth Place: East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

How Tall is Lauryn Hill: 5 feet 2 inches (1.61m)

Weight: 121 lbs

Nationality: American

Family: She was born to mother Valerie Hill, a teacher, and father, Mal Hill, a computer consultant. She has one brother.

Husband: She is in a relationship with Rohan Marley, founder of organic coffee company Marley Coffee.

Lauryn Hill Facts:

She became the first actress to win 5 Grammy Awards.

Hill rose to stardom after she became a member of the hip-hop trio, the Fugees before launching her solo career.

Lauryn also tried her luck in acting and made her debut in high school with a role in As the World Turns.

She became famous with the album released by The Fugees, The Score, selling 17 million copies in the USA.

In 2013, she was sentenced to prison for three months for not paying taxes on approximately $1.8 million of her net worth.

As a solo singer, her only album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released in 1998. The album topped the charts of Billboard 200 and sold about 8 million copies.

After some years of singing, she released her last album in 2002 named, MTV Unplugged No. 2.0. However, the album didn’t do well on the Billboard charts.

Lauryn Hill Quotes:

“We don’t know love like we should. We always talk about ‘I have unconditional love”unconditional love is we don’t even know it. Because if a person stops stimulating us, we stop loving them. You’re not interesting to talk to anymore, goodbye. But that real love, that love that sometimes is difficult, difficult to have. That’s that love. And that’s a confidence builder”

“I consider myself a crayon… I may not be your favorite color but one day you’ll need me to complete your picture”

“Let me be patient, let me be kind, make me unselfish, without being blind”

“And deep in my heart. The answer, it was in me. And I made up my mind. To define my own destiny”

“If everyone is a product of this society, who will say the things that need to be said, and do the things that need to be done, without compromise? Truth will never start out popular in a world more concerned with marketability than righteousness. It will initially suffer ridicule and even violence- yet ultimately it is undeniable. All of humanity is living in a dream world, but suffering real consequences”

“We should constantly be aspiring to reach higher and higher and higher. We should never be comfortable where we are”.

Lauryn Hill Filmography and Discography:

Albums:

  • The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
  • MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 (2002)

Films:

  • As the World Turns (1991)
  • Here and Now (1992)
  • King of the Hill (1993)
  • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
  • ABC Afterschool Specials (1996)
  • Restaurant (1997)
  • Hav Plenty (1998)
  • Concerning Violence (2014)

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