How much is Lil’ Kim worth? $18 million
How did Lil’ Kim earn his money and wealth?
Born on 11 July 1975, Kimberly Denise Jones is an American rap artist, actress and record producer. She is mainly known by her stage name Lil’ Kim and she was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She had a rough adolescent life after being expelled from her home. Kim had a great influence on her from her fellow female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. She joined the group Junior M.A.F.I.A and after being discovered by a fellow rapper The Notorious B.I.G. and their debut album together went on to receive a gold certificate by RIAA and featured two top 20 singles in the United States.
Kim’s debut studio album came out to be a great success and sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and was certified double platinum by RIAA. The album brought out three successful singles “No Time”, “Not Tonight (Ladies Night)”, and “Crush on You” and were each a huge hit. Success followed Kim with her next two albums, The Notorious K.I.M. that came out in the year 2000and La Bella Mafia which was released in the year 2003.
Both of these albums were again certified platinum. She became the only female rapper alongside Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj having at least three platinum-certified studio albums. Her number one song again came in the year 2001 when she featured with Mýa, Pink and Christina Aguilera for the song “Lady Marmalade” a remake originally recorded by LeBelle. This song then went on in year 2002 to grab two MTV Video Music Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 44th Grammy Awards.
Lil’ Kim faced a yearlong jail sentence in 2005 due in lieu of lying to a jury in a case and during which her fourth album “The Naked Truth” was released. The album was a hit and it made Lil’ Kim the first and the only female rapper to receive 5 star review from The Source. She again made her appearance in front of her fans in Dancing with the Stars.
Lil’ Kim has made into the list of %0 best rap songs by Women with her three songs “No Time”, “Big Momma Thang”, and “Ladies Night”. She has an honor of being in the list of VH1’s 100 Greatest Women In Music. She was placed on 47th rank, second highest for any female Hip-Hop artist and apart from that, she has also been included among greatest MCs of all time in the book “There’s a God on the Mic”. Lil’ Kim is also famous for her fashion sense apart from her sense of music. She has been cited as “Queen of Rap”, “”Hip-Hop Goddess” and a Fashion Icon very often.
What are the highest selling music albums of Lil’ Kim?
- The Notorious K.I.M. (2000): 5.2 million copies
- Hard Core (1996): 5 million copies
- The Naked Truth (2005): 2.7 million copies
- La Bella Mafia (2003): 2 million copies
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