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Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American hip hop singer, initially establishing her reputation as the most visible and vocal member of The Fugees. She was born in South Orange, New Jersey and began singing and acting at a very young age. Her acting roles included the TV show As the World Turns (as "Kira Johnson" in 1991), and the film Sister Act II: Back in the Habit, the latter of which showcased her vocal abilities. Though the Fugees had originally formed in 1988, Hill's membership was disrupted by her acting and her education at Columbia University. The Fugees' first album, Blunted on Reality, was much-hyped but fell far short of expectations. This was followed by The Score, a multi-platinum selling album that established all three Fugees (Hill, Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean) as international successes.

Hill's other acting work includes the television series "King of the Hill" (as "Arletta the Elevator Operator"), the play "Club 127," and the motion pictures Hav Plenty (1997) and Restaurant (1998). She appeared as a singer in the soundtracks for Conspiracy Theory in 1997 on the track, "Can't take My Eyes Off of You," and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood in 2001 on the "Selah" track.

In 1998, Hill released The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, a critical smash hit that ended up on numerous best-of lists for the year, decade and all time. Among the singles on the album was "Doo Wop (That Thing)." In 1999's Grammy Awards, Hill was nominated eleven times and won Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album, setting a new record for a female performer. The album's title was inspired by Carter G. Woodson's book, The Miseducation of the Negro.

Soon after, Hill and her recording company were sued by Vada Nobles, Rasheem Pugh, Johari Newton and Tejumold Newton, known as "New Ark Entertainment," who claimed to have been denied full credit and compensation for their assistance on the album. They received an undisclosed amount of money and were given credit for drum programming and a small amount of lyrical, instrumental and production work.

Hill is noted as a humanitarian, and in 1996 she received an Essence Award for work which has included the 1996 founding of the Refugee Project, an outreach organization that supports a two-week overnight camp for at-risk youth, and for supporting well-building projects in Kenya and Uganda, as well as for staging a rap concert in Harlem to promote voter registration. In 1999 Hill received three awards at the 30th Annual NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. She was named with Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and others among the "10 For Tomorrow," in the EBONY 2000: Special Millennium Issue. In 1999 Ebony magazine named her one of "100+ Most Influential Black Americans."

In 1996, a call to the Howard Stern radio show stated that the caller heard Hill say "I would rather die than have a white person buy one of my albums" during an MTV interview. This is considered unlikely, however, as no recording could be found of the supposed incident. [1] (http://www.snopes.com/quotes/lauryn.htm)

Though a Fugees reunion was discussed by all of the members of the group, it has not yet happened, reportedly due to conflicts between the three Fugees, including a much-rumored feud between Hill and Wyclef Jean. Hill released an MTV Unplugged album laced with verbal interludes in 2002 to mixed reviews.

On December 13, 2003, Hill shocked officials at the Vatican by denouncing them for "corruption, exploitation, and abuses," apparently in reference to allegations of the child molestation of boys by Catholic officials in the United States of America and the cover-up of offenses by Catholic Church officials. Among those in attendance were Edmund Cardinal Szoka, American-born President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City, and President of the Governatorate of Vatican City. Two days later Pope John Paul II told a group of Bishops from Sudan that, "Scandalous behavior must at all times be investigated, confronted and corrected" in the Catholic Church.

Hill has four children by her husband, retired (American) football player Rohan Marley, son of the late reggae artist, Bob Marley: Zion David Marley, born 1997, Selah Louise Marley, born 1998, and second son Joshua, born 2002. A fourth child was born in 2003.

Hill's nickname is "L-boogie."

The three Fugees were reunited on September 18, 2004 at Dave Chappelle's Block Party in Brooklyn, New York. They headlined a bill that included a star-studded cast of who's who in hip hop, including Kanye West, Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and others.

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They headlined a bill that included a star-studded cast of who's who in hip hop, including Kanye West, Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and others. He's kind of stayed true to his indie roots and I've stayed true to my r&b roots, we've kind of fused together and its something fresh and brand new that people haven't heard before.". The three Fugees were reunited on September 18, 2004 at Dave Chappelle's Block Party in Brooklyn, New York. I can't wait for everyone to hear it because I think it's amazing I really do. Hill's nickname is "L-boogie.". She told BBC Radio 1: "The song itself is really amazing, it's really, really good. A fourth child was born in 2003. Chris Martin of Coldplay asked her into the studio to contribute to the band's forthcoming album.

Hill has four children by her husband, retired (American) football player Rohan Marley, son of the late reggae artist, Bob Marley: Zion David Marley, born 1997, Selah Louise Marley, born 1998, and second son Joshua, born 2002. In March 2004, she signed up with a modelling agency run by Naomi Campbell. Two days later Pope John Paul II told a group of Bishops from Sudan that, "Scandalous behavior must at all times be investigated, confronted and corrected" in the Catholic Church. Thank You reached number 4 on the UK album charts as at 7 March and the title track reached number 2 on the UK singles charts as well as going top 10 in Ireland. Among those in attendance were Edmund Cardinal Szoka, American-born President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City, and President of the Governatorate of Vatican City. Her second album Thank You followed soon after featuring collaborations with Bubba Sparxxx on "Club Hoppin" and Asher D of So Solid Crew on "Off da Enz". On December 13, 2003, Hill shocked officials at the Vatican by denouncing them for "corruption, exploitation, and abuses," apparently in reference to allegations of the child molestation of boys by Catholic officials in the United States of America and the cover-up of offenses by Catholic Church officials. Jamelia came back in 2003 with single "Bout" written with C Swing who had also written Money and featuring Rah Digga. It was her fifth top 40 hit followed by Superstar which gave her international success in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. "Superstar" also appears on the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy soundtrack.

Hill released an MTV Unplugged album laced with verbal interludes in 2002 to mixed reviews. She put her career on hold for a couple of years to bring up her daughter. Though a Fugees reunion was discussed by all of the members of the group, it has not yet happened, reportedly due to conflicts between the three Fugees, including a much-rumored feud between Hill and Wyclef Jean. Jamelia became pregnant in 2000 and gave birth to a baby girl, Teja, in March 2001. [1] (http://www.snopes.com/quotes/lauryn.htm). She was nominated for five Mobo Awards in 2000 winning one. The Independent on Sunday wrote "a poised 19 year old, Jamelia has the homegrown talent to give Missy Elliott a run for her money.". This is considered unlikely, however, as no recording could be found of the supposed incident. The most successful of those was "Money" featuring a guest vocal from Beenie Man which went top 5 in 2000.

In 1996, a call to the Howard Stern radio show stated that the caller heard Hill say "I would rather die than have a white person buy one of my albums" during an MTV interview. At 18, she released her first single "So High" and went on to have four songs go into the Top 40 in the UK from her album Drama released in 2000. In 1999 Ebony magazine named her one of "100+ Most Influential Black Americans.". She was signed to Parlophone at the age of 15 when she impressed their A&R man by singing songs that she had written a capella. and others among the "10 For Tomorrow," in the EBONY 2000: Special Millennium Issue. Growing up in the Midlands, she listened to plenty of urban r&b. She was named with Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Jamelia was born Jamelia Davis in Birmingham, England.

In 1999 Hill received three awards at the 30th Annual NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. Her song "Superstar" went to number one in Australia and New Zealand in early 2004 and went top 10 in the UK, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and The Netherlands in 2003 and 2004. Hill is noted as a humanitarian, and in 1996 she received an Essence Award for work which has included the 1996 founding of the Refugee Project, an outreach organization that supports a two-week overnight camp for at-risk youth, and for supporting well-building projects in Kenya and Uganda, as well as for staging a rap concert in Harlem to promote voter registration. Jamelia real name Jamelia Davis (born January 2, 1981) is a r&b singer from the UK who has had several Top 40 hits in that country. They received an undisclosed amount of money and were given credit for drum programming and a small amount of lyrical, instrumental and production work. Top 40 Charts Jamelia artist page (http://top40-charts.com/artist.php?aid=4174/). Soon after, Hill and her recording company were sued by Vada Nobles, Rasheem Pugh, Johari Newton and Tejumold Newton, known as "New Ark Entertainment," who claimed to have been denied full credit and compensation for their assistance on the album. BBC Radio 1 Jamelia artist area (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/artist_area/jamelia/).

Woodson's book, The Miseducation of the Negro. Jamelia home page (http://www.jamelia.com/). The album's title was inspired by Carter G. Thank You (2003). Among the singles on the album was "Doo Wop (That Thing)." In 1999's Grammy Awards, Hill was nominated eleven times and won Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album, setting a new record for a female performer. Drama (2000). In 1998, Hill released The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, a critical smash hit that ended up on numerous best-of lists for the year, decade and all time.

She appeared as a singer in the soundtracks for Conspiracy Theory in 1997 on the track, "Can't take My Eyes Off of You," and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood in 2001 on the "Selah" track. Hill's other acting work includes the television series "King of the Hill" (as "Arletta the Elevator Operator"), the play "Club 127," and the motion pictures Hav Plenty (1997) and Restaurant (1998). This was followed by The Score, a multi-platinum selling album that established all three Fugees (Hill, Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean) as international successes. The Fugees' first album, Blunted on Reality, was much-hyped but fell far short of expectations.

Though the Fugees had originally formed in 1988, Hill's membership was disrupted by her acting and her education at Columbia University. Her acting roles included the TV show As the World Turns (as "Kira Johnson" in 1991), and the film Sister Act II: Back in the Habit, the latter of which showcased her vocal abilities. She was born in South Orange, New Jersey and began singing and acting at a very young age. Lauryn Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American hip hop singer, initially establishing her reputation as the most visible and vocal member of The Fugees.

Download sample (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d2/LaurynHillRedemptionSong.ogg) of Hill covering Bob Marley's "Redemption Song".

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