25 May 1975, South Orange, New Jersey, USA. The multi-talented Hill originally balanced an acting career, which included a cameo in the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit, with her degree course and membership of the Fugees. The trio, comprising Hill and rappers Pras and Wyclef Jean, shot to hip-hop super stardom when their second album The Score became a huge international success in 1996. Hill began work on her self-produced debut after giving birth to a son by Rohan Marley, and writing for Aretha Franklins 1998 comeback set A Rose Is Not A Rose. She also directed videos for Franklin and Common through her production company, Zion Films. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill was released in September 1998, and went straight in at number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. In the process, Hill became the first female solo artist to sell more than 400, 000 units in the first week of release. The album stayed at the top for three weeks...
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