American hip-hop artist and actress Lauryn Hill tasted success very early after she became a member of the band ‘Fugees.’ The band’s album ‘The Score’ (1996) won a Grammy Award. Her only solo album, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ broke sales records, and debuted at no. 1 on the U.S ‘Billboard 200.’ She also won five ‘Grammy awards’, including ‘Album of the Year.’
As an actress, she debuted in ‘As the World Turns’ (1990), a soap opera where she played a troubled teenager. In 1991, she worked in ‘Broadway’ shows, such as Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Club XII’ etc. Her successful films are ‘ABC After School Specials’ (1996), ‘Hav Plenty’ (1998) ‘Concerning Violence’ (2014), which was a voice role.
Her not so successful movies are ‘Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit’ (1993), where she portrayed a rebellious teenager; ‘Rita LouiseWatson’, ‘Here and Now’ (1992), ‘King of the Hill’ (1993), ‘Restaurant’(1997) etc.
Her top grossing movie till date remains to be ‘Concerning Violence’. In June 2012, Lauryn was charged for tax invasion, and in 2013, she was imprisoned for three months for the same. She also remained in house arrest for three months as a part of probation.
This comedy film tells the story of showgirl Delores who once again returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music at a Catholic school. However, she must also not only defend the school from closing down, but fend off a few adamant monks as well.
Lauryn Hill Awards
|Winner||Best New Artist||1999|
|Winner||Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female||1999|
|Winner||Best R&B Album||1999|
|Winner||Album of the Year||1999|
|Winner||Album of the Year||2000|
|Winner||Best Rhythm & Blues Song||1999|
|Lauryn Hill: Doo Wop (That Thing)||Video of the Year||1999|
|Lauryn Hill: Doo Wop (That Thing)||Best Female Video||1999|
|Lauryn Hill: Doo Wop (That Thing)||Best R&B Video||1999|