L. Boogie’s The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Makes History

L. Boogie’s The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Makes History

By BA Staff

Ms. Lauryn Hill’s solo debut The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill has gone diamond. On Tuesday (16 February), the RIAA welcomed Ms. Lauryn Hill and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill LP into the exclusive diamond record holder’s club. In the tweet posted by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the organization fittingly shared this significant moment during the period of Black History Month. What this also means is that Ms. Lauryn Hill has become the first female rapper to achieve a diamond-certified record. This is simply incredible isn’t it…?

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, released in 1998 after L. Boogie’s split from her crew the Fugees, is one of few rap albums to receive this esteemed honour. Through this significant achievement L. Boogie joins MCs with diamond albums like Tupac Shakur’s All Eyez on Me, OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death, Eminem’s The Eminem Show and The Marshall Mathers LP, MC Hammer’s Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em and Nelly’s Country Grammar.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is no stranger to significant achievements and having L. Boogie breaking records. She was nominated ten times for the 1999 Grammy Awards, making her the first woman to ever be nominated that many times in one year. She won five Grammys, including awards in the Best New Artist, Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Album categories. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill also won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, making it the first Hip hop album to ever receive that award. L. Boogie set a new record in the industry, as she also became the first woman to win five Grammys in one night. It also earned her nominations at the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Album, and Outstanding Song (“Doo Wop (That Thing)”). At the Billboard Music Awards, the LP won in the R&B Album of the Year category, while “Doo Wop” won Best R&B/Urban New Artist Clip, and at the 1999 American Music Awards, L. Boogie won the award for Best New Soul/R&B artist.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has since appeared on a number of lists ranking the greatest albums ever. According to Acclaimed Music, it is the 154th most ranked record on critics’ all-time lists.

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