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Today in Hip Hop History | Lauryn Hill Wins Five Grammys

Updated: Feb 27, 2019

Photo: S. Granitz

On Feb. 24, 1999, Lauren Hill took home five awards at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards - for her 1998 album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Overall, the album received 10 nominations.

A neo soul album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill incorporates musical styles from R&B, hip hop, soul, and reggae. Its lyrics touch upon Hill's pregnancy and the turmoil within the Fugees, along with themes of love and God.

With her five solo GRAMMY wins for 1998, she became the first woman to win five or more awards in a single night. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill is also credited as the first hip-hop album to earn Album Of The Year.

In 2002, Alicia Keys tied with Lauryn Hill when she won five Grammys for her chart-topping debut album "Songs in a Minor."

Watch: Alicia Keys New Music Video 'Raise a Man'

What is your favorite song from the album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill ?



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