Barely twenty years after the release of her album, which was certified as Diamond, American singer, Lauryn Hill has become the first female rapper to sell ten million copies of an album with her debut, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’.
Lauryn Hill is officially the first female rapper to sell 10 million copies of an album! 20 years after its release, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ has been certified Diamond. ✨#BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/s2ij7zfHZu
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) February 17, 2021
The timeless album which is her only solo project to date was released in 1998, and it’s still widely celebrated in the Hip Hop community.
Lauryn Hill won countless awards thanks to her first solo project, and it became one of the best-selling albums of all time. 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 a Grammy for Album of the Year, making it the first hip hop album to ever receive that award.
Hill is regarded as one of the greatest female artists of all time, and a pioneer in Neo-soul, who broke barriers for female rappers and popularized the now trendy melodic rap.
This is a major milestone for Hill.