62 Facts About Lauryn Hill

1. Lauryn Hill had become acquainted with a friend of her brother's, Prakazrel "Pras" Michel.

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2. Lauryn Hill appeared in Steven Soderbergh's 1993 motion picture King of the Hill, in a minor but pivotal role as a 1930s gum-popping elevator operator.

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3. Lauryn Hill took acting lessons in Manhattan while growing up.

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4. Lauryn Hill took violin lessons, went to dance class, and founded the school's gospel choir.

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5. Lauryn Hill had a middle-class upbringing, knowing both many white, Jewish families and many black ones.

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6. Lauryn Hill was born on May 26, 1975, in East Orange, New Jersey to English teacher Valerie Hill and computer and management consultant Mal Hill.

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7. Lauryn Hill enjoyed success as an actress at an early age, appearing in a recurring role on the television soap opera As the World Turns and starring in the film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

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8. Lauryn Hill is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

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9. Lauryn Hill is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress.

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10. Lauryn Hill has six children, five of whom are with Rohan Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

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11. Lauryn Hill lived on the next street to us in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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12. Lauryn Hill says the show is the first of many she'll have in Africa.

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13. Lauryn Hill can still spit rhymes with the best of them, no question.

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14. Lauryn Hill joined the Rock the Bells hip-hop festival series in the US during August 2010, and as part of that year's theme of rendering classic albums, she performed The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety for the first time.

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15. Lauryn Hill recorded her solo record The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill from late 1997 through June 1998 at Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica.

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16. Lauryn Hill was not in her best shape in the first part of the show.

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17. New Jersey local Lauryn Hill, is a solo artist, singer-songwriter, rapper, producer and former member of Hip-Hop group The Fugees.

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18. Lauryn Hill was born and raised in South Orange, New Jersey.

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19. Lauryn Hill has an older brother called Malaney who is only three years older than her.

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20. Lauryn Hill has celebrated the total number of 43 birthdays till date.

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21. Lauryn Hill is back in the studio thanks to a court order.

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22. In 2009, Lauryn Hill passed out on stage during the second performance of her tour.

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23. In 2008, Lauryn Hill moved back with her mother in South Orange, New Jersey.

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24. In 1991, Lauryn Hill made her first TV show appearance in the romantic drama series As the World Turns.

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25. Lauryn Hill would like her fearlessness to be inspiring and contagious.

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26. Lauryn Hill stopped making albums for an entire eight years.

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27. Lauryn Hill has a voice that stands out in a sea of female vocalists.

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28. Lauryn Hill set a new record in the industry, as she became the first woman to win five Grammys in one night.

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29. In 1996, Lauryn Hill met Rohan Marley while touring as a member of the Fugees.

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30. Lauryn Hill is an American singer–songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress.

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31. Lauryn Hill uses the lyrics of the song to warn her fellow African-Americans who find themselves caught up in the struggles.

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32. Lauryn Hill had become acquainted with a friend of her brother's, Prakazrel "Pras" Michel.

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33. Lauryn Hill has six kids, five of whom are with Rohan Marley, child of reggae legend Bob Marley.

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34. Lauryn Hill is an American artist, lyricist, record maker, and performer.

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35. Lauryn Hill had traded her former high-fashion look in favor of jeans, a T-shirt, and a head scarf over her nearly bald pate.

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36. Lauryn Hill made her performing debut at the age of thirteen on Showtime at the Apollo, singing Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You.

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37. Lauryn Hill launched a solo career just a year after her hip-hop group, the Fugees, had rocketed to international stardom with their second album, The Score.

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38. Lauryn Hill bought her parents' house in South Orange, New Jersey, and eventually had three more children with Marley, whom she eventually married.

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39. Lauryn Hill was born on May 22, 1975, and grew up in South Orange, New Jersey, not far from its public-housing projects.

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40. Lauryn Hill is the founder of the Refugee Camp Youth Project, an outreach organization aimed at improving the lives of children in places like Haiti, Zaire, Kenya, Uganda, and New Jersey.

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41. Lauryn Hill still lives with her parents in South Orange, New Jersey.

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42. Lauryn Hill has become one of the most lauded of behind-the-scenes talents as well.

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43. Lauryn Hill was born in the mid-1970s and grew up in South Orange, New Jersey, not far from its public-housing projects.

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44. Lauryn Hill made her performing debut on Showtime at the Apollo at the age of 13.

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45. Lauryn Hill was born in the mid-1970s and grew up in South Orange, New Jersey, a neighborhood of modest houses on quiet streets that nevertheless was situated not far from a much rougher area with the high-rise buildings of public housing.

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46. On June 29, 2012, Lauryn Hill appeared in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark and pleaded guilty to the charges; her attorney said she would make restitution for the back taxes she owed.

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47. Towards the end of Zion, Lauryn Hill is singing a cappella, one of roughly half a dozen points in the gig where her spectacular vocals are allowed to soar.

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48. Lauryn Hill said of her connection to Simone: "Because I fed on this music.

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49. On May 4, 2013, Lauryn Hill released her first official single in over a decade, "Neurotic Society".

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50. In July 2011, Lauryn Hill gave birth to her sixth child, Micah, her first not with Rohan Marley; the father remains publicly unknown.

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51. Lauryn Hill appeared at the Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, California, in June 2010, her first live American performance in several years.

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52. Many of the songs that Lauryn Hill had performed and recorded over the past six years were included on an April 2010 unofficial compilation album titled Khulami Phase.

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53. One of the few public appearances Lauryn Hill made in 2008 was at a Martha Stewart book-signing in New Jersey, perplexing some in the press.

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54. Around this time, Lauryn Hill began selling a pay-per-view music video of the song "Social Drugs" through her website.

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55. In 2004, Lauryn Hill contributed a new song, "The Passion", to The Passion of the Christ: Songs.

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56. Lauryn Hill began writing a screenplay about the life of Bob Marley, in which she planned to act as his wife Rita.

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57. In terms of production, Lauryn Hill collaborated with a group of musicians known as New Ark, consisting of Vada Nobles, Rasheem Pugh, Tejumold Newton, and Johari Newton.

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58. Lauryn Hill had a cameo appearance in the 1997 film Hav Plenty.

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59. Lauryn Hill raised money for Haitian refugees, supported clean water well-building projects in Kenya and Uganda, and staged a rap concert in Harlem to promote voter registration.

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60. In 1996, Lauryn Hill founded the Refugee Project, a non-profit outreach organization that sought to transform the attitudes and behavior of at-risk urban youth.

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61. In 1988, Lauryn Hill appeared as an Amateur Night contestant on It's Showtime at the Apollo.

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62. Lauryn Hill has six children, five of whom are with Rohan Marley.

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