Lauryn Noelle Hill is a musician from the US. She is writes, produces and also occasionaly acts.
She won a lot of awards and got famous while being a part of Fugees.
Lauryn was born on May 26, 1975 in New Jersey.
Her mother was a teacher, she was called Valerie. Her father was a computer and managment consultant.
She didn’t have a lot of siblings, just one brother named Malaney, he is 3 years older.
Her family was Baptist and they moved to NYC occasionaly. In the end, they settled in New Jersey again, just different neighbourhoods.
She was pretty popular in school and knew a lot of children of various descent. She used to hang out with Zach Braff who would later become an actor.
Lauryn claims that music was constantly playing in their home. Her mother knew how to play a piano and her father was a pretty good vocalist. He used to sing at events and weddings.
Noelle listened to Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin since very young age so she was always used to great music in her home. She was also obsessed with Marvin Gaye.
During middle school, she got many chances to show her talents and she oftenly got small gigs before events.
In 1988 she got brave enough to try her luck on a show and her song ended up being „booed“ at. She later cried and almost quit singing forever because she felt as if all of her hard work meant nothing.
In Columbia High School she was a cheerleader and went to class with previously mentioned Zach.
She tried her best to be perfect in everything she did: play violin, attend dance class, even made a gospel choir.
Lauryn was the type of student to be wanted everywhere. Her grades were perfect and she was really good in all of her hobbies. She says that she always wanted to suceed in everything she did and that it wasn’t even important which field was it.
She was even a member of Tranzlator Crew, a high school music band. They performed in school but later got invitations for events. At this time, Lauryn developed her sense for hip hop music. Pras, her and Jean started to get caught up in this music so much that they thought they may do this for living.
Her inspiration was Ice Cube and she said she was never a huge fan of female rappers.
She later took lessongs in Manhattan. However, these weren’t for singing, they were for acting. She acted in some of the Shakespear’s plays and co-starred Whoopi Goldberd in Sister Act 2. She loved to act, but she realized that she likes singing more.
At this time, the music group they got involved as kids began to get much bigger and the trio changed the name to Fugees.
It’s a short name for refugees, a term used at that time to shame Haitian Americans.
They released their first debut album, Blunted on Reality and it sold poorly.
Later they tried another rapping still which was tougher and their second album “The Score” was literally the score. It reached first places on many charts and it sold like crazy.
They even won a Grammy for that album and were featured on lists made by Rolling Stone.
Lauryn gained the most attention by media because she wrote the most popular singles from the album and she made a cover of “Killing Me Softly” which became amazingly famous.
At the age of 21, Lauryn still lived with her parents and just enrolled college. She left when their album reached millions and she decided to work on the Refugee Project.
It was an organization that helped the youth which was at possible risk of becoming criminals. The group also raised money for Haitian people and they tried to invest in Africa as much as they could.
The Fugees split up in 1997 and they started to work solo. According to the rumours, this was because Jean and Hill were involved.
Lauryn didn’t wait long after she began making records. Her first one was named “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and she got collaborations with Mary J. Blige and John Legend.
Jean was at first upset about the album and didn’t want to help, but when he did later, she told him she doesn’t want any of his work on her solo career.
Her songs spoke about her life: her relationship and her child which everyone thought should be aborted.
Lauryn collaborated with New Ark and told them that she doesn’t want money, she told them she wants respect for her work.
After her next album in 1998, she became the first female to be nominated in ten categories only within 12 months. The most famous singles from the album were “Lost Ones” and “Can’t Take my Eyes of You”.
Hill appeared in many many magazines, received rewards and became a true icon who gave beautiful speeches about love and respect.
She later decided to pursue her acting career again and started to write the script for a movie about Bob Marley. She wanted to act as his wife Rita and she later turned down many roles in The Matrix and similar because she wanted to pursue her own movie.
Her last albums were audios of her concerts and they were called MTV Unplugged and MTV Unplugged No. 2.0.
Later in life, she was involved into music only when she was making songs for other artists. After 2010, she returned to the stage and performed on music festivals.
She dated her co-worker Jean during their work in Fugees. According to Pras, they shared extreme chemistry and it was pretty not-shocking to see them develop a relationship.
In 2000s, she decided not to be involed in the music industry anymore since she wanted some peace for herself. She said that she felt overwhelmed by the fame and started to get back to her faith.
Full name: Lauryn Noelle Hill
Nick name: L-Boogie
Date of birth: May 26, 1975
Birth place: South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Education: Columbia High School,
Awards: American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist, Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist and Favorite R&B Album (album “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill”), Billboard Music Award for Best New Artist Clip (“Guantanamera”) and R&B Album Of The Year (album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”), Blockbuster Award for Favorite New Artist – Female, Brit Award for Best International Group (Group “Fugees”)
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: African American
Father name: Mal Hill
Mother name: Valerie Hill
Brother name: Graham Hill
Sister name: /
Marital status: dating
Boyfriend: Rohan Marley
Sexual Orientation: straight
Children: Zion David, Selah Louise, Joshua Omaru, Sarah, Micah
Pet own: /
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 161 cm
Weight: 53 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Measurements: 32-24-34 in
Dress size: NA
Bra size: 32B
Distinctive Features: dreadlocks or short hair
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $6 million
Interesting Facts about Lauryn Hill
She is a motivational speaker who teaches youth to accept themselves the way they are, no matter what ethnicity and no matter what colour. She encourages them to feel God’s love.
Lauryn Hill is a musician from the States who became famous in a music band in high school, later pursued her music career solo, but in the end became an icon who was not only a fashion diva, but also a life guru.
Her estimated net worth is $6 million.