By Roland Stewart | May 5 2022

Lauryn Hill has broken many records with her debut album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” After that, a lot of things have happened in both her career and personal life. Here are 5 interesting facts about Lauryn Hill.

Her 2001 Breakdown Was Recorded in Front of a Live Audience

For her 2002 MTV Unplugged 2.0 album, she performed in front of a live audience back in July 2001. However, she began to have a nervous breakdown and started to become secluded more as the years passed. When the album released, the songs were a bit too simplistic and the spoken word elements were a bit weird. Overall, the album was underwhelming.

Faced Controversy For Cancelling a Show in Israel

She was going to have a show in 2015 but activists persuaded her to cancel. She wanted to schedule a show on Palestinian territory as well, but it just wasn’t able to happen.

John Legend’s First Recording Was on “Miseducation”

John Legend was a background singer or feature for years before he was able to release his debut album, “Get Lifted” in 2004. He was invited to a studio session with a friend who’s singing background vocals. Hill liked what she heard and he played piano on the song “Everything Is Everything.”

Her Album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” Deemed Worthy for Inclusion in the National Recording Registry

Not only did her album win 5 Grammy Awards and sell over 20 million albums worldwide, but it’s been one of a few albums selected to be in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. The powerful message, the topics, the impact, and the fusion of different genres made her a top-notch choice.

She Went to Bible Study 5 Times a Week After Being Secluded

Her behavior became erratic, so to help calm her down she attended bible study 5 times a week along.


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