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Lauryn Hill

"Lauryn Hill" (born May 25, 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey), is an eight-time Grammy award winning musician, and record producer, initially establishing her reputation as the most visible and vocal member of The Fugees, then continuing on to a solo career, releasing ''The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'' and then the controversial ''MTV Unplugged No. 2.0''.

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Lauryn Hill attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. She was an extremely active, vocal student, a cheerleader, and a performer at several talent shows and school functions. As a child, she performed "Who's Loving You" at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, in which she confidently finished her song before an initially hostile audience. Hill began an acting career very early, and her roles included the TV show ''As the World Turns'' (as "Kira Johnson" in 1991), and the film ''Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.'' Hill performed a wedding song on an episode of the former, but it was ''Sister Act 2'' that truly showcased her vocal abilities.

The Refugee Camp (Fugees), or Tranzlator Crew, as they were once called, formed after Prakazrel "Pras" Michel approached Hill in high school with an invitati...

years active 1991-present
music genre Rhythm and blues
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