Ms. Lauryn Hill is an international performing arts icon whose work has transformed the R&B, soul music scene, melting the lines between hip-hop, soul and pop music. Her work as a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer and actress won her 32 awards throughout the course of her career, including five GRAMMYs. Her soulful energy and passion will rock the FHNY stage, ringing in the new year on the perfect note of strength, resilience and grace.
After hitting number one as a member of The Fugees with the 1996 album, “The Score” and her now-legendary cover of Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly,” Ms. Lauryn Hill released her debut album as a solo artist in 1998. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” swept five GRAMMYs — for album of the year, best new artist, best female R&B performance, best R&B song and best R&B album — and it was the first hip-hop record to win album of the year. Moreover, Ms. Hill became the first woman or hip-hop artist to win five GRAMMYs.
Her best-known tracks include the number one hit "Doo Wop (That Thing)," “Ex-Factor,” “Everything is Everything,” and “To Zion,” to name only a few. Named in People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People list, Ms. Hill communicates readily to her fans, sharing moments from the road and from her personal life at www.mslaurynhill.com.
Ms. Hill is currently touring the globe, playing high-profile gigs such as LA’s Greek Theatre, the Nice Jazz Festival in France and Way Out West in Sweden; collaborating on projects such as a recent Nina Simone celebrity tribute album; and appearing on top shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” Her collaborative song with D’Angelo, “Nothing Even Matters,” was featured on President Barack Obama’s summer songs Spotify playlist.