Lauryn Hill - Miseducation of Lauryn Hill | RECORD STORE DAY
RECORD STORE DAY

Thank you for choosing to buy locally from a record store!

You can explore 3 ways to buy:

Find and visit a Local Record Store and get phone number and directions (call first, there is no guarantee which products may be in stock locally)

Purchase now from a local store that sells online

Purchase digitally now from recordstoreday.com (which serves local record stores)

Buy Now

Store Distance Phone Buy
Loading...

Find a local store


$10.99   Buy MP3 Album

More Info:

Grammy-winner Lauryn Hill (The Fugees) presents her solo debut - written, produced and arranged by Lauryn. Often personal and consistently universal in it's subject, the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill meets and exceeds expectations on every level. True lyrics, soul-drenched vocals and club-banging beats join Ms. Hill's uncommonly inventive orchestration of live instruments. Highlights include duets with D'Angelo and Mary J. Blige. 1st single: "Doo Wop (That Thing)."

Reviews:

''The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'' is the debut solo album by American musician Lauryn Hill, released August 25, 1998, on Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took place from late 1997, to June 1998, and were held mostly at Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica. The album's lyrics deal with Hill's pregnancy at the time, the turmoil in her former group the Fugees, and also love and God, while it incorporates musical elements of R&B, hip hop, soul, reggae, and gospel. The album's title was inspired by the film and autobiographical novel ''The Education of Sonny Carson'', and Carter G. Woodson's ''The Mis-Education of the Negro''.

Upon its release, ''The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'' debuted at number one on the ''Billboard'' 200 chart, selling 422,624 copies in its first week, which broke a record for first week sales by a female artist at the time of its release. The album spawned several hit singles, which helped it achieve worldwide commercial success. In 1999, ''The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'' garnered ten Grammy nominations at the 41st Grammy Awards, winning five, making Hill the first female recording artist to receive that amount of nominations, as well as awards in one night. On September 29, 1998, the album was certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and on December 17, 2001, it was certified 8X's platinum in the United States.

Following its initial reception, ''The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'' has perpetuated its acclaim from most music critics and publications, and has been widely recognized as a crucial and influential component of the neo soul sub-genre. The album has appeared on numerous accolades, with many regarding it as one of the greatest albums of the 1990s, as well as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2003, it was ranked number 312 on ''Rolling Stone'' magazine's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. - Wikipedia