Raised mostly in South Orange, New Jersey, Hill began singing with her music-oriented family during her childhood.She enjoyed success as an actress at an early age, with her older brother Graham Hill, appearing in a recurring role on the television soap opera As the World Turns and starring in the 1993 film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.Lauryn Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress.She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her critically acclaimed solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won numerous awards, broke several sales records and was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest albums of all time.Soon afterward, Hill dropped out of the public eye, dissatisfied with the music industry and suffering with the pressures of fame.Her last full-length recording, the new-material live album MTV Unplugged No.In the latter record, which sold six million copies in the United States, Hill rose to prominence with her African-American and Caribbean music influences, her rapping and singing, and her rendition of the hit "Killing Me Softly".
In high school, Hill was approached by Pras Michel to start a band, which his cousin, Wyclef Jean, soon joined.They renamed themselves the Fugees and released the albums Blunted on Reality (1994) and the Grammy Award-winning The Score (1996).At the 41st Grammy Awards, the record earned her five awards, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.During this time she won numerous other awards and became a common sight on the cover of magazines.The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) remains Hill's only solo studio album. Billboard 200 and has sold approximately eight million copies there.
It received massive critical acclaim, showcasing a representation of life and relationships and locating a contemporary womanist voice within the neo soul genre. It included the singles "Doo Wop (That Thing)" (also a number one), "Ex-Factor" (became her biggest solo hit in UK , and "Everything Is Everything".