Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Album Goes Diamond

Lauryn Hill is doing it big and spreading Black girl magic after achieving a major RIAA milestone from her debut solo album released in 1998. On Tuesday (Feb. 16), the Recording Industry Association of America welcomed Lauryn Hill and her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album into the exclusive Diamond record holder’s club. In the tweet shared by the RIAA, the organization shared this victorious moment taking place during Black History Month. Lauryn Hill has become the first female rapper to achieve a diamond record. “Welcome to the RIAA Diamond Club @MsLaurynHill!#TheMiseducationofLaurynHill is now a (10X) certified album! @ColumbiaRecords #BlackHistoryMonth #RIAATopCertified,” the tweet read. https://twitter.com/RIAA/status/1361836120535891970 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is one of few rap albums to receive the esteemed honor. Lauryn is joining MCs’ ranks like 2Pac, OutKast, The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, MC Hammer and Nelly, who have all accomplished similar conquests. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released in 1998 after Hill split from her the Fugees. The debut studio album was met with rave reviews for Hill’s masterful lyricism as a rapper and singer. This project was the only album the multifaceted artist choose to release, but she has started dropping singles in recent years.  Over the years, songs from the album have been interpolated and sampled by hip-hop’s favorite rappers like Drake and Cardi B. However, that’s not what’s keeping the momentum alive. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is highly regarded as one of the best albums to come out ever.

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