The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

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The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

LP by Lauryn Hill
Released August 25, 1998
Genre Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop
Label Sony Music
Producer Lauryn Hill
Professional review
AMG 5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:bl3m96oogep7)
Pitchfork Media 8.0 out of 10 link (http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/h/hill_lauryn/miseducation-of.shtml)

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by former Fugee Lauryn Hill. Released 25 August, 1998 (see 1998 in music), the album swept the Grammy Awards, setting new records for black women, female hip hop artists and women in general. The album includes collaborations with soul singer D'Angelo ("Nothing Even Matters"), guitarist Carlos Santana and hip hop artist Mary J. Blige.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill received two Grammy Awards, for Best Album and Best R&B Album. In 2003 the TV network VH1 named it the 37th greatest album of all time. It is number 312 on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Track listing

  1. "Intro" (Hill)
  2. "Lost Ones" (Hill)
  3. "Ex-Factor" (Hill)
  4. "To Zion" (Hill)
  5. "Doo Wop (That Thing)" (Hill)
  6. "Superstar" (Hill/Newton/Poyser)
  7. "Final Hour" (Hill)
  8. "When It Hurts So Bad" (Hill)
  9. "I Used to Love Him" (Hill)
  10. "Forgive Them Father" (Hill)
  11. "Every Ghetto, Every City" (Hill)
  12. "Nothing Even Matters" (Hill)
  13. "Everything Is Everything" (Hill/Newton)
  14. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" (Hill/Newton)
  15. "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" - 3:41 (hidden track)
  16. "Sweetest Thing" - 4:40

Personnel

Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - albums

1998	The Billboard 200	                No. 1
1998	Top Canadian Albums	                No. 1
1998	Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums	                No. 1

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - singles

1998	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 1
1998	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        Hot Rap Singles	                  No. 1
1998	Doo Wop	                        Latin Pop Airplay	          No. 20
1998	Doo Wop	                        Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay      No. 20
1998	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 2
1998	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        Rhythmic Top 40	                  No. 1
1998	Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You	Rhythmic Top 40	                  No. 2
1999	Everything Is Everything	The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 35
1999	Ex-Factor	                The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 21
1999	Can t Take My Eyes Off Of You	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 45
1999	Everything Is Everything	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 14
1999	Ex-Factor	                Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 7
1999	To Zion	                        Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 77
1999	Nothing Even Matters	        Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 25
1999	Everything Is Everything	Rhythmic Top 40	                  No. 18
1999	Ex-Factor	                Rhythmic Top 40	                  No. 9
1999	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        Top 40 Mainstream	          No. 29
1999	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        Top 40 Tracks	                  No. 12
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