Hip-hop queen Lauryn Hill has set a new record as she becomes the first female rapper in history to sell 10 million copies of an album. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) shared that the rapper’s debut album “Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” has sold over 10 million copies giving the album diamond status.
The rapper joins the likes of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Adele’s 21, Britney Spears’ …Baby One More Time, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP, and 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me. The album was both a critical and commercial success, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with more than 422,000 sales in its first week. It also earned Hill 10 Grammy nominations and five wins, including Album of the Year, Best R&B Album, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Doo Wop (That Thing).”
The project spanned 16 tracks, two of which were hidden, and featured guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, and Carlos Santana.
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