Oct
11

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Oct
11

The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour

Sep
05

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Album Cover Experience

In Conjunction With The 20th Anniversary Of The Iconic Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Upon the release of The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, the media said:

“…a miraculous album…”The New York Times

“Lauryn Hill: The Album of the year”Rolling Stone

“Hill has made an album of often-astonishing power, strength, and feeling”Entertainment Weekly

Sony Music’s Certified Classics, Legacy Recording’s division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip Hop and R&B catalogue, announces the launch of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Album Cover Experience in conjunction with 20th Anniversary of the iconic album.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Album Cover Experience allows fans to personalize and recreate the iconic Miseducation album cover with their own face and name which can then be shared on socials.

Click HERE to check out The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Album Cover Experience

Stream/purchase The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill: https://certified.lnk.to/Miseducation20

Multi-platinum artist Ms. Lauryn Hill rose to prominence with The Fugees and took the world by storm two decades ago as a solo artist with her Certified 8x platinum The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and spent 81 weeks total on the chart and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Singles including “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Everything Is Everything” catapulted her to superstardom, ultimately lauding her with ten GRAMMY® nominations and five GRAMMY® Award wins. This included Album of the Year, which she was the first female Hip-Hop artist to win as well as Best New Artist and more.

About Certified Classics
Certified Classics is Legacy Recordings’ division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip-Hop and R&B catalog. With artists like The Fugees, Maxwell, Nas, A Tribe Quest, Xscape, Aaliyah and many more, Certified pays homage to the legendary innovators of Hip-Hop and R&B by preserving, curating and reissuing repertoire from the 1980s through the early 2000s.

Launched in 2016, Certified creates opportunities to discuss, revisit, and renew interest in a genre that shaped an entire culture, making the leap from a grassroots form of expression to a mainstream juggernaut with staying power. Certified provides contemporary music fans access to rare and unreleased albums, singles, remixes, photos and video footage from iconic labels that have come through the Sony label system such as Jive, Loud, Ruffhouse, J Records, Arista, LaFace, So So Def, Profile, RCA Records, Epic, and Columbia—all in an effort to tell stories that help illustrate the impact R&B and Hip-Hop have made on music and the world.

Follow Certified:
Facebook: @Certified Classics
Instagram: @CRTFDClassics

Aug
24

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Certified Classics in Collaboration With Spotify Celebrates 20 Years of the Iconic The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Album With Dear Ms. Hill & Dissect Mini Series

Spotify, in conjunction with Sony Music’s Certified Classics, is celebrating the iconic The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill through a campaign dedicated to Ms. Lauryn Hill and the impact her record has made on the music industry through a few key elements including Dear Ms. Hill and an upcoming mini-series of Dissect dedicated to the album.

Spotify is giving fans a chance to reflect on what the The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill means to them through the Dear Ms. Hill microsite, a customized experience to write a letter to Ms. Hill. Click HERE.

As people from all walks of life were inspired by Ms. Hill’s music, Spotify will turn these digital letters into a 2-day gallery installation featuring the letters and dedicated to Ms. Hill’s contribution to music and culture.

The mini-series, Dissect, is a serialized music Spotify Original Podcast that dissects one album per season, one song per episode. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the Dissect podcast will create a 4-5 episode mini-series that dives deep into the musical and lyrical content of the historic album. The podcast is slated to launch in November. Listen to a trailer of the series HERE.

The landmark album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which is Certified 8x platinum was released twenty years ago this week. The only solo studio album from the incomparable Ms. Lauryn Hill, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and spent 81 weeks total on the chart and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Ms. Hill’s pioneering lyrics and soulful sounds on The Miseducation showed her visionary talents and broke barriers for female African-American music artists. Singles including “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Everything Is Everything” catapulted her to superstardom, ultimately lauding her with 10 GRAMMY® nominations and five GRAMMY® Award wins. This included Album of the Year, which she was the first female Hip-Hop artist to win as well as Best New Artist and more. It is highly regarded by critics and fans as one of the most influential records of its time and has made a profound impression on generations of artists. Ms. Lauryn Hill is also an inspiring role model for younger female artists today and is proud to support diverse artists who have helped shift the cultural conversation and contribute positively to their communities.

Stream/purchase The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill: https://certified.lnk.to/Miseducation20

 

Upon the release of The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, the media said:

“…a miraculous album…” – The New York Times

“Lauryn Hill: The Album of the year” – Rolling Stone

“Hill has made an album of often-astonishing power, strength, and feeling” – Entertainment Weekly

 

About Certified Classics
Certified Classics is Legacy Recordings’ division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip-Hop and R&B catalog. With artists like The Fugees, Maxwell, Nas, A Tribe Quest, Xscape, Aaliyah and many more, Certified pays homage to the legendary innovators of Hip-Hop and R&B by preserving, curating and reissuing repertoire from the 1980s through the early 2000s.

Launched in 2016, Certified creates opportunities to discuss, revisit, and renew interest in a genre that shaped an entire culture, making the leap from a grassroots form of expression to a mainstream juggernaut with staying power. Certified provides contemporary music fans access to rare and unreleased albums, singles, remixes, photos and video footage from iconic labels that have come through the Sony label system such as Jive, Loud, Ruffhouse, J Records, Arista, LaFace, So So Def, Profile, RCA Records, Epic, and Columbia—all in an effort to tell stories that help illustrate the impact R&B and Hip-Hop have made on music and the world.

Follow Certified:
Facebook: @Certified Classics
Instagram: @CRTFDClassics

Aug
16

Rest In Peace to our Queen of Soul. Her contribution to music and to the empowerment and enrichment of our hearts, Spirits and souls is immeasurable.

Thank you Ms. Aretha Franklin for sharing your anointed gifts with us. They changed the world. We are deeply grateful!

♥️MLH

Aretha Franklin and Ms. Lauryn Hill

May
04

Tune in Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. EDT to watch the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on HBO! Filmed on April 14, Ms. Lauryn Hill performed “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” “Black Is the Color (of My True Love’s Hair),” “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life,” and “Feeling Good.”

Apr
18

Tickets and VIP Experiences for the North American Portion of the Tour Go On Sale to the General Public Starting Friday, April 20 at LiveNation.com

Citi Presents Ms. Lauryn Hill at the Apollo Theater Announced for May 1

Ms. Lauryn Hill is celebrating twenty years of her anthemic debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with a newly announced World Tour produced by Live Nation. The GRAMMY® Award-winning artist will kick off the North American summer leg of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary World Tour on July 5 in Virginia Beach, VA. Tickets and VIP experiences go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 20 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. More details will be announced soon, including international dates, as well as the full lineup with Special Guest performers at each show on the tour.

Ms. Hill uses her platform to raise money and awareness for frontline charity initiatives through touring. A portion of the ticket sales go towards the MLH Foundation, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology, and community based businesses and development initiatives throughout the Diaspora. Your contribution will be put to use through donations made from ticket sales to support community building worldwide. See the full list of charities below.

Of the tour Ms. Hill notes, “This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence. It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date. I Loved and believed deeply in my community’s ability to both Love and heal itself provided it received the right amount of support and encouragement. Our world today, both complex and changing, is in need of the balance between moral fortitude and cathartic expression. I hope the Love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with Love and optimism at the helm.”

In addition to her scheduled tour dates, Ms. Lauryn Hill will also be playing at the iconic Apollo Theater on Tuesday, May 1st exclusively for Citi cardmembers. The tickets will be $20 in honor of the twentieth anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album. All ticket proceeds will go directly to the MLH Foundation. https://mslaurynhill.tmverifiedfan.com

The Citi Presents Ms. Lauryn Hill at the Apollo Theater show will be powered by Verified Fan – the newest technology to ensure tickets get directly to the most passionate fans. Not scalpers or bots. Starting Tuesday, April 17 at 10AM ET, Citi cardmembers can register through Thursday, April 19 at 10PM ET to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. Only fans that have received a unique code will have the chance to purchase tickets for performances on Monday, April 23 at 10AM ET. Register now for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan at: citiprivatepass.com and for additional information.

Exclusive VIP experiences will be available for all tour dates. VIP experiences include a meet and greet with Ms. Hill, complete with photo opp and autograph signing, as well as a package where fans will have an opportunity to watch a portion of the show from on stage. VIP experiences can be purchased as an upgrade when buying tickets. Limited edition specialty merch items, designed by Ms. Hill, will also be available at all shows and online. For more details on VIP experiences, please visit www.MsHillVIPs.com and www.MsLaurynHill.com.

Citi® is the official pre-sale credit card of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hil 20th Anniversary Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 17 at 2:00pm local time until Thursday, April 19 at 10:00pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit https://www.citiprivatepass.com/.

Multi-platinum artist Ms. Lauryn Hill rose to prominence with The Fugees and took the world by storm two decades ago as a solo artist with The Miseducation of Ms. Lauryn Hill. Singles including “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Everything Is Everything” catapulted her to superstardom, ultimately lauding her with ten GRAMMY® nominations and five GRAMMY® Award wins.

MS. LAURYN HILL TOUR DATES:

Thu Jul 05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Sun Jul 08 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

Wed Jul 11 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Fri Jul 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

Sun Jul 15 – Wantagh, NY -Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Wed Jul 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

Fri Jul 20 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

Wed Jul 25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Thu Jul 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater

Sun Jul 29 – Tampa, FL – Al Lang Stadium

Tue Jul 31 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater

Thu Aug 02 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place

Fri Aug 03 – Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre At Chastain Park

Sun Aug 05 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Wed Aug 08 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

Fri Sep 07 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

Sun Sep 09 – San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre

Wed Sep 12 – Portland, OR – Portland Memorial Coliseum

Fri Sep 14 – Vancouver, BC – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park

Sat Sep 15 – Seattle, WA – ShoWare Center**

Thu Sep 20 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sat Sep 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Mon Sep 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

Wed Sep 26 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

Sat Sep 29 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Sun Sep 30 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Wed Oct 03 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena

Fri Oct 05 – St Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

Apr
16

Nina Simone was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 14. In tribute, Ms. Lauryn Hill performed “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” “Black Is the Color (of My True Love’s Hair),” “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life,” and “Feeling Good” during the ceremony.

Fan video by MarchofTheRashbaum

Apr
13

Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” may have gotten a 2018 update from both Drake and Cardi B, but The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill single is a stone-cold classic that was a stellar performer back when it first climbed the Billboard charts.

“Ex-Factor” was one of six hits from Miseducation that charted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The track peaked at No. 7 on the tally dated March 13, 1999, and spent 31 weeks on the list — the longest run of any of the album’s tunes.

Read more at Billboard.

Jul
26

NPR has compiled a list of what it considers The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women, from 1964 to the present. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is #2 on the list. NPR writes:

The Fugees struck gold in the late 1990s with albums like The Score, a feat that also made their resident wordsmith, Lauryn Hill, a household name. But when Hill went out on her own two years later and dropped her debut, the neo-soul masterpiece The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, she schooled everyone all over again in new and necessary ways. …the album, rife with Hill’s biting rhymes and sharp turns of phrase, is a wonder from start to finish.

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