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Encyclopedia > The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill cover
Studio album by Lauryn Hill
Released August 25, 1998
Genre Hip hop, R&B, Rap, Neo soul
Length 77:39
Label Ruffhouse, Columbia
Producer Lauryn Hill, Vada Nobles
Professional reviews
Lauryn Hill chronology
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
(1998)
MTV Unplugged No. 2.0
(2002)

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Background

The title references Carter G. Woodson's book, The Mis-Education of the Negro, and the album's cover art pays homage to The Wailers album Burnin'. The Mis-Education of the Negro is a book originally published in 1933 by Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson. ... Burnin is a roots reggae album by The Wailers, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ...


The landmark concept album set new records for black women, female hip-hop artists, and women in general.[neutrality disputed] The album includes collaborations with soul singer D'Angelo on "Nothing Even Matters", guitarist Carlos Santana on "To Zion", singer Mary J. Blige on "I Used to Love Him"; as well as then little-known John Legend playing the piano on "Everything is Everything". In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see DAngelo (disambiguation). ... For the Costa Rican soccer player, see Carlos Santana (footballer); for the Mexican academic, see Carlos Santana Morales. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... John Legend (born John Stephens on 28 December 1978) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill earned five Grammy Awards. She won Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album,and Album of the Year. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1969. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Album has been awarded since 1995. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ...


In 2003, VH1 named it the 37th greatest album of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 312 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Chris Rock ranked it 23rd in his 2005 list of the Top 25 Hip-Hop Albums of all time[1]. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... This article is about the magazine. ... Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Magazine Cover, November 2003. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Track listing

# Title Length Producer(s) Performer(s) Sample(s)
1 "Intro" 0:47 Lauryn Hill,
2 "Lost Ones" 5:33 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill "Super Hoe" by Boogie Down Productions
3 "Ex-Factor" 5:26 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill "Can It Be All So Simple" by Wu-Tang Clan
4 "To Zion" 6:09 Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana
5 "Doo Wop (That Thing)" 5:20 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
6 "Superstar" 4:57 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill "Light My Fire" by The Doors
7 "Final Hour" 4:16 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
8 "When It Hurts So Bad" 5:42 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
9 "I Used To Love Him" 5:39 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige "Ice Cream" by Raekwon
10 "Forgive Them Father" 5:15 Lauryn Hill, Julian Marley Lauryn Hill "Concrete Jungle" by Bob Marley
11 "Every Ghetto, Every City" 5:14 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
12 "Nothing Even Matters" 5:50 Lauryn Hill,D'Angelo Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo
13 "Everything Is Everything" 4:53 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
14 "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" 4:17 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
15 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Bonus Track) 3:41 Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
16 "Tell Him" (Bonus Track) 4:40 Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Noel Hill (born May 25, 1975) is an American singer, rapper, musician, record producer and film actress. ... Boogie Down Productions (1989) Boogie Down Productions was originally composed of KRS One, D Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock. ... Can It Be All So Simple is the third and final single on Wu-Tang Clans critically hailed debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. ... Wu-Tang redirects here. ... Doo Wop (That Thing) is a 1998 number-one single by American R&B singer/rapper Lauryn Hill, included on her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. ... This article is about The Doors song. ... The Doors were an influential American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles by vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), known by his stage name Raekwon, is an American East Coast rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. ... Julian Marley (born June 4, 1975 in London) is a reggae musician. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... For other uses, see DAngelo (disambiguation). ... Cant Take My Eyes Off You, written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, was a 1967 single by Frankie Valli. ...

Personnel

  • Earl Robinson – background vocals
  • Shelly Thunder
  • Sabrina Johnston – background vocals
  • Lori Holland – organ, clarinet, Hammond organ, electric piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Angelic Voices of Faith – photography
  • Tom Barney – bass
  • Bud Beadle – flute, alto sax, tenor sax
  • Mary J. Blige – guest vocals
  • Kenny O. Bobien – background vocals
  • Errol Brown – assistant engineer
  • Rudy Byrd – percussion
  • D'Angelo – guest vocals, Fender Rhodes
  • Francis Dunnery – guitar
  • Don E. – piano, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Paul Fakhourie – bass
  • Dean Fraser – tenor sax
  • Christopher Meredith – bass
  • Herb Powers – mastering
  • James Poyser – organ, Celeste, harpsichord, electric piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass, Wurlitzer, Moog bass
  • Tony Prendatt – engineer
  • Warren Riker – engineer, mixing
  • Kevin Robinson – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Nambo Robinson – trombone
  • Earl "Chinna" Smith – guitar, background vocals
  • Andrew Smith – guitar
  • Eddie Stockley – background vocals
  • Brian Vibberts – assistant engineer
  • Fayyaz Virji – trombone
  • Robert Williams – assistant engineer
  • Matt Howe – engineer
  • Elisabeth Valletti – harp
  • John Wydrycs – engineer
  • Ramon Rivera
  • Julian Marley – guitar
  • Carlos Santana – guest guitar
  • Erwin Gorostiza – art direction
  • Commissioner Gordon – engineer, mixing
  • Lauryn Hill – guitar, arranger, vocals, background vocals, producer, executive producer, art direction
  • Chris Theis – engineer
  • Chuck Young – background vocals
  • Robert Browne – guitar
  • Greg Thompson – assistant engineer
  • Grace Paradise – harp
  • DJ Supreme – DJ
  • Al Anderson – guitar
  • Marc Baptiste – photography
  • Ken Johnston – engineer
  • Johari Newton – guitar
  • Tejumold Newton – piano
  • Vada Nobles – producer, drum programming
  • Tara Wilkons – background vocals
  • Racheal Wilson – background vocals
  • Jennifer McNeil – background vocals
  • Stuart Zender – bass
  • Lenesha Randolph – background vocals
  • Rasheem "Kio" Pugh – background vocals
  • Fundisha Johnson – background vocals
  • Indigo Quartet – strings
  • Squiddly Ranks – drums
  • Che Pope – programming
  • Everol Ray – trumpet
  • Derek Khan – stylist
  • Storm Jefferson – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Devon Kirkpatrick – digital editing, assistant engineer
  • Andrea Simmons – background vocals
  • Jamie Seigal – assistant engineer
  • Matt Rubano – bass
  • Che Guevara – producer, drum programming
  • Chip Verspyck – assistant engineer
  • Jared "Chocolate" Crawford – drums
  • Neil Tucker – assistant engineer
  • Ahmed Wallace – background vocals
  • Debra Ginyard – stylist
  • Veronica Fletcher – hair stylist
  • Anita Gibson – make-up
  • Tameka Foster – stylist
  • Johnny Wyndrx – engineer
  • John Legend – piano
  • Earle Brown – assistant engineer

Earl Robinson Earl Robinson (1910 - 1991) was a songwriter and composer from Seattle, Washington who was probably as well known for his left-leaning political views as he was for his music. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... Errol Brown is a Jamaican audio engineer and record producer. ... For other uses, see DAngelo (disambiguation). ... Francis Dunnery (born on 25 December 1962, in Egremont, Cumbria) was a founder member of the 1980s band It Bites. ... Christopher Meredith Christopher Meredith is a poet and novelist from Wales. ... Earl Chinna Smith is a Jamaican guitarist. ... For other persons of the same name, see Williams (surname). ... Julian Marley (born June 4, 1975 in London) is a reggae musician. ... For the Costa Rican soccer player, see Carlos Santana (footballer); for the Mexican academic, see Carlos Santana Morales. ... Lauryn Noel Hill (born May 25, 1975) is an American singer, rapper, musician, record producer and film actress. ... Charles E. Chuck Young was chancellor at UCLA from 1968 to 1997, and president of the University of Florida from 1999 to 2003. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Gregory Francis Thompson (born March 28, 1947 in St. ... Al Anderson is an American-born guitarist. ... Vada Nobles is a record producer and songwriter. ... Stuart Patrick Jude Zender was born on 18 March 1974 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. ... Matt Rubano Matthew Anthony Rubano (born March 10, 1977 in Valley Stream, New York) is the bassist of the American rock band, Taking Back Sunday. ... John Legend (born John Stephens on 28 December 1978) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Earle Brown (December 26, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an American composer. ...

Chart positions

Album

Year Chart Peak
1998 The Billboard 200 1
1998 Top Canadian Albums 1
1998 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

Singles

Year Single Chart Peak
1998 "Doo Wop (That Thing)" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1998 "Doo Wop (That Thing)" Hot Rap Singles 1
1998 "Doo Wop" Latin Pop Airplay 20
1998 "Doo Wop" Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 20
1998 "Doo Wop (That Thing)" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
1998 "Doo Wop (That Thing)" Rhythmic Top 40 1
1999 "Doo Wop (That Thing)" Top 40 Mainstream 29
1999 "Doo Wop (That Thing)" Top 40 Tracks 12
1998 "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" Rhythmic Top 40 2
1999 "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 45
1999 "Everything Is Everything" The Billboard Hot 100 35
1999 "Everything Is Everything" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 14
1999 "Everything Is Everything" Rhythmic Top 40 18
1999 "Ex-Factor" The Billboard Hot 100 21
1999 "Ex-Factor" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 7
1999 "Ex-Factor" Rhythmic Top 40 9
1999 "To Zion" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 77
1999 "Nothing Even Matters" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 25

References

  1. ^ Chris Rock Tops 25 Hip Hop Albums

External links

  • "Doo Wop (That Thing)" music video with lyrics
  • "Ex-Factor" music video with lyrics
Preceded by
Follow the Leader by KoЯn
Billboard 200 number-one album
September 12 - October 2, 1998
October 10 - October 16, 1998
Succeeded by
Mechanical Animals by Marilyn Manson

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