Today In Hip-Hop: Lauryn Hill Wins Five Grammy Awards

On this day, February 24, in hip-hop history... 1999: At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium here Lauryn Hill made history by winning five Grammy awards, becoming the first rap/hip-hop artist to win Album Of The Year also becoming the first female solo artist to win five awards in one night. Lauryn Hill debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill won Grammys for album of the year, best new artist, best female R&B vocal performance, best R&B song, and best R&B album. The South Orange, NJ native began her career with the Grammy Award-winning group the Fugees however went through the brutal breakups of the ...

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