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Retro Rewind: Lauryn Hill Dominates The 41st Annual Grammy Awards

Published: Saturday 11th Feb 2017 by David

Tomorrow night with lift the lid on all the secret’s the 59th annual Grammy Awards has to offer its viewers.

Of course, there’s little doubt that its organisers are hoping to pull in a night just as well-received as their 41st spin on the televised machine.

For, on that night, history was made for the artist Lauryn Hill when she bagged five of the ten awards she and her only solo album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ were nominated for.

Meet us below for a Grammy-edition of Retro Rewind…


‘Miseducation’s success saw Hill become the first woman in history to receive as many nominations as she did in one year and see her stand as the first act to pick up an ‘Album of the Year’ award for a Hip-Hop album.

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  1. The Legend Called Missy Elliott February 11, 2017

    The only thing she is dominating now is tardiness. 💅🏻

  2. MUSICHEAD February 11, 2017

    She’s prolly using those Grammys as ash trays and cup holders now.

  3. LmfaoHoe February 11, 2017

    Lord this was a great era. Lauryn please get it together. Im still praying for a new album. I believe it’ll come. If my mother and I waited 14 years for D Angelo to release his Black Messiah album theres still hope.

    • Beyoncé Jackson February 11, 2017

      Chile please. Lauryn is never releasing another album. EVER.

  4. Lake Erie February 11, 2017

    I’m not sure what happened in between the spans of her dominating until now but I wish she would have kept going strong after this album…. I think we could have got a good 3 or 4 official albums out of her since then until now…

  5. Fancy BISH February 11, 2017

    The album is a masterpiece of modern soul…from the songwriting, production, flow and her cadences…SO many female singers, from Alicia Keys to Adele, were students of this album…you can hear it in their work…Lemonade is like a follow-up to Miseducation…Hold Up could BE on Miseducation…both albums show the absolute and undeniable beauty of being a black woman…and male artists were students to…The College Dropout was obviously influenced by Miseducation…I never thought this would be her only studio album…but if artists were only allowed to make one album, homegirl MADE hers…correction, homegirl SLAYED hers! My favorites are To Zion and the title track…but deeeeeep in my heart…the answer, it was meeee…I can’t sing, but you don’t hear me tho lol

  6. ThatMessJuice.Flop February 11, 2017

    I still rock that album. One of the best things to happen in music. Anyway tomorrow I suspect Beyonce and Adele will dominate and as for Rihanna she’ll be lucky to win that album package award. Truth is Anti deserves best urban contemporary over Lemonade but we all know how that’s gone go down…and Work, as terrible as that song is, certainly deserves record of the year…but Hello or some other shiiit I haven’t heard will probably win. Beyonce might bag album of the year but Formation better not win anything. That mess was just that…a hot pile of steamy stank a$$ mess

    • BEY>RIH February 11, 2017

      I guess you will be upset tomorrow when all of the winners are announced…

      • ThatMessJuice.Flop February 11, 2017

        I’ll be disappointed if Formation wins anything that’s true. Not only is it a bad song but it was one of the biggest flops of her career. The video and it’s pro black/black lives matter undertones is what saved it/made an impact.

      • BEY>RIH February 12, 2017

        It peaked at #10 on the hot 100 three months after its release. I wouldnt call it a flop lol…

      • ThatMessJuice.Flop February 12, 2017

        A flop issa flop why is it so hard to admit. The song never went anywhere…you can’t deny that.

  7. Black power February 11, 2017

    I think it was the pressure to follow up to that album that drove her crazy… she use to be so intellectually in tune & woke. I think the label, her peers & the media put so much pressure on her for successful follow up that it drove her crazy

  8. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 February 11, 2017

    Great album. Lauyrn, Adele, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, & Nora Jones are the only women to win 5 or more Grammies in one night!

    • JOHNVIDAL February 11, 2017

      Beyonce is the only one in that list that didn´t win the big awards in her respective night though. She´s so lucky there were soooo many R&B categories throughout the 00s.

      • BEY>RIH February 11, 2017

        That will change tomorrow… 😌

      • Coolness February 12, 2017

        You act like it’s a bad thing that she won in the R&B categories – it’s damn near condescending. Bey IS an R&B artist and a very proud one at that seeing as she’s remained with the genre while most of her peers went on to make glow stick music.

      • JOHNVIDAL February 12, 2017

        Coolness You totally missed the point. An R&B artist can also dominate the main categories, but she never did. Of course there´ snothing wrong with winning in the fields your music is about. But it´s clearly better and bigger if you win the main ones. Those “records” about most grammys in one night cannot be comparable to the ladies who did it winning the big categories. Beyonce could have never achieved that number in one night if it weren´t for the fact the number of R&B catories during the 00s was crazy (it got reduced a few years ago again as we all know). Just that.

  9. CrimsonREDD February 11, 2017

    Wow such class and a real iconic legacy compared to some thirsty female rappers today. Nicki could never.😌

  10. Sean February 11, 2017

    Ray of Light should have won. It’s a pop masterpiece

    • MuchAdoAboutNothing February 11, 2017

      Agreed. “The Miseducation…” was an great album. No doubt! BUT Madonna’s “Ray of Light” was, personally speaking, more innovative and way ahead of it’s time. I also enjoyed Garbage’s “2.0” album that was also nominated for Album of the Year, in that same ceremony, more than Lauryn’s.

  11. RoyalKev February 11, 2017

    Awww @ Whitney and Lauryn’s embrace… <3

    This album was everything! Goddess level s***! Lauryn will always be the apple of my eye when it comes to legendary female rappers because of this era! I'm so glad this album snagged an aoty trophy, it was such a well deserved win!

    … I'm ready to see some magic happen tomorrow night as well!

  12. Mark111 February 11, 2017

    She was so freaking beautiful back then. Still look fine now, but man I had a huge crush on her back then and in Sister Act 2.

  13. JOHNVIDAL February 11, 2017

    Yas! See? A few people were complaining when I said the other day the early 00s were already weak compared to the 90s and 80s in the last Retro Rewind. But it is TRUE. See this grammys night? The phenomenal R&B classic that Lauryn created dominated the night and then the monumental My Heart Will Go On with vocals you don´t see anymore in mainstream won Record of the Year (and Song of the year I believe) and Madonna´s Ray of Light was also recognized in the POP categories. Outstanding music everywhere.

    • Fancy BISH February 11, 2017

      So glad Slayline Dion won Album Of The Year for Falling Into You…so many great songs on that album….and 32,000,000 albums sold to this day…the slay is real lol…if you haven’t seen her acceptance speech, it’s on youtube…google Celine Dion – Album Of The Year – Grammy Awards 1997

      • JOHNVIDAL February 12, 2017

        Believe me I know all about Slayline Dion´s slayages LOL The great thing about Celine´s speeches is that she always acknowledged every pucking body. No need to steal or fake writing credits. Voice alone was enough. Love Whitney and Celine for that (and for other things).

  14. @ASAPicon February 11, 2017

    An ICON

  15. Gee February 11, 2017

    The miseducation of Lauryn Hill title was based on a book entitled Miseducation of the Negro. Now when see the greatness of the 41st annual Grammys vs tomorrow nights Grammys huge difference as one celebrated an array of artists while the other is about popularity. The miseducation of Lauryn Hill remains a classic today and if it were released today would mess up the entire industry but in a great way.

  16. HOWYOULIKEIT February 11, 2017

    is there a way to watch the grammys online?

  17. MUSICHEAD February 11, 2017

    Unfortunately Lauryn was sued by the writers and producers who were responsible for much of this classic album. She refused to credit them for the album, insisting that she wrote and produced it herself. Now she can’t even perform the original versions of her songs because she lost the rights to them and can’t even work with those writers and producers to create a proper follow up.

  18. Now at youfr best game way tuesidnz February 12, 2017

    Nice

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