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The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by former Fugee Lauryn Hill. Released 25 August 1998 (see 1998 in music), the album swept the Grammy Awards, setting new records for black women, female hip hop artists and women in general. The album includes collaborations with soul singer D'Angelo ("Nothing Even Matters"), psychedelia-guitarist D'Angelo and hip hop artist Mary J. Blige.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill received two Grammy Awards, for Best Album and Best R&B Album.

Track listing

  1. Intro (Hill)
  2. Lost Ones (Hill)
  3. Ex-Factor (Hill)
  4. To Zion (Hill)
  5. Doo Wop (That Thing) (Hill)
  6. Superstar (Hill/Newton/Poyser)
  7. Final Hour (Hill)
  8. When It Hurts So Bad (Hill)
  9. I Used to Love Him (Hill)
  10. Forgive Them Father (Hill)
  11. Every Ghetto, Every City (Hill)
  12. Nothing Even Matters (Hill)
  13. Everything Is Everything (Hill/Newton)
  14. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Hill/Newton)
  15. Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - 3:41
  16. Sweetest Thing - 4:40

Personnel

  • Earl Robinson - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Shelly Thunder
  • Sabrina Johnston - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Lori Holland - Organ, Clarinet, Organ (Hammond), Piano (Electric), *Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Angelic Voices of Faith - Photography
  • Tom Barney - Bass
  • Bud Beadle - Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
  • Mary J. Blige - Vocals
  • Kenny O. Bobien - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Errol Brown - Assistant Engineer
  • Rudy Byrd - Percussion
  • D'Angelo - Vocals, Fender Rhodes
  • Francis Dunnery - Guitar
  • Don E. - Piano, Organ (Hammond), Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Paul Fakhourie - Bass
  • Dean Fraser - Sax (Tenor)
  • Christopher Meredith - Bass
  • Herb Powers - Mastering
  • James Poyser - Organ, Celeste, Harpsichord, Piano (Electric), 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, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Andrew Smith - Guitar
  • John Stephens - Piano
  • Eddie Stockley - Vocals (bckgr)
  • 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 - Guitar
  • Erwin Gorostiza - Art Direction
  • Commissioner Gordon - Engineer, Mixing
  • Lauryn Hill - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Executive Producer, Art Direction
  • Chris Theis - Engineer
  • Chuck Young - Vocals (bckgr)
  • 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 - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Racheal Wilson - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Jennifer McNeil - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Stewart Zender - Bass
  • Lenesha Randolph - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Rasheem "Kio" Pugh - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Fundisha Johnson - Vocals (bckgr)
  • 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 - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Jamie Seigal - Assistant Engineer
  • Matthew Rubano - Bass
  • Che Guevara - Producer, Drum Programming
  • Chip Verspyck - Assistant Engineer
  • Jared "Chocolate" Crawford - Drums
  • Neil Tucker - Assistant Engineer
  • Ahmed Wallace - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Debra Ginyard - Stylist
  • Veronica Fletcher - Hair Stylist
  • Anita Gibson - Make-Up
  • Tameka Foster - Stylist
  • Johnny Wyndrx - Engineer
  • John R. Stephens - Piano
  • Earle Brown - Assistant Engineer

Chart positions Billboard Music Charts (North America) - albums

 1998	The Billboard 200	                No. 1
 1998	Top Canadian Albums	                No. 1
 1998	Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums	                No. 1
Billboard Music Charts (North America) - singles
 1998	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 1
 1998	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        Hot Rap Singles	                  No. 1
 1998	Doo Wop	                        Latin Pop Airplay	          No. 20
 1998	Doo Wop	                        Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay      No. 20
 1998	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 2
 1998	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        Rhythmic Top 40	                  No. 1
 1998	Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You	Rhythmic Top 40	                  No. 2
 1999	Everything Is Everything	The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 35
 1999	Ex-Factor	                The Billboard Hot 100	          No. 21
 1999	Can t Take My Eyes Off Of You	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 45
 1999	Everything Is Everything	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 14
 1999	Ex-Factor	                Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 7
 1999	To Zion	                        Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 77
 1999	Nothing Even Matters	        Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks  No. 25
 1999	Everything Is Everything	Rhythmic Top 40	                  No. 18
 1999	Ex-Factor	                Rhythmic Top 40	                  No. 9
 1999	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        Top 40 Mainstream	          No. 29
 1999	Doo Wop (That Thing)	        Top 40 Tracks	                  No. 12



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