Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts will host singer-songwriter and R&B/hip-hop superstar Ms. Lauryn Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The performance, part of The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series, will kick off at 8 p.m.
Ms. Hill, who is best known for being a member of the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning group the Fugees, released her critically acclaimed debut solo LP, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, in August 1998 through Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records. The album, inspired by Hill’s personal life and relationships, made the singer-songwriter an international superstar as well as a contemporary womanist voice within the neo soul genre. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shattering a record for first-week sales by a female artist, thanks to three hit singles: “Doo Wop (That Thing),” “Ex-Factor,” and “Everything Is Everything.”
At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in February 1999, Ms. Hill won 5 out of the 10 awards she was nominated for, including including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album. In 2015, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was appointed to the National Recording Registry by the Librarian of Congress.
Ms. Hill’s last full-length recording, a new-material live album titled MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, was released in 2002. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 then all but faded from the charts.
The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series, a collaboration between Ms. Hill, Live Nation, and Tidal, celebrates cultural and artistic beauty throughout African diaspora.
Tickets, $49.50 through $125, are available online or by calling the Heinz Hall Box Office at 412-392-4900. Three VIP packages are also available and feature various perks like meet & greet, photo ops, and collectible merch. Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is located at 600 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit Lauryn Hill’s website and the Heinz Hall’s website.