Lauryn Hill’s “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” Goes Diamond
Lauryn Hill can now revel in the Diamond status achievement that “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” has brought her More than 20 years after its release.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) shared the news on Tuesday night, confirming Lauryn Hill’s debut album had sold more than 10,000,000 units since its 1998 release.
It marks an increasingly rare milestone as on-demanding streaming has caused pure album sales to plummet. Hill has no joined an exclusive list of artists who have earned diamond-certified records, including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Adele’s “21”, Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time”, Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP”, and 2Pac’s “All Eyez On Me”.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was both a critical and commercial success, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with more than 422,000 sales in its first week. It also earned Hill 10 Grammy nominations and five wins, including Album of the Year, Best R&B Album, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Doo Wop (That Thing).”
The project spanned 16 tracks, two of which were hidden, and featured guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, and Carlos Santana.
— RIAA (@RIAA) February 17, 2021