PICS: Ms. Lauryn Hill at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

'Everything is everything': Ready or not, Ms. Lauryn Hill wowed a packed Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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As expected, the show was simply incredible and Hill sounds better than ever in concert!
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Hill -- a singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress -- originally got her start in the music world as a member of the Fugees.
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That group (which also featured Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean) won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 1996 their sophomore album "The Score," which featured the huge hit singles "Killing Me Softly," "Ready or Not," "Fu-Gee-La," and "No Woman, No Cry." The record was also included in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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In 1997, the Fugees split to work on solo projects and Hill released her first album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" in 1998. It sold more than 423,000 copies in its first week.
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"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" would top the Billboard 200 chart for four weeks and go on to sell more than 8 million copies in the U.S. alone.
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She became the first woman ever to be nominated in 10 categories at the Grammy Awards. During the 1999 ceremony, she took home five awards -- becoming the first woman to do so in one night. During her acceptance speech, she said: "This is crazy. This is hip-hop!"
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In 1999, she received four awards at the 30th annual NAACP Image Awards and appeared on the cover of such magazines as Time, Esquire, and Rolling Stone.
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In July of 2001, Hill unveiled new material to a small crowd for a taping of "MTV Unplugged." It would then be released as "MTV Unplugged No. 2.0" in 2002 and featured only her singing and playing acoustically. It debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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Between the years of 2004 and 2009, she reunited briefly with the Fugees to perform at Dave Chappelle's Block Party in Brookyln and the BET Awards in 2005. They embarked on a European tour later that year but the reunion ended before an album could be recorded.
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Sony Records released "Ms. Hill" in 2007 that featured cuts from "Miseducation," soundtrack contributions and other unreleased songs. It featured guest appearances by D'Angelo, Rah Digga and John Forte.
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Hill recently leant her voice to the soundtrack for "What Happened, Miss Simone?" -- a 2015 documentary. She was originally supposed to record two songs for it, but ended up recording six. NPR critically praised her soundtrack performances: "This album mainly showcases Lauryn Hill's breadth and dexterity. Not formally marketed as Hill's comeback album, her six tracks here make this her most comprehensive set of studio recordings since 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' in 1998."
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