Over two decades since its initial 1998 release, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is now diamond certified. With over 10,000,000+ units sold, its safe to say that Lauryn Hill’s debut album has successfully reached the heart of the masses.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reported the grand news early last week, profoundly joining other high-end diamond releases like Britney Spears’ …Baby One More Time, 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me, Adele’s 21, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP, and even Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Reaching # 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill sold over 400,000 units in its first week. With 16 tracks and 3 popular appearances like Mary J. Blige, Carlos Santana, and , the young super star instantly and organically became a hit.
The success was major and beyond earned, garnering 10 Grammy nominations and 5 actual awards for the young and talented 23-year-old. She dominated the awards in 1999, leaving with both the most nominations and awards across the board. Fast-forward to 2021, it comes to no surprise that the album is forever growing and everlasting.