Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn Hill, Hours Late to Gig, Blames 'Energies'

She only played for 40 minutes at Atlanta concert

(Newser) - Musician Lauryn Hill says she will make it up to fans angry that she arrived over two hours late to an Atlanta concert Friday night and performed for under 40 minutes. Hill wrote on her Facebook page Sunday that she doesn't show up to shows late because she doesn'... More »

Without Palestinian Gig, Lauryn Hill Cancels on Israel

Singer didn't want to alienate fans

(Newser) - Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The singer-songwriter said in a statement yesterday that she originally intended to perform in both cities in hopes of being "a presence... More »

Lauryn Hill Goes to Jail

Will serve 3 months in prison for tax evasion

(Newser) - Lauryn Hill has started serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. A spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons says the Grammy-winning singer reported today to the federal prison in Danbury. The onetime Fugees singer pleaded guilty... More »

Lauryn Hill Gets 3 Months in Prison

Compares her situation to slavery

(Newser) - Singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison and three months in home confinement after pleading guilty to failing to pay taxes on almost $1 million in earnings. Hill told the judge that she had intended to pay the taxes ... eventually, but that she "needed to... More »

Hill: I Dodged Taxes While Guarding My Family

Long Tumblr post explains singer's withdrawal from pop culture

(Newser) - Lauryn Hill admits she paid no taxes for a few years, but says she was busy protecting herself and her family from popular culture, the New York Post reports. In a long Tumblr post , the singer said yesterday that she withdrew from society and cast aside pop culture's "... More »

IRS: Lauryn Hill Dodged Taxes

Singer didn't file 3 straight years, faces serious charges

(Newser) - Lauryn Hill owns four companies and apparently has scads of money rolling in from song royalties, which means doing her taxes probably isn't a breeze. The IRS now says she employed the shaky accounting strategy of not filing at all from 2005 through 2007, reports Reuters . Given that she... More »

10 Notable Bands With Only 1 Album

Lauryn Hill, Jeff Buckley, and the Sex Pistols make the list

(Newser) - It's one way to avoid the sophomore slump: Paste counts down 10 singers or bands whose first album set the music world abuzz and whose official second album simply never materialized: More »

Once-Homeless Rapper Now on Mercury Shortlist

Speech Debelle has been compared to Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman

(Newser) - A rapper who spent four years homeless in London is one of five female artists on the shortlist for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize, the Independent reports. Speech Debelle, kicked out of her house at 19, spent time in hostels and other drug-infested stops on the wrong side of London's... More »

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