Lauryn Hill

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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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