Lauryn Hill has revealed why she never made a follow-up album to her hugely successful debut after leaving fans waiting since 1998.
The singer’s debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, went straight to the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart, breaking a record for first-week sales by a female artist.
Despite the huge success of the record, Lauryn, 45, has never released another – and the reason for that is pretty surprising.
Lauryn told Rolling Stone: ‘The wild thing is no one from my label has ever called me and asked how can we help you make another album, EVER…EVER. Did I say ever? Ever!
‘With ‘The Miseducation,’ there was no precedent. I was, for the most part, free to explore, experiment and express.
‘After ‘The Miseducation,’ there were scores of tentacled obstructionists, politics, repressing agendas, unrealistic expectations, and saboteurs everywhere.
‘People had included me in their own narratives of their successes as it pertained to my album, and if this contradicted my experience, I was considered an enemy.’
Lauryn was first known as an actress and member of the Fugees in the early nineties, but The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which was released when she was 23, catapulted her to even greater fame and success.
The album won five Grammy awards and was in the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Albums.
Lauryn never followed it up with another full-length release, but has released a series of one-off singles throughout the resulting years.
She also made an appearance at Glastonbury Festival in 2019 to perform a medley of her hits on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm.
Although fans loved her performance, she appeared to have some issues with the sound engineering on the day.
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