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Promiseland 2023

Ms Lauryn Hill is coming to southeast Queensland to celebrate 25 years since her iconic solo record released.
By Sarah Ward
September 25, 2023
By Sarah Ward
September 25, 2023

It only takes one perfect record to make a musician a legend. For Ms Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was that album. The American singer and rapper fronted The Fugees before dropping her only solo release. She starred in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as well. But come 1998, when the record that bears her name hit, it ensured that she'd always be an icon.

2023 marks 25 years since The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill first arrived — and to celebrate, Hill is touring. Down Under, she has locked in three stops, including a headlining gig at Promiseland Festival on the Gold Coast. The fest runs across Saturday, September 30–Sunday, October 1 at Doug Jennings Park, with Hill topping the Sunday bill.

Also on the Promiseland lineup: Six60, L.A.B., Davido, Tems, Fiji, House of Shem, Koffee and Fireboy DML — and Giveon, Tems, ONEFOUR, Ayra Starr, Stefflon Don, Koffee and more.

Home to singles 'Doo Wop (That Thing)', 'Ex-Factor', 'Everything Is Everything', 'Lost Ones' and 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You', The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a smash on the charts, with critics and at the Grammys. It peaked at number two in Australia; has been named in oh-so-many lists of 90s, hip hop and rap records, as well as albums of all time and releases by women; and earned five Grammys from ten nominations.

During her tour, Hill will play tracks from her time with The Fugees, too — killing audiences softly with the iconic cover that the band is best known for, plus 'Ready or Not', 'Fu-Gee-La' and more.

Top image: Città di Parma via Wikimedia Commons.

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