The Wellmont Theater brings the soulful Lauryn Hill to their unbelievable list of performances!
Lauryn Hill, best known for being a member of the Fugees and her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, will grace the Wellmont Theater on March 6. The powerful female artist will set foot in Montclair to provide a performance featuring a mixture of genres such as R&B and Soul. Since she’s been out of the public’s eye for quite some time now, this night has tons of wonderful expectations set.
Lauryn Hill has many roles as singer, songwriter, rapper, producer and actress. She began singing with her music-oriented family throughout her childhood in East Orange, N.J. At such an early age, she successfully landed the role on the television soap opera, As The World Turns, as well as starring in Sister Act 2: Black in the Habit.
In high school, Hill was approached by Pras Michael to start a band, the Fugees, with Wyclef Jean. One of their albums, The Score (1996), was a Grammy Award winning album that sold six million copies in the United States. Along with the Fugees, Hill’s rendition hit, “Killing Me Softly,” put them at the top of the charts. She later began working on solo projects, creating The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998). Well-known singles include, “Doo Wop (That Thing), “Ex-Factor” and “Everything is Everything.” At the 41st Grammy Awards, the record earned five awards such as Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
“Whenever I hear, ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ or ‘Killing Me Softly,’ I always start singing at the top of my lungs, even if I don’t sound too good,” said Sussy Celi of Rutgers University.
You can purchase tickets through Live Nation. Keep in mind that doors at the Wellmont Theater open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. There is metered parking available in Montclair, accepting coins and credit cards. The charge is $0.75 per hour. However, parking is free after 7 p.m. so please plan accordingly to take advantage of this, especially due to the chilly weather.
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