Lauryn Hill is going back on the road to perform the hits from her award-winning debut album from 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The anticipated tour, which was announced this week, will celebrate the album's 20th anniversary in August.
"This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence. It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date," said Hill in a statement.
"I Loved and believed deeply in my community's ability to both Love and heal itself provided it received the right amount of support and encouragement. Our world today, both complex and changing, is in need of the balance between moral fortitude and cathartic expression."
She added that she's hoping her work will continue to inspire love and optimism to those who hear it.
Lauryn Hill's Successful Career
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a critical and commercial success shortly after its release. It spawned three hit singles including "Doo Wop (That Thing)," "Ex-Factor," and "Everything Is Everything."
In the same year, the Recording Academy gave Hill her first Grammys as a solo artist. She received four trophies including Best New Artist and Album of the Year. Also, the 14-track LP entered and topped the Billboard 200 in 1998.
A year after, the album went 5x Platinum, which means that it has sold more than 5 million copies around the world. By 2001, Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has become 8x Multi-Platinum.
"There's definitely something beyond Lauryn Hill that's in her voice and her mind when she writes songs," the Lemonade singer shared in an interview.
Although she didn't release new music for quite a while, Hill has remained a respected name in the music industry. She recently performed a medley of Nina Simone's hit songs including "I Wish I Knew How It Would Be Free," "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair," and "Feeling Good" during the late soul singer's induction at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Lauryn Hill's Upcoming Tour
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Tour is produced by Live Nation. So far, it has 27 dates and stops across North America, with international venues to be announced later on.
Hill, who is now 42 years old, will kick off her nationwide tour on July 5, Thursday, at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She will also perform in venues in Miami, Atlanta, New York, Nashville, Las Vegas, Chicago, Toronto, and more.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m. local time from Ticketmaster and Hill's official website. Part of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the MLH Foundation.