The Recording Industry of America (RIAA) has announced Singer/Rapper Lauryn Hill's debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has officially joined the "Diamond Club" with record sales exceeding 10 million copies or more.
Originally released on August 25, 1998 via Ruffhouse/Columbia Records, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill topped the Billboard Hot 200 and R&B Albums charts respectively and includes the No. 1 hit single "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and follow-up singles "Ex-Factor" & "Everything Is Everything".
Hill went on to win 4 Grammys at the 1999 Grammy ceremony in the categories: Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Best R&B Album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the first album by a female Hip Hop artist to be Diamond-certified.