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A Missed Opportunity To Make 'Millions' From 'The Miseducation Of Lauryn' Hill Led Former Good Music COO Che Pope To Become A Music Exec

In August 2023, Business Insider reported that over 100 albums are certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In February 2021, Ms. Lauryn Hill’s “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” joined the diamond-certified club. Welcome to the RIAA Diamond Club @MsLaurynHill ! #TheMiseducationofLaurynHill is now a 💎 (10X) certified album! @ColumbiaRecords #BlackHistoryMonth #RIAATopCertified — RIAA (@RIAA) February 17, 2021 What’s more, the music legend became the first female emcee to achieve the rare feat, according to NME.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 5, 2023

A Look Into The $9M Foundation Lauryn Hill Set For Her Six Children Through Her Career

If there’s one thing Lauryn Hill is going to do, it’s a living legend. From her time in the Fugees to her acting career (remember “Sister Act 2”?), to the release of her seminal debut album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” the New Jersey native has cemented her place in the pop culture zeitgeist . And even if she never releases another album again, her voice and her music will live forever. If that’s not a legacy, nothing is. But more than just the voice of a generation, she’s a mother. Her six children — five of whom are the product of her long-time relationship with Rohan Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley — are not only the heirs to the Marley family’s $500 million overall legacy. According to Money, Inc., Lauryn Hill earned more than $25 million at the peak of her career between touring and record sales (both with the Fugees and as a solo artist). And despite her past financial issues — including a stint in jail for tax evasion and a $5 million settlement with her...

These 10 Celebrities Had IRS Issues — Here's How It Worked Out For Them

IRS issues are actually a lot more common than you think. According to Jackson Hewitt, statistics show that people are more likely than not to run afoul of the taxman. Each year, nearly 30 million taxpayers will receive some sort of penalty from the IRS for failing to file their taxes correctly. As of 2019, more than 20 million people owe taxes to the IRS but cannot pay them. And millions of people, each year, either under-report their taxes or make a math error on their taxes — which, of course, results in more penalties and fees. If there’s one thing the IRS is going to do, it’s get the money that you owe them! In this regard, too, celebrities are just like us when it comes to IRS issues. We’ve all heard at least one story of one celebrity who has been slapped with a gobsmackingly large tax bill. And while many of these issues can be resolved with a good attorney and a reasonable proposal to the omnipresent government agency, it can still be distressing when a tax lien comes to...