On this day in Hip-Hop history, Lauryn Hill won the Grammy for album of the year.
On this day in 1999, Lauryn Hill won the Grammy for Album of the Year for her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Hill's award was the first-ever hip-hop album to win the Grammy for album of the year. Ms. Hill earned a record-breaking total of ten Grammy nominations and won five. At the time, her five Grammy wins set a record for the most Grammys won in one year by a female artist. Hill also won for best new artist, best female R&B vocal performance, best R&B song, and best R&B album. She performed her song "To Zion" along with Carlos Santana during the broadcast.
Also on this day...
2009 - K'naan released his sophomore studio album Troubadour on A&M.
2015 - Big Sean released his third studio album Dark Sky Paradise on Def Jam.
This day in Birthdays...
Lil' Troy (1966) - American rapper and founder of the label Short Stop from Houston, Texas. Best known for his charting single "Wanna Be a Baller."