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Lauryn Hill to mark 20 years of Miseducation with UK tour

TOUR: Lauryn Hill fans can catch her on tour in the UK and Ireland later this year

LAURYN HILL is set to mark the 20th anniversary of her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with a UK and Ireland tour.

The rapper and singer said: “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. 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. I hope the love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with love and optimism at the helm.”

Drake recently sampled Hill’s Ex-Factor in his song Nice For What.

Hill gave an audience at a recent performance a sample of her own version of Nice for What during a recent performance.

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The record-breaking The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album sold more than 420,000 copies and spent 81 weeks on the Billboard 200.

Hill rose to fame as part of hip hop trio Fugees. She had two UK NO 1s with the group – Ready or Not and Killing Me Softly, a cover of Roberta Flack’s version of the song.

Speaking to BBC news, DJ Trevor Nelson described Hill as "by far the single most important female artist of my time. She was the second coming”.

Hill will also perform in Europe, with dates in Norway, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Holland, Denmark and Sweden.

A portion of the money generated from ticket sales will go towards the MLH Foundation, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology, and community based businesses and development initiatives throughout the diaspora.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday May 25 at 9am.

The dates for the 2018 UK and Ireland tour are below:

November 23 - Glasgow - SSE Hydro

November 26 - Manchester - Manchester Arena

November 27 - Birmingham - Birmingham Arena

November 30 - Dublin - 3Arena

December 3 - London - O2 Arena

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