Dana Elaine Owens, better known to the world as Queen Latifah , has done something that only a handful of golden-era artists have: transcended the genre and become a household brand. From her humble beginnings as a beatboxer and original member of the 45 King's Flavor Unit, to internationally renowned singer, actress, movie producer -- and now talkshow host -- she's helped expand the possibility of not only what hip-hop can achieve, but more specifically, women in the music industry. From the onset of her first inch, "Wrath of My Madness," she positioned herself as a straight up lyricist -- and the release of her debut album, "All Hail the Queen," gave hip-hop its first girl power anthem, "Ladies First. She had a street edge, which her upbringing in Newark, N. By the time her third album, Black Reign , rolled around in , she'd become a weekly sitcom mainstay, not unlike Will Smith. It was during this period that she solidified her name in hip-hop with her most well-known single, the Grammy-award winning "U. However, it wasn't until she starred as Mama in the Academy Award-winning Chicago that she entered a whole other orbit -- and tax bracket. The turn of the millennium saw Latifah star in numerous films, such as Barbershop 2 and the spin-off, Beauty Shop , amongst others.
The album was released on September 17, in the United States. Although the album was released on Motown Records , a few of Latifah's songs from Tommy Boy Records were included on it. The album also includes two newly recorded songs from Latifah, including " Go Head " and "She's a Queen". Every song included on the album that contains profanity is edited. Instead of having the profane word removed completely from the song, the word is played backwards on the track. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
She has a total of twenty-three singles released as well. She has been given the title the " Queen of Jazz-Rap. Latifah's released two albums, All Hail the Queen and Nature of a Sista , to only moderate success before breaking through with her album, Black Reign. The album has sold , copies in the United States. The album was a disappointment, selling only , copies in the United States. Latifah once again found success in with her fifth studio album, The Dana Owens Album. The album was a success, charting at 16 on the Billboard Albums Chart.
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