Lil' Kim's debut studio album, Hard Core (1996) was certified double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold more than 5 million copies worldwide and spawned three consecutive No. She was featured on the single "Lady Marmalade", which also had guest vocals by fellow recording artists Mýa, Pink and Christina Aguilera (a remake of the 1975 smash hit, originally recorded by La Belle) which went to No. In 2005, she served a yearlong prison sentence for lying to a jury about her friends' involvement in a shooting four years earlier. 2 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart), "I Need You Tonight" (No. The song was successful, becoming Jones third consecutive top 10 hit in Germany after her number 5 hit "Lady Marmalade".
A., whose debut album Conspiracy generated two top 20 singles in the United States. (2000) and La Bella Mafia (2003), were certified Platinum, making her the only female rapper besides Missy Elliott to have at least 3 Platinum albums. Billboard Hot 100, making her the second female rapper to have a No. In addition, the remake won two MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002. She is often referred by media and critics as the "Queen of Hip-Hop" / "Queen of Rap" / "Rap Goddess" due to her achievement and heavy impact in female rap industry Jones is also known for her risk-taking and luxurious approach to fashion that inspired many artists in which she has been often referred as a Fashion Icon and one of the most influential rappers of all time by various media and critics. Since her school work wasn't being completed, the decision was made for her to transfer to Brooklyn College Academy to finish her remaining year and half of school. 7 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. It was released in Switzerland, Austria and Germany only.
Many of her friends also went there and she would often skip school to hang out with them. Three hit singles came from Conspiracy: "Player's Anthem" (peaked at No. The second single, "Kimnotyze", was released as the lead single of record producer DJ Tomekk's compilation album Beat Of Life, Vol 1.
aka Biggie Smalls (real name Christopher Wallace), who was a key figure in both her personal and artistic life, particularly after Wallace gained popularity and influence through his relationship with Bad Boy Records, founded by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs. Hale Vocational High School for two and a half years. was instrumental in introducing and promoting the Brooklyn-based group, Junior M. Wallace wrote (and ghostwrote) most of the album's material. "In the Air Tonite", a remix of the Phil Collins song "In the Air Tonight" and duet with Collins, was released as a single from the Collins tribute album Urban Renewal.
The documentary which covers the history of historic hip-hop label Bad Boy Records was screened as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.