12:18 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 10/04/2013 05:30PM
Lauryn Hill was released from a federal prison in Connecticut on Friday after serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion.
"She was released several days early based on a number of factors the Bureau of Prisons takes into consideration, including good behavior," her attorney Nathan Hochman tells PEOPLE. "She will now start today a one-year period of probation with three months of home confinement during that year."
The Grammy-winning singer was convicted in May of failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes. She told the judge she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes, but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business.
Originally posted 07/08/2013 12:50PM
Grammy award winning singer Lauryn Hill reported to prison on Monday, entering the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., for a three-month sentence.
The punishment, which includes an additional three months of house arrest after she checks out of prison, was sent down in May after she was found guilty of failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes.
She recently posted an open letter on her Tumblr page, where she ranted about slavery and the IRS. "I shuddered during sentencing when I kept hearing the term 'make the IRS whole' ... make the IRS whole, knowing that I got into these very circumstances having to deal with the very energies of inequity and resistance that created and perpetuated these savage inequalities," she wrote.
Originally posted 05/06/2013 05:45PM
Lauryn Hill was sentenced Monday to three months in prison and an additional three months in home confinement for failing to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings.
The Grammy-winning singer, a South Orange, N.J., resident, pleaded guilty last year in the case.
During a forceful statement to the judge Monday, Hill, 37, explained she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business, echoing a defense she wrote last year in a long post online.
"I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being denied that," Hill said Monday, without explaining what exactly triggered her actions.
Originally posted 07/28/2011 12:25PM
Lauryn Hill is speaking out about her new baby – and warning people not to make assumptions about his father.
Hill, who welcomed her sixth child last weekend, responded to speculation that Rohan Marley, Bob Marley's son and the father of her other five children, is her new son's dad. And by mentioning the five children they have together, she seems to rule Marley out as the parent of her youngest child, who's reportedly named Baby Boy Marley.
"Mr. Marley and I have a long and complex history about which MANY inaccuracies have been reported since the beginning," the soul singer, 36, writes on her official Web site. "To speculate without the facts can only cause people to form WRONG conclusions."
Originally posted 07/26/2011 10:55AM
Singer Lauryn Hill gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend, her sixth child, according to several reports.
A source close to Hill, 36, said there were complications with the birth on Saturday night because the baby's umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck, but that Hill and her son are both "fine" now.
Originally posted 04/21/2009 10:45AM
After a nearly 2-year hiatus from the music scene, hip-hop singer Lauryn Hill will return to the stage this summer, according to a report by Billboard.
The former Fugees singer is scheduled to perform at the five-day Stockholm Jazz Fest in July, according to festival spokesman Gunnar Lagerman. This will be Hill's second time headlining the Swedish festival, which is expected to draw up to 30,000 people. Other confirmed artists include tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins and Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil.
Hill, who gave birth to her fifth child with Rohan Marley last January, hasn't performed publicly since 2007
– Tiffany McGee
Originally posted 12/15/2003 01:00PM
OUTRAGED: Hip-hop singer Lauryn Hill, 28, shocked Catholic officials by reportedly telling them at a Vatican concert Saturday to "repent" and alluding to sexual abuse of children by U.S. priests. "God has been a witness to the corruption of his leadership, of the exploitation and abuses ... by the clergy," she said, according to a transcript of her statement run by the Rome newspaper La Repubblica. The broadside was delivered on a stage frequently used by the Pope. There was no immediate response Sunday to Reuters' calls seeking comment from Hill's label, Columbia Records. Concert organizers said afterward that Hill's outburst and performance would most likely be cut from the show when it is aired on Christmas Eve.
Originally posted 04/19/1999 12:00AM
Lauryn Hill, the 23-year-old soul diva who won the hearts of consumers and critics with her debut solo album, grabbed five Grammy awards Wednesday night, including the prizes for Album of The Year and Best New Artist. The awards for Record and Song of the Year, the two other closely watched categories, both went to "My Heart Will Go On," the ubiquitous theme song to the blockbuster 1997 film "Titanic." With her trophy haul, Hill broke Carole King's 1971 record for most awards nabbed by a female artist in a single night. (King won four awards for her "Tapestry" album.) Michael Jackson holds the record for most wins with eight earned in 1983 for "Thriller." "God is great, and He conquers all," Hill said as she received her Album-of-the-Year prize, the last one presented during the three-hour televised ceremony. Hill, a New Jersey native and member of the hip-hop trio the Fugees, began the night with 10 nominations, the most of any performer this year. Her debut solo album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," was one of the most acclaimed releases of 1998 and has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.
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