WHILE MANY FEMCESS PAVED THE WAY, LAURYN PUSHED THE MOVEMENT. AFTER WINNING FIVE OF THE 10 GRAMMY AWARDS SHE WAS NOMINATED FOR, HER DEBUT ALBUM WENT ON TO SELL 19 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE. LAURYN BROUGHT RAP AND R&B TO A NEW SET OF LISTERNERS WHEN HIP-HOP WAS STILL NOT AS MAINSTREAM/UNIVERSAL AS IT IS NOW.
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