Album of the Month: Fugees ‘The Score’
October 14, 2022
This October, we’re celebrating Black History Month and we have chosen the Fugees iconic album ‘The Score’ as our Album of the Month. Here are a few facts you might not know about the album…
– Released in 1996, the album included three singles “Killing Me Softly”, “Fu-Gee-La”, and “Ready or Not”.
– The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Album of the Year’, becoming the first nomination ever for a hip hop group. The album also won the Grammy Award for ‘Best Rap Album’ and ‘Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal’ for “Killing Me Softly” at the 39th Grammy Awards.
– The album was the third best-selling of 1996 and became the longest running number one album for a hip hop group.
– ‘The Score’ marked a cultural moment for Haitian-Americans across the world, introducing their culture to the world and legitimised what they had to contribute as part of hip-hop and pop culture in America and beyond.
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