Queen Latifah, also known as Dana Elaine Owens, is a Rap artist, singer, actress, producer, and also a songwriter. She was born in New Jersey, and she signed an agreement in partnership with Tommy Boy Records in the year 1989. Her launch album was called All Hail the Queen, and it featured the hit singles “Ladies singles.”
Her next and the last album was called “Nature of Sista” which was released in 1991.
Latifah acted as Khadijah on the Fox comic drama Living single. Her Third collection Black Reign was noteworthy in getting awareness about the issues associated with women’s rights as well as towards the women communities around the world. This album was also at 23rd place out of hot 100Billboard. She also gave an appearance in the main character of Set it off, and after that, she released her fourth collection.
Queen Latifah took birth in New Jersey in the year 1970. She lived mainly inNew Jersey. She also attended the Essex Catholic Girls School in Irvington. Her parents got separated when Latifah was just ten years in age. She was mainly raised in the Baptist faith as well as she attended a Catholic school. Her stage title Latifah meant Delicate and kind. Latifah was also interested in playing basketball when Latifah was in school. After completing her studies at school, Latifah took classes at Manhattan Community College.
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Latifah’s older brother was killed in 1992 in a motorcycle accident. Since then, she still wears the key to the motorcycle that was driven by his brother. She also dedicated the Black Reign album to her brother. Latifah has also been a victim of a carjacking, which led to the killing of her boyfriend.
When it comes to Latifah’s career, she has performed in different types of movies and TV shows. She began to beatboxing for the hip-hop group in the initial phase of her career. She was the original member of the Flavor Unit. Latifah also made an identity in hip-hop by rapping on issues surrounding black women. All songs sung by her included violence, harassment on streets, and different relationship issues.
After the album Order in the court, Latifah moved towards singing soul music and Jazz. In the year 2004, she revealed the soul/jazz standards “The Dana Owens Albums”
Latifah has also performed at the famous Hollywood Bowl in LA.
In the year 2008, Latifah was questioned whether she would return to Hip Hop ever, to which she replied that a Hip Hop album was already ready and it will be called “All Hail the Queen”
Queen Latifah has received a large number of awards. Some of the most famous received by her include Screen actor Guild awards, Teen Choice Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and the BET Honors Media Award.
As of 2020, Queen Latifah’sNetworth is $65 Million. She has achieved this huge achievement and recognition after continuous hard work and passion.