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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah


Date of Birth:
Mar 18, 1970

Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Actress, Model, Comedian, Talk Show Host

Home town:
East Orange, New Jersey, United States

R&B, soul, jazz, hip hop, gospel, dance

Verve, A&M/Interscope Records, Motown/PolyGram Records, Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records, Disney

Vocals, piano

Queen Latifah - Summary Details

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), professionally known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show host. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989. In November 1989, she had released her debut album All Hail the Queen (1989), featuring the hit single "Ladies First" with Monie Love. Latifah released her second album Nature of a Sista (1991), which was her final album with Tommy Boy Records.

In 1993, Latifah starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single, from 1993 to 1998. Her third album Black Reign (1993), which went gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and peaked at number 60 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also includes the hit single "U.N.I.T.Y." which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1994 and hit the Billboard Hot 100. Latifah starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) as Cleopatra "Cleo" Sims, alongside Jada Pinkett-Smith. Between 1996 and 2000, controversy between Latifah and Foxy Brown received widespread media attention. She released her fourth album in 1998 Order in the Court (1998) with Motown Records. Queen Latifah gained mainstream success after appearing in Chicago (2002) as Matron "Mama" Morton and she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, losing to Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Latifah released her fifth album The Dana Owens Album (2004), which peaked number 16 on the Billboard 200 chart. She had appeared in a number of films after Chicago such as, Bringing Down the House (2003), Taxi (2004), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2005), Beauty Shop (2005), Last Holiday (2006), and Hairspray (2007). In 2007 to 2009,...

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Queen Latifah & Dolly Parton Joyful Noise

If these two strong-willed women can put aside their differences for the good of the people in their town, they-and their choir-may make the most joyful noise of all.

Joyfull Noise DVD

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