Famed American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer, Queen Latifah was born today, (March, 18, 1970) in Newark, NJ. She is considered one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists and first matriarch.
Queen Latifah’s given name is Dana Elaine Owens. She was nicknamed Latifah as a child, which means “delicate” and “sensitive” in Arabic. She started her music career in 1988 as a human beatbox. Then in 1989, Latifah released her first album, “All Hail to the Queen,” which sold more than 1 million copies. She was 19 years old at the time.
Latifah has been delivering solid albums for her fans and entertaining viewers on the screen for decades. A Golden Globe winner and an Academy Award nominee, Queen Latifah is a talented icon of pop culture around the world.
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