Georgia as Queen Latifah

Her Story: Queen Latifah

Georgia as Queen Latifah
Georgia as Queen Latifah

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 beatboxer. 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.

One of the many movies Queen Latifah has stared in is ‘Bessie’, the story of blues singer Bessie Smith. Learn more about her here.

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. 

Not only is she a Queen, she is a legend!

“Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.”

-Queen Latifah 

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Biography: Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah: NPR

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