Ms. Lauryn Hill will perform at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, May 13. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.
Tickets to Ms. Lauryn Hill will go on sale Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. PST and are available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or at 702.698.7778 or toll-free 877.551.7778. General Admission tickets are $55.00 and VIP tickets are $75.00, inclusive of taxes and service charges. A limited number of premium cabanas are also available by calling 877.551.7776. Guests must be 21+ to attend.
Cited as one of the greatest female MCs of all time, Ms. Lauryn Hill’s prolific rhymes and powerful voice catapulted her into the public eye as a member of the Fugees. The band’s 1996 album, The Score, was certified six times platinum and took home two GRAMMY Awards for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Best Rap Album.
In 1998, as a solo artist, Ms. Hill established herself as a creative force with her now classic debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The iconic work earned Ms. Hill a record-setting 10 GRAMMY Award nominations and she took home five, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year. The album was also nominated in several categories at the NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Album, and Outstanding Song for both “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “A Rose Is Still A Rose.” The album has appeared on countless “Best Of” lists, including Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” SPIN’s “Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years,” Vibe’s “150 Albums That Define the Vibe Era,” and the Associated Press’ “10 Best Albums of the 1990s.” To date The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has sold 8 million copies worldwide.
In 2002, she released MTV Unplugged No 2.0, a live album of her 2001 performance on MTV Unplugged, which became certified platinum four weeks after its release. Ms. Hill has also been recognized for her humanitarian efforts, receiving an Essence Award for her work, which has included the 1996 founding of the Refugee Project.
This show date at The Cosmopolitan is one stop on Ms. Lauryn Hill’s 19-city Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series. Of these playdates Ms. Hill says, “One of the benefits of playing venues smaller than the ones I’m used to allows me the opportunity to not only reconnect with my supporters but to expose them to a portion of the musical journey I’ve been on which the world for the most part has not had access to. I’ve never shied away from being musically adventurous, nor am I known for being a lightweight when it comes to lyrical content or musical exploration. These more intimate playdates afford me the time to perform for listeners who haven’t heard from me over the past several years or have been misinformed by the inaccuracies in some media coverage, many of which I might add, I find very amusing. Getting back out there to perform is a lot like resuming a strenuous sport after having been away from it for a while, but eventually the muscle-memory kicks in and each day brings progressive strength. It’s an exciting and REAL process which these audiences will get to witness.”
Ms. Hill has been performing an innovative set list of classic material, evolved but faithful to the rigor, soulfulness and power of the original music from her iconic and groundbreaking solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill as well as classic Fugee numbers and a few covers honoring some of the music that Ms. Hill grew up influenced by.
This exciting live entertainment experience is just the latest entertainment offering from The Cosmopolitan. Throughout the year, The Boulevard Pool will set the stage for Las Vegas’ most unique live concerts. Perched high above The Las Vegas Strip, The Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sight lines of both the stage and The Strip by night. For more information please call 702.698.7000.