She also appeared in the 1999 movie The Bone Collector which was a box office hit.
She was then cast in a musical film named “Mama” Morton in Chicago and she subsequently bagged the Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress category making her one of the only three hip-hop artists to get an Academy nomination in acting category.
When she was in high school, Latifah performed the number “Home “from the musical The Wiz in a play.
She began beat boxing for the hip-hop group Ladies Fresh and was one of the members of the inventive adaptation of the Flavor Unit.
Dante Ross (Tommy Boy Music employee) signed Latifah and issued her first single “Wrath of My Madness” in 1988. Her songs comprised of topics like domestic violence, harassment on the street and various relationship problems.
In 1989, Latifah released her first album All Hail the Queen when she was just nineteen years old. In 1998, Latifah released her fourth hip-hop album Order in the Court.
Lancelot Jr, Latifah’s older brother was killed in a motorcycle accident that was recently bought by her for him so Latifah till date hangs the key of the motorcycle around her neck.
Again, Latifah released an album named Trav’lin Light in 2007.
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Dana Elaine Owens alias Queen Latifah is a multitalented personality who is one of the three hip-hop artists to be nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category.
She was given supporting roles in the 19 films House Party 2, Juice and Jungle Fever.
Then in 1999 she launched her own talk show titled, The Queen Latifah Show which aired till 2001.