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Queen Latifah on the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet

Source: Wikipedia

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show host. She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists. Her work in music, film, and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, two Emmy Award nominations and an Academy Award nomination.

Fact file

  • Born: Dana Elaine Owens March 18, 1970 (age 45) Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, comedian, talk show host
  • Years active: 1988–present
  • Website: www.queenlatifah.com
  • Genres: R&B, soul, jazz, hip hop, gospel, dance
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano
  • Years active: 1988–present
  • Labels: Verve, A&M/Interscope Records, Motown/PolyGram Records, Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records, Disney
  • Associated acts: Andrae Crouch and his Choir, L.A. Mass Choir, Lakim Shabazz, Apache, Chill Rob G, DJ Mark the 45 King, Native Tongues, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest

Read more about Queen Latifah at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Jill Scott Explains the Importance of Queen Latifah's 'Flint' Film: 'This Was Done To This Community Intentionally'
Billboard, 2017-11-10 19:00:30
Two years ago, singer-actress Jill Scott thought the water in her Tennessee home tasted funny, so she bought a water-quality test kit. “I...

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Variety, 2017-11-09 18:57:51
Grammy Award-winning artists Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood will guest star on the Fox music drama “Star,” the network announced Thursday. Both will appear in multi-episode arcs this spring. LaBelle will play Carlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah) tough but loving mother, Christine, while Norwood will play Carlotta’s younger sister, Cassie. With ...

Queen Latifah Receives Icon Award at Revolt Music Conference: 'She's Fearless'
Billboard, 2017-10-15 22:10:21
Queen Latifah was presented with the Jimmy Iovine Icon Award on Saturday evening (Oct. 14), capping the third day of the Revolt Music Conference...

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