Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

 

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Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970),[2] known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, model, television producer, record producer, and talk show host. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen the same year, featuring the hit single "Ladies First". Nature of a Sista (1991) was her second and final album with Tommy Boy Records.

Latifah starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single, from 1993 to 1998. Her third album Black Reign (1993), spawned the single "U.N.I.T.Y.", which won a Grammy Award and was successful on the Billboard Hot 100. She then starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) and released her fourth album, Order in the Court, in 1998, with Motown Records. Latifah gained mainstream success and acclaim with her performance in the film Chicago (2002), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Latifah released her fifth album The Dana Owens Album in 2004. In 2007 and 2009, she released two more studio albums – Trav'lin' Light and Persona. She created the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show, which ran from late 2013 to early 2015 on CBS. She has appeared in a number of films, such as Bringing Down the House (2003), Taxi (2004), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2005), Beauty Shop (2005), Last Holiday (2006), Hairspray (2007), Joyful Noise (2012), 22 Jump Street (2014) and Girls Trip (2017). Latifah received critical acclaim for her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO film Bessie (2015), which she co-produced, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. Since 2016, she has starred as Carlotta Brown in the musical drama series Star.

She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists.[3] Queen Latifah received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, an Academy Award nomination and sales of over two million records.

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Hairspray
 
Hairspray is a 2007 musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters' 1988 comedy film of the same name.
Ice Age: Collision Course
 
Ice Age: Collision Course is a 2016 American 3D computer animated science fiction comedy adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
 
Ice Age: Continental Drift is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios.
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
 
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz is a 2005 American-Canadian fantasy television film directed by Kirk Thatcher and starring Ashanti and The Muppets with supporting roles done by Jeffrey Tambor, Quentin Tarantino, David Alan Grier, and Queen Latifah.

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Queen Latifah Set to Receive Icon Award at 2017 REVOLT Music Conference
  –  August 18, 2017
This year’s REVOLT Music Conference is taking place October 12-15 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort. Queen Latifah is set to receive this year’s REVOLT Icon Award for her outstanding contributions to music. The singer, rapper, actor, and producer is ...
Queen Latifah to be honored at Diddy’s REVOLT conference
  –  August 17, 2017
NEW YORK: Queen Latifah will be honored at Diddy’s fourth annual REVOLT music conference in October, where performers will include Lauryn Hill and 2 Chainz. REVOLT announced Wednesday that the conference will take place Oct. 12-15 in Miami. Latifah will ...
Queen Latifah to Receive Icon Award at Diddy’s Revolt Music Conference
  –  August 17, 2017
Queen Latifah will receive the Icon Award at Diddy’s Revolt Music Conference. The fourth annual Revolt conference will take place in October in Miami, where Lauryn Hill and 2 Chainz will perform. Latifah will be honored for her accomplishments in film ...
Diddy’s REVOLT Conference to honor Queen Latifah
  –  August 17, 2017
Queen Latifah will be honored at Diddy’s fourth annual REVOLT music conference in October, where performers will include Lauryn Hill and 2 Chainz. REVOLT announced Wednesday that the conference will take place Oct. 12-15 in Miami. Latifah will receive ...
Queen Latifah to be honoured at Diddy’s REVOLT conference
  –  August 16, 2017
Queen Latifah will be honored at Diddy'šà„ôs fourth annual REVOLT music conference in October 2017, where performers include Lauryn Hill and 2 Chainz. Latifah will receive the Icon Award for her accomplishments in music, film, TV and more.
Queen Latifah Talks Wanting Kids and When It Will Happen
  –  August 10, 2017
Queen Latifah is ready to start a family ... The actress has been busy at work with the release of her successful comedy Girls Trip, her music and even producing her own television shows. Yet, there is still something on her to-do list that she hopes ...
Queen Latifah, Lee Daniels on What to Expect When ‘Star,’ ‘Empire’ Cross Over
  –  August 8, 2017
Lee Daniels Promises “Star” lead Queen Latifah had a different opinion. “That was in my brain from day one,” she said. The actress went on to explain the vast similarities between the shows. Both take place in the music industry, obviously ...
‘Star’ Bosses and Queen Latifah on ‘Empire’ Crossover and Season 2 Guest Star Luke James
  –  August 8, 2017
However, series star Queen Latifah says the crossover was “in [her] brain from day one” because of how similar the shows are, not only with the shared backdrop of the music industry but also the themes of their characters. “The binding material ...
Queen Latifah On Women In Hip-Hop: 'The Music Suffers' Without Us
  –  July 25, 2017
Queen Latifah wants hip-hop to know that without women, the genre “suffers.” During an interview with Hot 97′s “Ebro In The Morning” on Wednesday, the “Girls Trip” actress talked about appearing on the Summer Jam stage in June during Remy Ma ...
Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith reunite on ‘Girls Trip’
  –  July 18, 2017
Tiffany Haddish (as Dina): “Just go for it!” Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith star in “Girls Trip.” Four lifelong friends head to New Orleans for a music festival, and things get out of hand in a hurry. Queen Latifah: “It is definitely about ...

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