Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah



Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970),[2] known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, and producer. 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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All Hail The Queen: Happy Birthday To The Iconic Queen Latifah
  –  March 18, 2018
Drapped in Afrocentric garb with a loud crown that compliments her sweeping facial lineaments, Queen Latifah entered the 90s as a femcee ... into a more sensual artist by incorporating blooming music genres New Jack Swing, along with hints of r&b and ...
North Jersey Federal Credit Union Celebrates New Jersey’s Woman History Makers including EO Star Queen Latifah
  –  March 14, 2018
These women’s talents and actions influenced history, music, sports, and government ... Some women who will be featured include Annie Oakley, Queen Latifah, Maya Angelou, Loretta Switt, Meryl Streep, Christine Todd Whitman, Donna Weinbrecht, Esther ...
All Hail The Queen: Happy Birthday To The Iconic Queen Latifah
  –  March 18, 2018
Today (Mar. 18), one of the most influential figures to emerge from hip-hop culture celebrates her 48th birthday, the iconic, Queen Latifah. Drapped in Afrocentric garb with a loud crown that compliments her sweeping facial lineaments, Queen Latifah ...
Queen Latifah -- Good Genes or Good Docs?
  –  March 18, 2018
Queen Latifah's good looks are bringing down the house! Here's a 23-year-old version of the multi-talented lady backstage before a performance in 1993 (left) and 25 years later ... the "Girls Trip" star - who turns 48 today - at a New York City gala just ...
Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 18-24
  –  March 18, 2018
Keyboardist Scott Saunders of Sons of the Desert is 54. Guitarist Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains is 52. Rapper-actress Queen Latifah is 48. Comedian Dane Cook (”Employee of the Month”) is 46. Singer Philip Sweet of Little Big Town is 44. Singers ...
A+E Networks Shines a Light on Female Storytellers
  –  March 16, 2018
A+E Networks’ annual upfront pitch featured a slate of presenters that was entirely female, including Olivia Munn, Kristin Davis and Queen Latifah. Additional presenters were Marcia Clark, Leah Remini, Toni Braxton, Meg Gill and Mallory Pugh. The upfront ...
Olivia Munn Joins Queen Latifah at A+E Networks Upfront!
  –  March 16, 2018
Olivia Munn poses for a photo with Queen Latifah while attending the 2018 A+E Networks Upfront event on Thursday (October 15) in New York City. Also in attendance at the event were Leah Remini, Kristin Davis, and Toni Braxton. They were there to promote ...
Boss moves: Queen Latifah and Toni Braxton ink production deals with Lifetime
  –  March 15, 2018
At the Lifetime upfront presentation on Thursday, attended by The Hollywood Reporter, the network announced that Latifah and Braxton have signed their own production deals. Latifah will be an executive producer of the upcoming documentary Where Did the ...
Who Run The World: 10 Best Women Rap Anthems of the ‘90s
  –  March 15, 2018
In the 1990s, rappers like Queen Latifah pushed feminism in hip-hop to the forefront by demanding that it's "Ladies First," and then years later urging women to embrace "U-N-I-T-Y" and not negativity. On the West Coast, Yo-Yo told men that she wasn't a ...
Queen Latifah Teaming With Lifetime For New Television Projects
  –  March 15, 2018
Lifetime used its upfront presentation Thursday to announce a pair of production deals with Queen Latifah and Toni Braxton as well as unveil the premiere date for Greg Berlanti-produced scripted drama You, while also adding a few new unscripted series.
Lifetime Sets Premiere Date For ‘You’ And ‘The Bad Seed,’ Signs Production Deals With Queen Latifah, Toni Braxton
  –  March 15, 2018
The network also announced production deals with Queen Latifah for two new documentary specials and Toni Braxton on a multi-picture deal. It said it has picked up unscripted series Raising Tourette’s and Seatbelt Psychic and will air Seven Year Switch ...
Lifetime Sets Production Deals With Queen Latifah, Toni Braxton, Sets ‘You’ Premiere Date
  –  March 15, 2018
Lifetime has signed major production deals with both Queen Latifah and Toni Braxton, the network announced Thursday as part of its upfront presentation. Latifah will serve as executive producer of the documentary “Where Did the Women of Hip Hop Go?
North Jersey Federal Credit Union Celebrates New Jersey’s Woman History Makers including EO Star Queen Latifah
  –  March 14, 2018
TOTOWA, NJ - North Jersey Federal Credit Union and the Passaic County Historical Society will present The Women’s History Makers Exhibit, on March 15th at 6 p.m., featuring profiles of New Jersey’s history-making female figures. In recognition of Women ...
Queen Latifah '93
  –  March 7, 2018
Back in the day when she was just a rapper, Queen Latifah--now an established Hollywood star--apparently had some fun on the road. Her tour contract required promoters to stock her dressing room (at soundcheck) with "1 Dozen Lifestyle or Rough Rider condoms.
Queen Latifah Named Godmother of Carnival Horizon
  –  March 5, 2018
Queen Latifah – Grammy award-winning musical artist, acclaimed television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur – has been named the godmother to Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Horizon. Latifah will participate in the ...
Queen Latifah to christen giant new Carnival cruise ship
  –  March 1, 2018
Queen Latifah soon will join the ranks of celebrities who have christened a cruise ship. Cruise giant Carnival today revealed the Grammy award-winning musical artist and actress will christen the line's new Carnival Horizon in New York City on May 23.
Queen Latifah named Carnival Horizon godmother
  –  March 1, 2018
Actress, rapper and producer Queen Latifah will be the godmother for the Carnival Horizon. In addition to naming the ship, Latifah will participate in a special "Lip Sync Battle" showcase during an invitation-only overnight gala on the Horizon on May 23.
Queen Latifah to star in real-life drama Hope's Wish; script to be penned by writer of Brokeback Mountain
  –  February 27, 2018
The filming is scheduled to start on 9 April in Charlotte, North Carolina, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Laurie Collyer, who directed the Maggie Gyllenhaal drama Sherrybaby, will helm the project, with the script penned by Diana Ossana, who won an Oscar ...
Queen Latifah Set to Star in True-Life Drama Hope’s Wish
  –  February 26, 2018
Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson announced today that Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah is set to star in the inspirational true-life drama Hope’s Wish. Los Angeles-based finance and production company ...
Tiffany Haddish hilariously recalls meeting Queen Latifah
  –  February 16, 2018
Tiffany Haddish is using her lady mouth to recount her first interaction with Girls Trip costar Queen Latifah. In EW’s exclusive sneak peek at Sunday’s season premiere of Uncensored, TV One’s celebrity-focused biography series, the comedian and ...
Queen Latifah to give commencement speech at Rutgers University
  –  February 8, 2018
Rapper and actress Queen Latifah will deliver the commencement speech at Rutgers University in New Jersey later this year (18). Students helped pick the New Jersey native as the headliner at their big event, to be held at the Prudential Center in Newark on ...
In the Year of #MeToo, Rutgers to Honor Anita Hill, Queen Latifah
  –  February 8, 2018
In the year of the #MeToo movement, Rutgers University has tapped an early icon in the fight against sexual harassment as a commencement speaker at its Camden campus. Anita Hill, who two decades ago accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of ...
Rutgers University - Newark Announces Queen Latifah as Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient
  –  February 8, 2018
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Queen Latifah, Anita Hill to speak at Rutgers commencement ceremonies
  –  February 7, 2018
Susan Snyder has covered education for the Inquirer since 1998. She currently covers higher education. She was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2012. Queen Latifah, a Newark native, will serve as Rutgers University ...
'America's Got Talent' Might Replace Mel B With Queen Latifah
  –  February 5, 2018
For the past few years, NBC's summer talent competition series America's Got Talent has become a revolving door for on-air talent. The spiciest member of America's Got Talent's on-air judging team might be replaced soon. TMZ has learned that show producers ...
Queen Latifah To Replace Spice Girl Mel B On ‘America’s Got Talent’?
  –  February 4, 2018
Important Hip-Hop news for those of you who still watch America’s Most Wanted. Word is former Spice Girls singer Mel B will be getting the boot, and will hopefully be replaced by Queen Latifah, if producer’s get their way. However, it’s not like ...


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