Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

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Who is Queen Latifah? 

Queen Latifah is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, record producer, and actress who is best recognized for her appearances in the film adaptations of ‘Chicago’ and ‘Bessie.’ All Hail to the Queen, Queen Latifah’s debut hip-hop album, sold over one million copies, and the track “U.N.I.T.Y.” earned her her first Grammy Award in 1995. Latifah has also received accolades for her acting, receiving an Oscar nomination for her role as Bessie Smith in the 2015 film Bessie and an Emmy award for her portrayal of the blues singer in the 2002 hit musical Chicago.

Early Life and Bio

Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey, on March 18, 1970. Latifah Owens, the second child of Lance and Rita Owens, is well recognized for her social activism, acting abilities, and ability to rhyme. A Muslim cousin gave her the nickname Latifah, which means “soft and sensitive” in Arabic when she was eight years old.

Latifah began singing in the Shiloh Baptist Church choir in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and her first public performance was in a production of The Wizard of Oz at St. Anne’s parochial school, where she performed a version of “Home” as one of the two Dorothys.

Latifah began singing and rapping in the restrooms and locker rooms during her freshman year of high school. In response to the formation of another young women’s group, she founded the rap group Ladies Fresh with her pals Tangy B and Landy D in her junior year. The band was soon making appearances everywhere they could. Latifah’s mother was a driving force since she was in tune with the students and the music. D.J. Mark the 45 King, a local disc jockey, was requested to perform at a school dance by her. Latifah and her pals, who nicknamed themselves the “Flavor Unit,” hung out in the basement of James’ parents’ house in East Orange, which was loaded with electrical and recording equipment.

Career

  • On the ground floor of her flat, Queen put her money into a small video business. Queen Latifah took this enterprise to the next level by turning it into a record label. She founded ‘Flavor Unit Records and Management Company’ in New Jersey with her old friend Shakim Compere in 1991, when she was barely 21 years old. She was named the company’s CEO.
  • Queen Latifah also tried her hand at acting in the same year. She made her acting debut in the inter-racial romance drama ‘Jungle Fever.’
  • Queen Latifah starred in the crime thriller ‘Juice’ in 1992. She quickly landed a main part in the sitcom ‘Living Single.’ This was a groundbreaking comedic show.
  • Her record label had signed 17 rap groups by the end of 1993. One of these bands, ‘Naughty by Nature,’ was a big hit. This firm published the album ‘Black Reign’ in the same year. This record was a huge success.
  • In the film ‘Set it Off,’ she played a lesbian bank robber the next year. She appeared alongside Jada Smith and Vivica Fox in the film.
  • She appeared in the comedy film ‘Living Out Loud’ two years later, in 1998. This year, she co-produced and released her fourth hip-hop album, ‘Order in the Court,’ alongside Ro Smith.
  • She co-starred in ‘The Bone Collector’ alongside Angelina Jolie in 1999.
  • Her musical picture ‘Chicago,’ which came out in 2002, was a big success.

Net Worth

Queen Latifah estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Queen Latifah in 2020 -2021?  

Queen Latifah Net Worth:
$1 million to $5 million

Estimated Net Worth in 2021  $1 million to $5 million
Previous Year’s Net Worth (2020)  $1 million to $5 million
Annual Salary  Under Review.  
Income Source  Musician
Net Worth Verification Status  Not Verified 

Major Projects

  • She released the album ‘Black Reign’ in 1993, shortly after her brother died. This album was influenced by jazz and reggae. ‘U.N.I.T.Y.’ was a tremendous hit single. The song was about her triumphing over adversity in her personal life, as well as black people triumphing against oppressors. This song cemented her reputation as one of the top female rappers in the world, as well as earned her first Grammy nomination.
  • The 2002 hit musical ‘Chicago,’ starring Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger, was Latifah’s most celebrated film portrayal to date. This film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of “Best Picture.” Her role as jail matron Mama Morton allowed her to showcase both her singing and acting abilities. Latifah was nominated for an Academy Award for best-supporting actress for her work in the film. Despite losing the Oscar to her co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones, her performance was praised by critics.