Lauryn Hill’s debut solo single ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ was released in 1998. The song was a huge hit worldwide, and became her first and only number one song on the Hot 100 charts. It also hit number two on the R&B charts, and was a top five hit in the UK as well.
The song won two Grammy Awards in 1999 for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song. The music video below was filmed in Manhattan’s Washington Heights in New York City, and it features two Hills singing side by side at a block party. One Hill is set in 1967 dressed in retro-styled attire, and the other Hill is present-day Hill in 1998. It was a really cool idea and made for a very entertaining music video. Enjoy!