Just weeks after a track titled “Repercussions” leaked on the internet, the elusive Lauryn Hill debuts on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 94 — her first debut as a lead artist in over 10 years.The last time the West Orange, New Jersey, native charted as a lead artist on the tally was back in November 1999, when “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” featuring Bob Marley, peaked at No. 49. In 2006, the Method Man track “Say,” featuring Hill, charted at No. 66 after 10 weeks on the chart.
The release of “Repercussions” came on the same day the former Fugees member performed at the FESPAD Festival in Kigali, Rwanda last month and fueled the rumors that Hill is finally working on a follow-up album.
Lauryn Hill will be headlining the Rock The Bells tour next month. She will be joined by Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest and Slick Rick, among others.