Have you ever heard parents with just one kid joke that they “got it right on the first try” when asked why they’re not having more children? That might not be why acclaimed Soul/Hip Hop/Pop singer/songwriter Lauryn Hill has only made one studio album, but the answer would be sufficient.
Though she has done impressive if scant work before and after, Hill’s timeless and masterful The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was brilliant enough to anchor a still-going-strong career that enables her to headline theaters and major festivals all over the world, including the upcoming Lovers & Friends fest in Los Angeles more than two decades after its release.
Of course, before going solo, Hill was a member of the Fugees, which itself released one legend-making album, The Score. And though her releases since Miseducation have been extremely scarce, she still puts out good work — Hill was especially dazzling on the 2015 tribute album, Nina Revisited. In November of last year Hill released her first new solo song in five years, "Guarding the Gates," a track on the Queen & Slim soundtrack.
When Hill last performed in Cincinnati — in 2017 at the Aronoff Center — she treated fans to lots of Miseducation material, a handful of Fugees hits and covers of songs by Sade, Bog Marley and Frankie Valli.
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. $56-$251. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org