Lauryn Hill Returns to the Charts

Lauryn Hill’s absence has been felt. The elusive singer reappears on the Billboard charts for the first time as a lead artist in over a decade with a previously unreleased song.

The Grammy winner’s leaked track “Repercussions” enters the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week at No. 94. The last time she was on the charts as a lead artist was in November 1999 with “Turn Your Lights Down Low” featuring Bob Marley. In 2006, Method Man’s Hill-assisted song “Say” peaked at No. 66 after 10 weeks.

The former Fugees member hasn’t released a studio album since her solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998, but maybe this is the encouragement she needs to stage a comeback.

Ms. Hill has been traveling the world playing shows, recently performing at Rwanda’s FESPAD Festival. She will headline the Rock the Bells Festival stateside beginning in Los Angeles this weekend.