Research Paper On Lil Kim

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Lil Kim is an actress, rapper, model and entrepreneur. Her net worth is $18 million.

How she made it
Rap
Lil Kim is an anomaly in the rap world. Her lyrics contain explicit sexual content and can be classified as edgy hardcore rap. This is characteristic of rap done by males. "Notorious K.I.M.", her sophomore album earned her $4.75 million after selling 4.6 million copies in 2000. She made $3.5 million from her third album, "La Bella Mafia" in 2003 after selling 3.1 million copies. After her debut, the three consecutive albums have been certified platinum. This made her the second rapper after Missy Elliott to have at least 3 of her albums certified platinum. In 2001, she was featured on the remix of "Lady Marmalade". The single sold over 5 million copies. It got to #1 on the Billboard 100. The single also won 2 MTV Video Music Awards and a Grammy.
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It debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200. It sold 109,000 copies within the first week of release. It sold over 1 million copies. She earned over $1.1 million in sales from the album. It earned her a 5 mic rating from "The Source". She is the only female rapper to receive this rating. It was certified gold. Lil has sold over 12 million albums globally, as a solo artist. Over her music career, Lil has won 2 Billboard Music Awards, 3 MTV VMAs, 2 Soul Train Awards, and 1 Grammy. Lil Kim has worked with various artists Seven, T-Pain, Charlie Wilson, Rick Ross and Ludacris. She has released a number of mixtapes, for instance, Ms. G.O.A.T., and Black Friday.

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