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   » Related Artists:  Biggie, P.Diddy, Missy Elliot

LIL KIM LIFE AND CAREER TIMELINE


Lil' Kim was born Kimberly Denise Jones in Brooklyn, New York on July 11, 1975. Lil' Kim's rise to the ranks of rap artist began with a stormy adolescence complete with family conflicts, volatile relationships, and temporary work as a salesgirl at Bloomindales. She befriended an unknown rapper named Christopher Wallace (later to be known as The Notorious B.I.G.) who eventually helped launch her own rap career. The two also became romantically involved until (and reportedly after) The Notorious B.I.G. married songstress Faith Evans. Read our timeline below to find out about all the major events in Kim's career!
 

11th July 1975:  Lil Kim was born Kimberly Denise Jones in Brooklyn, New York
 

September 1994:  Lil' Kim got her name out there when she appeared on fellow rapper and friend, The Notorious B.I.G.'s smash album Ready To Die, and became a member of The Junior M.A.F.I.A. known as 'Big Momma.'
 

24 Jul 1996:  She is Arrested for marijuana possession
 

November 1996:  Lil' Kim released her debut LP, Hardcore. Later in the same year Lil' Kim topped the USA Billboard Rap Singles chart for 9 weeks with help from Puff Daddy with the single "No Time."
 

January 1997:  Under just two months after its release, Lil Kims first album 'Hardcore' was certified gold.
 

February 1997:  Lil' Kim could be heard on the soundtrack to the film 'Booty Call' with Too Short on the track "Call Me."
 

March 1997:  The single "No Time" was certified gold. Later in the same month tragedy hit home for Lil' Kim when her friend, 'former' lover, and mentor, The Notorious B.I.G. was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. Lil Kim took the loss of her mentor very badly and dint perform for months afterwards.
 

June 1997:  Her debut album was still selling strong and in June 97 'Hardcore' was certified platinum.
 

August 1997:  Lil' Kim hit the Top 40 with the single "Not Tonight." In the same month Lil Kim's single "Not Tonight" was certified gold.
 

September 1997:  The single "Not Tonight" was certified platinum. Lil' Kim won a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best Video by a Female - Rap/R&B; for the song "Crush On You".
 

February 1998:  Lil' Kim was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Not Tonight" with fellow artists Da Brat, Lisa Left Eye and Missy Elliott). Then Lil' Kim performed on Puff Daddy's 'No Way Out Tour.'
 

October 1998:  Lil' Kim appeared on 112's LP, Room 112. Lil' Kim won a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best Video by a Female - Rap/R&B; ("Ladie's Night").
 

Early 1999:  Lil' Kim launched her very own record label 'Queen Bee Records'.
 

August 1999:  Lil' Kim appeared on Puff Daddy's LP, Forever.
 

December 1999:  Lil' Kim appeared on The Notorious B.I.G.'s posthumous LP, Born Again. The album featured many accomplished artists working alongside the deceased rappers unreleased and remixed work.
 

January 2000:  Lil' Kim had hits with "How Many Licks?" (with Sisqo) and "No Matter What They Say."
 

June 2000:  After taking the death of her mentor, The Notorious B.I.G. very hard, Lil' Kim finally released her highly anticipated second album Notorious K.I.M. However the same month Lil Kim was again hit hard when she was sued along with Puff Daddy and Lil' Cease for $200 million for invasion of privacy related to a phone conversation used in the track "Play Around" (on a LP by Lil' Cease produced by Puff Daddy and Lil' Kim).
 

July 2000:  Lil' Kim topped the Billboard R&B; Albums chart for a week with Notorious K.I.M.
 

August 2000:  Lil Kim's second album Notorious K.I.M. was certified platinum.
 

March 2001:  Hardcore was certified 2x platinum.
 

March 2001:  Lil' Kim hit the Top 40 (with Christina Aguilera, Pink, & Mya) with the remake of "Lady Marmalade" from the film Moulin Rouge.
 

May 2001:   Lil' Kim hit the Top 10 and then #1 with "Lady Marmalade" where it sat for 9 weeks. "Lady Marmalade" topped the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart for 9 weeks.
 

June 2001:  Lil' Kim topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 6 weeks with "Lady Marmalade" The track also topped the UK charts by month's end. "Lady Marmalade" topped the MTV Video Countdown for 3 weeks. Lil' Kim could be heard on the soundtrack to Dr. Doolittle 2 with "Do U Wanna Roll (Dolittle Theme)."
 

July 2001:  Lil' Kim topped the UK singles chart for a week with "Lady Marmalade."
 

August 2001:  Lil' Kim won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Song of the Summer ("Lady Marmalade").
 

September 2001:  Lil' Kim's collaborative video for "Lady Marmalade" won 2 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year and Best Video from a Film, and was also nominated for Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video, Best Choreography (Tina Landon), and Best Art Direction (Bernadette Dus).
 

December 2001:  Lil' Kim (along with Christina Aguilera, Pink, & Mya) topped The ARC Weekly Top 40 Year-End Top 100 for 2001 with "Lady Marmalade." Lil' Kim won 2 My VH1 Awards for Favorite Video and Is It Hot In Her Or Is It Just My Video for "Lady Marmalade."
 

February 2002:  Lil' Kim won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for ("Lady Marmalade" with Christina Aguilera, Pink, & Mya which they performed at the ceremony.
 

May 2002:  Lil' Kim appeared on P.Diddy & Bad Boys: We Invented The Remix Vol. 1.
 

September 2002:  VH1: 100 Sexiest Artists includes Lil' Kim at # 71.
 

January 2003:  Lil' Kim could be heard on the soundtrack for Chicago with the track "Cell Block Tango" (which also features Macy Gray and Queen Latifah).
 

March 2003:  Lil Kim's La Bella Mafia was released, her third album.
 

April 2003:  VH1: 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists includes Lil' Kim at # 34. La Bella Mafia was certified gold.
 

June 2003:  Lil' Kim hit the Top 40 with help from 50 Cent with "Magic Stick." Lil' Kim topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart for 5 weeks and Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for a week with "Magic Stick." Lil' Kim had some of her jewelry stolen from a New York airport after she accidentally checked a bag containing the jewels meant as a carry-on bag. The jewels were recovered 10 days later.
 

July 2003:  Lil' Kim topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for a week with "Magic Stick." Lil' Kim hit the Top 40 helping out Christina Aguilera on "Can't Hold Us Down" from Aguilera's Stripped. Lil' Kim hit the Top 10 with "Magic Stick."
 

August 2003:  Lil' Kim hit the Top 10 helping out Christina Aguilera on "Can't Hold Us Down."
 

October 2003:   Lil' Kim hit the #1 for a week helping out Christina Aguilera on "Can't Hold Us Down." Lil' Kim appeared on the NBC TV series American Dreams. Lil' Kim took home a Source Award for Artist of the Year, Female. La Bella Mafia was certified platinum.
 

November 2003:  Lil' Kim was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Female Artist.
 

December 2003:  Lil' Kim could be heard on the soundtrack to You Got Served helping out B2K with "Do That Thing."
 

February 2004:  Lil' Kim was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards including Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Can't Hold Us Down" with Christina Aguilera), Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Magic Stick" with 50 Cent), and Best Rap Solo Performance - Female ("Came Back For You").
 

April 2004:   Lil' Kim was indicted by a grand jury for obstruction of justice and perjury stemming from her alleged involvement in a shooting 3 years ago related to Kim's feud with Foxy Brown.
 

March 2005:  Lil' Kim was found guilty of conspiracy and perjury during her trial for lying to a grand jury (that was investing a shootout in 2001 involving 2 of her friends). She was found innocent of obstructing justice.
 

July 2005:  Lil' Kim was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for her role in lying to a grand jury.
 

September 2005:  Lil' Kim began her jail term of 366 days in New York. Lil' Kim released The Naked Truth. The album was met with superb reviews and achieved the highest rating of '5 mics' from respected hip-hop magazine The Source. Lil' Kim was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Female Artist.
 

22nd December 2005:  From prison Lil Kim organizes a charity event through her own charity organisation, Lil Kim Cares, to give under privelaged children in Philidelphia gifts for Christmas.
 

March 2006:  A reality series Lil' Kim: Countdown To Lockdown debuted on BET. The series chronicles Lil' Kim's final days before entering prison in September last year.
 

June 2006:  Lil' Kim was released early from jail for good behavior.

 

 

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