In Hip Hop History Today: Queen Latifah was born March 18, 1970
Dana Elaine Owens was born March 18, 1970, but better known by her stage name Queen Latifah. She is a rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedian and talk show host. She has long been considered one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists. Her work in music, film, and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination. She most recently hosted her own talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, which was canceled in 2014. Watch Queen Latifah – U.N.I.T.Y. below.