Kimberly Denise Jones, stage name Lil’ Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. Jones has earned numerous honors and awards. Pop culture have given Jones titles such as, Queen Bee, and Queen of Hip-hop.
Kimberly Jones’ debut studio album, Hard Core (1996) was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and spawned three consecutive No. 1 rap hits: “No Time”, “Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix)”, and “Crush on You”, a record for a female rapper. Her following albums, The Notorious K.I.M. (2000) and La Bella Mafia (2003), were certified Platinum, making her the only female rapper besides Missy Elliott to have at least 3 platinum albums.
In 2014, Jones was included in Billboards list of the “31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop“. That same year, Jones was named the #1 brand dropping artist in hip hop.