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Best album of 1998: ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ or ‘Ray of Light’?

Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" and Madonna's "Ray of Light" are among the most revered albums of the late '90s. Hill's debut solo LP is certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, selling over 8 million copies in the U.S. The album also won Album of the Year at the 41st Annual Grammys. The Grammy-winning "Ray of Light" became a mega comeback album for Madonna and launched another era of reinvention for the Queen of Pop. Which LP was the best album of 1998?

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It's the 20th anniversary of 1998—a year of iconic pop culture moments!—and we're facing-off the best music artists, songs, albums, movies, TV shows, sports moments, teams and pro athletes of 1998. The "Best of 1998" was chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who really won 1998 in each category.

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Lauryn Hill's chart-topping "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" is one of the most iconic and revered albums of all time. The masterful LP launched her solo career and was a crossover sensation. She not only won Best New Artist at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards (and a few awards in the R&B categories), but she also won Album of the Yearbecoming the first hip-hop act to win the top honor. 

Listen to "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" below via Spotify.

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Madonna's "Ray of Light" may have only peaked at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, but it launched a comeback era for the Queen of Pop. The dance-electronica album won Best Pop Album, Best Dance Recording, Best Short Form Music Video ("Ray of Light" single) and Best Recording Package at the Grammys in 1999It took a while, but the Queen of Pop finally got the recognition she deserved from the Recording Academy.

Listen to "Ray of Light" below via Spotify.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Best album of 1998: ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ or ‘Ray of Light’?
#VoteLaurynHill
A festive crown for the winner
#VoteMadonna