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Kimberly Denise Jones

(1974-07-11) July 11, 1974 (age 47)
Other names
  • Queen Bee
  • Kimmy Blanco
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • philanthropist
  • model
Years active 1994–present
Children 1
Musical career
Genres Hip hop
  • Vocals
  • Big Beat
  • Atlantic
  • International Rock Star
Associated acts

Kimberly Denise Jones, better known as Lil' Kim, (born July 11, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African-American rap artist and actress.

She released her first album, Hard Core, in 1996. It was very successful. In 2001 she released a single with Christina Aguilera, Mýa, and Pink called "Lady Marmalade" for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack which reached number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female rapper to have a number 1 on that chart. It also reached number 1 in 13 other countries and won two MTV Video Music Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Kim also rapped on Aguilera's 2003 single "Can't Hold Us Down", which was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

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