Everything Is Everything

Album: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Charted: 19 35
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Songfacts®:

  • "Everything is Everything" is a slang expression meaning that all is well or everything is going according to plan. Lauryn Hill wrote this song to mark the end of two trying years that saw the end of her relationship with Wyclef Jean, the Fugees breakup, and a temporary loss of faith in God. As she put it, "It's a return to a brighter space."
  • Lauryn Hill tapped a 19-year-old junior at the University of Pennsylvania to play the piano on this song after he impressed her with a Stevie Wonder cover. That student was John Legend.
  • The music video was directed by Sanji, who has also worked with Mary J. Blige, Common, Jennifer Lopez and Seal. Filmed in Los Angeles' Method Studios, it depicts Lauryn Hill walking through New York City.
  • The song featured in the 2001 film Down To Earth.

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