Lauryn Hill‘s 1998 debut single “Doo Wop (That Thing)” off her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, was the first No. 1 Hip-Hop single by a female rapper. The single was released on July 7, 1998, under Ruffhouse and Columbia records. “Doo Wop (That Thing)” was written, produced, and recorded by Lauryn Hill herself and went No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts and peaked at the No. 1 position on November 14, 1998.