Here's a closer look at the 'Miseducation' single that gave "Nice for What" its framework.
Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor" may have gotten a 2018 update from both Drake and Cardi B, but the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill single is a stone-cold classic that was a stellar performer back when it first climbed the Billboard charts.
“Ex-Factor” was one of six hits from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill that charted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The track peaked at No. 7 on the tally dated March 13, 1999, and spent 31 weeks on the list -- the longest run of any of the Miseducation tunes. The set’s other charting songs: “Doo Wop (That Thing)” (peaking at No. 2), “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” (No. 45), “To Zion,” featuring Carlos Santana (No. 77), “Nothing Even Matters,” featuring D’Angelo (No. 25) and “Everything Is Everything” (No. 14).
Over on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Ex-Factor” was one of three hits from the album on the list. The song topped out at No. 21, while “Doo Wop” spent two weeks at No. 1, and “Everything Is Everything” hit No. 35.