lauryn hill

*Lauryn Hill is facing sentencing today in New Jersey on federal tax charges.

The Grammy winning singer pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. A judge two weeks ago said Hill had paid only about $50,000 of more than $500,000 she owes.

Hill said she has signed a recording contract with Sony that will help her pay her taxes. Citing the legal deadline, she made a song available on iTunes over the weekend.

She faces up to a year in prison on each of three counts. Her attorney is seeking probation.