Dana Elaine Owens, also known as Queen Latifah, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, actress, and producer. The single "U.N.I.T.Y." from her third album, Black Reign (1993), was crucial in promoting awareness of women's rights and perspectives in communities around the world. The song won a Grammy Award and reached number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. Latifah received critical acclaim for her performance as Matron "Mama" Morton in the musical film Chicago (2002), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.