Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean



Nel Ust Wyclef Jean[1] (/ˈwklɪf ˈʒɒn/; born on October 17, 1969),[1][2] better known by his professional name Wyclef Jean, is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor.[3][4] At the age of nine,[5] Jean immigrated as a child to the United States with his family and settled there. He first achieved fame as a member of the New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees. Jean has won three Grammy Awards for his musical work.[6]

On August 5, 2010, Jean filed for candidacy in the 2010 Haitian presidential election.[7] The Electoral Commission ruled him as ineligible to stand for office, as he had not met the constitutional requirement to have been resident in Haiti for five years.[2][8]

Jean's efforts at earthquake relief, highly publicized in 2010 throughout Haiti and the United States, were channeled through his charitable organization, Yéle Haiti. The charity, which conducted education and welfare activities in Haiti between 2005 and 2010, effectively closed in 2012. It was investigated for failure to file tax returns and mismanagement of funds; a high proportion of its money went to travel and administrative expense. The New York Times reported that much of the money raised by the organization in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon was retained by Jean for his own benefit.[9][10]

In 2012, Jean published his memoir Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story.[9] Along with Carlos Santana, Avicii and Alexandre Pires, Jean was chosen to perform the closing ceremony at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Their single, "Dar Um Jeito" ("We Will Find a Way"), the official World Cup anthem, was released on April 29, 2014.



The Christmas Song
The Christmas Song is a song by musical artist Wyclef Jean, released on November 29, 2017.
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles is an album by musical artist Wyclef Jean, released on September 27, 2017.
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles is a song by musical artist Wyclef Jean, released on September 27, 2017.
What Happened to Love
What Happened to Love is a song by musical artist Wyclef Jean, released on September 27, 2017.

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Fugees founder Wyclef Jean comes to Emerald Theatre April 14
  –  January 22, 2018
Grammy award-winning musician and hip hop artist Wyclef Jean brings his Carnival Tour to the Emerald Theatre in downtown Mount Clemens on Saturday, April 14. Tickets go on sale Friday. Jean, founder of the of hip hop group the Fugees, is touring to support ...
New Shows: Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Wyclef Jean, Train and more...
  –  January 22, 2018
Some new concert announcements for the metro area: • Frisky Whisky booze and burlesque event, Feb. 22 at Saint Andrews Hall. Tickets, $40-$50, on sale now. Visit saintandrewsdetroit.com. • Guerra de Chistes, March 17 at the Fillmore Detroit. Tickets, $ ...
Wyclef Jean Announces ‘A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop’ Tour
  –  January 19, 2018
Everyone is buzzing about Nas’ upcoming symphonic performance at the Kennedy Center set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Illmatic. However, it is important to note that he is not the first emcee to share his gift of rhyming on a classical level.
Wyclef Jean to brings his hip-hop to performance with Omaha Symphony
  –  January 19, 2018
Wyclef Jean is a hip-hop luminary, having written, produced and performed hits since his group The Fugees broke through in 1996. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, rapper and singer, Jean’s done songs with the likes of Carlos Santana, Shakira and even ...
Wyclef Jean enlightens USC Thornton students
  –  January 17, 2018
GRAMMY Award-winning musician Wyclef Jean’s journey from the villages of Haiti to acclaimed international superstar has been nothing short of remarkable, and it’s still far from over. The singer-songwriter will embark on his first U.S. tour in over 10 ...
Wyclef Jean ordered to pay $484K for this reason
  –  January 16, 2018
Wyclef Jean has been ordered to pay more than $484K after losing his home to foreclosure. The 48-year-old rapper, his company and his cousin-and-producer Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis have been hit with a bill of $484,554.90 after he allegedly failed to pay ...
Wyclef Jean 'ordered to pay $484k'
  –  January 16, 2018
The 48-year-old rapper, his company and his cousin-and-producer Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis have been hit with a bill of $484,554.90 after he allegedly failed to pay The Cruz Family Irrevocable Trust, plaintiffs in a lawsuit against him, a total of $350,000.
Israeli singer Oshri on SA, Akon & Wyclef Jean
  –  January 15, 2018
When I catch up with Israeli singer, Oshri Elmorich - who is simply known in the music world as Oshri, he is beaming with optimism. Now living in New York, he is back in Cape Town - a city he has called home since he was around 18 years old and is a little ...
Wyclef Jean: TPS End Will Send Haitians in US Back to 'Death and Famine'
  –  January 12, 2018
As Wyclef Jean records in his New Jersey studio, electricity flows through his fingertips - a harmonic concoction of adrenaline, then inspiration. Or so he describes the process that has seamlessly blended day-and-night sessions over his 27-year high ...
Wyclef Jean Performs With The Columbus Symphony
  –  January 9, 2018
Both with The Fugees and as a solo artist, multi-Grammy Award-winning producer, actor, author, and "hip hop guitarist" Wyclef Jean has successfully blended hip hop with a variety of musical styles. Now for the first time ever, he will perform hits such as ...
Musician Wyclef Jean
  –  November 21, 2017
Tavis Smiley: Good evening from Los Angeles. I’m Tavis Smiley. Tonight a conversation with musician, Wyclef Jean. You, of course, know him as the founder of the iconic hip-hop group, The Fugees. He’s gone on to a very successful solo career lending his ...


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