Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean

 

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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.

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Highlights10

Spotify Singles
Album
Spotify Singles is an album by musical artist Wyclef Jean, released on September 27, 2017.
Spotify Singles
Song
Spotify Singles is a song by musical artist Wyclef Jean, released on September 27, 2017.
What Happened to Love
Song
What Happened to Love is a song by musical artist Wyclef Jean, released on September 27, 2017.
Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee
 
Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee is the eighth studio-album by Haitian singer-songwriter Wyclef Jean.

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People Recently Photographed with Wyclef Jean8

Popular Albums24

Album Appearances & References145

Popular Songs44

Song Appearances & References27

Live Album Appearances & References1

Musical Group References1

Musical Groups3

Films4

Minor Film Appearances & References9

TV Shows7

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers107

Other Music-Related Relationships12

Personal & Professional Relationships3

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Awards & Nominations17

Events4

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts1

News Articles12

Wyclef Jean's Tiny Desk Concert Is Scientifically Proven to Make You Happy
  –  November 12, 2017
This article originally appeared on Noisey US. NPR's Tiny Desk series is one of the most unadulteratedly good things on the internet – free of cynicism, it's just great musicians playing special versions of their own music, with the small physical space ...
Wyclef Jean takes on hip-hop scene with new mixtape
  –  November 10, 2017
Wyclef Jean is taking on some of this year's biggest hip-hop hits on his upcoming new mixtape. The former Fugees star is set to rework the likes of Kendrick Lamar's 'DNA', and Young Thug and Future's collaboration 'Killed Before', by adding his own beats ...
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra pairing with Wyclef Jean at Powell Hall
  –  November 10, 2017
The St. Louis Symphony is really in the business of hip-hop with "A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop" featuring Wyclef Jean taking place on March 9 at Powell Hall. The show comes after the organization linked with Nelly for a hit show in February. Show time is ...
Wyclef Jean to Team with SLSO for Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop
  –  November 9, 2017
Grammy Award-winning singer and rapper Wyclef Jean will perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for a one-night-only concert experience on March 9, 2018 at 7:30pm. The "hip-hop guitarist" Wyclef Jean will perform chart-topping hits from his solo ...
How Wyclef Jean applied the lessons he learned in music to business
  –  November 9, 2017
Three-time Grammy Award-winner Wyclef Jean has been a force in the music industry for decades. First appearing in the hip-hop group The Fugees, Jean went on to work with music giants like Shakira and Will.i.am to cement his place as a hip hop giant.
Wyclef Jean to perform with St. Louis Symphony
  –  November 9, 2017
Grammy Award-winning singer and rapper Wyclef Jean will perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra March 9. The event, titled A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop featuring Wyclef Jean, will feature the hip-hop guitarist as he performs hits from his solo career ...
Wyclef Jean to team up with Omaha Symphony for Holland Center show
  –  November 6, 2017
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Watch Wyclef Jean Rap in Assorted Languages on NPR's ''Tiny Desk Concert'
  –  November 6, 2017
It’s November, after all. Over the summer, Wyclef Jean delivered his 10th solo studio project, The Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee. WATCH: The Roots and Bilal’s Fiery, Funky Tiny Desk Concert Performance WATCH: Thundercat Keeps it ...
Wyclef Jean Releases Video For Tribute To Fela
  –  November 6, 2017
Haitian musician Wyclef Jean recently released a tribute to the late Nigerian Afrobeat icon, political and human rights activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, or that’s what his track titled Fela Kuti suggests. Fela Kuti is a song off his forthcoming album ...
My Happy Place: Wyclef Jean reveals his hidden paradise in Haiti
  –  November 6, 2017
In My Happy Place, we talk to some of our favorite people about their emotional connection with an unforgettable destination. For Jean, there’s one place in Haiti that he can’t forget. “It’s like a magical river. It’s called Saut d’Eau,” he said.
Wyclef Jean
  –  November 6, 2017
Wyclef Jean doesn't get his just due. It was only after The Fugees had the world in their collective palms, and then disbanded, when we got to know his unadulterated abilities as a musician — his first solo album The Carnival was a project equal to (if ...
Watch Wyclef Jean & Alchemist On "The Untitled Action Bronson Show" Debut
  –  October 24, 2017
Action Bronson’s new late-night series, The Untitled Action Bronson Show, debuted Monday (October 23) on VICELAND. Viewers don’t need cable to see the first episode though since VICE’s Munchies channel uploaded it to YouTube. The show provided plenty ...

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