Wyclef Jean

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Wyclef Jeanelle Jean (/ˈwaɪklɪf ˈʒɑːn/; Haitian Creole pronunciation: [wajklɛf ʒã]; born October 17, 1969) is an American hip hop recording artist, musician, actor, and politician. At age nine[citation needed], Jean moved to the USA with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees. Jean has won three Grammy Awards for his musical work.

On August 5, 2010, Jean filed for candidacy in the 2010 Haitian presidential election, although the Electoral Commission subsequently ruled him ineligible to stand as he had not met the requirement to have been resident in Haiti for five years.

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 performed a variety of charitable works in Haiti between 2005 and 2010, effectively closed in 2012 after much controversy.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Presents the Carnival Featuring the Refugee Allstars Wyclef Jean 2
2000 The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book Wyclef Jean 3 5
2002 Masquerade Wyclef Jean 1
2003 The Preacher's Son Wyclef Jean 2
2004 Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 Wyclef Jean 4
2007 Carnival, Volume II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Wyclef Jean 5
2009 From the Hut, To the Projects, To the Mansion Wyclef Jean 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Greatest Hits Compilation Wyclef Jean 3

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Gone Till November Wyclef Jean 4 5
1997 Guantanamera Wyclef Jean 3
1998 Another One Bites the Dust (from the 1998 movie "Small Soldiers") Queen/Wyclef Jean feat. Pras & Free 2
1998 Cheated (To All the Girls) Wyclef Jean 1
1999 New Day Wyclef Jean feat. Bono 3
2000 It Doesn't Matter Wyclef Jean feat. The Rock & Melky Sedeck 2
2000 911 Wyclef Jean feat. Mary J. Blige 3
2001 Perfect Gentleman Wyclef Jean 5 3
2002 Two Wrongs Wyclef Jean 1
2002 One Nite Stand (Of Wolves and Sheep) Sarah Connor feat. Wyclef Jean 1
2003 Party to Damascus Wyclef Jean feat. Missy Elliott 1
2006 Hips Don't Lie Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean 4

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