Wyclef Jean

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Wyclef Jeanelle Jean (/ˈwaɪklɪf ˈʒɑːn/; Haitian Creole pronunciation: [wajklɛf ʒã]; born October 17, 1969) is a Haitian hip hop recording artist, musician, actor, and politician. At age nine, 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 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. Along with Carlos Santana, Avicii and Alexandre Pires, 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 April 29, 2014.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wyclef Dumped From Haiti's Presidential Ballot, time.com, August 21, 2010.
    "Before he announced on August 5 that he was running for President of Haiti, Wyclef Jean was still listing his age as only 37 years old. But after declaring himself a presidential candidate, the Haitian hip-hop star also decided to come clean and confirm that he was really 40."
  2. ↑ "Wyclef Jean steps toward Haitian presidential race". Reuters. 2010-07-30. 
  3. ↑ Past Winners Search, GRAMMY.com; accessed October 19, 2014.
  4. ↑ Joseph Guyler Delva,"Wyclef Jean registers as Haiti presidential contender", reuters.com, August 6, 2010; accessed October 19, 2014.
  5. ↑ Wyclef Jean to appeal against Haiti election ruling, bbc.co.uk, August 22, 2010.
    "Haiti's electoral commission said that Mr Jean was ineligible to stand as the Haitian constitution requires candidates to have lived in the country for five years prior to an election. The 40-year-old singer lives in the US."
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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 RatingReleases
2003 Greatest Hits Wyclef Jean 3

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Gone Till November Wyclef Jean 4 5
1997 Guantanamera Wyclef Jean 4
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 6
2014 Divine Sorrow Wyclef Jean feat. Avicii 1

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