Wyclef Jean

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Wyclef Jeanelle Jean (/ˈwklɪf ˈʒɒn/; born on October 17, 1969) is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor. At the age of nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life there. He first achieved 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 over mismanagement of funds, with many believing that a large portion of the profits were not used for charitable purposes. Thus it has been claimed that much of the money raised by the organization in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon went to Jean's own benefit.

Along with Carlos Santana, Avicii and Alexandre Pires, he 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Carnival Wyclef Jean feat. Refugee Allstars 3
2000 The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book Wyclef Jean 3 6
2002 Masquerade Wyclef Jean 2
2003 The Preacher's Son Wyclef Jean 3
2004 Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 Wyclef Jean 4
2007 Carnival, Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Wyclef Jean 7
2009 From the Hut, To the Projects, To the Mansion Wyclef Jean 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Greatest Hits Wyclef Jean 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Guantanamera Wyclef Jean 4
1997 Gone Till November Wyclef Jean 4 5
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 3
2000 911 Wyclef Jean feat. Mary J. Blige 3
2001 Perfect Gentleman Wyclef Jean 5 3
2001 Wish You Were Here Wyclef Jean 2
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


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 If I Were President: My Haitian Experience Wyclef Jean 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Live at Wal-Mart Soundcheck Wyclef Jean 1

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