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Wyclef Jean

Haitian rapper

Wyclef Jean

Haitian rapper
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birthday
17th
October, 1969
Birth Place
Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (; born October 17, 1969) is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor. At the age of nine, Jean immigrated to the United States with his family. He first achieved fame as a member of the New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees, alongside Lauryn Hill and Pras Michael. They released the albums Blunted on Reality (1994) and The Score (1996), the latter becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time. Jean would follow this with the release of his first solo studio album, Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival (1997), which contains his top ten hit “Gone till November”.
Jean would continue to have a successful music career as a soloist. Releasing an additional eight studio albums; including his RIAA Platinum certified album, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book (2000). Jean would also release a string of commercially successful singles including the Top 40 hits “911” (featuring Mary J. Blige), “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)” (featuring Akon, Niia & Lil Wayne)”, writing and producing “Maria Maria” by Santana, and featuring on Destiny Child’s “No, No, No”, and the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira.
On August 5, 2010, Jean filed for candidacy in the 2010 Haitian presidential election. However, Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council ruled him ineligible to stand for office, as he had not met the constitutional requirement to have been a resident in Haiti for five years prior to the election. Jean’s highly publicized efforts to raise relief funds after the 2010 Haitian earthquake were channeled through his charitable organization, Y le Haiti. The charity, which conducted education and welfare activities in Haiti between 2005 and 2010, effectively closed in 2012. 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. In 2012, Jean published his memoir Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story. Jean performed his single “Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)”, at the closing ceremony for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Jean has won three Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his musical work.

instruments played
Guitar
keyboards
Piano
Vocals
Associated Acts

Avicii Fugees Young Thug Shakira DJ King Assassin Claudette Ortiz City High K-391

Children

1

Genres

Hip hop reggae fusion R&B pop rap soul neo soul

Occupation

Rapper musician actor

Other Names

Wyclef Nel Clef

Spouses

Claudinette Jean (m. 1994)

Website
Years Active

1989 present

Name

Wyclef Jean

Nationality

Haiti, United States of America

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