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Wyclef Jeanelle Jean (/ˈwaɪklɪf ˈʒɒn/; Haitian Creole pronunciation: [wajklɛf ʒã]; born 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 weren't used for charitable purposes.
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.
^ a b 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."
^ Bogdanov, Vladimir (2003). All Music Guide to Hip-hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-hop. p. 241. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
^ "Wyclef Jean steps toward Haitian presidential race". Reuters. 2010-07-30.
^ Past Winners Search, GRAMMY.com; accessed October 19, 2014.
^ Joseph Guyler Delva,"Wyclef Jean registers as Haiti presidential contender", reuters.com, August 6, 2010; accessed October 19, 2014.
^ 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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Divine Sorrow Single
"Any Other Day" Single
Party to Damascus Single
Wish You Were Here Single
Another One Bites the Dust Single
Cheated (To All the Girls) Single
- Kenny Rogers – Pharoahe Monch Dub Plate
- Divine Sorrow
- Dreams for Plans
- Prelude to “To All the Girls”
- Classic Street Album
- Street Religion
- Endless Fight the Fugees
- Behind the Scenes
- House That Clef Built
- Where the Hope Go
- Coming Home From Upstate
- Leave a Voicemail
- Fresh Off the Plane
- Rap Rock 'n' Roll Star
- Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself
- Lauryn Hill and the Fugees
- If You Wanna
- Been Away Too Long
- Gettin Money Since 1996
- Play Me When Im Dead
- Johnnys Dead
- Nino Brown
- Blood in Your Eye
- F.B.I. Knockin at My Door
- You Better Pray Johnny
- Operate on Me
- Why I Doo This