Wyclef Jean

Album cover of 2000's The Ecleftic

Wyclef Jean (born October 17, 1972) is a Haitian-born rapper, producer and former member of the superstar hip hop trio The Fugees, known now for a series of high-profile hit singles.

Born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Jean moved to Brooklyn when he was nine, then to New Jersey, where he began playing the guitar and studying jazz in high school. In 1987, Jean, his cousin Prakazrel Michel (Pras) and his classmate, Lauryn Hill, formed a group called the Tranzlator Crew before becoming The Fugees. Wyclef worked as a cabdriver.

The Fugees signed to Ruffhouse Records and released their debut, Blunted on Reality, but the album was panned and sold poorly. Their eclectic follow-up, The Score, however, sold over 17 million copies worldwide and turned the trio into international superstars. Jean soon announced plans to begin a solo career with 1997's Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival Featuring the Refugee All-Stars (more typically called simply The Carnival). The album's guests included Hill and Pras along with Jean's siblings, the I Threes (back-up vocals for Bob Marley), Neville Brothers and Celia Cruz. The album was a major hit, as were two singles: "We Trying to Stay Alive" (adapted from The Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive") and "Gone Til November" (recorded with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra).

Jean went on to work with artists including Santana, Tevin Campbell, Cypress Hill, Bounty Killer, Whitney Houston, Destiny's Child, Sublime, Simply Red, Mya, Sinéad O'Connor, Kimberly Scott, Mick Jagger, Canibus, The Black Eyed Peas and Eric Benét. The Fugees remained in limbo during this time, with the follow-up to The Score being continually postponed as all three members cultivated solo careers. Jean's second solo album was The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book, recorded with guests Youssou N'Dour, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny Rogers, The Rock and Mary J. Blige. The critical reception was mixed, with many calling the album scattershot and too far-ranging to be cohesive.

Jean's third album, Masquerade, was released in 2002 and sold well, though critics frequently panned it.

His fourth album was The Preacher's Son, an album that Wyclef considered a continuation of his first album, Carnival.

In 2004, he released his fifth album, entitled Sak Pasé Presents: Welcome to Haiti (Creole 101) (released in the United States by Koch Records). A freewheeling album that is something of a return to his Caribbean roots, most of the songs on the album are in his native language of Haitian Creole or Kreyòl.

In 2005, Jean earned a Golden Globe for his track entitled "Million Voices" featured on the soundtrack to the film Hotel Rwanda.


Discography

  • 1997 Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring the Refugee All-Stars
  • 2000 The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book
  • 2002 Masquerade
  • 2003 The Preacher's Son
  • 2004 Sak Pasé Presents: Creole 101 (Welcome to Haiti)

Links

  • Official Website (http://www.wyclef.com)
  • Sak Pase Records Website (http://www.sakpaserecords.net)
  • J Records Website (http://www.jrecords.com)
  • Clef Records Website (http://www.clefrecords.com)

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. (#) no music video exists for song/version of song. In 2005, Jean earned a Golden Globe for his track entitled "Million Voices" featured on the soundtrack to the film Hotel Rwanda. It was one of the most popular songs on 2004. A freewheeling album that is something of a return to his Caribbean roots, most of the songs on the album are in his native language of Haitian Creole or Kreyòl. Her most popular song out of her entire career is "Milkshake". In 2004, he released his fifth album, entitled Sak Pasé Presents: Welcome to Haiti (Creole 101) (released in the United States by Koch Records). Her allergic reaction was treated and she was safely released from the hospital.

His fourth album was The Preacher's Son, an album that Wyclef considered a continuation of his first album, Carnival. Kelis most recently made news in America not because of a new song but because she was rushed to a hospital in Switzerland, after having had an allergic reaction to nuts that she had consumed in a restaurant there. Jean's third album, Masquerade, was released in 2002 and sold well, though critics frequently panned it. It is unknown whether "In Public" will be released to American radio stations sometime in the near future. The critical reception was mixed, with many calling the album scattershot and too far-ranging to be cohesive. Its music video has just begun receiving airplay there as well, but neither the single nor the video will be released in America. Blige. At present, Tasty's third single, "Millionaire" (which features Andre 3000), has been released in Europe and is climbing the charts.

Jean's second solo album was The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book, recorded with guests Youssou N'Dour, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny Rogers, The Rock and Mary J. While "Trick Me" was climbing the charts in Europe but languishing in America, the more raw and urban-sounding "In Public" was being predicted as Kelis' best shot at repeating "Milkshake"'s level of success in America. The Fugees remained in limbo during this time, with the follow-up to The Score being continually postponed as all three members cultivated solo careers. Prior to the summer, it was rumored that Kelis' next American single would be "In Public", a raunchy and vulgar duet with her fiancé. Jean went on to work with artists including Santana, Tevin Campbell, Cypress Hill, Bounty Killer, Whitney Houston, Destiny's Child, Sublime, Simply Red, Mya, Sinéad O'Connor, Kimberly Scott, Mick Jagger, Canibus, The Black Eyed Peas and Eric Benét. "Not In Love", Kelis & Enrique Iglesias' duet, off of Iglesias' album, was also released as a single in 2004 and failed to catch on in America, outside of the club charts. The album was a major hit, as were two singles: "We Trying to Stay Alive" (adapted from The Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive") and "Gone Til November" (recorded with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra). The album's second single, "Trick Me", once again proved to be a smash at radio and video channels in Europe during mid-2004, though the song did not enjoy success in America, where its music video was not even released.

The album's guests included Hill and Pras along with Jean's siblings, the I Threes (back-up vocals for Bob Marley), Neville Brothers and Celia Cruz. Ths single and album were similarly huge in Europe. Jean soon announced plans to begin a solo career with 1997's Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival Featuring the Refugee All-Stars (more typically called simply The Carnival). Kelis finally did find mainstream success in America in 2003, with her #1 urban, #3 Hot 100 song, "Milkshake"; this helped to propel her album Tasty to the top of the charts. Their eclectic follow-up, The Score, however, sold over 17 million copies worldwide and turned the trio into international superstars. Because of Kelis' "featured" status on those tracks, and because of her extremely versatile style, the general public likely never fully realized that several of the biggest hip-hop hits of the past five years have included vocals by Kelis, instead choosing to focus mainly on the rapper who had the lead roles in the hit songs. The Fugees signed to Ruffhouse Records and released their debut, Blunted on Reality, but the album was panned and sold poorly. Her most notable duets were immensely popular singles and music videos, even in America, during 1999 and the early 2000s decade: "Got Your Money" with Ol' Dirty Bastard, "What It Is" with Busta Rhymes, and "Candy" with Foxy Brown.

In 1987, Jean, his cousin Prakazrel Michel (Pras) and his classmate, Lauryn Hill, formed a group called the Tranzlator Crew before becoming The Fugees. Wyclef worked as a cabdriver. She has since worked with a variety of musicians including Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown, OutKast, P. Diddy, Moby, Richard X, and Enrique Iglesias. Born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Jean moved to Brooklyn when he was nine, then to New Jersey, where he began playing the guitar and studying jazz in high school. Kelis, who had moved to Europe during her successful period there, returned to America where she met and fell in love with rapper Nas; the couple were married on January 8th 2005. Wyclef Jean (born October 17, 1972) is a Haitian-born rapper, producer and former member of the superstar hip hop trio The Fugees, known now for a series of high-profile hit singles. The album Wanderland was released two years later, exclusively in Europe and Asia, after its lead single, "Young Fresh 'N New", failed to catch on in America; the video for "Young Fresh 'N New" barely registered on American MTV or VH1, but got pretty heavy play on MTV2. Clef Records Website (http://www.clefrecords.com). However, the entire album really took off in Europe, where all three singles, "Caught Out There", "Good Stuff", and "Get Along With You", were sizable hits.

J Records Website (http://www.jrecords.com). Her debut album Kaleidoscope was, overall, not an American success; though, its debut single "Caught Out There" was a modest-sized urban radio success and a MTV/BET video hit in America. Sak Pase Records Website (http://www.sakpaserecords.net). After graduation, she formed a band with the Neptunes, and, with their support, landed herself a record deal. Official Website (http://www.wyclef.com). She did still go to school, were she formed the R&B trio BLU (Black Ladies United). 2004 Sak Pasé Presents: Creole 101 (Welcome to Haiti). At age thirteen she left home because her parents couldn't handle her anymore.

2003 The Preacher's Son. As a child she sang in church choirs and played violin, piano, and saxophone while attending a private school. 2002 Masquerade. "Kelis" is a combination of her black father's and Chinese/Puerto Rican mother's names. 2000 The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book. Her father, Kenneth, was a jazz musician and a Pentecostal minister; her mother, Eveliss, was a fashion designer. 1997 Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring the Refugee All-Stars. Kelis was born in the Harlem section of Manhattan, New York City.

Kelis (born Kelis Rogers, August 21, 1980) is an American singer and songwriter. featuring Lee Harvey & Vita) (2001). "Lap Dance" (N.E.R.D. "The Funeral" (Clipse) (1999).

She also makes cameo appearances in the following Neptunes-related music videos, despite not actually singing on the track:. Kelis sings on all of the above singles and appears in all music videos for those that have them, other than "Oceania". Once the song started to catch on, a sexier video for the song was filmed instead; this is the one that was finally released, but the first one remains viewable on Kelis' website. The first was never released.

Two different videos were filmed for "Milkshake". "Oceania" [remix] (Björk featurng Kelis) (2004). "Millionaire" (featuring Andre 3000 of OutKast) (2004). "Trick Me" (2004).

"Not In Love" (Enrique Iglesias featuring Kelis) (2004). Diddy featuring Kelis) (2003). "Let's Get Ill" (P. "Finest Dreams" (Richard X featuring Kelis) (2003).

"Milkshake" (2003). "Help Me" (Timo Maas featuring Kelis) (2002). "Take You Home" (Angie Martinez featuring Kelis) (2002). "When The Last Time" (Clipse featuring Kelis) (2002).

"Popular Thug" (featuring Nas) (2002) (#). "Candy" (Foxy Brown featuring Kelis) (2001) (#). "Young, Fresh, 'N New" (2001). "What It Is" (Busta Rhymes featuring Kelis) (2001).

"Cross The Border" (Philly's Most Wanted featuring Kelis) (2001). & Kelis) (2000) (#). "How Many Licks" [remix] (Lil' Kim featuring N.E.R.D. "Supa Love" (Guru featurig Kelis) (2000).

"Honey" [remix] (Moby featuring Kelis) (2000) (#). "Get Along With You" (2000). "Good Stuff" (1999). "Caught Out There" (1999).

"Got Your Money" (Ol' Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis) (1999). Tasty (2003). Wanderland (2001) Released in Europe and Asia only. Kaleidoscope (1999).

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