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Wyclef Jean

  • Wyclef Jean is Haiti's roving ambassador.
  • Wyclef considers Bob Dylan and John Lennon to be two of his musical influences, despite the fact neither of them don't have much to do with rap.
  • Wyclef dated ex-Fugees bandmate, Lauryn Hill.
  • Wyclef's wife, Marie Claudinette Pierre Jean, is an Haitian-American fashion designer. She runs her own label, Fusha Designs, and Wyclef himself wears her designs all the time.
  • in 2000, Wyclef has founded his own record company, entitled Yclef.
  • Jean's father, an Haitian minister, died in 2001 in a home accident. Wyclef has contributed the song Daddy (album Masquerade) for him.
  • Wyclef is especially known for his duet with May J-Blige, 911, a song that was a hit all around the world and was even nominated for a Grammy Award.
  • Jean joined a rap group back in 1987, with his cousin Prakazrel Michel (Pras), and Michel's classmate Lauryn Hill. First, they were the Tranzlator Crew, and then the Fugees (refugess, Haiti slang).
  • Wyclef is known for collaborating with artists all around the world: Shakira (Colombia), Sarah Connor (Germany), Tarkan (Turkey), and Jin (Chinese-American rapper).
  • Wyclef was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his song Million Voices (movie Hotel Rwanda soundtrack).
  • Wyclef's 5th album, Sak Pasé Presents: Welcome to Haïti (Creole 101), was mostly recorded in his origin language, Haïtian Kréyòl, as a return to his roots.
  • Wyclef has also took part in the Fashion Relief, the contribution performance after the Hurricane Katrina, in Sep 16, 2005.
  • Wyclef is 5' 10.5" (1.79 m).
  • Wyclef has created the Yéle Haïti, an help orgazation for his origin country, currently one of the poorest countries in the world.
  • Wyclef has also joined forces with the female voice behind the band City High - Claudette Ortiz, in the song Two Wrongs.
  • Wyclef is co-operating with Latin singer Shakira on the hit Hips Don't Lie, which is a great success on charts.
  • He appeared on Season 5 of The Apprentice in 2005. He did a rap, "Rubbleman", with the winning team, Excel, as their reward for winning task five.
  • Wyclef, Pras, and Lauryn Hill reunited as The Fugees for an event that was filmed and released as "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" (2006).
  • Wyclef has married Marie Claudinette Jean in 1994. Their daughter is Angelina Claudinelle, and they have also adopted a girl in March 2005.

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