Wyclef Jean

 

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Wyclef Jean (born October 17, 1969 in Croix-des-Bouquets) is a Haitian musician, record producer, and politician. At age nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees. Along with being a world famous and highly respected performing artist, he is now a visiting fellow at Brown University in the Department of Africana Studies. 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.

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Wyclef Jean

Born 1969-10-17 (51 years ago) in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.
Height 180 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
NAACP Image Award – Vanguard Award 41st NAACP Image Awards 2010
BET Humanitarian Award BET Awards 2009 2009
MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography (Hips Don't Lie) 2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2006 Hips Don't Lie
Satellite Award for Best Original Song (Million Voices) 9th Golden Satellite Awards 2005 Million Voices
Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Supernatural) 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 Nua dhamma chat
MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video (Gone Till November) 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 Gone Till November
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (Hips Don't Lie) 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 Hips Don't Lie
Satellite Award for Best Original Song (Million Voices) 10th Satellite Awards 2005 Million Voices
Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media (Million Voices) 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 Million Voices
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (Million Voices) 62nd Golden Globe Awards 2004 Million Voices
Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (911) 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 911
Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Supernatural) 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 Nua dhamma chat
Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance (Gone Till November) 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 Gone Till November
MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video (Gone Till November) 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 Gone Till November
Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (The Carnival) 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 The Carnival
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (Guantanamera) 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 Guantanamera
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Claudenette Jean(Gifta: 1994–) 1994 Gifta
Child

Angelina Claudinelle Jean

Parent

Gesner Jean

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Wyclef Jean (born October 17, 1969 in Croix-des-Bouquets) is a Haitian musician, record producer, and politician. At age nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees. Along with being a world famous and highly respected performing artist, he is now a visiting fellow at Brown University in the Department of Africana Studies.

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.

Content from Wikipedia provided under the terms of Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).

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