1. Exclusive: Wyclef Jean Talks Making 'Clefication' Album With Avicii & Performs 'Divine Sorrow'

    March 02, 2015 12:08 PM EST Since the release of his seventh studio album, From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion seven years ago, Wyclef Jean has been in the studio consistently making music. "Musicians never stop doing music. Whether if I'm active in a music space for the charts or I'm just doing…

  2. Pras of the Fugees on 'Sweet Micky' Doc, Getting Diaper-Clad Pop Star Elected President of Haiti

    January 23, 2015 3:20 PM EST The ex-Fugee's road to politics is paved with... well, you'll see. "It's just so ridiculous, it's just one of the most ridiculous stories ever," says Pras Michel the former Fugee about his new documentary Sweet Micky for President , which makes its festival…

  3. Exclusive Premiere: Hear Goldfish's Remix of Wyclef Jean & Avicii's 'Divine Sorrow'

    December 11, 2014 4:40 PM EST Goldfish, an electronic music duo from Cape Town known for performing instrumental live sets, give the single a beachy, piano-heavy treatment. Last winter, Wyclef Jean and Avicii joined forces to make a song called " Divine Sorrow ," which was later put out by (RED), the Bono…

  4. Exclusive: Santana & Wyclef Talk Woodstock, Fusion & More

    December 08, 2014 2:25 PM EST Watch an exclusive video excerpt from 'The Living Room Tour' sessions. Carlos Santana sat down for an interview and jam session with Wyclef Jean as part of Bang & Olufsen's The Living Room Tour sessions. In an exclusive excerpt for Billboard , Jean and Santana spoke about…

  5. The Biz of Fizz: Why Soda Brands Are Spending Millions To Promote Taylor Swift, Tiesto in 2014

    November 17, 2014 1:02 PM EST The second half of 2014 sees Big Gulp-sized soda partnerships with artists. Michael Tran/FilmMagic In 2014, 7UP doubled down on its lucky number by linking with Tiesto , Ultra, Insomniac and others for its 7x7Up initiative: seven top festivals, seven rising DJs ( Danny Avila , Disco…

  6. Exclusive: Wyclef Jean Announces 'Clefication' Album & Avicii-Assisted Single

    August 28, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Five years after the release of From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion , Wyclef Jean preps his seventh studio album, Clefication . Wyclef has been hiding away in a Stockholm-based studio with Ash Pournouri, founder of At Night Management and manager to Avicii . Pournouri is co…

  7. Nine Inch Nails, Chvrches Featured in FIFA 14 Soccer Game Soundtrack

    September 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches, Australia’s Empire of the Sun, and Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 are among the artists whose music is featured in the FIFA 14 soccer game, Electronic Arts has announced in advance of the game’s North American release on…

  8. Robin Thicke Retains No. 1 Slot on U.K. Singles Chart, Disclosure Beat QOTSA For No. 1 Album

    June 10, 2013 6:07 AM EDT A week after Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, that record has been broken again — by Thicke himself. The track followed its opening sales of 190,000 by selling close to 199,000 in…

  9. Cher, John Legend Lend Voices to Outrage Over Trayvon Martin's Death

    March 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The Feb. 26 fatal shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain has sparked a nationwide outrage, due in part because the alleged shooter has not been charged or detained. As of Thursday morning, an online petition on Change.org started by Martin's…

  10. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination, The Latest Chapter

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM EST Just one week ago, Drake 's moves on the Rap Songs chart were enough to declare him a rap radio god. Hold your applause. There's more. This week, he succeeds on the famed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally in identical fashion. The Young Money canticle "The Motto," featuring Lil…

  11. Jay-Z Enters New Musical Heights at Carnegie Hall

    February 07, 2012 9:50 AM EST Many notable artists have performed at Carnegie Hall, but last night (Mon. Feb 6), the stage belonged to Jay-Z . Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is the second hip-hop act to perform at Carnegie Hall. Wyclef Jean did so in 2001, acoompanied by Stevie Wonder , Eric Clapton and Whitney Houston . Jay-Z…

  12. Wyclef Jean Defends Charity in Wake of Questionable Spending Report

    November 28, 2011 11:40 AM EST Wyclef Jean is defending his charity in the wake of a report that his Yele Haiti Foundation donated less than a third of the $16 million it collected last year to Haitian relief efforts. The hip-hop star told the Associated Press that he's proud of the way his charity responded after the…

  13. POTW: Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez

    June 10, 2011 4:15 PM EDT Shania Twain cruises with Taylor Swift, Donna Karan and Wyclef Jean get wild, Justin Timberlake gropes Mila Kunis and Lady Gaga tries out a teal 'do. It all happened this week and we've got the pics to prove it! SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK POTW MAIN PAGE News of the Week: Billboard&…

  14. Billboard Bits: Gaga Fans Harass Black Keys Drummer, Coldplay Denies Plagiarism Charges

    June 07, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Drummer Attacked by Lady Gaga Fans on Twitter After the Black Keys ' Patrick Carney offered jokes comparing Lady Gaga to Madonna on two different occasions, Gaga fans turned vitriolic, sending a…

  15. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef, Mellencamp to Make New Orleans Jazz Fest Debuts

    April 29, 2011 10:57 AM EDT Wyclef Jean , Cyndi Lauper , John Mellencamp , Lauryn Hill and Fantasia will make first-time appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, joining a lineup of familiar acts for the 43rd annual tradition that opens Friday at a race track in this Mississippi River city. "This…

  16. New Orleans Jazz Fest Line-Up Announced; Bon Jovi, Arcade Fire, Ms. Lauryn Hill to Headline

    January 20, 2011 12:26 AM EST The annual New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival today announced its 2011 line-up with a diverse slate of headliners that includes Arcade Fire, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Mellencamp, the Strokes, Jimmy Buffett, John Legend & the…

  17. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Invests in Brooklyn Chicken Joint, Wyclef and Pras Make Peace

    January 11, 2011 6:53 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Invests In Brooklyn Chicken Restaurant Jay-Z's new release with Kanye West may be called "H.A.M.," but the rapper seems to have chicken on the mind. The mogul has invested in Buffalo Boss , a…

  18. Video: Stars' Holiday Wishlists

    November 29, 2010 11:15 AM EST We got a lot of "ummms" when we asked musical stars what they want for the Holidays this year. While the Jonas Brothers want a "Christmas tour" and MGMT wants "world peace... and world quiet," many artists requested nothing more than time off to be home with…

  19. Wyclef Jean Live Q&A

    November 19, 2010 5:10 PM EST Wyclef Jean SCAN THE CODE TO SEE A PERFORMANCE OF WYCLEF'S UNRELEASED SONG, 'EARTHQUAKE,' AND MORE EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE FROM THIS INTERVIEW! Download AT&T Code Scanner, a free mobile app, on your smartphone's app store, or go to http://scan.mobi . Then,…

  20. Wyclef Jean Premieres 'Election Time' Video

    November 16, 2010 2:56 PM EST W yclef Jean premiered the video for "Election Time," the first single from his upcoming "If I Were President: My Haitian Experience" EP, which will be available on iTunes Dec. 7. Video: Wyclef Jean, "Election Time" The video profiles scenes from various people…

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