1. Shawn Mendes Replaces Himself at No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    January 05, 2017 5:52 PM EST As "Mercy" succeeds "Ruin," the singer-songwriter is now one of three acts to unseat itself from the top. Shawn Mendes ’ “Mercy” flies 10-1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Jan. 14), knocking his own “Ruin” from the top slot. With the bump, the singer…

  2. Moxie Raia Premieres 'Follow Me (KLYMVX Remix)' Video Feat. Wyclef Jean: Exclusive

    January 03, 2017 10:00 AM EST Following the Nov. 4 release of her mixtape 931 Reloaded , Moxie Raia is back with the video for her song “Follow Me (KLYMVX Remix)” featuring  Wyclef Jean , premiering exclusively on  Billboard . The New Jersey/New York native, who has previously toured with  Justin Bieber , has made waves…

  3. Wyclef Jean Recruits Young Thug For 'I Swear'

    November 01, 2016 9:59 AM EDT After paying homage to the former Fugee on "Wyclef Jean," Young Thug connects with Wyclef Jean once more for the Caribbean-infused jam "I Swear." Thugger will also be appearing on Clef's forthcoming  J'ouvert  EP.  [readmore:7415494] Jean previously released the…

  4. Wyclef Jean Says Young Thug Reminds Him of a 'Modern Tupac'

    October 10, 2016 6:53 PM EDT "His connection to history seemed similar to what Pac understood." Wyclef Jean has some massive praise for Young Thug , comparing him to Tupac in a recent interview.  The two collaborators first teamed up on "Kanye West" off Thug's Jeffery mixtape. Now, they're…

  5. Hip-Hop's 10 Best Reunions

    September 20, 2016 3:38 PM EDT Judging by Diddy ’s Bad Boy Family reunion tour and Dungeon Family ’s reunion at Atlanta’s One Music Festival, rap reunions have been all the rage as of late. Providing a nostalgic glimpse for fans and a return to relevance for artists, reunions can go a long way at preserving the legacy of…

  6. The Knocks & Wyclef Jean Reveal the Secret to Sweet Moves in 'Kiss The Sky' Video: Exclusive

    July 13, 2016 11:47 AM EDT You waddle down the street with an arm full of dirty laundry only to be met with a hand-written sign that reads “Back in 5 minutes.” What are those people doing in there? Practicing synchronized dance moves? If you frequent the same dry-cleaner as The Knocks and Wyclef Jean , the answer is a…

  7. Wyclef Jean Talks 'Carnival III,' Donald Trump & If He Regrets Running for President in Haiti

    June 21, 2016 7:02 PM EDT Wyclef Jean turned a summer Friday in the Hamptons into a private fiesta for the celebration of his forthcoming album  Carnival III: Road to Clefication.  The former  Fugees frontman sported an elaborate white headdress while pounding on the drums and mingling with his guests, a mix of…

  8. Wyclef Jean Explains 'Carnival III' Collaborations, Making 'Acoustic Trap' & His Hopes for Fugees Reunion

    June 06, 2016 3:00 PM EDT "Never tune a legend's guitar," Wyclef Jean told the crowd  at the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel's grand opening (June 2). After fiddling around with the strings of his guitar, he shredded through a behind-the-back solo that proves the former Fugees frontman has still…

  9. Go Behind-the-Scenes With The Knocks for Jack Daniel's Amplify Your Life Series

    May 31, 2016 1:08 PM EDT The Knocks made waves these past two years as an emerging force with dance-pop hits such as "Kiss The Sky" feat. Wyclef Jean and "Classic" feat. Powers, which now holds over 16 million streams on Spotify. The New York City-based duo released their new album 55 this past…

  10. Wyclef Jean Exclaims 'The Carnival Man Is Back' in 'My Girl' Feat. Sasha Mari: Exclusive

    April 26, 2016 11:16 AM EDT Wyclef Jean has made a triumphant return to the music scene with "My Girl" featuring Sasha Mari , a delightful blend of Wyclef's recognizable voice with newcomer Sasha Mari's silky tone over a bright dancehall-inspired beat. "This song takes me back to my Caribbean…

  11. Kylie Jenner Parties With A$AP Rocky and More Insider Scoop at Art Basel

    December 07, 2015 5:40 PM EST A small army of musical artists converged on Miami Beach to join the celebrity and collector crowd at Art Basel during the first week of December. Unfortunately, the annual art fair's concentration of deep-pocketed VIPs also attracted a criminal element to the pop-up events, nightclubs…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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