1. Wyclef Can't Appeal Haiti Ruling, Says Lawyer

    August 24, 2010 4:58 PM EDT A ruling by Haiti's electoral council that disqualified hip-hop star Wyclef Jean from running for the presidency is final and cannot be appealed, a council lawyer said on Tuesday. The Haitian-born and U.S.-based singer-songwriter said on Sunday he would appeal against the provisional…

  2. Wyclef Jean Not on Approved List for Haiti Election

    August 19, 2010 7:40 PM EDT Haiti hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is not on the list of approved candidates who satisfy legal requirements to run in a Nov. 28 presidential election, a member of the provisional electoral council said Thursday. "He is not on the list as I speak," the council official, who asked not to…

  3. Wyclef Jean Films Presidential Pitch for Haiti

    August 11, 2010 2:20 PM EDT Candidate for President of Haiti, Wyclef Jean , gave an exclusive ride-a-long to CNN this week as he toured the still earthquake-torn Port-au Prince. Video: Wyclef's Presidential Pitch CNN cameras followed Jean as he filed the papers to officially put him in the running for President and…

  4. Billboard Bits: Pras Endorses Sweet Micky, Not Wyclef, For President of Haiti

    August 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pras Won't Back Wyclef for Haiti President Wyclef Jean 's run for the Haitian presidency won't be backed by his former bandmate, Pras . The Fugees star issued a statement endorsing musician Michel …

  5. Wyclef Running for Haiti Prez, Mike Posner Readies for 'Takeoff'

    August 06, 2010 5:08 PM EDT In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Wyclef Jean has registered as a candidate for President of Haiti in a move that generated enthusiasm in his poor and earthquake-ravaged homeland. His candidacy has inspired some criticism though, including from activist…

  6. Wyclef Jean Registers As Haiti Presidential Contender

    August 06, 2010 7:11 AM EDT Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean registered as a presidential contender on Thursday (Aug. 5), in a move into politics that generated an outburst of popular enthusiasm in his poor, earthquake-ravaged homeland. "I would like to tell President Barack Obama that the United States has Obama…

  7. Wyclef Resigns From Charity Before Haiti Campaign

    August 05, 2010 1:30 PM EDT Wyclef Jean has stepped down as leader of the embattled aid group he founded as he prepares to formally declare his candidacy for the Haitian presidency. Wyclef Jean to Announce Bid for President of Haiti This Week The singer released a statement that he was resigning the chairmanship of Yele…

  8. Wyclef Jean to Announce Bid for President of Haiti This Week

    August 04, 2010 7:45 AM EDT Wyclef Jean is about to announce his candidacy for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, according to the former head of the country's Chamber of Deputies. Former Deputy Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques told the Associated Press that the hip hop artist will run as part of his coalition in the…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, "Glee"

    June 10, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 'CALIFORNIA' COASTS TO NO. 1: As previously reported , Katy Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rises 2-1 in its fourth week on the chart. Perry'…

  10. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Q&A with Wyclef Jean

    May 03, 2010 5:39 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, we're still in Puerto Rico celebrating the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards. Bill Werde sits down with Wyclef Jean , who talks about performing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards with Paulina Rubio . Rubio…

  11. Billboard Latin Music Awards: On the Red Carpet

    April 30, 2010 8:34 PM EDT Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, comes straight from the red carpet at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Puerto Rico. The brightest stars in Latin music gathered to celebrate and enjoy performances from the best of the best. On the red carpet, we caught…

  12. Marc Anthony, Wyclef Jean To Perform At 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 22, 2010 9:32 AM EDT Superstars Marc Anthony, Wyclef Jean, Paulina Rubio and Chayanne are the newest addition to the roster of performers for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm live from Puerto Rico. The awards will air April 29 on the Telemundo Network and will by seen by over 200…

  13. Artists for Haiti, "We Are The World 25: For Haiti"

    February 26, 2010 3:28 PM EST When the original "We Are the World" debuted in 1985-as a call to action against famine in Africa-the notion of cross-genre musicians uniting for an all-star recording in the name of charity was unprecedented, and met with due awe. On a practical level, it's impossible for …

  14. Trey Anastasio, Wyclef Among Rock Hall Presenters

    February 25, 2010 11:09 AM EST Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is inducting rock group Genesis into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. The presenters were announced Tuesday by the hall, which is based in Cleveland. Wyclef Jean will honor Jimmy Cliff . Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees will induct ABBA . Green Day…

  15. "Saving OurSelves" Telethon Brings More Pleas, Help for Haiti

    February 06, 2010 8:42 AM EST Nearly a month after a devastating earthquake, shock gave way Friday night to a celebration of Haitian culture and pride. Wyclef Jean opened the "SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti" concert and telethon with the Haitian Creole phrase for "It's all good." "I…

  16. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST C hris Brown , Chrisette Michele , Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami tonight (Feb. 5). Pharrell will join…

  17. 'We Are The World': Behind the Scenes

    February 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST More than 75 stars -- from the legendary Barbra Streisand to rapper Lil Wayne and actor Vince Vaughn -- gathered at Hollywood's Henson Recording Studios yesterday (Feb. 1) to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are The World." Like its predecessor, "We Are The World…

  18. Lauryn Hill Surfaces At Raggamuffin Music Festival In New Zealand

    January 25, 2010 4:23 PM EST L auryn Hill hasn't performed live in nearly three years, but the reclusive rapper and soul singer surfaced on Saturday (Jan. 23) for a surprise performance at the Raggamuffin music festival in New Zealand. Hill performed "Doo Wop (That Thing)" -- a throwback from her Grammy…

  19. Stars Unite To Help Haiti in Telethon

    January 22, 2010 10:38 PM EST Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for the all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. But it ended on a hopeful note, with a buoyant call for Haiti's…

  20. Susan Boyle May Retake Top Spot On Billboard 200

    January 22, 2010 5:27 PM EST S usan Boyle 's "I Dreamed a Dream" may make a return engagement at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as industry prognosticators suggest her set could sell around 80,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Jan. 24. The set is reaping the benefits of Boyle's chat and…

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