Haiti

  1. '12-12-12' Album Sales at 40,000 in Pre-Orders

    December 13, 2012 4:17 PM EST The " 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief " benefit album is already off to a fast start -- even though it hasn't been released yet. Industry sources say that through last night (Dec. 12), pre-orders for iTunes' exclusive d ...

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

    November 28, 2011 8:27 PM 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 pr ...

  3. Musician Michel Martelly Wins Haitian Election

    April 05, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Singer and political outsider Michel Martelly is the winner of Haiti's presidential election, beating former first lady Mirlande Manigat, according to official preliminary results, a senior electoral council official said on Monday. "Mar ...

  4. Wyclef Can't Appeal Haiti Poll Exclusion: Council

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM 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 Sund ...

  5. Wyclef Jean: I'm Not Giving Up My Bid For Prez Yet

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean said he is not abandoning his presidential bid just yet and will try to get the courts to overturn a decision disqualifying him from the race. Speaking to the Associated Press by telephone from his home in Croix des Bouquets, Jean said ...

  6. Wyclef Jean Registers As Haiti Presidential Contender

    August 06, 2010 12:00 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 B ...

  7. Wyclef Resigns From Charity Before Haiti Campaign

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM 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. The singer released a statement that he was resigning the chairmanship of Yele Haiti effectiv ...

  8. Ex-Deputy: Wyclef Jean To Run For Haiti President

    August 04, 2010 12:00 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 art ...

  9. Shakira, Juanes Among Stars Supporting 'Ay Haiti'

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Thirty Spanish and Latin American artists and soccer players say that almost every cent raised by a song and video they have produced to aid victims of the Haitian earthquake three months ago, will go to relief efforts in the country. The only exc ...

  10. Editorial: Don't Forget Chile

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Days after the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti, Latin music acts responded with an outpouring of generosity that the genre had never seen before. Artists pledged money to rebuild orphanages, schools, hospitals and homes. They recorded pub ...

  11. Ricky Martin PSA Aims To Help Rebuild Haiti, Chile

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Puerto Rican star Ricky Martin has produced a new PSA featuring multiple Latin acts and calling for donations and help in rebuilding Haiti and Chile. The PSA calls for viewers to join the Ricky Martin Foundation and Habitat for Humanity, and donat ...

  12. 'Saving OurSelves' Telethon Brings More Pleas, Help for Haiti

    February 07, 2010 12:00 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 ...

  13. John Mayer Donates 'Heart Of Life' Song To Haiti Efforts

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST John Mayer is once again throwing his support behind the American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. The singer-songwriter has donated his song "The Heart of Life" -- from his 2006 album "Continuum" -- to a national TV and radi ...

  14. Hispanic Media Outreach for Haiti Unprecedented

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As horrific images of Haiti flashed across the screens, murmurs of recognition floated through the audience at Univision Network's live celebrity telethon, many people nodding as they recalled disasters in their native countries. To drive the ...

  15. Simon Cowell's Haiti Single Out Feb. 7

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts," organized by Simon Cowell to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, will be released Feb. 7. The BBC reports that the song features Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Kyli ...

  16. 'Hope for Haiti Now' Telethon Raises $57 Million

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has raised more than $57 million for relief to the earthquake-ravaged country, organizers said on Saturday. They called the $57 million a record ...

  17. Stars Unite To Help Haiti In Telethon

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM 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. The telecast opened with ...

  18. Susan Boyle's Return To No. 1?

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan 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 re ...

  19. Haiti Relief Efforts

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones To Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti January 21, 2010 Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of "We Are the World." Simon Cowell To Produce Charity Single For Haiti Ja ...

  20. Simon Cowell To Produce Charity Single For Haiti

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV mogul Simon Cowell said Thursday he would produce a charity single within 10 days to benefit victims of the massive earthquake in Haiti. The "American Idol" and "The X-Factor" judge said he was asked by Prime Minister Gordon ...

  21. Don Omar Organizes Haiti Aid

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Urban Latin star Don Omar is the latest Latin music star to venture into Haiti in an effort to help victims of the earthquake. Don Omar (real name William Omar Landrón) is flying to Haiti later today with actor Vin Diesel on a private plane loaded ...

  22. Springsteen, Jay-Z, Urban Join Haiti Telethon

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music world's top stars are signing on for Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban and Alicia Keys are just a few of the performers who will be featured, ac ...

  23. Aventura, Ricky Martin Among Acts Assisting In Haiti Relief

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin artists are pitching in to help victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti with everything from benefit concerts to donations to volunteer work. Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel are donating $200,000 to rebuild an orphanage ...

  24. Bono, Timberlake To Perform At Haiti Benefit

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clooney says the "Hope for Haiti" benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Speaking to The Associated Press at the Golden Glo ...

  25. Wyclef Jean Defends His Haiti Charity

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Haitian-born rapper Wyclef Jean spoke out Saturday in defense of his foundation after charity screening groups raised concerns about its accounting practices. Jean said he was baffled by the timing and nature of criticism of The Wyclef Jean Founda ...

  26. Groups Raise Doubts About Wyclef Jean's Charity

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Groups that vet charities are raising doubts about the organization backed by Haitian-born rapper Wyclef Jean, questioning its accounting practices and ability to function in earthquake-hit Haiti. Even as hundreds of thousands of dollars poured in ...

  27. MTV Networks Reveals Haiti Relief Plans

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks on Friday revealed details about the Haiti relief telethon it is mounting with actor George Clooney. The two-hour telethon to support the victims of this week's devastating earthquake will be called "Hope for Haiti." It ...

  28. Madonna Gives $250K To Haiti, Asks Others To Match

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Madonna says she has donated a $250,000 to help the people of Haiti — and she is urging her fans and friends to do the same. The pop queen said Friday in a statement that her prayers are with the people of Haiti. She says she donated to Partners I ...

  29. Wyclef Jean Calls For Action On Haiti Disaster

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Wyclef Jean has called on the international community to offer emergency assistance to Haiti, which was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Thousands may have died as a result of the quake, which hit the Caribbean nation around 5pm ET on Tuesday (J ...

  30. Wyclef Unveils Charity Push, Branding Deals During Advertising Week

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean unveiled a new charitable partnership with clothing and footwear company Timberland today (Sept. 24) during an Advertising Week Q&A session conducted by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Times Center in New York. For e ...

  31. Wyclef Jean Launches New Initiative To Help Haiti

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Haitian-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean launched a new initiative to help his impoverished homeland on Tuesday following last month's deadly food riots. The initiative is aimed at raising $48 million over the next six months to fund expanded fo ...