Wyclef Jean

  1. Controversies, Clashes and 'Bad Man Police': Jamaica's 30th Anniversary Sting Concert

    February 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST Sting, a marathon-length concert dubbed "the greatest one night reggae and dancehall show on earth," is the longest running event on Jamaica's jam-packed music calendar. Held annually since 1984 on Dec. 26, Sting was founded by Isa ...

  2. Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Fest With Shabba Ranks, Capleton, Damian Marley To Debut at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

    August 29, 2013 7:50 PM EDT The three Caribbean music arena shows this Labor Day weekend will precede Brooklyn's annual West Indian Day Parade A contingent of prominent New York City based Caribbean music promoters have come together to stage a three-day festival at B ...

  3. Disclosure's Debut Tops UK Album Chart, Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines' Sets Sales Record

    June 10, 2013 5:59 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 ...

  4. Morning Fix: Apple iPad Mini Date; Genre Chart Feedback; Rihanna Skyrocketing on Social Media

    October 12, 2012 8:25 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters BILLBOARD'S GENRE CHART POLICY CHANGES Yesterday Billboard unveiled a new methodology for tabulating i ts genre charts to include digital download sales and streaming ...

  5. Body Rock: Is Zumba the Next Music Platform?

    June 20, 2012 1:05 PM EDT If you're a Zumba fan, you know what to do when you hear Pitbull's "Pause:" "go" forward for four steps, "stop" for four beats, "drop" for four (thrusting hips forward as you do so, of course) and ...

  6. Backbeat: Why Estelle Was More Excited To Work With Janelle Monae Than Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Wyclef & Chris Brown

    January 31, 2012 12:30 PM EST On January 25, Estelle previewed her new album "All Of Me" before an intimate crowd at Home on Houston Street in New York. It's been three years since the London native's single "American Boy" featuring Kanye West was ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. '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 ...

  14. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michelle, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Chris 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 Mia ...

  15. '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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Nigerian, Kenyan Acts Dominate MTV Africa Awards

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nigerian and Kenyan artists proved the big winners at the second MTV Africa Music Awards - known as the MAMAs - held in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Home country favourite Nameless saw his brand of Afro-flavoured hip-hop earn him the best male arti ...

  22. 50 Cent Brings Together N.Y. Rap Elite, Taking 'Thisis50' Fest To L.A. and Atlanta

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cent held his first annual "ThisIs50" Fest at New York's Governor's Island last weekend, and considering his career has been tarnished with a number of hip hop feuds, the Queens rapper managed to bring together some of New Y ...

  23. Toby Keith, Wyclef Jean To Play Nobel Concert

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Will Smith and his wife, the actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will co-host this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo featuring Wyclef Jean, Toby Keith and Donna Summer, organizers said Wednesday. The Dec. 11 show - a day after the award ceremo ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Shakira Claws Her Way Up The Charts With 'She Wolf'

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In Shakira's hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, there's a 15-foot metal statue of her, wearing bell-bottoms and strumming a guitar. It was donated by a German sculptor in 2006, in the midst of the singer's wildly successful Oral Fi ...

  26. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  27. Fallout From Terror Attacks For India's Live Biz

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST At a time when some international recording artists are looking to include India in their Asian touring itineraries, the late November terrorist attacks in Mumbai could have a damaging impact on the country's emerging live entertainment busin ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Wyclef Jean Embarks On India Tour

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean will play three club dates on his upcoming tour of India, his first in the country. Jean will open in Bangalore on April 16, followed by Pune (near Mumbai) on April 18. His run of dates will round off on April 19 in Mumbai. The Hard Ro ...

  30. Wyclef, The Bravery, Flo Rida Sign On For MTVU Fest

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean, the Bravery, Flo Rida, Cobra Starship, Simple Plan, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Lloyd, the Spill Canvas and All Time Low, among others, will perform as part of MTVU's 2008 Campus Invasion Music Festival. This year's Campus Invas ...

  31. Stars Come Out For Davis' Pre-Grammy Party

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's appearance at Clive Davis' celeb-soaked, pre-Grammy concert party last night (Feb. 9) in Los Angeles fueled speculation that the diva would be among the night's performers -- but her only time in the spotlight came ...

  32. Usher Teams With NHL For Benefit Shows

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B star Usher will emcee two benefit performances during the National Hockey League's (NHL) 2008 All-Star Weekend in Atlanta. Proceeds from the events, which will feature performances by Wyclef Jean and the Jonas Brothers, will benefit U ...

  33. Josh Groban Ties Elvis Presley

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Josh Groban's "Noel" album spends its third consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, he matches the previous record-holder for most straight weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album -- Elvis Presley ... Will Groban be able to ...

  34. Wyclef Jean Starts Music, TV, Film Venture

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wyclef Jean and business mogul Howard Misle have merged their media companies to form a new joint venture under the Ya Face/Refugee/Carnival House umbrella to produce music, TV and film projects. Misle and Jean will serve as co-chairmen of the Sil ...

  35. Mobile Content Provider Mywaves Inks Deal With Columbia

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mywaves, a direct-to-consumer mobile content provider, has landed a distribution deal with Columbia Records for nine artist-branded music video channels. The ad-supported service will stream music videos, interviews, candid clips and other content ...

  36. Wyclef Shares Spotlight With Superstars On New CD

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected Nov. 6, Wyclef Jean's new album, "Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant," will now arrive Dec. 4 via Columbia. A host of high-profile guests appear, including Paul Simon, Norah Jones, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, T.I ...

  37. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  38. Chili Peppers Top Euro Chart For Fifth Week

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Arcadium' earned platinum award June 14. Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) leads European Top 100 Albums for the fifth straight week, taking the band’s total weeks at No. 1 on the composite chart in ...

  39. Shakira Sets Digital Sales Record

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Hips' shatters the one-week download mark of 175,500. In its first full sales week, the long-anticipated digital release "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean amassed a record setting 266,500 downloads. The so ...

  40. Shakira Makes Chart History

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Peaks on Hot Latin Songs, Mainstream Top 40. “Hips Don’t Lie,” the new single by Shakira with Wyclef Jean, has simultaneously shimmied its way to the No. 1 spot on the Hot Latin Songs and Hot 100 Airplay chart this week. Although another Latin act ...