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80,000 gather in Denver for 4/20

80,000 gather in Denver for 4/20

DENVER, April 21 (UPI) -- Denver hosted 80,000 pot smokers in the city square to celebrate 4/20 with performances from Snoop Dogg and Wyclef Jean.
Aileen Graef

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.
By United Press International
'Honey Bee' composer wins top ASCAP prize

'Honey Bee' composer wins top ASCAP prize

NASHVILLE, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Ben Hayslip was named Songwriter of the Year and his song "Honey Bee,"written with Rhett Atkins shared the prize for Country Song of the Year in Nashville.
Wyclef Jean joins 'Nashville'

Wyclef Jean joins 'Nashville'

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- American hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean announced he will join the cast of ABC's "Nashville," playing the head of a music label.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
By United Press International

Wyclef Jean's Haiti fund shuttered

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The charity founded by singing star Wyclef Jean for Haitian relief remained shut down amid an investigation into its fundraising practices, records showed.
Jean: Hill affair, lies broke up Fugees

Jean: Hill affair, lies broke up Fugees

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Haitian-born recording artist Wyclef Jean says in his autobiography The Fugees broke up in 1997 after singer Lauryn Hill lied and told him he fathered her son.
Jean, 50 Cent attend Lighty wake in N.Y.

Jean, 50 Cent attend Lighty wake in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Russell Simmons, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and 50 Cent were among the mourners at the open-casket viewing for hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty in New York Wednesday.
Jay-Z brings rap to Carnegie Hall

Jay-Z brings rap to Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Hip-hop star Jay-Z headlined a 2-hour show at New York's historic classical music venue Carnegie Hall this week.
Wyclef Jean defends charity spending

Wyclef Jean defends charity spending

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Musician Wyclef Jean denies allegations he misspent millions of dollars his charity raised to aid victims of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
By United Press International
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Publicist: Jean fine after bullet grazing

Publicist: Jean fine after bullet grazing

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Wyclef Jean's publicist says the recording star is fine after his hand was grazed by a bullet in Haiti during the weekend.
Wyclef Jean shot in Haiti

Wyclef Jean shot in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 20 (UPI) -- American hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean was shot in the hand while in Haiti campaigning for presidential candidate Michel Martelly, officials said.
Jean performs at Haiti Art Expo

Jean performs at Haiti Art Expo

MIAMI, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Recording artist Wyclef Jean performed at the closing of the Haiti Art Expo in Miami to raise money for housing in his native Haiti, organizers said.
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Singer Wyclef Jean and his wife Marie Claudinette attends the 41st NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditoreum in Los Angeles on February 26, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (Haitian Creole pronunciation: , English: /ˈwaɪklɛf ˈʒɑːn/; born October 17, 1969) is a Haitian musician, record producer and politician. At age nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group, the Fugees.

On August 5, 2010, Jean filed for candidacy in the 2010 Haitian presidential election., although the Electoral Commission subsequently ruled him ineligible to stand as he had not met the requirement to have been resident in Haiti for five years.

Born in Haiti, the son of a Nazarene pastor, Wyclef moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York, when he was nine before moving again to northern New Jersey. Jean has been a resident of Saddle River and South Orange, New Jersey. Wyclef briefly attended Eastern Nazarene College and regrets dropping out. Jean is currently attending Boston's Berklee College of Music. Jean has cited reggae artist Bigga Haitian as one of his early influences. Although his birth date was widely given as October 17, 1972, when he filed papers seeking to run as a candidate for the presidency of Haiti, he disclosed that he was in fact three years older.

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