Wyclef Jean

The music that Wyclef Jean has written, performed, and produced — both as a solo superstar and as founder and guiding member of the Fugees — has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades. In 1996, the Fugees released their monumental album ​The Score​. As a solo artist, Wyclef has released seven albums that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide, including his 1997 debut ​The Carnival​ and 2000’s aptly titled ​The Eclectic: 2 Sides II a Book.​ Jean’s 2017 studio album, ​Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee,​ his first in eight years, was released on Sept. 15, 2017. The album was named one of the​ ​“​25 Most Anticipated Albums”​ of the fall by Billboard Magazine that year. In November 2017, Wyclef also released a mixtape, entitled, “Inspired By...” that paid tribute to the music that inspired him that year. The project received high acclaim from critics and fans alike. In December 2017, Wyclef wrote and performed a song, “Dimelo,” along with X-Factor winners, Rak-Su. The song rose to the top of the charts in less than a week in the UK. Wyclef recently released his newest project, Wyclef Goes Back to School, ​a collaboration with students he met while touring the United States and visiting colleges across the country, which features singles “Demons Enjoy,” “Baba” and “Faded Butterfly.”