Wyclef Jean's Ten Greatest Hits

Wyclef Jean celebrated 46th birthday on October 17, 2015

Born October 17, 1969 in La Plaine, Haiti, Wyclef Jean began his career as a member of the trailblazing hip-hop group The Fugees along with Lauryn Hill and Pras. Their iconic 1996 album The Score was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and won for Best Rap Album. Their remake of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" also won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Three years later, Jean won a Grammy for Album of the Year as a featured artist on Carlos Santana's 1999 CD, Supernatural.

In addition to Santana, Jean has recorded with a wide variety of stars including Whitney Houston, Shakira, Beyonce and Destiny's Child, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Lil Wayne, T.I., will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, Tom Jones, Norah Jones, Cyndi Lauper, and Celia Cruz.

Here is a list of Wyclef Jean's Ten Greatest Hits.

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2006 - "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean and Shakira. Scott Gries/Getty Images

"Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean is one of the best selling singles of all time, selling over 13 million copies worldwide. It hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and was number one in 55 countries around the world. The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Jean wrote and produced the song for Shakira's 2005 Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 CD.

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2000 - "Maria Maria" by Carlos Santana featuring The Product G&B and Wyclef Jean

Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean. George Pimentel/WireImage

Wyclef Jean wrote, produced and is featured on the chart topping platinum single "Maria Maria" by Carlos Santana which also featured The Product G&B. From Santana's 1999 Supernatural CD, the song remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for ten weeks. "Maria Maria" won a Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. Jean won a Grammy for Album of the Year as a featured artist on the CD which sold over 15 million copies in the United States

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1996 - "Killing Me Softly" by The Fugees

The Fugees. Photo by Steve Eichner/WireImage

The Fugees' hip-hop remake of the Roberta Flack classic "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (title shortened to "Killing Me Softly") won a Grammy Award in 1997 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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1997 - "No, No, No" by Destiny's Child featuring Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean with Destiny's Child. KMazur/WireImage

Destiny's Child's debut single, "No, No,No" in 1997 featuring Wyclef Jean, became their first number one single on the Billboard R&B chart. It also reached number three on the Hot 100. Jean was one of the producers of the platinum certified single.

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1999- - "My Love Is Your Love" by Whitney Houston

Wyclef Jean and Whitney Houston. Larry Busacca/Wire Image

Wyclef Jean composed and produced the platinum single "My Love Is Your Love" which was the title song of Whitney Houston's 1999 album. It peaked at number two on the Billboard R&B chart and number four on the Hot 100.

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1998- "Gone till November"

Wyclef Jean, Bono from U2, and Quincy Jones. KMazur/WireImage

"Gone till November" was Wyclef Jean's first top ten and first platinum single, reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and number nine on the R&B chart. From his 1997 debut solo album The Carnival, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.

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1998 - "Ghetto Supastar" by Pras featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya

Pras and Wyclef Jean. Samir Hussein/Getty Images

Wyclef Jean composed and produced "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" by Pras featuring ODB and Mya which was featured on the soundtrack of the 1988 film Bulworth starring Warren Beatty. It peaked at number eight on the Billboard R&B chart and number fifteen on the Hot 100.

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2002- "Two Wrongs" featuring Claudette Ortiz

Stevie Wonder and Wyclef Jean. KMazur/WireImage

"Two Wrongs" featuring Claudette Ortiz from City High was the first single from Wyclef Jean's 2002 album, Masquerade. The song peaked at number eleven on the Billboard R&B chart and number 28 on the Hot 100.

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1996 - "Fu-Gee-La" by The Fugees

The Fugees. Brian Rasic/Getty Images

From The Fugees' 1996 album The Score, "Fu-Gee-La" was the group's first gold single.

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2000 - "911" featuring Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige and Wyclef Jean. KMazur/WireImage

"911" by Wyclef Jean featuring Mary J. Blige was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. From Jean's 2000 album The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book, the song reached number six on the Billboard R&B chart.