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The Fugees translated an intriguing mixture of jazz-rap, R&B, and reggae into huge success through the mid-’90s, once the trio’s sophomore album The Rating hit number 1 over the pop charts and sold over five million copies. The trio produced in the past due ’80s in the brand new Jersey region, where Lauryn Hill and Prakazrel Michel (“Pras”) went to a local senior high school and started working jointly. Michel’s cousin Wyclef Jean (“Clef”) became a member of the group (after that known as the Tranzlator Staff), as well as the trio agreed upon to Ruffhouse/Columbia in 1993. After renaming themselves the Fugees (a term of derision, brief for refugees, that was generally used to spell it out Haitian immigrants). Although group’s debut recording, Blunted on Actuality, was quite solid, it shown a prevailing gangsta position that may have already been forced from the record label. Regardless of how pigeonholed the Fugees might have sounded on the debut, the group got certainly asserted their control by enough time of the second recording, The Rating. With as much cleverness as their jazz-rap forebears, the trio also caused remarkably straight-ahead R&B within the soulful “Getting rid of Me Softly ALONG WITH HIS Music,” sung by Lauryn Hill. Somewhere else, Clef and Pras sampled doo wop and protected Bob Marley’s “No Female No Cry,” providing the record familiarity for the industrial mainstream, but keeping it genuine with insightful commentary on the urban environment. The Rating became among the shock strikes of 1996, achieving number one within the pop graphs and producing the Fugees probably one of the most noticeable rap groups all over the world. During 1997, the team played within the Smokin’ Grooves tour, and got periods while Hill offered birth to a kid and Clef released a solo recording, The Carnival Offering the Refugee Allstars. In 1998 Hill released her smash record The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and in 2000 Clef released his second single disk, The Ecleftic: 2 Edges II a Publication. Subsequently, their solo achievement cast further question on another Fugees launch.

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Full Name Fugees
Awards Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video, Brit Award for International Group, MTV Europe Music Award for MTV Amour, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Song, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Group, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Music Group, World Music Award for World's Best Selling Pop Group
Music Songs Killing Me Softly with His Song, Ready Or Not, Fu-Gee-La, No Woman, No Cry, Vocab, Nappy Heads, How Many Mics, Boof Baf, Zealots, Mista Mista, Rumble in the Jungle, Cowboys, Blunted, Red Intro, Refugees on the Mic, Some Seek Stardom, Don't Cry Dry Your Eyes, Family Business, Manifest/Outro, A Change Is Gonna Come, The Mask, The Score, The Beast, Livin Like There Ain't No Tomorrow, The Sweetest Thing, Just Happy to Be Me, Freestyle, Recharge, How Hard Is It, Special News Bulletin, Fugees - Freestyle, Blame It on the Sun
Albums Playlist: The Very Best of the Fugees, Greatest Hits, Bootleg Versions, The Score, Blunted on Reality, Live at New Pop Festival (1996), Original Album Classics, Blunted On Reality/The Score
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group, Juno Award for International Album of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Best Group, Soul Train Music Award for Best Album of the Year, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Group, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group


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1 Albums and posters use the same text style as "The Godfather" (1972).
2 Barack Obama's favorite song is "Ready or Not" by The Fugees.
3 Members have included Lauryn Hill,.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s 2015 TV Movie performer: "Killing Me Softly"
The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s 2015 TV Movie performer: "Killing Me Softly"
One Hit Wonderland 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland 1996-2007 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2005 Documentary performer: "Nappy Heads", "Killing Me Softly with His Song"
Top of the Pops 2 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary performer: "Fu-Gee-La"
Woubi Cheri 1998 Documentary arranger: "Killing Me Softly" / performer: "Killing Me Softly"
Un argentino en New York 1998 arranger: "Killing me softly" / performer: "Killing me softly"
Freunde fürs Leben TV Series arranger - 1 episode, 1997 performer - 1 episode, 1997
Top of the Pops 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Video Pool 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Score... Bootleg Versions 1996 Video performer: "Boof Baf", "Vocab Remix", "Nappy Heads Remix", "Fu-gee-La", "Killing Me Softly with His Song", "Cowboys", "Ready or Not ", "No Woman, No Cry"
Saturday Night Special 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
When We Were Kings 1996 Documentary performer: "Rumble In The Jungle"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2005 Documentary Themselves
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary Themselves
28th NAACP Image Awards 1997 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Brit Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Themselves - Winner, Best International Group Award
The 1997 World Music Awards 1997 TV Special Themselves
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Themselves
Top of the Pops 1996 TV Series Themselves
The Score... Bootleg Versions 1996 Video Themselves
MTV Europe Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Sen kväll med Luuk 1996 TV Series Musical Guest
1996 MTV Video Music Awards 1996 TV Special Themselves
The Noise 1996 TV Series Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 1996 TV Series Themselves
Later... With Jools Holland 1996 TV Series Themselves
Saturday Night Special 1996 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s 2015 TV Movie Themselves
The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s 2015 TV Movie Themselves
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Themselves
Later... With Jools Holland 2004-2007 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 2 1999 TV Series Themselves
The Video Pool 1996 TV Series Themselves

Won awards

Won awards

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1997 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "The Score."


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