Fugees, hip hop group who rose to fame in the mid-1990s. Their repertoire included elements of hip hop, soul and Caribbean music, particularly reggae. The members of the group were rapper/singer/producer Wyclef Jean, rapper/singer/producer Lauryn Hill and rapper Pras Michel. Deriving their name from the term refugee, Jean and Pras are Haitian, while Hill is American. Their sophomore album, The Score, sold 17 million copies worldwide, launching the group into superstardom.
Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright), singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Called the First Lady of Neo-Soul or the Queen of Neo-Soul, she is known for her role in the rise of neo soul music. Her voice has been compared to that of jazz great Billie Holiday, and her music uses elements from R+B, hip-hop and jazz. Her hits include On & On, Tyrone, Otherside of the Game, Bag Lady, Window Seat, Honey, and Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop). She has won 4 Grammys and sold 7M+ albums.