Masquerade (Wyclef Jean album)

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Masquerade
Masquerade Wyclef Jean.jpg
Studio album by Wyclef Jean
Released June 18, 2002 (US)
Recorded 2001–2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 68:55
Label Columbia
Producer Wyclef Jean, Farel Jean, Shea Taylor, Jessica Harley and Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis
Wyclef Jean chronology
The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book
(2000)The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book2000
Masquerade
(2002)
Greatest Hits
(2003)Greatest Hits2003
Singles from Masquerade
  1. "Two Wrongs"
    Released: June 24, 2002
  2. "Pussycat"
    Released: November 18, 2002
  3. "Masquerade"
    Released: May 4, 2003
  4. "Message to the Streets"
    Released: July 25, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews(7.5/10)[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[4]

Masquerade is the third studio album released by Haitian hip hop musician Wyclef Jean. The album was released on June 18, 2002. The album was one of the first albums released by Columbia Records that could not be played on a PC or Mac. The album debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Singles[edit]

The album features the singles "Two Wrongs", "Pussycat" and "Knockin' On Heaven's Door". Tom Jones makes a guest appearance on the album, singing his rendition of "Pussycat".

Commercial performance[edit]

Masquerade debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 81,500 copies in its first week of release.[5] The album also debuted at number two on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. As of May 2003, the album has sold 357,000 copies in the United States.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Masquerade – Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Message to the Streets" (Intro) (performed by Eric Edwards, Felipe Luciano and Raymond Duplessis)
 0:58
2."Peace God" (featuring Prolific)
Clep Sound, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis3:51
3."PJ's" (featuring Gio Washington and Prolific)
Shea Taylor, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis3:59
4."80 Bars"
Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis4:30
5."Masquerade" (featuring M.O.P., Bumpy Knuckles and Miri Ben-Ari)
Sedeck, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis3:59
6."1-800-Henchman" (Interlude) (performed by Jimmy Henchman)
 0:11
7."You Say Keep It Gangsta" (featuring Butch Cassidy and Sharissa)
Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis3:58
8."Party Like I Party"
Teflon, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis3:46
9."Oh What a Night"
Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis4:01
10."Hot 93.1" (Interlude) (performed by Eric Edwards)
 0:04
11."Pussycat" (featuring Tom Jones)
Shea Taylor, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis3:48
12."Midnight Lovers" (Interlude) (performed by Eric Edwards)
 0:07
13."Two Wrongs" (featuring Claudette Ortiz)
Cory Rooney, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis3:49
14."Instant Request" (Interlude) (performed by Big E)
 0:19
15."Thug Like Me"
Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis4:44
16."Daddy"
Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis3:30
17."Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis4:01
18."The Eulogy" (Interlude) (performed by Felipe Luciano)
 0:40
19."War No More"
Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis3:59
20."The Mix Show" (featuring D.G., F.A.M.S, G.O.D. and Prolific)
Ed Roc, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis4:06

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[7] 47
Austrian Albums Chart[8] 14
Dutch Albums Chart[9] 99
French Albums Chart[10] 76
German Albums Chart[11] 20
New Zealand Albums Chart[12] 20
Norwegian Albums Chart[13] 7
Swedish Albums Chart[14] 8
Swiss Albums Chart[15] 13
UK Albums Chart[16] 30
US Billboard 200 6
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "RS 899/900". Archived from the original on July 26, 2008. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  4. ^ Brackett, N.; Hoard, C.D. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 425. ISBN 9780743201698. Retrieved 2014-12-03. 
  5. ^ Chris Harris (December 12, 2007). "Josh Groban Rules Billboard Chart For Third Straight Week: Blake Lewis Barely Cracks Top 10". MTV. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Wyclef Wings It To J Records". Billboard. May 18, 2003. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Australian Album Top 50". August 4, 2002. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Austria Top 40". July 7, 2002. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  9. ^ "DUTCH ALBUM TOP 100". July 6, 2002. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  10. ^ "French Album Top 100". July 6, 2002. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  11. ^ "French Album Top 100". July 6, 2002. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  12. ^ "New Zealand Album Top 40". August 11, 2002. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  13. ^ "VG Lista - Album Top 40". Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  14. ^ "SVERIGETOPPLISTAN - ALBUMS TOP 60". July 25, 2002. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  15. ^ "SCHWEIZER HITPARADE - ALBEN TOP 100". June 30, 2002. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100c". June 20, 2002. Retrieved June 1, 2017.