Davis inks Jean to J Records deal

Clef Records collaboration blossoms into contract

Clive Davis’ J Records has signed former Fugee and Grammy-winning solo act Wyclef Jean following the expiration of the Haitian-born singer’s contract at Sony Music. Jean is now in the studio working on his first record for the label, which is slated for a fall release.

Davis and Jean were already in business through Clef Records — Jean’s 50-50 label venture set up at J — which launched in October 2000. The pair also collaborated for the hit single “Maria Maria” on Carlos Santana’s “Supernatural” album.

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