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Jerry "Wonda" Duplesis

Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis is perhaps one of the most successful and musically adept producers to emerge from the hip-hop era since 1994. Born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, the self-taught musician turned Grammy Award-winning super-producer has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson and Shakira to Justin Bieber and Whitney Houston in his storied 17-year career. And now, Wonda has begun the next phase of his career with the launch of Wonda Music, his new production company that is all about “the sonic.”

Music started as a family affair for Wonda in East Orange, NJ. In the early ‘90s he and his cousin, Wyclef Jean, were the production masterminds behind The Fugees. In 1996, the trio struck platinum with their sophomore album, The Score, and things took off from there. The album became one of the best-selling hip-hop albums of all time and earned him three Grammys – Best R&B Vocal Performance (“Killing Me Softly”), Best Rap Album and Album of The Year. It also put the Booga Basement, the studio that Wonda, his brother Renel and Wyclef built together in their New Jersey home, on the map as a hitmaking factory. Albums from Wyclef, Destiny’s Child and Whitney Houston were all recorded at the studio with the duo on the boards and Wonda’s name quickly became known in music industry circles for his work with Wyclef.

In 1999, Wonda co-produced Carlos Santana’s masterpiece, Supernatural. His collaboration with musical icon Carlos Santana resulted in domestic sales of 15 million and eight Grammy awards, including Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group for “Maria Maria,” which held the No. 1 chart position for 10 weeks.

With the industry clamoring for more music from Wonda, he and Wyclef opened Platinum Sound Studios in New York in 2001. Credited as the loudest studio in New York, Platinum Sound has become the epicenter for all of his music since and is the foundation for Wonda Music. The studio is where Wonda and Wyclef collaborated on Shakira’s 2006 worldwide hit “Hips Don’t Lie.” The song is one of the top selling songs of the 21st century and reached No. 1 in more than 50 countries and made Shakira the first female Columbian singer to top the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Platinum Sound quickly became one of the premiere studios in New York and, under Wonda’s ownership, has collectively received 12 Grammy nominations for 2010 including Song of The Year, Best R&B Album, Best Rock Album and Best Rap Album. And with a client roster that includes Kanye West, Janet Jackson, U2, Akon, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Lil’ Wayne, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, The Jonas Brothers, Mary J. Blige, Justin Bieber and will.i.am, there’s no wonder why.

Despite all of his success, Wonda is just getting started. After years of collaborating with Wyclef, the duo parted ways creatively in 2009 as Wyclef began to follow his political and social aspirations. “When the earthquake happened in Haiti, I went down there and worked,” explains the proud Haitian who co-founded Yéle Haiti with Wyclef in 2005 and serves as CEO. “When I came back, I said, ‘Life is really short. I gotta do what I gotta do.’”

Determined to carry his musical legacy on, Wonda launched Wonda Music as a one-stop shop for hits. He has recently produced hits like Mary J. Blige with Diddy and Lil Wayne’s “Someone To Love Me” and Justin Bieber’s “U Smile.” Currently, he is in the studio with a host of A-listers including Musiq Soulchild, Estelle, Mary J. Blige and Akon. Wonda – who also discovered City High – has also begun signing artists, producers, songwriters and musicians to Wonda Music. His first two artists are Sean McGee and Annekei.

The vibe of Wonda Music is that of a creative commune. Artists, songwriters and producers flow in and out of rooms, sharing melodies, lyrics and ideas. Their goal is a common one. It’s the same goal that Wonda has. It’s to create the right "sonic" for whatever project they’re working on.

Twitter:Twitter.com/princewonda

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DISCOGRAPHY

Artist Title Album Link
Redman f/ Method Man DO WHAT YOU FEEL Muddy Waters Listen
The Fugees COWBOYS The Score Listen
The Fugees FAMILY BUSINESS The Score Listen
The Fugees FU-GEE-LA (REFUGEE CAMP REMIX) The Score Listen
The Fugees HOW MANY MICS The Score Listen
The Fugees KILLING ME SOFTLY The Score Listen
The Fugees MANIFEST / OUTRO The Score Listen
The Fugees NO WOMAN, NO CRY The Score Listen
The Fugees READY OR NOT The Score Listen
The Fugees THE BEAST The Score Listen
The Fugees THE MASK The Score Listen
The Fugees 1THE SCORE The Score Listen
The Fugees ZEALOTS The Score Listen
Wyclef Jean ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN The Carnival Listen
Wyclef Jean CARNIVAL The Carnival Listen
Wyclef Jean CHEATED (TO ALL THE GIRLS) The Carnival Listen
Wyclef Jean GONE TIL NOVEMBER The Carnival Listen
Wyclef Jean GUANTANAMERA The Carnival Listen
Wyclef Jean MONA LISA The Carnival Listen
Wyclef Jean STREET JEOPARDY The Carnival Listen
Wyclef Jean WE TRYING TO STAY ALIVE The Carnival Listen
Wyclef Jean YEAR OF THE DRAGON The Carnival Listen
Destiny's Child NO NO NO (REMIX) The Writing's On The Wall Listen
98 Degrees FLY WITH ME 98 Degrees And Rising Listen
Pras YEAH 'EH YEAH 'EH Bite Back And Boogie Listen
Mya f/ Pras & ODB GHETTO SUPASTAR (THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE) Bulworth Soundtrack Listen
Youssou N'Dour & Canibus HOW COME Bulworth Soundtrack Listen
Canibus BUCKINGHAM PALACE Can-I-Bus Listen
Canibus HYPE-NITIS Can-I-Bus Listen
Canibus PATRIOTS Can-I-Bus Listen
Canibus SECOND ROUND K.O. Can-I-Bus Listen
Pras ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST Ghetto Supastar  
Pras BLUE ANGELS Ghetto Supastar Listen
Pras CAN'T STOP THE SHINING (RIP ROCK PT. 2) Ghetto Supastar Listen
Pras LOWRIDERS Ghetto Supastar Listen
Pras MURDER DEM Ghetto Supastar Listen
Whitney Houston MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE My Love Is Your Love Listen
Andrea Martin BABY CAN I HOLD YOU   Listen
Pras WHAT'CHA WANNA DO Ghetto Supastar Listen
Destiny's Child BUG A BOO (REMIX) The Writing's On The Wall Listen
Eric Benet LOVING YOUR BEST FRIEND A Day In The Life Listen
Pras GET YOUR GROOVE ON Ghetto Supastar Listen
Khadejia f/ Marie Antoinette WHAT GOES AROUND Life Soundtrack Listen
Wyclef Jean ft Bono NEW DAY Non-Album Single Listen
Tevin Campbell NEVER AGAIN Tevin Campbell Listen
Wyclef Jean f/ G&B BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER The Sopranos Listen
Black Eyed Peas RAP SONG Bridging The Gap Listen
Sinéad O'Connor DANCING LESSONS Faith & Courage Listen
Mya PUSSYCATS Fear Of Flying Listen
Santana f/ The Product MARIA MARIA Supernatural Listen
Wyclef Jean f/ Mary J. Blige 911 The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean BUS SEARCH (INTERLUDE) The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean COLUMBIA RECORDS The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean DA CYPHA The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean DIALLO The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean HOLLYHOOD TO HOLLYWOOD The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean HOWEVER YOU WANT IT The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean INTERLUDE COLUMBIA RECORDS The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book  
Wyclef Jean INTERLUDE RED LIGHT DISTRICT The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book  
Wyclef Jean f/ The Rock IT DOESN'T MATTER The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean KENNY ROGERS - PHAROAHE MONCH DUB PLATE The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean LOW INCOME The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean PERFECT GENTLEMAN The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book  
Wyclef Jean PULLIN' ME IN The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean RED LIGHT DISTRICT The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean RUNAWAY The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean SOMETHING ABOUT MARY The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean THUG ANGELS The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean WHITNEY HOUSTON DUB PLATE The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
Wyclef Jean WISH YOU WERE HERE The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Listen
City High CARAMEL City High Listen
City High CATS & DOGS City High Listen
City High SO MANY THINGS City High Listen
City High WHAT WOULD YOU DO City High Listen
The Product CLUCK CLUCK Dr. Doolittle 2 Listen
Jimmy Cozier 10 LOVE COMMANDMENTS Jimmy Cozier Listen
Jimmy Cozier HEARTFELT LETTER Jimmy Cozier Listen
Jimmy Cozier TIME STANDS STILL Jimmy Cozier Listen
Wyclef f/ Mary J. Blige 911 (GHETTO LOVE REMIX)   Listen
Product G&B f/ Carlos Santana DIRTY DANCIN   Listen
Wyclef Jean I'M CALLING    
Brian Harvey & The Refugee Crew LOVING YOU (OLE OLE OLE)   Listen
Sarah Connor f/ Wyclef Jean ONE NITE STAND (OF WOLVES AND SHEEP)   Listen
Rita Marley & Wyclef Jean TAKE ME TO THE WEST INDIES   Listen
Wyclef Jean 1-800-HENCHMAN Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean 80 BARS Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean GHETTO RACINE Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean HOT 93.1 Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean INSTANT REQUEST Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean MASQUERADE Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean MESSAGE TO THE STREETS Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean MIDNIGHT LOVERS Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean MVP KOMPA Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean PARTY LIKE I PARTY Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean PEACE GOD Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean PJ'S Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean PUSSYCAT Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean THE EULOGY Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean THE MIX SHOW Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean THUG LIKE ME Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean TWO WRONGS Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean WAR NO MORE Masquerade Listen
Wyclef Jean YOU SAY KEEP IT GANGSTA Masquerade Listen
Tom Jones FEEL THE RAIN Mr. Jones Listen
Tom Jones HEAVEN'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING Mr. Jones Listen
Tom Jones HOLIDAY Mr. Jones Listen
Tom Jones JEZEBEL Mr. Jones Listen
Tom Jones THE LETTER Mr. Jones Listen
Tom Jones THIS IS MY LIFE Mr. Jones Listen
Tom Jones TOM JONES INTERNATIONAL Mr. Jones Listen
Tom Jones WHATEVER IT TAKES Mr. Jones Listen
Tom Jones YOUNGER DAYS Mr. Jones Listen
Santana SINCE SUPERNATURAL Shaman Listen
Wyclef Jean AFRICA    
Wycef Jean DADDY   Listen
Wyclef Jean & Hollywood NINO BROWN DJ Kay Slay-The Streetsweeper Vol 1 Listen
Wycef Jean BABY Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean BABY DADDY Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean CELEBRATE Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean CLASS REUNION Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean GRATEFUL Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean I AM YOUR DOCTOR Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean INDUSTRY Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean LINDA Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean NEXT GENERATION Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean PARTY TO DAMASCUS Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean REBEL MUSIC Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean TAKE ME AS I AM Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean THREE NIGHTS IN RIO Preacher's Son Listen
Wycef Jean WHO GAVE THE ORDER Preacher's Son Listen
R. Kelly f/ Wyclef Jean GHETTO RELIGION The R. In R&B Vol 1 Listen
Jin LEARN CHINESE The Rest Is History Listen
Da Band DO YOU KNOW Too Hot For TV Listen
Wyclef Jean f/ Ayesha & Papa Don HEY GIRL Wyclef Jean Greatest Hits Listen
Wyclef Jean LIFE IN NEW YORK    
Wyclef Jean MODEL IMPROV    
Wyclef Jean MR. CRACKMAN    
Governor THUGGIN WITH YOU    
Wyclef Jean 24 E TAN POU VIV Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean BAY MICRO'M VOLUME Creole 101  
Wyclef Jean BICENTENNIAL Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean COMPA (SWEET MICKEY) Creole 101  
Wyclef Jean DOUCE Creole 101  
Wyclef Jean FANM KREYOL Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean FISTIBAL FESTIVAL Creole 101  
Wyclef Jean FISTIBAL FESTIVAL (CREOLE VERSION) Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean GENERATION X Creole 101  
Wyclef Jean HAITIAN MAFIA Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean IF I WAS PRESIDENT Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean LA VIE GHETTO Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean LAVI NEW YORK Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean NOU VA RIVE Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean f/ Buju Banton PARTY BY THE SEA Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean PISTACH Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean PRESIDENT Creole 101  
Wyclef Jean PROUD TO BE AFRICAN Creole 101 Listen
Wyclef Jean f/ Claudette Ortiz DANCE LIKE THIS Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights OST Listen
Khadejia HERE WE GO Funkmaster Flex The Mixtape Vol 3 Listen
Leela James GHETTO A Change Is Gonna Come Listen
Hotel Rwanda MILLION VOICES Hotel Rwanda Soundtrack Listen
Rock The Paint ROCK THE PAINT ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE    
Wyclef Jean SLOW MOTION (REMIX)    
The Fugees TAKE IT EASY   Listen
Ying Yang Twins DANGEROUS Chemically Imbalanced Listen
Lionel Richie I APOLOGIZE Coming Home Listen
Lionel Richie I'M COMING HOME Coming Home Listen
Kelis UNTITLED Kelis Was Here  
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean HIPS DON'T LIE Oral Fixation Vol II Listen
Carl Restivo HIP HOP IN THE MORNING Rock The Paint Soundtrack  
Governor MAKE LOVE TO YOU Son Of Pain Listen
Samantha Jade STEP UP (SOUNDTRACK ONLY VERSION) Step Up Soundtrack Listen
Teflon CAN'T STAND NO SNITCH    
The Fugees FOXY   Listen
Wyclef Jean FRIDAY    
Wyclef Jean SHOTTAS (DVD LIVE)   Listen
Ying Yang Twins WATER   Listen
Lost Prophets WHAT YOU DO    
Wyclef Jean YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY    
Wyclef Jean f/ Norah Jones ANY OTHER DAY Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean EMMANUELLE Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean w/ Paul Simon FAST CAR Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean HEAVEN'S IN NEW YORK Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean HOLLYWOOD MEETS BOLLYWOOD (IMMIGRATION) Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean f/ Shakira KING & QUEEN Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean f/ Lucina ON TOUR Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean ROUGE ET BLEU Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean SELENA Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean SWEETEST GIRL (DOLLAR BILL) Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean 1TOUCH YOUR BUTTON Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean 1WELCOME TO THE EAST Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Wyclef Jean 1WHAT ABOUT THE BABY Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Mya f/ Buju Banton LIE DETECTOR Fear Of Flying Listen
Omarion COQUI Feel The Noise Soundtrack Listen
TI MY SWAG T.I. vs. TIP Listen
TI YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS T.I. vs. TIP Listen
Wyclef Jean FAMILY The Hatian Experience  
Lumidee THE WHISTLE SONG Unexpected Listen
Sun, Elephant Man, Tony Matterhorn CHINA WINE   Listen
Elephant Man f/ Wyclef Jean FIVE-O   Listen
Kevin Michael f/ Wyclef Jean IT DON'T MAKE NO DIFFERENCE TO ME   Listen
Estelle NO SUBSTITUTE LOVE Shine Listen
Estelle SO MUCH OUT OF THE WAY Shine Listen
Labelle ROLLOUT Back To Now Listen
Wyclef Jean 1I'M READY Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Listen
Lyfe Jennings WILD WILD WILD Lyfe Change Listen
Lyfe Jennings YOU THINK YOU GOT IT BAD Lyfe Change Listen
Wyclef Jean CARNIVAL JAM   Listen
Daniela Mercury LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Canibalia Listen
Shakira SPY She Wolf Listen
Aventura SPANISH FLY The Last Listen
Wyclef Jean f/ Imposs HAITIAN SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE From The Hut To The Projects To The Mansion Listen
Wyclef Jean f/ Haitian Fresh BALLIN NBA Live 2010 Listen
Buju Banton BEDTIME STORY Rasta Got Soul Listen
Sean Kingston ICE CREAM GIRL   Listen
Gucci Mane DOLLAR SIGN Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted Listen
Gucci Mane f/ Estelle GROWN MAN Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted Listen
Diddy Dirty Money SOMEONE TO LOVE ME Last Train To Paris Listen
Ron Isley f/ Aretha Franklin YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND Mr. I Listen
Justin Bieber U SMILE My World 2.0 Listen
Keri Hilson ALL THE BOYS No Boys Allowed Listen
Wyclef Jean HOLD ON (HAITI) f/ MAVADO Non-Album Singles Listen
JLS I KNOW WHAT SHE LIKES Outta This World Listen
Hal Linton SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY   Listen
Lupe Fiasco f/ John Legend NEVER FORGET YOU Lasers Listen
Lupe Fiasco f/ Trey Songz OUT OF MY HEAD Lasers Listen
Musiq Soulchild f/ Swizz Beatz ANYTHING Musiq In The Magiq Listen
Musiq Soulchild SAY I DO Musiq In The Magiq Listen
Musiq Soulchild SILVER & GOLD Musiq In The Magiq Listen
Musiq Soulchild BACK TO WHERE I WAS Musiq In The Magiq Listen
Musiq Soulchild WAITING STILL Musiq In The Magiq Listen
Mary J. Blige f/ Diddy & Lil Wayne SOMEONE TO LOVE ME NAKED REMIX   Listen