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The Fugees are reuniting for the first time in 15 years.
The group made the announcement in a statement shared by Entertainment Weekly, revealing that the reunion will be celebrating 25 years since the release of their Grammy award-winning album, The Score.
“The Fugees have a complex but impactful history. I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my attention,” Lauryn said, adding: “I decided to honour this significant project, its anniversary, and the fans who appreciated the music by creating a peaceful platform where we could unite, perform the music we loved, and set an example of reconciliation for the world.”
Wyclef Jean added: “As I celebrate 25 years with the Fugees, my first memory was that we vowed, from the gate, we would not just do music, we would be a movement. We would be a voice for the unheard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together.”
The reunion will see the Fugees visit 12 cities across the globe, including unconfirmed cities in Nigeria and Ghana.
Their first performance together will take place on 22 September in New York City at an undisclosed location as part of the Global Citizen Live initiative.
The Score was the Fugees second, and final, album together, featuring their hit singles Ready or Not and Killing Me Softly.
The group briefly reunited in 2005 for their single Take it Easy.
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