Limited double 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP pressing including printed inner sleeves. The Carnival is the debut album released by American hip hop musician Wyclef Jean. Released in 1997, the album was a critical and commercial success, reaching #16 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and reaching the Top Five on the Top R&B Albums chart, while receiving two Grammy Award nominations. The album embraces many musical genres, including hip hop, reggae, folk, disco, soul, Son Cubano and Haitian music. The album features guest appearances from Celia Cruz, The Neville Brothers and Jean's bandmates from The Fugees, Lauryn Hill and Pras. The Carnival spawned the singles 'Gone Till November', 'We Trying to Stay Alive', 'Guantanamera' and 'To All the Girls'. The album sold over five million copies worldwide, and was certified double platinum.