John Legend Surprises Baptist Church with Aretha Franklin Cover [Video]

John Legend

John Legend went back to his roots, surprising the congregation at Calvary Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. Taking a break from touring with Sade, the G.O.O.D. Music singer put a smile on churchgoers’ faces as he performed Aretha Franklin’s version of “How I Got Over” with a gospel choir.

“I thought it’d be cool to kinda go back and do something that explored my roots a little bit,” said Mr. Legend, who paid his way through school by being a director of music at a church. “It was just like church growing up for me. This is definitely reminding me of my childhood.”

Watch his holy performance below. Can we get an amen?

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  2. Dave

    He is so fine & talented.


  3. southizback

    SING THE SONG!!!!!!!!


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  5. shay

    this only has 4 comments. far out! shit like this pisses me off. anyway inspiring perfomance.


  6. Jordan Gabriel

    I really like this dude


  7. slyboi

    Yes, you shouldve went to church!


  8. Ryan

    John sounded good but that on the spot choir was awful, omg I hate when people jump to sing bgvs and don’t know the voice parts or lyrics! And that one alto was singing too loud… lol


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