John Legend

Dec
10
New Music: Ludacris f/ John Legend – ‘In My Life’

In My Life

After catering to the ladies on the Miguel-assisted “Good Lovin,” Ludacris links with John Legend for the introspective “In My Life,” the second single off his Burning Bridges EP.

Over a saxophone-laden beat, the hip-hop mogul boasts about owning over $15 million in real estate, calls out the bloggers (“Turn a computer screen into a mirror, look at your own lives”), and shares words of wisdom from Usher (“If I don’t evolve, I’ll evaporate”) and Jay Z (“Jay said I’m so visual, they overlook the lyrics”).

Burning Bridges will be available for free via Google Play on December 16, followed by his album Ludaversal on March 31.

Last night, Ludacris joined Usher onstage during his “UR Experience” tour in Atlanta.

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Dec
4
New Music: John Legend f/ Common – ‘Glory’

Common and John Legend

In the wake of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner non-indictments, John Legend cries out for “Glory.” The Grammy-winning crooner gives a voice to the movement on the gospel-soul number, which he penned for the Martin Luther King Jr. historical drama Selma. Common, who also stars in the film, raps about Rosa Parks and Ferguson on his poignant verses.

“50 years since Selma. Still marching. Listen to this song @common and I wrote for @SelmaMovie,” tweeted Legend, who also appears on Ludacris’ new single “In My Life.”

“Glory” is already igniting Oscar buzz, while Selma opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

Listen to them march for “Glory.”

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Oct
28
David Guetta Enlists Nicki Minaj, John Legend, & Emeli Sandé for New Album

Listen

David Guetta has assembled another all-star team of talent for his sixth album Listen. The French DJ has called upon Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Emeli Sandé, and more.

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Jul
10
Video: John Legend – ‘You & I (Nobody in the World)’

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

John Legend follows up his chart-topping smash “All of Me” with “You & I (Nobody in the World),” another ballad off his album Love in the Future. The powerful and stirring video opens with his supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen before showcasing women of all races, ages, and sizes.

A cancer patient removes her wig, a topless pregnant lady shows off her belly, and transgender actress Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”) wipes away her makeup.

Their sad faces turn into smiling faces as they embrace their differences, flaws and all. Legend and his wife share laughs in one scene, while couples kiss and mothers hug their kids.

To go along with his uplifting message, Legend has launched #OperationGirl Charity Challenge, a fundraising campaign for charities focused on women and girls.

Watch the celebration of individuality.

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Jun
29
John Legend and Jhené Aiko Perform at BET Awards

Jhené Aiko and John Legend

John Legend brought his smooth and soulful sound to Sunday’s BET Awards. Seated at the piano, the R&B crooner serenaded the audience at Nokia Theatre with his new single “You and I.” He also brought out Jhené Aiko to duet on her Sail Out single “The Worst.” Watch them score another win for R&B.

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Jun
5
John Legend Performs ‘All of Me’ with Jennifer Nettles, Hunter Hayes at CMT Music Awards

Jennifer Nettles and John Legend

John Legend brought his smooth sound to Nashville for the 2014 CMT Music Awards. The R&B crooner put a country spin on his No. 1 ballad “All of Me” with some help from Jennifer Nettles and Hunter Hayes, who wrote a guitar arrangement of the song specifically for the show.

Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen wasn’t in attendance, but he did serenade the star-studded crowd including Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, and Lionel Richie.

“It’s such a beautifully crafted, well-written song,” said Nettles. “It combines both beautiful imagery and, at the same time, has wonderful conversational moments, too.”

The song has become the highest-selling and charting single of Legend’s career, with sales over 3 million in the U.S.

The G.O.O.D. Music singer has announced additional dates for his “All of Me” tour. The summer trek kicks off July 17 in Highland, Calif., and wraps August 26 in Morrison, Co.

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May
25
Kimye Wedding Photo Booth: Big Sean, Tyga, Common, John Legend, & Jaden Smith

Common, Kanye, Big Sean, Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian became Mrs. West during the couple’s fairytale wedding at Florence’s Forte di Belvedere on Saturday. The bride wore a Givenchy lace gown and a long silk veil, while the groom looked dapper in a Givenchy tuxedo.

During the reception, John Legend serenaded the newlyweds with “All of Me” and “Ordinary People,” and Kanye delivered a passionate 20-minute speech. According to E! Online, he called the Kardashian family an “industry” and “the most remarkable people of our time” who can “make the world a better place.”

He gushed about his new bride, whom he described as the “ideal celebrity” and the “ideal art,” and looked forward to spending “every day of my life with Kim.”

While there were no E! cameras or cell phones allowed inside the wedding, the Wests set up a photo booth to document their special day. Friends and family took black-and-white snapshots and posted them online.

John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen locked lips, Big Sean stuck out his tongue for a group photo, and Tyga and his girlfriend Blac Chyna posed with Kimye. Jaden Smith, dressed as “white Batman,” photo bombed Kourtney Kardashian and Joe Francis.

Beyoncé and Jay Z did not make the trip to Florence, but Bey wished the couple on Instagram. “Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family,” she said.

Check out more candid pics from Kimye’s big day below.

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