John Legend

Apr
9
Video: John Legend f/ Rick Ross – ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ [Trailer]

Who Do We Think We Are

John Legend channels The Great Gatsby in the video for “Who Do We Think We Are,” the first single off his album Love in the Future. In the brief 15-second teaser, we see the dapper crooner celebrating with friends at a lavish party. The video will debut on April 17, while his album arrives June 25.

Get a sneak peek at Mr. Legend’s sophisticated soiree below.

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Mar
26
Beyoncé, John Legend, Timbaland, & Iggy Azalea to Play ‘Sound of Change’ Concert

Iggy Azalea and John Legend

Music’s biggests stars are aligning for a great cause. Beyoncé will headline Chime for Change’s “The Sound of Change Live” global concert on June 1 at Twickenham Stadium in London, with performances from John Legend, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, and Timbaland.

A red-hot Iggy and Legend were on hand to make the announcement at a press conference in London on Tuesday.

Chime for Change, whose founding committee includes Beyoncé, Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, and actress Salma Hayek Pinault, is a global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment.

Other artists on the bill include Florence + the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Haim, and more to be announced.

Tickets are on sale now.

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Mar
25
New Music: John Legend f/ Rick Ross – ‘Who Do We Think We Are’

Rick Ross and John Legend

After teasing with “The Beginning,” John Legend debuts “Who Do We Think We Are,” the first single from his fourth album, Love in the Future. The G.O.O.D. Music crooner makes no apologies on the soulful jam, while Rozay rolls in his riches on his luxurious verse.

The follow-up to 2008′s Evolver was produced by Legend, Kanye West, and Dave Tozer, and will arrive on June 25 via Columbia/G.O.O.D. Music.

“I’m so excited to release this project. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed making this album with a team of incredibly gifted producers and co-writers,” said Legend. “Every day we went to the studio with the goal to create something beautiful, to make the best album of my career. After all the writing and arranging and re-mixing and editing, it’s finally time for the world to hear it.”

The video for “Who Do We Think We Are” was filmed in New York earlier this month and is set to premiere in mid-April.

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Mar
19
New Music: John Legend – ‘The Beginning’

The Beginning

John Legend takes it back to “The Beginning” with a brand new song, produced by Hit-Boy and written by James Fauntleroy. The G.O.O.D. Music crooner reignites the romance on the soulful jam, which serves as an intro to his upcoming album Love in the Future.

“You’ve been waiting long enough, this is just ‘The Beginning,’” tweeted the Grammy-winning Legend.

On March 25, he will release “Who Do We Think We Are” featuring Rick Ross, the first single from his fourth solo album, which is being executive produced by Kanye West and Dave Tozer. In August, he gave fans a preview of a new song called “Caught Up,” co-written by Kanye and produced by Hit-Boy.

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Feb
25
Solange, Jamie Foxx, Robin Thicke, & John Legend Attend Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Solange

Solange hit the town on Sunday following the Oscars. The “Losing You” singer shimmered in a yellow dress while attending Vanity Fair’s annual Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood. She mingled with Oscars’ leading ladies including Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anne Hathaway.

The star-studded affair also drew Robin Thicke, who stepped out with his wife Paula Patton. John Legend brought his fiancée Chrissy Teigen, and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx escorted his 19-year-old daughter Corinne, who was excited to meet Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.

“All my childhood dreams come true,” she tweeted.

See more of the glitz and glamour below.

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Feb
17
John Legend Sings National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game

John Legend

Before the NBA’s all-stars faced off on the court at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Houston, John Legend showed his stars and stripes by performing “The Star Spangled Banner.” The R&B crooner belted out a soulful rendition of the patriotic tune a capella as Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Diddy, and Drake looked on.

Mr. Legend has been in the studio with Kanye West putting the finishing touches on his new album Love in the Future, due later this year.

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Jan
21
2 Chainz, John Legend, MC Lyte, & Swizz Beatz Honored at Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball

2 Chainz and Marsha Ambrosius

Old school met new school at the Hip Hop Inaugural Ball II sponsored by Heineken at Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C. On the eve of President Obama’s inauguration, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, 2 Chainz, Maxwell, Meek Mill, and more gathered to celebrate their peers and hip-hop’s impact on the election.

2 Chainz, who launched Respect My Vote! to educate convicted felons on voting, cleaned up nicely in a suit as he accepted the street soldier award.

“Doing my thing on the charts is one thing, but to be honored on another avenue, it just feels like a blessing,” he told Newsday. “I’m keeping my head leveled and staying humble.”

His fellow honorees Swizz Beatz and John Legend were also dressed to impress in suits. Lil Mama sported blonde bangs as she joined Yo-Yo and Smooth in a tribute to her idol MC Lyte, who received the lifetime achievement award along with Doug E. Fresh.

Legend was on hand to accept the humanitarian award and spoke about hip-hop’s role in re-electing Obama.

“I think hip-hop had a role in making sure we elected a black president in America because we made it so that black people were in people’s homes through our music and through our culture,” he told Newsday. “I think it made Barack Obama and more people like him possible, so I’m really thankful for hip-hop and the role it plays in society.”

Meek Mill and Marsha Ambrosius also took the stage to perform. The British songstress entertained with “Butterflies” and “Hope She Cheats on You (With a Basketball Player),” joking that it was Obama’s favorite song.

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