John Legend

Jul
22
Tamar Braxton Joins John Legend Tour

Tamar Braxton and John Legend

Tamar Braxton is grabbing her bags and baby and heading on the road with John Legend this fall. The R&B singer has joined Legend’s “Made to Love” tour.

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Jul
12
John Legend Unveils ‘Love in the Future’ Cover, Tracklisting

Love in the Future

John Legend is ready to bring back the romance with his fourth solo album Love in the Future. Two months ahead of its release, the R&B crooner has unveiled the red carnation cover and tracklisting.

The standard edition includes 16 tracks, with appearances from Rick Ross and Stacy Barthe. The deluxe adds four including a collaboration with Seal.

The follow-up to 2008′s Evolver was produced by Legend, Kanye West, and Dave Tozer, and will arrive on September 3 via G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia.

“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.”

See the tracklisting below.

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Jun
28
Video: Benny Benassi f/ John Legend – ‘Dance the Pain Away’

John Legend

John Legend searches for an escape in the video for “Dance the Pain Away,” his EDM collaboration with Benny Benassi. Directed by Cameron Duddy, the black-and-white clip takes fans on a scenic drive along L.A.’s Pacific Coast Highway, with Benassi behind the wheel of a classic Porsche 550 Spyder.

The G.O.O.D. Music crooner and French DJ debuted the record live at Coachella in April. Legend originally wrote the song as a guitar ballad for his upcoming album Love in the Future, due September 3.

Set your weekend off right with their dance-floor-ready collabo.

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Jun
21
Jay-Z, Adele, and John Legend Honor Rob Stringer at UJA Luncheon

Adele and Jay-Z

Some of music’s most powerful artists and moguls gathered to salute Columbia Records chairman Rob Stringer as UJA-Federation Music Visionary of 2013 at The Pierre hotel in New York City on Friday. Jay-Z suited up and mingled with fellow artists Adele and John Legend and music executives L.A. Reid, Doug Morris, and Clive Davis.

Legend, Adele, John Mayer, Neil Diamond, and Haim posed for a group photo with their boss, while some of his artists and colleagues including Celine Dion, Simon Cowell, Pharrell, Barbra Streisand, and Tyler, the Creator recorded messages for a video tribute. “If I could, I’d give him a hand job,” said the Odd Future rapper.

According to Billboard, the event raised a record $1.4 million for Jewish communities around the world via ads placed in the event program.

One of Stringer’s biggest stars, Beyoncé, wasn’t in attendance. However, she took out an ad that featured a photo of her and Stringer as Bonnie and Clyde, writing, “Hit after hit, you have my back.”

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Jun
21
John Legend Performs on ‘GMA,’ Announces Tour Dates

John Legend

New York City woke up to the soulful sounds of John Legend, who performed for “Good Morning America” in Central Park on Friday. The R&B crooner delivered his hit “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” and his new single “Made to Love” off his upcoming album Love in the Future, due September 3.

“I’m excited. It has been a while since I put a solo album out,” he told Robin Roberts. “It was time for some new music, so we’re ready to go.”

His fiancée Chrissy Teigen has influenced his new sound. “I’m about to get married, so I just wanted to sing songs that reflect my life,” said Legend.

He also announced dates for his “Made to Love” tour, which kicks off on October 21 in New York and wraps in December. See tour dates on his Facebook page.

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Jun
17
New Music: John Legend – ‘Made to Love’

John Legend

John Legend masters the art of seduction on “Made to Love,” his futuristic, yet tender new single. The romantic crooner compares his girl to a work of art on the slick number, produced by Dave Tozer and Nana Kwabena, with co-production from Da Internz and Kanye West.

“I was sent here for you/ We were made to love/ You were sent for me too,” he croons over the clanging beat, while Kimbra lends her vocals.

Legend’s fourth solo album Love in the Future, co-produced by West and Tozer, is due September 3.

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Jun
12
Rick Ross Hangs with Chelsea Clinton, John Legend at Hope for Children Gala

Chelsea Clinton and Rick Ross

Rick Ross suited up and showed his support for John Legend at Samsung’s Hope for Children Gala at Cipriani’s in New York on Tuesday. Legend, whose Show Me Campaign uses education to break the cycle of poverty, attended with his fiancée Chrissy Teigen and performed, along with his HomeSchool artist Estelle.

Rozay missed Game 3 of the NBA Finals and held court with Chelsea Clinton at the black-tie affair. “Boss and Chelsey Clinton… Politics as Usual!!!” he wrote.

He applauded his friend for his philanthropy. “We commend @johnlegend ‘Show Me’ campaign for committed work with less fortunate children and families,” said the Bawse.

Legend responded, “thanks brotha. Great to see you.”

See more pics from the charitable evening below.

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