New John Legend Album Due Summer 2008
John Legend tells Billboard that he has completed three songs for his third album due in summer 2008. One of them features will.i.am. He recently returned from Zanzibar and Tanzania where he shot the video for his latest single, “Show Me.” It was directed by Lee Hirsch, the filmmaker behind the 2002 South Africa documentary Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony.
In related news, the first artist signed to John Legend’s new record label, HomeSchool/Atlantic Records, is British singer/rapper/songwriter/producer Estelle. “Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)” is the lead single from her album Shine, slated for release February 12, 2008. The album features collaborations with Wyclef Jean, will.i.am, Swizz Beatz, Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Cee-Lo, and Legend himself.