John Legend Livestreams Coronavirus Concert From Home
John Legend is entertaining fans in the midst of the coronavirus shutdown.
The EGOT winner hosted his first “Together, At Home” concert on Instagram Live from his house on Tuesday afternoon. Legend was inspired by his pal, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who hosted his own livestreamed concert the day before.
He opened the show while seated at the piano, performing hits like “Stay With You,” “Everybody Knows,” and his latest single “Conversations in the Dark” as over 100,000 viewers tuned in. His daughter Luna and wife Chrissy Teigen eventually joined the party, wearing just a turban on her head and a towel around her body.
In addition to performing his piano part from Lauryn Hill’s “Everything Is Everything,” Legend covered “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Office” theme song, as well as the theme from Bravo’s reality show “Vanderpump Rules.” He closed with his ballad “All of Me,” which was inspired by his wife.
At one point during the hour-long stream, he announced that he will release a new album this year. “Everybody’s home. You need stuff, you need music, you need TV, you need films, you need films to entertain you. So I am going to put some music out, OK?” he said.
He also debuted a brand new song off the project called “Actions,” which samples David McCallum’s “The Edge,” which Dr. Dre famously sampled on “The Next Episode.”
Legend ended by promoting several organizations to help others deal with the coronavirus pandemic. “We gotta love each other. We gotta take care of each other. We gotta help each other. Try not to be selfish,” he said.
Miguel and Jhené Aiko also plan to host their own “Together, At Home” concerts in the near future. The virtual shows, organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization, aim to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Legend also hopes to convince Ariana Grande to do her own at-home concert.