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John Legend wins Golden Globe, Critics Choice Award
John Legend is having some kind of 2015. He just scored his very first Academy Award nomination for his "Selma" song "Glory," featuring Common, which is up for original song. He also recently earned both a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award for the same track, helped kick off this year's Sundance Film Festival, and announced he will perform at the Grammys on February 8.
The music video for "Glory" helped the song to enter the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart. It garnered more than 291,000 U.S. views on Vevo on YouTube, which was 63 percent of its overall weekly streams.
In the midst of what has suddenly become a super busy awards season for the crooner, he's also taking time to focus on his new role as an artist ambassador for Unilever's Axe White Label Collective. The new program will follow Legend as he encourages five musicians to "#TakeTheLeap," per the campaign's hashtag, to be selected for a music-mentorship program that will be led by Legend himself. It also includes a showcase performance during South by Southwest (SXSW) in March.
Legend recently took part in a bit of a risque Valentine's Day shoot for GQ Magazine with his supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen. The couple are seen in various scenarios captured the fashion magazine, one of which prompted the headline "Forget Your Table Manners?" It was a reference to a photo in which Teigen lies provocatively on a restaurant table in nothing but a black leotard while Legend leans over her with his hands on his hips.
11/24/13: At 34 years old, John Legend is practically already an R&B legend. After all, he's claimed a hull of Grammys, has a list of awards and nominations too long to include here, and fans have clamored for new music from the superstar since his last album was released in 2008.
Ask and he shall deliver. Legend released "Love in the Future" on September 3, 2013, debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 while selling close to 70,000 copies in its first week. The project was executive produced (in part) by Kanye West, and features guest appearances from Kimbra, Rick Ross, Stacy Barthe and Seal. The lead single, "Who Do We Think We Are" was followed by "Made to Love" and "All of Me," which peaked at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100 – the highest charting song from the album.
If there's one thing you didn't know about Legend, it's probably that he and West have actually been working together since 2001. Only the album's other executive producer – Dave Tozer – has worked with Legend for that stretch of time, and Legend recently told NPR it's because West is a generous collaborator and "really is obsessed with making great art."
Legend is currently out on the road on the "Made to Love Tour" with Tamar Fraxton. Two dates in New York City recently caused a buzz, and the trek won't wrap it's current North American run until early December. Legend will then head overseas, and has a run of dates in Australia and New Zealand that take him right into the holiday season.
Collaborations make John Legend a household name (Updated December 26, 2012)
Imagine becoming a successful singer-songwriter known not only for your own music, but for lending your voice and talent to other established artists. The path is tried and true for John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, whose career took off thanks to a series of collaborations with some of music's most well-known names.
Kanye West. Lauryn Hill. Jay-Z. Alicia Keys. They're just a few of the people who have worked with Legend to create chart-topping hits like "All of the Lights," "Everything is Everything," "Encore" and "You Don't Know My Name." It was a climb to the top that began when Legend was just a young man who played piano at age four and performed with his church choir by age seven. And by the time he finished college, he had a following from Boston all the way to Atlanta, his music touching most major cities along the northeast corridor.
Legend has three studio albums to his name, including his 2004 debut "Get Lifted," which reached the Top Five of the Billboard 200 and led to three Grammy Awards: Best R&B Album, Best R&B Male Vocal Performance, and Best New Artist. "Once Again," which peaked at No. 3 on the Billbaord 200 and No. 1 on the R&B/hip-hop Albums chart, followed in 2006. Two years later came "Evolver," which featured West, Brandy, Estelle and Andre 3000, among others.
Beyond his music career, Legend is known for his television appearances and commercials, plus a multitude of charitable endeavors. He was among the celebrities demanding change in U.S. gun laws in late 2012, and in 2013 will perform at the National Portrait Gallery as part of activities for the presidential inauguration. His next album is due in May.
John Legend Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Wake Up Everybody||2010|
|Christian Dior Denim Flow||2010|
|Live From Philadelphia||2008|
|P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)||2007|
|Sounds of the Season: the John Legend Collection||2006|
|Live at the House of Blues [DVD]||2005|
|Solo Sessions, Volume 1: Live at the Knitting Factory||2004|
Top 10 John Legend Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|3||P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)||43,293||17,586|
|5||Stay With You||35,969||16,080|
|6||Used To Love U||36,606||15,388|
|9||Let's Get Lifted||23,848||10,865|
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date city state venue 05/16/2015 Las Vegas NV City of Rock - Las Vegas 05/16/2015 Las Vegas NV Luxor Festival Grounds 04/25/2015 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 04/18/2015 Cleveland OH Public Hall Cleveland 03/07/2015 Plant City FL Florida Strawberry Festival 03/06/2015 Houston TX NRG Stadium 02/16/2015 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 02/13/2015 Inglewood CA The Forum 02/08/2015 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 01/06/2015 Niagara Falls ON The Avalon Ballroom At Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort 01/05/2015 Niagara Falls ON The Avalon Ballroom At Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort 01/03/2015 Las Vegas NV Foxtail Pool Club
John Legend Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/31/2014 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 12/18/2014 Sydney Nsw Sydney Opera House 12/16/2014 Perth ?? Kings Park 12/14/2014 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre 12/13/2014 Coldstream Vic Rochford Wines 12/10/2014 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 11/23/2014 Johannesburg The Coca-Cola Dome 11/22/2014 Johannesburg The Coca-Cola Dome 11/21/2014 Durban Moses Mabhida Stadium 11/19/2014 Johannesburg The Coca-Cola Dome 11/17/2014 Cape Town Grand Arena 11/16/2014 Cape Town Grand Arena 11/15/2014 Cape Town Grand Arena 11/12/2014 Padova Padua Gran Teatro Geox 11/11/2014 Rome RM Teatro Sistina 11/08/2014 Lisbon 11 Meo Arena 11/03/2014 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 11/01/2014 Brussels Bru Vorst Nationaal NV 10/31/2014 Dusseldorf NW Mitsubishi Electric Halle 10/30/2014 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 10/28/2014 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 10/26/2014 Vienna Vienna Wiener Stadthalle - Halle D 10/24/2014 Warsaw Poland Torwar 10/21/2014 Copenhagen 147 Falkoner Theatre 10/20/2014 Stockholm AB Ericsson Globe 10/19/2014 Oslo 03 Oslo Spektrum 10/16/2014 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 10/15/2014 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 10/13/2014 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 10/12/2014 Birmingham Warwickshire NIA Academy 10/10/2014 Nottingham Ntt Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 10/09/2014 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 10/07/2014 Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne And Wear Newcastle City Hall 10/06/2014 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 10/01/2014 Yokohama 30 Pacifico Yokohama 09/30/2014 Osaka Orix Theater 09/21/2014 Singapore Singapore Grand Prix 09/19/2014 Singapore Singapore Grand Prix 08/26/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/24/2014 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 08/23/2014 San Diego CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 08/21/2014 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 08/20/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/18/2014 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 08/17/2014 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 08/09/2014 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 08/08/2014 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/06/2014 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 08/05/2014 Baltimore MD Pier Six Concert Pavilion 08/02/2014 Philadelphia PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts 08/01/2014 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 07/30/2014 Raleigh NC Red Hat Amphitheater 07/29/2014 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 07/27/2014 Boca Raton FL Mizner Park Amphitheater 07/25/2014 Saint Augustine FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre 07/23/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 07/22/2014 Cedar Park TX Cedar Park Center 07/17/2014 Highland CA San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino 06/28/2014 Woodinville WA Chateau Ste Michelle Winery 06/27/2014 Bellingham WA Mount Baker Theatre 06/25/2014 Edmonton AB Winspear Centre 06/24/2014 Calgary AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 06/22/2014 Saskatoon SK Bessborough Gardens 06/21/2014 Winnipeg MB Burton Cummings Theatre 06/20/2014 Prior Lake MN Mystic Lake Casino Hotel 06/18/2014 Grand Rapids MI Frederik Meijer Gardens 06/16/2014 Highland Park IL Ravinia Pavilion 06/15/2014 Pittsburgh PA Byham Theater 06/13/2014 Salamanca NY Seneca Allegany Casino 06/12/2014 Syracuse NY The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater 06/10/2014 Torrington CT Warner Theatre 06/07/2014 Newport News VA Ferguson Center for the Arts 06/06/2014 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 06/06/2014 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 06/05/2014 Wilkes-Barre PA Kirby Center 06/03/2014 Morristown NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center 06/02/2014 Worcester MA Hanover Theatre 05/31/2014 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Academy of Music 05/27/2014 Englewood NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center 05/26/2014 Red Bank NJ Count Basie Theatre 05/25/2014 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Event Center 05/24/2014 Red Bank NJ Count Basie Theatre 05/22/2014 Poughkeepsie NY Bardavon Opera House 05/20/2014 Philadelphia PA Verizon Hall At The Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts 05/18/2014 Poughkeepsie NY Bardavon Opera House 05/18/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 05/16/2014 Schenectady NY Proctors Theatre 05/15/2014 Westbury NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury 05/13/2014 York PA Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center 05/12/2014 Kitchener ON Centre in the Square 05/10/2014 Kalamazoo MI Chenery Auditorium 05/09/2014 Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre 05/07/2014 Kansas City MO Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts 05/06/2014 Omaha NE Holland Performing Arts Center 05/04/2014 Houston TX Cullen Performance Hall 05/01/2014 New Orleans LA Saenger Theatre 04/30/2014 Jacksonville FL Florida Theatre 04/28/2014 Melbourne FL King Center for the Performing Arts 04/27/2014 Sarasota FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 04/23/2014 West Palm Beach FL Kravis Center 04/22/2014 Fort Lauderdale FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts 04/21/2014 Los Angeles CA The Emerson Theatre 04/19/2014 Knoxville TN Tennessee Theatre 04/18/2014 Birmingham AL Alys Stephens Center 04/16/2014 Columbia SC Township Auditorium 04/15/2014 North Charleston SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center 04/13/2014 Charlotte NC Belk Theatre 04/12/2014 Greenville SC Peace Center 04/10/2014 Elizabeth IN Horseshoe Southern Indiana 04/09/2014 Chicago IL Cadillac Palace Theatre 04/07/2014 Beaver Creek CO Vilar Performing Arts Center 04/05/2014 Albuquerque NM Isleta Resort and Casino 04/04/2014 Mesa AZ Mesa Arts Center 04/03/2014 Washington DC Lisner Auditorium 04/02/2014 Costa Mesa CA Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 04/01/2014 Santa Rosa CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 03/30/2014 Berkeley CA Zellerbach Hall 03/29/2014 Modesto CA Gallo Center for the Arts 03/27/2014 Las Vegas NV The Smith Center 03/26/2014 Los Angeles CA Walt Disney Concert Hall 03/23/2014 San Diego CA Balboa Theatre 03/22/2014 Indio CA Fantasy Springs Resort 03/20/2014 Temecula CA Pechanga Entertainment Center 02/21/2014 Tucson AZ Centennial Hall 02/15/2014 Hartford CT The Bushnell 01/31/2014 New York NY Cipriani 42nd Street 01/29/2014 New York NY The McKittrick Hotel 01/27/2014 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Convention Center 01/26/2014 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 01/18/2014 Washington DC Lisner Auditorium
John Legend Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/31/2013 Las Vegas NV Haze Nightclub 12/17/2013 Sydney Nsw Sydney Opera House 12/01/2013 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 11/30/2013 Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 11/27/2013 Oakland CA Paramount Theatre Of Oakland 11/25/2013 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 11/24/2013 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 11/22/2013 Salt Lake City UT Kingsbury Hall 11/21/2013 Denver CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House 11/19/2013 Minneapolis MN State Theatre 11/18/2013 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre 11/16/2013 Cleveland OH State Theatre - The Playhouse Square Center 11/13/2013 Toronto ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 11/12/2013 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 11/10/2013 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 11/09/2013 Robinsonville MS Harrahs Casino Tunica Event Center 11/07/2013 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 11/06/2013 Austin TX Bass Concert Hall 11/04/2013 Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall 11/03/2013 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 11/02/2013 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 11/01/2013 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 10/31/2013 Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center 10/29/2013 New York NY Beacon Theatre 10/28/2013 New York NY Beacon Theatre 10/25/2013 Atlantic City NJ Revel Resort and Casino 10/23/2013 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 10/22/2013 Boston MA Wang Theatre 10/20/2013 Mashantucket CT The Mgm Grand At Foxwoods 07/16/2013 Copenhagen 147 Vega (with Neutral Milk Hotel) 07/15/2013 Copenhagen 147 Vega (with Neutral Milk Hotel) 07/09/2013 Milan City Sound - Ippodromo Del Galoppo Di Milano 06/01/2013 London London Twickenham Stadium 05/31/2013 London London Twickenham Stadium 05/22/2013 Saint Paul MN Fitzgerald Theater 05/03/2013 New York NY United Palace Theatre 05/01/2013 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 04/10/2013 Hollywood FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
John Legend Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/07/2012 Bloomington IN Indiana University Auditorium 12/04/2012 Hollywood CA Hollywood & Highland Complex 11/18/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 11/14/2012 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 11/11/2012 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 11/10/2012 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 11/08/2012 Nashville TN Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall 11/07/2012 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 11/04/2012 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 11/01/2012 Upper Darby PA Tower Theater 10/29/2012 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 10/27/2012 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Event Center 10/26/2012 Mashantucket CT The Mgm Grand At Foxwoods 10/23/2012 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 10/20/2012 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 10/19/2012 Sarasota FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 10/17/2012 Hollywood FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 09/21/2012 Austin TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater 09/20/2012 Huntington WV Keith-Albee Theatre 08/25/2012 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 07/20/2012 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 05/04/2012 Washington DC Kennedy Center Concert Hall 05/03/2012 Washington DC Kennedy Center Concert Hall 04/21/2012 Philadelphia PA Liacouras Center 03/16/2012 Nashville TN Vanderbilt University Student Life Center
John Legend Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/31/2011 Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 12/30/2011 Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 12/13/2011 Saint Petersburg FL Mahaffey Theater 09/17/2011 Silver Spring MD The Fillmore Silver Spring 09/12/2011 Norfolk VA Scope 09/10/2011 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 09/09/2011 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 09/07/2011 Austin TX Frank Erwin Center 09/04/2011 Ontario CA Citizens Business Bank Arena 09/03/2011 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/02/2011 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 08/31/2011 Anaheim CA Honda Center 08/30/2011 Anaheim CA Honda Center 08/27/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 08/26/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 08/25/2011 San Jose CA SAP Center 08/23/2011 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/21/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/20/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/19/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 08/17/2011 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 08/15/2011 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 08/14/2011 Seattle WA Key Arena 08/13/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 08/11/2011 Denver CO Pepsi Center 08/09/2011 Minneapolis MN Target Center 08/07/2011 Chicago IL United Center 08/06/2011 Chicago IL United Center 08/05/2011 Chicago IL United Center 08/03/2011 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 08/01/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 07/31/2011 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 07/29/2011 Memphis TN FedExForum 07/28/2011 St. Louis MO Scottrade Center 07/26/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 07/24/2011 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 07/23/2011 Houston TX Toyota Center 07/22/2011 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 07/17/2011 Orlando FL Amway Center 07/16/2011 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 07/15/2011 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 07/13/2011 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 07/12/2011 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 07/10/2011 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 07/09/2011 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 07/08/2011 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 07/06/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 07/03/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 07/02/2011 Atlantic City NJ Trump Taj Mahal 06/30/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 06/28/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 06/25/2011 Newark NJ Prudential Center 06/24/2011 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 06/22/2011 Washington DC Verizon Center 06/21/2011 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 06/19/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 06/16/2011 Baltimore MD Royal Farms Arena
John Legend Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 12/19/2010 Milwaukee WI Potawatomi Bingo Casino 12/18/2010 Milwaukee WI Potawatomi Bingo Casino 11/11/2010 Rochester NY Rochester Institute of Technology - Gordon Field House 11/06/2010 San Diego CA Petco Park 11/05/2010 Temecula CA Pechanga Entertainment Center 10/29/2010 Indianapolis IN Clowes Memorial Hall 10/28/2010 New Haven CT Southern Connecticut State University 10/04/2010 New York NY Slate 10/02/2010 Stockton CA Bob Hope Theatre 10/01/2010 Claremont CA Bridges Auditorium 09/23/2010 New York NY Terminal 5 09/14/2010 Puyallup WA Puyallup Fairgrounds 08/20/2010 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour 08/06/2010 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 08/01/2010 Saratoga CA Mountain Winery 07/31/2010 Santa Rosa CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 07/30/2010 Costa Mesa CA Pacific Amphitheatre 05/15/2010 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 01/01/2010 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex
John Legend Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 12/30/2009 Hammond IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino 10/04/2009 Dallas TX Meyerson Symphony Center 10/03/2009 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 09/30/2009 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 09/28/2009 Salina KS Stiefel Theatre For The Performing Arts 09/26/2009 Little Rock AR Robinson Center Music Hall 09/25/2009 Biloxi MS Beau Rivage Resort and Casino 09/20/2009 Tucson AZ Tucson Convention Center 09/19/2009 Temecula CA Pechanga Entertainment Center 09/18/2009 Las Vegas NV Red Rock Casino Resort Spa 09/16/2009 San Diego CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 09/15/2009 Friant CA Table Mountain Casino 09/13/2009 Honolulu HI Blaisdell Arena 09/12/2009 Honolulu HI Blaisdell Arena 09/06/2009 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 09/05/2009 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 09/04/2009 West Sacramento CA Raley Field 09/02/2009 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 09/01/2009 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 08/29/2009 Goldendale WA Maryhill Winery 08/28/2009 Woodinville WA Chateau Ste Michelle Winery 08/24/2009 Tulsa OK SpiritBank Event Center