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John Legend

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John Legend: Get Lifted (Sony BMG)

Review by Dan Gennoe,, January 2005

WHILE R&B and hip hop albums are notoriously hit and miss in the quality stakes, for the last six years at least, there has been ...

John Legend: Mr. Legend Comes to Town

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, September 2006

IT'S A MUGGY day and John Legend is trying his best to stay cool. The gifted American soul singer is in a Toronto Baptist church ...

John Legend: Once Again

Review by Mark Kemp, Paste, 12 December 2006

SOPHOMORE SLUMP? What sophomore slump? On the follow-up to Get Lifted, the Grammy-winning multi-platinum debut from John Legend, the one-time session man chucks the simple ...

The Nu Sincerity

Guide by Kandia Crazy Horse, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 12 December 2006

JAMES TAYLOR'S early-'70s status as the king of sensitive male vocalists is mere VH1 countdown fodder now. Yet in 2006, more than a few male ...

John Legend: Soul Food For Thought

Interview by Angus Batey, The Guardian, 20 June 2007

Feted by everyone from Kanye West to Paul McCartney, John Legend could easily rest on his laurels. But the cerebral singer/producer tells Angus Batey he's ...

"Don't blame hip-hop for everything that's wrong in the world," says John Legend

Profile and Interview by Angus Batey, Daily Mail, 19 July 2008

"A LOT OF THESE places are disappearing," says John Legend with a rueful smile. He is sitting at a grand piano in the middle of ...

John Legend: Why His Name Is Legend

Interview by Jude Rogers, The Observer, 19 October 2008

Barack Obama is a fan of soul star John Legend, and Estelle was his protégée. Jude Rogers speaks to him in the UK for the ...

John Legend: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 March 2009

AS befits a singer who decided that his original surname, Stephens, didn't capture his essence, John Legend precedes his entrance with black-and-white footage of himself ...

John Legend and the Roots: Wake Up!

Review by Lloyd Bradley,, 21 September 2010

A masterclass in how to respectfully update and enhance classic music. ...

John Legend and the Roots: Hearts, Minds and Soul

Report and Interview by Angus Batey, The Guardian, 19 October 2010

John Legend and the Roots' album of '60s and '70s protest songs is no mere history lesson – it's an open letter to a divided ...

John Legend: Eventim Apollo, London W6

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 15 October 2014

EARLY IN THIS sickly-slick show, John Legend started to tell his life story. Talking and tinkling the ivories, supper club-style, wearing a cream blazer over ...


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