JOHN LEGEND DEBUTS LEGEND (SOLO PIANO VERSION) OUT TODAY
Stunning new project features piano-led versions of select songs from his self-titled double album from 2022, as well as reimagined
renditions of timeless hits by Simon & Garfunkel and Sade
Legend to celebrate the project with two special performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on February 13th and February 14th
Photo Credit: Dana Trippe
08 FEBRUARY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Multi-platinum, 12-time Grammy Award-winner John Legend debuted LEGEND (Solo Piano Version) via Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. Featuring solo versions of select hits from his 2022 self-titled album including “Honey,” “Nervous,” “Wonder Woman," and “One Last Dance,” the new project also includes stunning renditions of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and Sade’s “By Your Side.” To celebrate its release, Legend will perform selections from the new album and many more of his greatest hits at two special solo shows at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on February 13th and February 14th.
Stream/download LEGEND (Solo Piano Version) HERE.
The new album features Legend singing alongside his beautiful piano melodies, an intimate reimagining of the R&B/pop-leaning originals featured on his eighth studio album LEGEND, released via Republic Records/Universal Music Canada on September 9th, 2022. Executive produced by Legend and prolific producer-writer Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé, Adele, et al), the vibrant double album features collaborations with artists including JID (“Dope“), Saweetie (“All She Wanna Do“), Jazmine Sullivan, Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, Ledisi, Amber Mark, Free Nationals, Rapsody, and Jada Kingdom among others. LEGEND debuted at No. 10 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart, marking Legend’s fifth consecutive top 10 album on the list.
Legend also recently announced the launch of his unisex skincare brand Loved01, formulated to treat the needs of melanin-rich skin. With accessibility at its core, the brand's mission is to democratize skincare with affordably-priced products available at mass retail.
LEGEND (Solo Piano Version) Track Listing:
- Honey (Piano Version)
- Nervous (Piano Version)
- All She Wanna Do (Piano Version)
- Strawberry Blush (Piano Version)
- Rounds (Piano Version)
- Splash (Piano Version)
- By Your Side
- Wonder Woman (Piano Version)
- Speak in Tongues (Piano Version)
- I Don’t Love You Like I Used To (Piano Version)
- One Last Dance (Piano Version)
- Bridge over Troubled Water
About John Legend
Multiplatinum artist John Legend has garnered twelve Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, making Legend the first African American man to earn an EGOT. Legend has released eight celebrated albums over the course of his career, including, Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), Evolver (2008), Love in the Future (2013), Darkness and Light (2016), A Legendary Christmas Deluxe (2019), Bigger Love (2020) and most recently, LEGEND (2022). Legend just wrapped his critically acclaimed Las Vegas Residency entitled, “Love In Las Vegas” which began in the spring of 2022 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Legend is a judge on the Emmy-nominated show, The Voice, and a principal in Get Lifted Film Co., serving as an Executive Producer for projects such as Giving Voice, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children, Sherman’s Showcase, And Sherman’s Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular, Rhythm + Flow and La La Land. As an activist, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 and most recently founded the initiative HUMANLEVEL, which is igniting systematic change and building racial equity across American cities and communities.
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