JOHN LEGEND RELEASES BREATHTAKING BILINGUAL VERSION OF HIS HIT SONG “NERVOUS” WITH COLOMBIAN-AMERICAN CHART-TOPPING SINGER AND SONGWRITER SEBASTIÁN YATRA
LISTEN TO THE NEW TRACK HERE
LEGEND WILL JOIN YATRA TO PERFORM YATRA’S NO. 1 HIT “TACONES ROJOS” AT THE 23RD ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS® ON NOVEMBER 17
04 November 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Multi-platinum, 12-time Grammy Award-winner John Legend released a breathtaking version of his hit song “Nervous” today with Colombian-American chart-topping singer and songwriter Sebastián Yatra. Stream the new bilingual interpretation of the song HERE.
"Sebastian is such a gifted artist,” said Legend. “I’m so glad we could collaborate again on this special version of Nervous!"
“I was actually a bit nervous to do “Nervous” with John because singing alongside one of the best singers in the world can be pretty overwhelming,” said Sebastián. “He is an incredible vocalist and performer and puts so much emotion into everything he does. I’m so grateful to be a part of such a special song.”
The original version of “Nervous” is featured on Legend’s eighth studio album, LEGEND available now everywhere via Republic Records. The track recently blew up on TikTok after Legend initiated an open verse challenge inviting fans to add their own verse to the song via the popular “duets” feature. To date, the video has generated over 56M views on the platform. “Nervous” has also amassed over 11M global streams since its release.
This is the second collaboration for Legend and Yatra, who previously collaborated on a bilingual version of Yatra’s No. 1 hit “Tacones Rojos,” from his latest project, Dharma, which debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard Top Latin Albums, including number 2 on the Latin Pop Albums chart, amassing over 2.3 billion streams in its first week. Legend will join Yatra to perform “Tacones Rojos” at the 23rd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, which will air on Univision on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT).
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.
About Sebastián Yatra
Colombian-American Sebastián Yatra is a chart-topping singer, songwriter, and bilingual, genre-bending multi-instrumentalist. He’s nominated for 4 Latin Grammys including “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year,” bringing his career total to 13 nominations. He nabbed his first American Music Award nomination this year and is also nominated for a People’s Choice Award. The 'Dharma World tour' recently wrapped in North America, following a year of smashing award-nominated music releases including “Tacones Rojos” from his multi-platinum album “Dharma” and “Dos Oruguitas” from Walt Disney's Encanto, alongside performances on national broadcast stages as prestigious as the Academy Awards. “Dharma” [stream here] is 4x Platinum in the United States, 2x Diamond in Colombia, 2x Diamond in Peru, 8x Platinum in Ecuador, Platinum in Venezuela, 37x platinum in Chile, Gold in Argentina, 3x Platinum and Gold in Mexico, 3x Diamond in Central America, and Gold in Spain. The 27-year old multi-hyphenate has amassed nearly 30 Billion streams and nearly 26 million monthly listeners on Spotify. His music leads with passion, his words evoke emotions and his mellifluous voice melts hearts across the globe. The Colombian talent has graced prestigious international magazine covers and showcased his debut acting role on Netflix’s “Once Upon A time…Happily Never After” this year alongside his recurring role as a vocal coach on The Voice Kids Spain.
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