Listen to this new track from Common’s upcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer due for release in just two weeks (December 20th). Preorder the album on Amazon.com
Taking the stage at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night, Kanye performed his 2007 hit “Stronger” before being joined by surprise guest Jay-Z for a performance of “N—as in Paris”.
It took their premiere effort nearly three-months to do so, but the collaboration LP Watch The Throne between Kanye West and Jay-Z has sold itself to platinum status, marking the sale of one million albums.
A songwriter from New Jersey has filed a copyright lawsuit against John Legend for a song in his 2006 album Once Again.
Anthony Stokes claims that Legend’s song “Maxine’s Interlude” is a rip-off—both lyrically and musically—of his song “Where Are You Now”, which was included on a demo tape he allegedly gave to John in 2004.
“We are confident that we can prove the two required elements of copyright infringement: first, that Mr. Legend had access to Mr. Stokes’ copyrighted work, and, second, that substantial musical and lyrical similarities exist between the two compositions required to prove a claim for infringement under the Copyright Act” said a representative of Mr Stokes.
Next summer John Legend and The Roots will be collaborating once again. This time it will be onstage, performing at The Kennedy Center in honor of the 40th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s classic What’s Going On.
Legend and The Roots will be joined by National Symphony Orchestra as they honor both the album and Gaye’s historic performance at that very same venue 40 years earlier.
The performances are May 3rd and 4th, 2012 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Tickets are not on sale for the 2011-2012 season yet but should be available later this year through The Kennedy Center’s website.
Give him the “Green Light”, because John Legend is ready to go forth with an educational movement that will uplift and inspire a new generation of mathematicians, engineers, computer scientists, and students abroad. With education becoming an inevitable priority in today’s society, Legend exercises the idea of bringing forth an exciting opportunity to earn great technological advances for students and their school.
The award-winning artist has teamed up with Samsung on a $1 Million dollar approach to provide students with the tools to excel with their education. The contest, “Solve For Tomorrow”, gives students the chance to create and submit videos that address local issues, and how science and math could improve or impact them. Students are encouraged to be creative and reach high to win this highly beneficial opportunity. Legend believes “a great education is a tool for a successful future”, and that the most successful people are successful because of a great education.
With the warm and welcoming smile that Legend possesses, it’s no surprise that this isn’t his first approach to better the global community. He started the “Show Me” campaign to fight education reform in the U.S., as well as touring with Professor Jeff Sachs of Columbia University’s Earth institute to promote sustainable development as an achievable goal. Legend is also a part of the National board of Teach for America. It is no secret that teachers and parents are not alone in the on-going initiative for an educational movement; one that promises for a better tomorrow for children worldwide.
In an interview with MTV at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, John Legend revealed more details about his upcoming album, including collaborations with Kanye West.
We worked together pretty closely on it, he’s executive-producing it, and co-writing a lot of stuff with me, and I think it’s going to be fun. We have some good songs, got some good records that I really like.
John’s Wake Up! album with The Roots won Grammy Awards for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album on Sunday.
Stay tuned for more news about John Legend’s upcoming album as we get it.