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    John Legend, a multi-platinum, 12-time Grammy Award winner, has released his highly anticipated eighth studio album, LEGEND, via Republic Records. The lively double album is infused with an unapologetic sense of sensuality and joy, informed by the complete vulnerability of grief, praise, and healing, and is executive produced by Legend and prolific producer-writer Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé, Adele, and others). LEGEND is available to stream/download HERE.

    ACT I of the epic double album recalls vividly the worldly, sensual pleasures of Saturday night – full of lust, self, sex and adventure.  It opens with “Rounds”, an immersive joint featuring Rick Ross, an artist with whom Legend has collaborated perhaps more than any other.  Other tracks include the smoldering R&B bedroom romp “Splash” featuring Jhene Aiko and rapper Ty Dolla $ign, “Dope,” a “summery, feel-good track” featuring rapper JID (Rolling Stone) and “Love,” featuring Jazmine Sullivan, whom Legend has known since she was a young artist.  ACT I climaxes in the immediately addictive and utterly uplifting “All She Wanna Do” featuring Saweetie, which Uproxx called a “sexy, dancefloor banger” and Rolling Stone described as a “roller disco jam.”

    ACT II evokes the feeling of a Sunday morning, with its focus on healing, intimacy, soulfulness and commitment.  It includes “Honey,” “a sultry, jazz-inspired” R&B track featuring Muni Long (Billboard) and “Wonder Woman,” a touching tribute to the power and grace of all the women in Legend’s life featuring the nostalgic, soulful Dap Kings.  Other tracks on ACT II include “Good,” featuring Ledisi, a tale of intimate healing and the relief that comes with knowing you’re in a relationship with the right person and “Pieces,” a devastatingly beautiful ballad about living with loss and grief.

     

    LEGEND has the feeling of a classic, and yet feels new, representing a fresh start for the artist with record label Republic, and a playful, adventurous feel. At the same time, it asserts its place in the canon of Black art, where honoring one’s ancestral story is as much part of existence as is that love, beauty and joy.

    Legend is set to perform “Pieces” from the new album at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 12th.  Next month, the EGOT winner will return to Las Vegas for his critically acclaimed “Love in Las Vegas” residency, with shows running from October 14th through  October 29thBillboard previously raved about the show, saying “…Legend held the full house in his hands as they danced, screamed and aah-ed their way through a generous set encompassing the multiple Grammy winner’s eight-album catalog of hits and fan faves.” Tickets are available HERE

     

    LEGEND Track List:

     

    ACT I 

    1 Rounds ft. Rick Ross

    2 Waterslide

    3 Dope ft. JID

    4 Strawberry Blush ft. Free Nationals

    5 Guy Like Me

    6 All She Wanna Do

    7 Splash ft Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign

    8 You

    9 Fate ft. Amber Mark

    10 Love ft. Jazmine Sullivan

    11 One Last Dance

    12 All She Wanna Do ft. Saweetie

     

    ACT 2

    1 Memories

    2 Nervous

    3 Wonder Woman

    4 Honey ft. Muni Long

    5 I Want You to Know

    6 Speak in Tongues ft. Jada Kingdom

    7 The Other Ones ft. Rapsody

    8 Stardust

    9 Pieces

    10 Good ft. Ledisi

    11 I Don’t Love U Like I Used To

    12 Home

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