06:02 PM EDT 04/12/2014
Originally posted 05/25/2012 01:30PM
Primetime's newest singing competition, ABC's Duets, premiered Thursday with the show's four mentors – Clarkson", John Legend, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke – taking the stage to perform one of their own songs with each of their two protégés.
Clarkson quickly found herself the underdog. The former American Idol winner's teammates, Jordan Meredith and Jason Farol, claimed the bottom two spots based on scores from the other coaches after their renditions of Clarkson's "Stronger" and "Breaking Your Own Heart," respectively.
One of Nettles's contestants, J Rome, took the top spot after his duet with Nettles on Sugarland's "Tonight."
Originally posted 05/24/2012 11:50AM
Originally posted 12/27/2011 08:00AM
"Ordinary People" soul singer John Legend is doing something extraordinary – he's getting married.
"John Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, got engaged over the holidays while vacationing in the Maldives," Legend's rep, Cindi Berger, tells PEOPLE.
No further details were provided, but Legend's whereabouts this coming weekend are being reported in Las Vegas newspapers.
Originally posted 07/16/2010 10:55AM
John Legend and hip-hop band the Roots have teamed up to record Wake Up!, a funky, old school-inspired album featuring covers of classic songs from Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and more.
"It says it all in the title," John Legend says. "It's saying we can't depend on the older generation to fix everything for us; we gotta educate ourselves, empower ourselves and use the power that we have to make the world better."
The collaboration between Legend and the Roots, who are known for their jazzy, eclectic use of live instruments, and also also serve as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, first began as an idea during the 2008 election.
Originally posted 02/13/2009 02:00PM
John Legend was surprised to hear about the allegations of assault against Chris Brown – but says the singer will have to accept the consequences of his actions if the reports are true that he hit his girlfriend, Rihanna.
"I know both of them. I was surprised when I heard because it doesn't strike me as something Chris would do," Legend told PEOPLE Thursday at Las Vegas's LAX during the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue release party.
"You never know what's inside people or what can trigger that," he added.
Originally posted 02/05/2008 02:00PM
Fergie will duet with John Legend at the Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy has announced, unveiling yet another high-profile pairing scheduled for the Feb. 10 telecast (CBS, 8 p.m. EST).
Other performances include a duet between Josh Groban and opera singer Andrea Bocelli; a classical/jazz segment that pairs nominee Herbie Hancock with Lang Lang; and a rock-and-roll showcase, dubbed the "Cornerstones of Rock" segment, set to feature John Fogerty, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.
Meanwhile, the Recording Academy has also announced that presenters will include Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown and Grammy nominee George Lopez.
Other scheduled Grammy performers include the previously announced Beyoncé and Tina Turner match-up, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood and best new artist nominee Feist. –Brian Orloff
Originally posted 01/25/2007 03:00PM
Originally posted 03/25/2005 06:00AM
His stage name may be bold, but it's all part of John Legend's plan. "I want to measure myself against the greatest," the 26-year-old singer born John Stephens explains. "I felt like my name was just another part of my aspiration to do this as well as possible." So far, so good. Since releasing his major-label debut Get Lifted late last year, Legend has scored platinum sales thanks to the hits "Used to Love U" and "Ordinary People." He also gave a rousing Grammy performance and has an upcoming TV concert (airing Sunday, 7 p.m., on the Oxygen Network).
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