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Date posted: 08/07/2014

Go on a Magical Mystery Ride with John Legend at the Greek Theatre!

Can’t get enough of John Legend’s smash hit, “All of Me”? Have you always been a fan? Do you love live music? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then get excited because John Legend will be stopping by at the Greek Theatre on Monday, August 18th at 7:30pm for his summer tour. John Legend fans staying in hotels near Greek Theatre, would not want to miss this fantastic event! Tickets on sale now! 

John Legend is an incredibly gifted singer who has won nine Grammy Awards, the BET award for Best New Artist, three Soul Train Awards, and has sold 7 million albums worldwide. The tour is for his highly anticipated fourth studio album called, Love in the Future. The album did so well that it even made it to the #1 spot on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.

John Legend was born in Ohio and eventually went to school at the University of Pennsylvania. It was during this time that he was introduced to Lauryn Hill, and was asked to play piano on her song, “Everything is Everything”. After graduation, he was introduced to Kanye West, who signed him on his G.O.O.D. Music imprint and even got him to do back up vocals on some of his songs. From there, he began to do more collaborations with other artists such as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. His first album was released in 2004, which had his hit single, “Ordinary People”. The song got him multiple Grammy Awards such as Best New Artist, Best R&B Album, and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The year 2006 was the year of his follow up album, which also went platinum. He released other albums in 2008 and 2010.

Aside from being a truly talented artist, he has also tried to make a difference by creating the Show Me Campaign in 2007. It is a program that focuses on education in order to break the cycle of poverty. Because of this, he won the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2011 Harvard Foundation Artist and many more.

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