John Legend

  1. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eighth edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park, Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thieve ...

  2. John Legend Plans Summer Tour

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT John Legend will embark on a 50 city U.S. tour this summer in support of his latest album, "Evolver." The trek begins June 27 in Muskegon, Mi., and caps off in Berkeley, Calif., on Labor Day. India.arie is scheduled to open select shows. ...

  3. The Billboard Green 10

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sure, gas is back to $2.50 per gallon and people are more concerned about saving their jobs than the whales. But the artists who made the Billboard Green 10 this year dedicated time, money and their fame to showing that environmental progress shou ...

  4. Essence Festival Adds Maxwell, Al Green, Ne-Yo

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, Ne-Yo and En Vogue will join previously announced headliner Beyonce at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival. The event will be held July 3-5 at the New Orleans Superdome. Ro ...

  5. Juanes, John Legend Set For NBA All-Star Game

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Reprising their collaboration at November's Latin Grammys, Colombian pop star Juanes and R&B artist John Legend will perform together during the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 15. The two will sing Legend's "If You& ...

  6. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  7. Billboard Q&A: Songwriter Rick Nowels

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST After penning songs for the likes of Stevie Nicks and Belinda Carlisle, veteran pop songwriter Rick Nowels used 2008 as the year to write for the urban pop audience. As such, Nowels, who lives in London, traveled to Los Angeles and helped balladee ...

  8. Quincy Jones To Deliver SXSW Keynote

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The organizers of the SXSW music conference announced that Quincy Jones will deliver a keynote address on March 19, 2009. Jones' current and upcoming projects include the recently released book "The Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey and ...

  9. Pink Leads Album Debuts While AC/DC Still Reigns

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A bevy of debuts flood the Billboard 200 chart this week as the march towards Christmas continues. AC/DC's "Black Ice" holds at No. 1, but a whopping 11 titles enter the top 20. The chart greets arrivals from Pink, John Legend, Toby ...

  10. Stax Records To Release 'Soul Men' Soundtrack

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late Isaac Hayes, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings are among the artists featured on the "Soul Men" soundtrack. It's set for release Nov. 4 on Stax Records. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the Dimen ...

  11. Legend Tour To Kickoff Next Month

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend is kicking off an international concert tour in support of his upcoming album, "Evolver," (Columbia) dropping Oct. 28. The tour begins Nov. 19 in Minneapolis and runs through Dec. 13 in Durham, N.C. Raphael Saadiq will open f ...

  12. John Legend Taps Apple's Album Feature

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend is the latest artist to embrace iTunes' Complete My Album feature as a marketing tool, leading up to his next album, "Evolver," due Oct. 28. The campaign actually began July 29 with the release of the album's first ...

  13. Stephen Colbert Plans Holiday Music Special

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will debut "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" on Nov. 23, featuring performances by Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend and Willie Nelson. The one-hour show has something o ...

  14. CARE To Honor John Legend

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer John Legend will join the ranks of Nelson Mandela and Sir Elton John in receiving the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change this month. CARE, a Non-Profit organization, will honor Legend during their 62nd anniversary celebration, held i ...

  15. Legend Seeking Ad Savvy For New Album

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer John Legend is seeking non-traditional advertisers to power his upcoming as-yet-untitled album, slated for September. Legend previewed his eight songs for Billboard recently at New York’s Legacy studios and, amid the private listeni ...

  16. R&B Briefs: Gnarls Barkley, John Legend, Beyonce

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Gnarls Barkley 's highly anticipated second album, "The Odd Couple" leaked to the Internet. The album's official release date is April 8. Recently, Gnarls Barkley, comprised of Cee-lo and Danger Mouse, released their first vi ...

  17. Big Grammy Gains For Many; King of Pop Returns

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 180,000 while Simple Plan's newest effort starts in the top 15 ... the Top Pop Catalog chart sees some unusually hot action this week, as an exp ...

  18. Duets Slated For Grammys

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A number of collaboratons, including Fergie performing with John Legend and Josh Groban duetting with Andrea Bocelli, will be featured at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10). John Fogerty, who is nominated for best rock album for "Revival,& ...

  19. Keys Holds, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the "Juno" soundtrack jumps to No. 2 ... Raheem DeVaughn's "Love Behind the Melody" arrives in the top 10, as does John Legend's Target-e ...

  20. Legend Onboard For In-Flight Grammy Gig

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of this year's Grammy Awards, organizers have tapped five-time Grammy winner John Legend to perform an in-flight acoustic concert for 50-60 sweepstakes winners. Details are still being worked out, a Gr ...

  21. Legend Links With Target for Exclusive

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST John Legend has linked with Target to exclusively release "Live From Philadelphia," his new album due January 15. The live album features his newest single "Slow Dance" and a duet with Corrine Bailey Rae singing "Where ...

  22. Legend Readies Imprint Debut, New Album

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of getting busy on his next album, John Legend is also busy getting the word out about Estelle. The British singer/rapper/songwriter/producer's "Shine" will be the first release on Legend's Homeschool label through ...

  23. EMI Publishing Strikes Artist Deals

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Publishing has expanded its roster of songwriters with three new global agreements, and the extension of an existing worldwide deal. The first new deal is with Jack Splash, the U.S. singer-songwriter who has worked with Alicia Keys and John Le ...

  24. Hill, McBride, Twain, Legend Join ACM Line-up

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Martina McBride and Big & Rich with special guest John Legend join the performance line-up for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be held May 15 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Shania ...

  25. Rave HD To Premiere New Season of Jools

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rave HD, the high-definition music channel from Rainbow Media's VOOM HD Network, will premiere a new season of "Later -- with Jools Holland" on Friday, April 13. The first episode of the new season includes performances by Amy Wineh ...

  26. When Cupid Meets Grammy

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week that saw both the Grammy Awards and the Valentine's Day holiday occur, The Billboard 200 gets all shook up. Big Grammy winners like Dixie Chicks fly (moving 72-8 with a 714% increase) while any album that seemed like an appropriate ...

  27. Verizon, Legend: Together Again

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wireless carrier offers fans chance to pick next single. Verizon Wireless is partnering again with R&B superstar John Legend on a mobile music promotion. Called the Music Mogul program, Verizon will provide 30-second clips of two songs off of ...

  28. TVT Publishing Signs Devo Springsteen

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Produced John Legend's debut. TVT Music Publishing has signed Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer Devo Springsteen. Springsteen has worked with artists including Kanye West, The Last Poets, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and is probably best known fo ...

  29. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show offered collaborations, surprise guests. From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night' ...

  30. U2 Tops Mariah Carey, Kanye West With Five Grammy Wins

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey and Kanye West to win five awards at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held tonight (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band surprised many by U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey ...

  31. Songwriter/producer Tozer Inks Deal With Sony Music

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Worked on John Legend's 'Get Lifted.' Songwriter/producer Dave Tozer, who worked on eight tracks on John Legend's Grammy Award nominated "Get Lifted," has inked a production deal with Sony Music Label Group that will ...

  32. Lemar Dominates MOBO Awards

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards celebrate music of black origin. British R&B singer Lemar took the plaudits with two awards at this year's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards. Lemar, who reached the final of the BBC talent show "Fame Academy," had been ...

  33. Lemar Dominates MOBO Awards

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards celebrate music of black origin. British R&B singer Lemar took the plaudits with two awards at this year's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards. Lemar, who reached the final of the BBC talent show "Fame Academy," had been ...

  34. Lemar Up For Five U.K. MOBO Nominations

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Legend, Snoop and Mariah also get nods. John Legend, Snoop and Mariah also get nods. News John Legend ...

  35. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, John Legend, Usher pick up statuettes. Ciara, John Legend, Usher pick up statuettes. News John Legend ...

  36. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, John Legend, Usher pick up statuettes. Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." The ceremony, aired ...

  37. VH1 Showcases Artists 'You Oughta Know'

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Legend, Keane and Anna Nalick featured. John Legend, Keane and Anna Nalick featured. News Keane Nalick , Anna Nalick , John Legend ...

  38. VH1 Showcases Artists 'You Oughta Know'

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Legend, Keane and Anna Nalick featured. VH1 is laying out its red carpet in May to support new music artists that the network thinks fans "oughta know," including John Legend, Keane and Anna Nalick. Launched last year on VH1.com, &q ...

  39. Clear Channel Plans Web Performance Series

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rob Thomas, John Legend on board for 'Stripped.' Rob Thomas, John Legend on board for 'Stripped.' News Rob Thomas , John Legend ...

  40. Clear Channel Plans Web Performance Series

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rob Thomas, John Legend on board for 'Stripped.' Clear Channel Communications plans to make a big push into the Internet radio space next month with a new performance series that will be syndicated weekly to hundreds of its local-station ...

  41. Dave Tozer Scores Famous Pub Deal

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producer/songwriter works with John Legend. Producer/songwriter works with John Legend. News John Legend ...

  42. Dave Tozer Scores Famous Pub Deal

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producer/songwriter Dave Tozer -- who worked on John Legend's critically acclaimed Good Music/Columbia/SUM debut, "Get Lifted" -- has secured a publishing pact. Producer/songwriter Dave Tozer -- who worked on John Legend's crit ...

  43. Epic Names A&R Exec

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Al Smith shifts from Cherry Lane. Epic Records has named Al Smith as director of A&R. Smith joins from Cherry Lane Music Publishing, where, as VP of creative, he signed the Black Eyed Peas and John Legend. In his new role, based in New York, h ...

  44. Alicia Unveils U.S. Tour Dates

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is embarking on a major U.S. tour in February 2005 called The Diary Tour. The tour will begin Feb. 25 in Miami. Columbia artist John Legend will open all dates. Alicia Keys is embarking on a major U.S. tour in February 2005 called The ...

  45. John Legend

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a stage name like John Legend, this singer/songwriter has already set the bar very high for himself. With a stage name like John Legend, this singer/songwriter has already set the bar very high for himself. News John Legend ...

  46. Cherry Lane Signs Legend

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cherry Lane Music Group has signed Sony artist John Legend to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing/administration deal. Cherry Lane Music Group has signed Sony artist John Legend to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing/administration deal. The a ...

  47. Kanye West Starts Label With Sony

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Legend debut due in December. John Legend debut due in December. News John Legend ...

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