John Legend is all set to charm his fans once again with his new tour Darkness and Light, in support of his fifth studio album of the same name. Legend is one of the most entertaining American music artists and keeping in with his name, he is on the right track to be a true legend in the pop world. The Grammy winning singer and songwriter is known for his soulful songs and R&B tunes and now he is bringing his brand of R&B to multiple cities across America. You have the chance to enjoy his live performances on the best songs from his diverse discography as well as new singles from his latest album. As he prepares to put on a remarkable show, you can get your hands on John Legend tickets to enjoy him live in concert.
Legend was interested in music right from the start and began singing with the church choir when he was four years old. He took his first piano lesson at this tender age, so it gave him ample time to hone his skills.
He entered mainstream music as a songwriter and before coming up with his debut release did collaborations with big names of the industry. He worked with artists such as Alicia Keys, Twista and Janet Jackson. After meeting Kanye West, the two musicians started collaborating on one another's demos. Legend sang key parts in West’s first album and Kanye also helped him with the release of his album “Get Lifted.”
This was the time when he adopted his stage name “Legend.” Poet J. Ivy, described his music as old-school and compared it to the sound like that of the legends, thus he started calling him “Legend” and it stuck. Soon Kanye West also started calling him by this name and others followed too.
Before “Get Lifted” the album that brought him international fame, Legend released two albums independently with a year’s gap, his self-titled demo in 2000 and Live at Jimmy's Uptown in 2001. However, it was with his debut studio album that he became a distinguished name in the music industry.
The Grand Debut
Legend made his debut in 2014 with his solo studio album, titled, “Get Lifted” that was released on GOOD Music. It became a sensational hit and made him an international star overnight. The album sales exceeded three million, earning it platinum certification. It featured the hit single “Ordinary People” which proved to be a big factor in pushing forward the sales of the album. The song was originally penned for The Black Eyed Peas. It was a refreshing and realistic take on relationships. The song had everything going for it, its heartfelt lyrics and beautiful melody made it click with fans and the song became one of Legend’s best songs ever.
Get Lifted truly lifted Legend in the music industry. The album made it to number four on the US Billboard 200 and became a number one album on Norwegian Albums Chart. It also ranked high on music charts in countries such as Sweden and Netherlands. And it won Legend not one but three Grammy Awards.
Now that Legend had set a precedent with his debut hit, he had built a loyal fan following who wanted more of the same music material from him. Legend did not disappoint and after two years came up with his next release “Once Again” and once again it was a success that won him yet another Grammy. The album did well commercially and made it to number three on the US Billboard 200.
The following years saw him release more hit albums. “Evolver” hit the shelves in 2008 which was followed up by his fourth studio album “Love in the Future” released in 2013. It charted at number four on the US Billboard 200 and received positive reviews. The album featured “All of Me” that is one of his biggest hits. In 2016, he came up with his fifth studio release, “Darkness and Light” that landed on number 14 on the Billboard 200.
As the singer continues dropping one hit album after the other, his fan following is also multiplying which has made him one of the most sought after artists in the industry.
Man of Many Talents
Over the years, in addition to Kanye West and Alicia Keys, Legend has collaborated with many well-known artists like Jay-Z and Magnetic Man to name a few. The American born singer didn’t limit his talent to singing alone; he is a gifted songwriter and has also produced songs. He ventured into acting too and made several TV series appearances as well. He is also a philanthropist, who knows how to give to back to society; you will see him contributing in many philanthropic efforts and several social causes.
The singer has been nominated for the Grammys a total of twenty one times and won it ten times, which is quite a feat. Other than that, he has also been nominated for MTV VMA and Vibe Award as well. He was honored with an Oscar for the ‘Best Original Song’ for “Glory” in 2015 and has also won a Golden Globe Award. Legend is one of the most successful R&B singers around who made it to the top in a short span of time.
John Legend Tour tickets
Legend remains busy with concerts every now and then and 2017 is no different. He is out on the road once again with his Darkness and Light Tour in support of his latest effort of the same name, which was released in 2016. If you want to relive the magic of some of his old classics or enjoy his new hits from his new album live then make sure to get John Legend tour tickets in time. His tours are mostly sold out events because his performances are a treat to watch. The most endearing aspect of his live performances is that the singer sings straight from the heart, with the greatest of feeling, which is a pure joy for those who hear him live. Do not miss this opportunity and be there to have an amazing experience.