Miami Entertainment Guide

Miami Entertainment Guide

Find South Florida’s events, concerts and more

John Legend

Photo

 

 

Apr 10, 2013

Wed 8:00 PM

1 Seminole Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Map

Performers:

  • John Legend

More Info

Performer Info

John Legend: Not only has nine time Grammy Award-winner John Legend achieved astounding solo success, he's also responsible for hits by some of the biggest names in rap, hip hop, and R&B. He is known for his old school approach to R&B, which showcases his velvety vocals and melodic beats. John Legend's tour dates have become popular amongst jazz and R&B fans, and also attract a wider audience of music lovers.

While attending the University of Pennsylvania, John Legend was the president of a co-ed jazz and pop a cappella group called Counterparts, which began to cultivate John's personal sound. Also while attending college, he was introduced to Lauryn Hill who asked him to play piano on a song from her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, titled "Everything is Everything".

In 2001, John Legend was introduced to a record producer that was trying to become a solo artist by the name of Kanye West, and John began singing backup vocals for him. He was eventually signed to West's GOOD Music label in 2003 and began singing backup for artists like Alicia Keys and Jay-Z, in the studio and on tour dates. It was at this time that John Stephens adopted the stage name "Legend," born from a reference to John's classic style by poet J. Ivy. John Legend's debut album, Get Lifted, was released in late 2004 and was instantly a success. It debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 and the single "Ordinary People" shot to #1 on the singles charts.

John Legend's follow-up album, Once Again, was released in 2006 with some production assistance from Kanye West and Will.I.Am. The album nearly achieved the same success as his previous one, reaching #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts, eventually going platinum. Bolstered by the success of the previous two albums, Legend attempted to experiment with the range of styles without straying too far from his signature style. The result was the 2008 album, Evolver, which has become one of the most popular among John Legend's fans. In 2010, John conceived another musical undertaking when he recorded a collaboration album, Wake Up!, with The Roots, who shared Legend's interest in a classic R&B style.

Links

About
Get the latest South Florida events, concerts and more with NBC 6’s community calendar listings.
advertisement
Niteside
Chef Douglas Rodriguez wins 2013 AAA 4 Diamond Award

Chef Douglas Rodriguez wins 2013 AAA 4 Diamond Award

Chef Douglas Rodriguez's De Rodriguez Cuba is the first and only Latin restaurant in Miami awarded the prestigious AAA 4 Diamond Award. This fabulous restaurant joins the ranks of the finest in the nation.

Cristián de la Fuente Takes on Triathlon To Help St. Jude's Hospital

Cristián de la Fuente Takes on Triathlon To Help St. Jude's Hospital

The Chilean star will participate in the race on Sunday, April 7th at Lummus Park.

Chris Bosh Celebrates His 29th Birthday In Style

Chris Bosh Celebrates His 29th Birthday In Style

The Morocan-themed bash took place at the Briza On The Bay

SoBe Wine & Food Fest: 5 Top Events

SoBe Wine & Food Fest: 5 Top Events

The South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off on Feb. 21 and with few tickets left available, we break down the best bang for your buck.

Club Connoisseur: Miami's Best New Hot Spots

Club Connoisseur: Miami's Best New Hot Spots

Does South Beach need one more club or lounge? Probably not, but we are truly glad these four have made their homes here.

Your Wicked Week: South Florida’s Most Supreme Soirees

Your Wicked Week: South Florida’s Most Supreme Soirees

Miami isn’t called the Magic City for nothing. From Monday to Sunday, South Miami to South beach, there is fun to be had. Luckily for our readers, we have found five events not to miss. And be sure to check back

See more Niteside
Latest From Twitter
advertisement
The Scene
NiteTalk: Amtrac Has What it Takes to Make NYE All That -- & Then Some

NiteTalk: Amtrac Has What it Takes to Make NYE All That -- & Then Some

A Fast Chat with the Aural Sorcerer Before Keens into 2013 at Bardot

Cyber Monday Clicks In

Cyber Monday Clicks In

Today is the day online retailers try to lure you to their websites for some Christmas shopping, but is Cyber Monday truly the last chance to get a good deal between now and Christmas? Consumer Reports says that...

Black Friday: Good for Buzz, Not for Predicting Sales

Black Friday: Good for Buzz, Not for Predicting Sales

Retailers invest a lot of hope in Black Friday because it can be used to build momentum for the six-week holiday shopping season, their most profitable time of year. But Black Friday isn’t the...

Black Friday Guide: How to Get the Best Deals

Black Friday Guide: How to Get the Best Deals

Black Friday — it's the mother of all shopping days. A day when millions of people wielding billions of dollars scratch and claw for the biggest bargains. So what's the best plan of attack?

See more The Scene