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Watch: John Legend Lights Up NBA All Star Game Halftime Show [Video]

To say 10 time Grammy winner John Legend “scored” at tonight’s NBA All-Star Game would be an understatement.

The singer/songwriter took New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center to task by performing a medley of his biggest hits, including his most recent top 40 ‘Love Me Now.’

Giving viewers a taste of what they can expect to see on his recently announced ‘Darkness & Light’ tour, tuck in below to see how he fared as headliner of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show:

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John Legend Reveals ‘Darkness & Light’ Tour Dates

John Legend‘s latest album, ‘Darkness & Light,’ may have been a hit with critics, but unfortunately the same can’t be said with consumers.  Debuting at #14 in late 2016 (his lowest first week placement to date), the project – featuring the top 40 hit ‘Love Me Now’ – wasn’t exactly getting much love from record buyers, a feat evidenced by its quick drop out of the Billboard 200’s top 100.

Hoping to turn the tide, the singer/songwriter has announced a spring/summer tour itinerary in support of the opus.  Christened ‘The Darkness & Light’ tour, the North American trek is set to touch every corner of the U.S. with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix, and multiple stops in between before it wraps on June 30 at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Curious to see if Legend will land in your town?  Find out inside:

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New Song: Ariana Grande & John Legend – ‘Beauty & the Beast’ [Full]

With anticipation building for Disney’s live action remake of their classic animated film ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (in theaters March 17), a lens is being placed on its title track revamped by Ariana Grande and John Legend.

Big shoes to fill for Legend and Grande as the tune’s original version sung by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson not only made a huge splash on the Hot 100, but also earned an Academy Award.

Fans keen to find out if they did the soaring number justice are invited to their first full listen inside.  Be our guest…

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Preview: Ariana Grande & John Legend – ‘Beauty And The Beast’

Duo Remake Celine Dion & Beabo Bryson Classic

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is the latest Disney blockbuster set for a big-screen reboot.

Due in theaters on March 17th, the flick has been reimagined as a live action adventure – led by Emma Watson.

Musically, its soundtrack aims to please and do justice to the familiar tunes millennials will know and love from the 1991 original.

The movie’s title track is one of said songs getting a 2017 redressing – courtesy of Ariana Grande and John Legend.

Together the pair attempt to capture the magic so effortlessly evoked by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson on the first issue of the song.

Want to hear how their version sounds? Take a listen below, where a second trailer also awaits…

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Celine Dion, John Legend, & Nick Jonas Among Performers Tapped For Bee Gees Grammy Tribute

After thrilling fans with star-studded tributes to musical legends Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, and more, the Grammys have announced the next recipient of their all-star honorary treatment will be The Bee Gees.

Titled “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees,” the live tribute concert will be taped at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on February 14th. But, before you run out to buy your tickets (which went on sale today), tuck in below to see some of the big names set to honor the Australian trio:

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2017 Grammy Awards: First Performers Announced

James Corden Hosts Music’s Biggest Night On Feb 12th

The countdown is officially on to the 2017 Grammy Awards – music’s biggest calendar night.

So, with less than a month to go before the February 12th extravaganza, organisers have announced the first batch of performers.

Head below to find out who’ll be taking to the stage at the Staples Center…

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John Legend & Ariana Grande To Re-Record Celine Dion’s ‘Beauty & the Beast’ For Disney Live Action Film

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Pop powerhouse Ariana Grande may have won a thumbs up from Celine Dion when she took to ‘The Tonight Show’ to impersonate the ‘My Heart Will Go On’ belter, but we’re curious to see how the pop legend’s fans will feel about a reported forthcoming cover of another one of her most beloved hits.

Word has it Grande is set to tackle Dion and Peabo Bryson‘s Academy and Grammy Award winning hit ‘Beauty and Beast’ – the title track to the 1991 animated version of the film.  Now, as Disney fans prepare for the March 2017 live action adaptation of the classic, they’re greeted with news its soundtrack is set for a revamp as well:

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2016 Year In Review: Flop of the Pops (Usher, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, More)

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Scribbled in history books for some good and not-so-good reasons, 2016 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments.  Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree shaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.

Now, we’ll reflect on the collection of albums and singles whose barks were certainly bigger than their bites.  For, considering the hype that preceded them, great expectations were placed on their respective commercial performances.

Sadly, they failed to meet them…

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John Legend on Kanye West’s Meeting With Donald Trump: “It Was a Publicity Stunt”

Singer Expresses Disappointment Over Longtime Friend’s Political Decisions

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Grammy-winning crooner John Legend may be on a high celebrating news of his headlining gig at next year’s NBA All-Star game halftime show (as well as his most recent top 10 R&B album, ‘Darkness & Light’),  but -as a recent interview reveals – the singer isn’t exactly celebrating the headline grabbing antics of longtime friend Kanye West.

Legend, a noted community activist and commentator on political affairs, has long used his platform to express his disdain for the soon-to-be-inaugurated Trump administration.  So, to the surprise of few, he minced no words when quizzed on his thoughts about West’s recent visit to Trump Tower:

“I’m pretty disappointed with Kanye that he says he would have voted for Trump. I think Trump has been corrosive, his message has been corrosive to the country. I think the things he’s promised to do have been very concerning for a lot of people, and for Kanye to support that message is very disappointing.” – John Legend

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The Final Numbers Are In: John Legend’s ‘Darkness & Light’ Sold…

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As we reported here, John Legend‘s ‘Darkness & Light,’ released December 2nd, was greeted with critical acclaim from some of music’s most respected critics.  Unfortunately, that fanfare was not echoed commercially.

24 hours after its premiere, industry analysts predicted the set – featuring the hit ‘Love Me Now’ – would land the crooner his lowest first week sales to date.  And, despite a number of promotional appearances in support of the project to turn the tide, it appears analysts were right.

Forecasted to move 35,000-45,000, tuck in to find out exactly where Mr. Legend’s latest landed on the week’s refreshed chart:

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John Legend To Headline 2017 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

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With his latest album, ‘Darkness & Light,’ currently lighting up the Billboard charts, Grammy-winning singer John Legend is set to see his name in lights at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game’s Halftime Show, according to reports.

Sure to be crooning some of his biggest hits like ‘All of Me,’ ‘Ordinary People,’ and more, the prized pianist may seem an unlikely pick for the job.  But, if any of his show-stopping performances at award shows over the years are any indication, viewers will be in for a treat.

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Watch: John Legend Lights Up ‘The Late Late Show’ With ‘Love Me Now’

Album ‘Darkness & Light’ In-Stores Now

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John Legend boasts a success narrative that will see him booking stages for decades to come.

However, despite this, he’s not averse to hitting the promo trail for his latest music.

With new album ‘Darkness & Light’ released last week, the 37-year-old is performing on as many platforms as possible.

Said trek brought him to ‘The Late Late Show’ last night, where he performed current single ‘Love Me Now.’

A top 20 on the Billboard R&B tally and almost top 40 on the Ho 100, can Legend ‘Get Lifted’ even higher?

Watch below and let us know…

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