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John Legend Readies Release Of ‘Black Wall Street’

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: John Legend poses during the AOL BUILD Speakers Series at AOL Studios In New York on May 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)

John Legend is readying the release of a new TV based on the horrific tale of the Black Wall Street.

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John Legend & Tyra Banks To Be Honoured With Stars On ‘The Hollywood Walk of Fame’

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Selena isn’t the only entertainer is to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For, John Legend and Tyra Banks are also in that exclusive number.

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WGN’s ‘Underground’ Renewed For Season 2

Hit Series Also Announces Arrival of Season 1 DVD

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‘All of Me’ hitmaker John Legend proves yet again all of his hits are not limited to the music charts! Indeed, after dominating the entertainment genre then lending his hand to film, Legend adds yet another accomplishment to his storied career – executive producer of WGN America’s knockout hit series ‘Underground.’

Led by Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge, the breakout show quickly found a devoted fanbase:

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” [‘Underground’ is] currently averaging over 1 million viewers per episode in live-plus-same-day ratings and 3 million viewers in live-plus-seven. It was also the sixth highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season…”

Now, in response to the viewership demand, the series is running toward a season 2:

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John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Welcome Baby Girl

Couple Announce Birth Two Years After Marriage

Congratulations are in order for John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen!

The ‘All Of Me’ crooner and his TV personality partner have welcomed their first child – a daughter.

Confirmation came courtesy of 30-year-old Teigen, who revealed the news on Instagram.

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John Legend Dishes On ‘Beyonce’-Style Surprise Drop For New Album

Grammy Winner Says New Project To Be Released 3rd Quarter 2016

John Legend visits AOL Hq for Build on March 9, 2016 in New York. Photos by Gino DePinto, AOL

After a string of professional and personal successes over the last year, ‘So High’ hitmaker John Legend has been just that – riding high on award wins, chart-topping hits, and more.

Now, as if forthcoming fatherhood wasn’t enough to sing about, the Grammy & Academy Award winning crooner can boast delivering record ratings for WGN America as his new show, ‘Underground’ (starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell), drew in a whopping 2.5 million with its Wednesday night premiere.

Taking to AOL in a recent interview, Legend weighed in on the controversy surrounding the show as well as racial tension in the U.S. today (ripping into Donald Trump‘s ‘racist rhetoric’).  When quizzed on his new album, however, the singer delighted fans with news they should expect the project in late 2016.

Tuck in to hear his thoughts on ‘surprise’ album releases, a la ‘Beyonce,’ and if his 5th album will be unveiled with a similar rollout:

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WGN’s Controversial ‘Underground’ Delivers Record Ratings With Premiere

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‘Underground,’ a pre-Civil War-based series centered around a group of Georgia plantation slaves who embark on a 600-mile trek to freedom via the Underground Railroad, has been colored with controversy since its 2015 announcement.

Executive produced by Grammy & Academy Award winning singer John Legend, the WGN America program (starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell) has seen its fair share of criticism as some argue it supports the notion the only noteworthy roles available for black actors are those based on slavery or some dark area of the African Americans’ past in the America.

But, despite ongoing skepticism, the show – which made its premiere last night – set viewership records for its network home.  Get the details below:

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Performances: 2016 Grammy Awards

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The Grammy Awards 2016 are currently underway at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As ever, That Grape Juice will be providing you with performances as they occur!

With exciting performances from Lady Gaga, Adele, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and more, tuck in below to see the best stage moments from tonight’s show:

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