Congratulations are most certainly in order for John Legend.
For, a decade after releasing his debut album, the R&B star’s latest single ‘All Of Me’ has ascended to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 – his first song to do so.
Details on the singer’s feat after the jump…
Already Legend’s biggest US hit to date, the stirring ballad (which is lifted from album ‘Love In The Future’) had enjoyed several weeks within the top ten of the coveted tally.
Yet, it was to be this week which saw the track climb from #2 (where it had been for six weeks) to the top spot.
The achievement saw the Columbia Records star finally unseat label-mate Pharrell Williams – whose huge hit ‘Happy’ had reigned atop of the Hot 100 for a whopping ten weeks.
Billboard interestingly notes that John’s story represents the longest wait for an act’s first No. 1 (from a first chart appearance) since Snoop Dogg waited 10 years and 10 months before finally leading with ‘Drop it Like It’s Hot’ (featuring Williams) in October 2004.
Reacting to the news, Legend thanks his 5 million followers on Twitter:
#1!!!!!!!! Thank you!!
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 7, 2014
So deserved! The moral of the story? Good music and great talent can still prevail; consistency and perseverance clearly being the key. Congrats to John.