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Fresh update on "john legends" discussed on Z Morning Zoo
"Gonna be yellow diamonds. Christie Diggins past as a massive social media troll came back to bite her last month, when first Courtney's stolen called her out. And then who is next fair, Abraham and and now fashion designer from Project Runway, Michael Costello. She finally issued somewhat of an apology. It was so long, but let me break it down for you. Not a day. Not a single moment has passed where I haven't felt the crushing weight of regret for the things I've said in the past. I'm in the process of privately reaching out to the people. I've insulted. And we'll be happy to listen to what they say While apologizing through sobs, there is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. No one deserves them. No one. Yeah, that seems like the most. You put no effort into that like it. It was just over dramatic. Like her apology. I'll be listening to through my sobs like I don't. I don't hate Christie Deegan, but I don't have a horse in this race. Okay, because she's never said anything on her social media has affected me because guess what? I don't follow her, but I do really like John legend as a Like I like John legend, so I know she is. But isn't this crazy One Cancel culture cancels you like like you literally like for the past few years. You know you were very vocal on social media. And now it's come back to kind of bite yellow. Yeah, you know. Yeah. And I think everyone gets a second chance and forgiven. But I think the best thing for her to do right now is we don't need to hear. No one needs to hear Apology. Just go away for a little bit. Yeah, just kind of follow the radar. What do they say when, when? When you point a finger at someone else. There's 343 fingers pointing back at you. Everybody gets a second chance pointing sideways. That's weird, And that's all for you, Missy. That's good. Um, when we come back next, Oh, the soundtrack. For your life. What.
Tulsa Race Massacre Remembrance Event Headlined by John Legend Canceled
"The big event to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre has been canceled organizes for the remember and rise event set for Monday or not giving many details about why the event was called off other than to say that there were what they call unexpected circumstances involving entertainers and speakers the commission announced recently that he got a winner John legend would headline the event with Georgia voting rights champion Stacey Abrams to give the keynote address the panel did not specify whether it was either of them who were involved in the unexpected circumstances that forced the cancellation the event was to mark the centennial of the attack by a white mob that killed hundreds of people most of them black and laid waste to the part of Tulsa Oklahoma known as black Wall Street organizers say they hope they can reschedule the event later this year I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
The 2021 Oscars' Best Original Song Nominees
"Get to this year's oscar nominated songs in a minute but before we weigh in on those songs and their chances. Stephen can you talk a little bit about the common themes we've seen from some of the oscar winners and nominees of the last few years. Well each year this category has been a different kind of mixed bag. Depending on what sort of movies are coming out. In a given year you often have a song or more from disney musical. You often have a song from a big blockbusters like all stars from black panther from a couple years ago. Big songs from big movies often wind up making their way into these nominations. And then they'll be mixed in with. Sometimes it's a song you've never heard of by an artist you've never heard of from a movie you've never heard of so. It really is a very very mixed bag from year to year with some recurring themes diane. Warren is very often nominated as a songwriter very often. Especially in recent years. You have a lot of songs that i call for lack of a better term. Glory corn so named for the song. Glory by common and john legend from movie. Selma a few years ago songs that play over the closing credits of movies about social justice all of which have titles that kind of together to form this. I will rise and fight and raise my voice to stand for you and so this year is a little bit of an unusual year for a bunch of obvious reasons. Many of them related to the pandemic. You didn't have a big disney musical so you didn't have a let it go into the unknown big disney banger. And you didn't have a lot of blockbusters you didn't have for example. No time to die. The james bond movie which had a theme song by billie eilish which came out which was pretty well received. And i think would have been a shoe in at least to be nominated and probably win. Had the movie actually come out and thus been eligible so that has kind of opened this year's field to what has turned out to be a whole lot of glory.
The Voice: Snoop Dogg to Serve as Mega Mentor in Season 20
"Finally, Snoop Dog will be joining the voice Coaches Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend and Blake Shelton as American mentor. Oh, that's what they call it, making mentor. It's a proper now the current season of the voice. I got my tour, Doug will be mentoring the remaining artists who have made it through the battle rounds. To each team prepares for the knockouts begin Monday. April 19
Ariana Grande is the highest paid The Voice coach
"Ariana grande is now if the highest paid coach ever to be on the voice. Let me give you all the dish. So arianna surprised everybody. When she announced she was joining the voice as a coach is going to be joining blake. Shelton john legend and kelly clarkson forsees in twenty one. She said that she's honored and excited to be joining. The voice family has been a huge fan of the show for a very long time. And you can't wait to go head to head with these incredible coaches and get to meet develop and no. Some new artists have fans will be excited to a does really melted down. She's going to be replacing. Nick jonas. This is a huge for the show an nbc. Let me just give you a few statistics here. Just you figure out how big ariana is on spotify. She's the most streamed artists of the deck. She has eighty two million followers on twitter. Which just is to give you. A comparison is almost double blake. John and kelly come bind myself. Says a telling me she's making the most of anybody on the show. Kelly at the moment makes the most she makes fifteen million dollars. They wanted to get her show. Particularly american idol was coming back. Very smart blake. Shelton ends around thirteen million dollars. Adam levine about the same member and miley. Cyrus was on the show. She got about thirteen million dollars to my sources. Tell me that they don't know the specific amount but they believe that ariana grande day could be getting twenty to twenty five million dollars a season which puts her on par. With what katy. Perry's getting at american idol.
Chrissy Teigen quits Twitter, citing negativity
"Teigen. Who had thirteen point. Seven million twitter followers was once called the unofficial mayor of twitter by the company quits the platform after years of harassment. Quoting the verge. Peaking quit the social media platform wednesday night in a series of now deleted tweets. Teagan said twitter no longer serve me as positively as it serves me negatively and i think that's the right time to call something the model and media personality who is married to singer. John legend was a witty presence on twitter and she had thirteen point seven million followers on the platform which he joined more than a decade ago. Teagan tweeted about everything from her kids to cooking projects to personal challenges in her life including a miscarriage. She suffered last october. She was famously blocked on twitter. By former president trump who was himself banned from the platform in january. It was one of a handful of counts followed by the official account. When president biden took office twitter even promoted her as the unofficial mayor doing a behind the tweets video segment in two thousand nineteen where she gave some backstory about several of her higher-profile tweets but teagan who was also target of vitriolic abuse. An ongoing harassment. Both on twitter pizza gay conspiracy theorists baselessly claimed teagan and legend where part of a non-existent pedophile ring supposedly run out of a washington dc pizzeria. She said she deleted thousands of tweets and blocked more than a million twitter accounts last july after ongoing harassment by cunanan followers. For years i have taken so many small to follower count punches that at this point. I am honestly deeply bruised. She tweeted last wednesday. This is a very bad look for twitter which just by all of its efforts to reduce harassment on the platform was unable to protect a woman of color and arguably one of the best known personalities. From being targeted and
Sasha Sloan Talks About Her New Song, Until It Happens To You
"Sasha's sloan is a singer and songwriter originally from boston but now based in nashville she put out her debut album only child last year before that she'd written songs for artists like katy. Perry john legend and charlie exc- x and she's been a featured guest vocalist on songs by electronic artists. Edessa and kyko. Sasha made her album with her boyfriend producer. Henry allen aka king henry who's other production credits include songs by beyond say and diplo so they're kind of music power couple in this episode. Sasha along with henry tells the story of making her song until it happens to you till you like similar in no how to my name. Is sasha sloan. When it comes to writing. I always start with a title. My boyfriend and i have a close friend and he had a cousin who was like a sister to him and we hung out with her a lot. She was in her early thirty s and one day. She was diagnosed with leukemia. And a couple of months later she passed away. Henry and i were very shaken up by it and just sitting and talking and you know we were like you'll never really know what it's like until it happens to you because my boyfriend and i had never lost someone that close to us. We've both been funerals but it was kind of you know at a distance and it was just one of those things where i wanted to say. Hey i know what you're going through right now. But i couldn't i could only say i can only imagine what that feels like and it didn't feel like enough that's kind of what inspired the title. That's my friend danny. Celebrate danny came over to hang out and we were talking about song. Titles and i was like i had the song title called until it happens to you and you know when i explained the concept to him really struck a chord with him and we went to the studio and danny had this guitar part. That was really beautiful. I love writing with danny and henry because of craig guitar players. I play piano. But i'm always usually more inspired by like a great guitar riff so i felt super inspired by that. And the title until it happens to you. Felt like it really fit with qatar part for me. Titles have to find their partner. I in order for me to write them. It's so much easier for me to write melody when i have a concept that i'm starting with. It's much harder for me to work off of melodies and then villain lyrics afterwards.
Waiting on the world to change
"What's going on everybody. You know who it. Is you know what time it is. It's time for uncle. Chebbi talks which have paid back at it again with another episode. Listen as you heard from the man. John lead not john legend little long day today. John maher. We're still waiting for the world to change today. We're gonna talk about something that's manhattan. News lately has been spoken about a lot and more and more cases keep happening and in the aspect of you know new change new president new everything. It's important we talk about it because it's it's something that needs to be changed needs to be brought in a couple of months ago. I an episode of black lives matter and it was important. We talked about at that time because it was a very controversial issue a lot of injustices going around our country and it was something that was not being swept under the rug. It was bringing you shown everywhere and this situation right now. Going on in the world is kind of under the rug. I guess if you want to say So for all of you who don't know over the last past three to four weeks. There has been an increase in crime against asian americans and asian american descendants. And it sucks to see this because you would think that as a country in twenty twenty. We wouldn't have to deal with this. You know i get it. Racism is apart stigma of this country. That's been back from when it was founded it's built into the system systemic You know i'm not gonna have the argument of truth as it happens but this is something that unfortunately stands from that could have been avoided really like now. People are attacking asian americans for no reason and today was another thing on the news where this poor girl. She was just simply walking videos on an answering. You can go look at it. She's being harassed by some ecorse. I mean you know. Typical man white male with two bulldogs. Young i her and telling her that her country and nobody cares about her and search spitting at her. Why what and accused case of this going on and on and on there's another case in san diego or an old man in asian man was beat to death be into death for no reason and people are saying why is going on. Why is it happening all of a sudden. You know why it's going to happen little sudden there's only one man to blame Really i i've been advocate of me liking him for a while now and that man is donald john donald j trump thing. He's office but it all stems back from an idea that he impl- implanted in the minds of his naive followers. Because that's really what they are. They're naive because they don't know better. i wanna believe and give them the benefit that they don't have that racism in their heart. I really don't People are taught that or they're shown to learn how to hate no one's ever born with it and it all started with the covid nineteen situation and you know calling it the china virus i get. The virus originated in wuhan china. The virus came from china but to put that stigma in time word countries already divided based on race situations. You know that the is already on edge with all that's going on with black lives matter the police and all these things going on and you wanna put this gasoline on the fire and saying oh well now. We have the china areas. And then you're gonna call the flu and saying racist things about it like at some point. You've got to be like dude. You gotta stop. You can't be doing this and nobody did that. Unfortunately it took an election to them out and for it to stop but it's obviously not stopping things are happening and people are gonna say. Oh well it's not. It's not that serious borough. Just forget it happens. Whatever people are like that no you know why it's interesting that we have to talk about because asian americans have been given to enter the stake for a long time just as bad as not just as bad as african americans. That's different situation. But as bad as the irish as bad as latinos and all this aspect asian. Americans were first scrutinize when they moved here to the united states and they were not able to find a job and they were forced not forced to work but they were given the opportunity to work on the transcontinental railroad which they helped build that entire railroad along with the irish unfortunately though the chinese asian all those who moved here denied get paid very. Well they didn't have any of the sources that you know that a white male will get at that
Bruce Springsteen, John Legend and Lady Gaga among those performing at Biden inaugural
"Lots of boldface names performing during the ceremonies tomorrow. Lady Gaga kicks off the swearing in ceremony with the national anthem that one day later, Tom Hanks hosts a primetime celebration, including John Legend Here will be Emily Lin Manuel Miranda. Getting not throwing away my shot and Bruce Springsteen, Jason Fraley Wtlv news.
Lady Gaga to sing anthem, J-Lo, Justin Timberlake to perform at inauguration
"For President elect Joe Biden will bring out a Who's Who of musicians. Lady Gaga. I will do the anthem J. Lo, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato and Jon Bon Jovi also going to be a part of the show and just added three guys who have never been shy about criticizing the Trump administration. Why should any teacher trust Secretary of education Betsy DeVos done some awful things in America? And he's a really terrible person as well. Such a flagrant. Toxic. Nice assist. Dave Groll, John legend Bruce Springsteen. How about that? Those three just added, Tom Hanks is gonna host and we think it will be a mostly virtual show and a talented youngster with ties. The Boston will be the inauguration poet 22 year old Amanda Gorman will be reading next Wednesday in Washington. Joe Mohammed WBZ Boston's news radio. And a week after a mob of his supporters
Of Course Bruce Springsteen Is Playing Biden’s Inauguration Special
"For Rob. What? There's a headline right now on the daily mail that says Bruce Springsteen and John Legend are going to perform at Joe Biden's inauguration Twice is bad news for May. Because you're Bruce is like concert. Maybe let's go. Rob, Look, I didn't do anything wrong. Shut up and play Badlands. Another hour coming up next.
Music Week Morning Jokes
"It's music week on chompers and today. We're tickling the ira's and your funny bone. So what is a geologist. Favorite type of music rock music. What's a geologist. Geologist is a scientist who studies rocks. They also studied the earth. I guess you could say they're kinda rockstars switch you're brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth and make sure to rush the inside outside and chewing side of each. Here's your next joke. What's the alphabets favorite kind of music. I know r. and b. r. and b. stands for and the police. It's a type of music that's been around for a long time. You might know our nba musicians like john. Legend and beyond say switzer rushing to the bottom of your mouth. Your tongue brush to. Here's another joke. Why is everyone afraid of the orchestras string section. Because they're so violin you may have heard of violin or you may have heard of. They're basically the same thing but violins are often played. Like this and fiddles are often played more like this switcher brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth and make sure to brush the molars in the way back. Okay here is your last joke for the day. What is cornstarch favorite type of music. What is it pop. Music jumpers. Today come tonight for more jokes and until bad make sure to rinse and
Carrie Underwood reflects on singing with son, 5, on Christmas album: 'Such a gift'
"Special is dropping from one of country's biggest stars. It's called my Gift, a Christmas special from Carrie Underwood to be able to sing these songs on this beautiful set. Just really felt amazing. Features Holiday classics, as well as some original tunes that are also on her new Christmas album called My Gift. There's a Collaboration with John Legend on a song he wrote called Hallelujah. As well as a choir orchestra and some knockout gorgeous gowns. Carrie wears my gift. A Christmas special from Carrie Underwood Drops today on HBO. Max
Why Michael B. Jordan was chosen as People's Sexiest Man Alive
"Sexiest man alive. Two thousand twenty is another michael jordan and just an objectively correct choice for just off the bat. I have to say listen. I both went through stints where we were bills ascent. I currently am which meant that. We brought his guests in whenever he would have celebrity guests on his podcast. And i cannot remember a male guests that made as much of a flurry among the wringer women. When he came onto the lot as michael be there were people. I won't name names but jordan liggins was sitting outside. She was like casually working outside. One day i was like weird. We're choice people were stationed across the lot to see him when he came in. It was a bath. Y'all i can think of two instances where there's gonna be s podcast guests. I like made the rounds pass. Bills office just right. You know why. Advisory michael jordan was one of them. I actually was surprised. I'm shocked he has not been named as in the past. This suggests easy choice. Like it's easy in the best way like he is people sector the people's sexiest man. I cannot believe this hasn't happened yet. I agree i. This is my. I was surprised about this choice because it was just kind of seemed to obvious where he had he should have won it before. And i kinda thought if he hadn't done it before then like he just wasn't quite what they were looking for which is wrong and also i was like what is he done this year because usually when they pick these things. It's someone who has really been in the news who has had some huge project you know it was the rock. It was blake shelton when he was like the voice. You know it was john legend and it's usually like tied to someone who's just been in the news a ton and had a really big year so when it was michael jordan i was like what was he in this year. However twenty twenty three movies so through all that could be during his done with. Tsa in his profile is he's donated to charities. He has been at home as all the responsible celebrities have been doing and like sitting at home donated the charities and being hot. it's just like peak twenty twenty. So i apologize to michael jordan for thinking that it wouldn't be him because that's all you have to do is twenty twenty and that's great happy for him. Each year grows more and more embarrassing than blake. Shelton was named anyway. Okay so let's go to some of the people we thought we're to be named the sexiest man of twenty twenty. So gotta give a quick shot to our producer. Kinda you can jump in if you'd like but i say who thought it was going to be. Which is dr fauci or shawn. Mendez goes on. I just the spectrum of twenty twenty runs from dr fauci tucson mendez. I really thought. I would something dr fauci as you were. Yeah amanda the moment. He had a bigger year totally. I was thinking. Chris cuomo john king obviously big cnn. Gal i thought it was joey king for a second. I was like joey king. That'd be cool. Little switch up kissing booth three. I don't Also thought. Jason derulo oliver tiktok. I thought chance the rapper. Maybe patrick mahomes the athlete not to flex on my sports knowledge. I'm dan love you. Who was in shits creek. Big actress doctor and a lot of these people were in the issue so we actually had a lot of good guesses in terms of who would be included because like we said they have a lot of little sexy participation trophies to hand out My predictions for the cover. As you know. I'm just to online and sometimes i think that the people who are talked about online are the people that the rest of the world is also obsessed with. What's actually michael jordan's a peak internet boyfriend. So actually i do. I think i was on the right track. I thought it would be a chris evans and pine both had a shot. Because they obviously chris evans very politically active This year and then chris pine has wonder woman coming out and christmas. So i thought maybe he had a shot. Kiat was a long shot just because he would never agree to this. I don't think i think he's overdue. He won a long long time ago. Let's bring back. He was also included in the sexiest happily settled guy which was category so he did get a he got he got something in there and then i said robert pattinson who i don't know if you would be into this like seeing repents and twenty twenty people shoot just seems like a weird fit but maybe next year when he's batman. I thought i was like you know. Let's just give it to brad pitt. Again twenty twenty. It's kind of a throwaway year or so like just give it to him again. like church. sure he hasn't had it in like what. Ten years repeats list over time over the decades. Sure exactly. he's still
Chrissy Teigen opens up about losing baby in emotional essay
"The model and TV personality who opened up about the loss of her son has now written on emotional essay about the experience. Chrissy Teegan delivered a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend. The essay in a medium post was her first public response, and she announced the miscarriage on social media last month. She revealed that Legend was very hesitant to post the photos, but she felt the need to share their story. She urged others to share theirs and be kind to those pouring their hearts out. And explained her doctors diagnosed her with a partial placental abruption. Lisa Matteo CBS News The
Chrissy Teigen shares heartbreaking essay about losing son Jack
"Right spend the money to transition this story. Something we did see an social media at that wish shared for a purpose to resonate and relate to people and help them feel like they're not. So alone Chrissy Teigen's post. that. She made after Losing Baby Jack at twenty weeks a couple of weeks ago yesterday she released an essay I guess I could call it that was just so tough to read I mean it's beautifully written but. It really detailed the moments leading up to. The time she had to say goodbye to her baby and she talked about how you know being put on bedrest. She thought that was going to help the baby, make it to the safer zone of twenty eight weeks. She was experiencing lots and lots of bleeding and at twenty eight weeks doctors would have given her an APP doral and she would have been induced to deliver but just twenty weeks again, she began bleeding excessively leading to an emergency hospital visit. She wrote the fluid around Jack Become very low. He was barely able to float around at some points. I swear it was solo. I could lay on my back and feel his arms and legs from outside my belly after couple nights at the hospital my doctor told me exactly what I knew was coming it was time to say goodbye he just wouldn't survive this and if it went on any longer I might not either she also addressed the people that were calling her out and took issue with her choice to share Saatchi personal emotional experience on social media and she said initially she and John Legend or uncomfortable with taking those photos of Baby Jack after they knew he had passed and They were holding him in the hospital. She's crying she confessed though I knew I needed to know of this moment forever the same way I needed to remember uh, kissing at the end of the aisle the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and mild I absolutely knew I needed to share this story she said, she shared for people who have lived what she went through. She shared with the people who needed to see it. She wrote the thoughts of others do not matter to me. She plans to combine her late Son's ashes with the soil of a tree and their new home.
John Legend dedicates emotional Billboard Music Awards performance to wife Chrissy Teigen two weeks after pregnancy loss
"To the 2020. Billboard Music Awards are in the books. Kelly Clarkson, host of the award show in a crowd less theatre in Los Angeles. It was a big night. Her post Malone He's no. The Stallion nine awards, taking home the top artist award as well. Loza top rap album for Hollywood's bleeding. He also performed on this show from a remote secret location. John Legend has performed in emotion tribute to his wife, Christie Thean, who were recently suffered a miscarriage was great. Really good performance that she really wants this. Yes, I'd flip back and forth watching that in some news. Billy, I'll ish went home with three awards, including top female artist If you only ability, Okay? Ah Khalid. Ooh, I like the way you owe him. You like I do because they watches commercials is funny. Little circus. He is funny. The eyes he won five awards cult Religion Guard books was present Great. Brooks was presented with the Icon award. So you got all that going for you and I post Malone's very talented. Don't get all the tattoo thing. I just don't understand the tattoo trying Todo look him up, too. I mean, I just He's never seen post Malone. No, there's not an engine. There's not an inch of his face neck, her body that doesn't have a tattoo. It looks like Horrible but he's really talented. I'll give him
Chrissy Teigen opens up about pregnancy loss
"Teagan is opening up tonight about her heartbreaking pregnancy loss. Here's Kate Snow. Chrissy Teigen's twitter posts just after midnight. This morning was heartbreaking driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real on instagram intimately personal photos from her hospital bed her husband John Legend at her side the moment they held their lost child we are shocked and in the kind of deep pain, you only hear about the kind of pain we've never felt before teagan wrote. Couple I revealed this third pregnancy, this summer, a little quarantine surprise I guess you could say they shared checkups on social media on September fifth telling fans she was on bed rest. Then this week in the hospital in sharing the loss there shining light on something. So many families experience up to one four clinically recognized pregnancies and miscarriage. I've had one miscarriage I've experienced two miscarriages. Wine was twenty fifteen and the other happened in two thousand sixteen in February. As part of the series called miscarriage matters we featured women including myself. He's speaking about their loss. Her take a couple of breaths before she passed away. There is a piece of me. That's died because I lost my baby yesterday I think every woman who miscarried wants to know why A new generation of celebrities like Teagan, sharing their stories changing the. Stigma. It really is a silence that has to be broken. You don't have to remain silent about it talking about my story. Allow people to help me. Teagan and legend thanked everyone sending positive energy thoughts and prayers. They named their son Jack. Writing. We will always love you on this darkest of days we will grieve. We will cry are is out, but we will hug and love each other harder and get through it just as so many have kate snow NBC News.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend speak of 'deep pain' of losing baby
"We just want to say our thoughts and prayers are with Kristi John Legend late last night. Kristie, shared are heartbreaking host about their pregnancy loss Chrissy also shared some photos at the hospital of her John and their baby with affectionately called Jack Chrissy Rosa she and John are shocked and deep kind of pain that they've never felt before. So many people have sent them love and support Naomi Campbell said I am so sorry for your loss Christie and John You bring us so much joy laughter we are here. For you through this difficult time. Well I mean what? What do you say to absolutely horrific woke up to that this morning and was like you know my heart broke for them obviously it was just awful and I didn't expect that to happen just she's been open candidate with us throughout this entire time for that to be the outcome is just Partridge John I'm. Definitely thinking of you guys.
"john legends" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"How did you? What did happen. What did happen you'd said. For the next up you up in together for seven years, right. So what was going on but? I don't think it was like. I don't think there's one particular moment, but I knew I loved her I knew I could see myself living with her and spending time with her forever. I knew I. could envision US having kids together and I. Felt like it was time to propose she didn't pressure me. She didn't say you know it's time to put a ring on it. It was just that. I felt like. It's time for us to get married. Were you thinking though crecy is time to ring on there were I mean after a year four kind of start wondering like one is this going to happen and he's such a romantic all the time like literally we would just go up to the berkshires or something and he would say, let's ride bicycles. Or let's go up to the rooftop and have a glass of wine and would be like it's Tom. False alarm John Trust. But this one was totally unexpected when when it actually happened and I really had no idea. Okay. So you had another occasion thinking this is the moment. Yeah, and then you just lose help then maybe I. Know was funny. Is. We were travelling to the Maldives if you've been to the Maldives but it's beautiful. Now I've seen them in the picture. C. Yes she actually she did a sports illustrated shoot down there and she's like we gotta go the mouths and so we went there over the holidays in two thousand eleven I knew I was going to propose that I was planning. You know a couple of months in advance and I was trying to hide the ring in my bag and she could see anything in my bag. I. Don't hide stuff from her so I had to put it in a nondescript box that she wouldn't question..
"john legends" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"I didn't know how to do division at that point. So when they when they did. So. High School at Twelve Years I was twelve years old when I got to hug. So I was I was about a foot shorter than I am now, how was this scrawny little kid? Yeah. Did they keep to believe they didn't bully me they kind of with me but had my older brother was right there with me. I had some other friends from a neighborhood with me and everybody kind of let me be they didn't. They didn't bullying me I got called Doogie howser though that was like a nickname because obvious reasons and but do he was like a dachshund compared? What could have happened? Yeah, I was lucky I didn't grow up in a place where you you were made to feel terrible for being smart. I made to feel terrible for being a nerd which Kinda was but despite your age and you know this young kid in that environment you were prom king has eventually grew into class President I. was student body President Sue so everybody knew you. You you know you know why? Because I say you know because? That was how people kind of started I wasn't, and also was the way I come out of my shell too. But music, and this is why I'm a big advocate for arts and the schools because certain people need that kind of outlet and they may not know how to shine exactly in the classroom at first because they need that kind of outlet to help them grow into who they are. So graduated from Penn and all my friends were applying to consolidate firms, banking firms and all these things, and that seemed like the normal path that you would go after you have pen to make money to make money to have stability to kind of get in the rat race, and I ended up getting a job offer Boston, consulting group, and at that point I had loans to pay off. I. Was a little worried that music wouldn't happen right away and so I wanted to have some kind of income coming in because I didn't have a family that could kind of push me. I had to kind of take care of myself and so didn't want to be a starving artist just yet So I took the job and I say you know it'll probably last a year maybe two at the most and I'll get a record deal by then but it took a little longer after I graduated in ninety nine I didn't get a record until two thousand four. And all of that time I was in New York. Playing gigs at night writing songs I was working with Alicia keys. I would go to work in my business casual or my suit, and then go to the studio..
"john legends" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"John Legend has been poised for greatness since he was a precocious toddler learning piano at the age of four. By the time he was eleven he was writing his own songs and singing them in church with dreams of one day becoming famous as the legends he idolized. Marvin. Gaye stevie wonder and the music that called for lasting social change would become the bar from which John Legend measured his own work. In five years, he would go onto win nine grammys and sell out concerts around the world, writing his own songs and collaborating with music superstars along the way. But John's genius goes far beyond music. His outspoken concern for education poverty and politics landed him on Time Magazine's list of the most influential people in the world. Tonight on next Chapter I'm at the Los Angeles home where John Lives, with his fiancee Chrissy Teigen. Jan Too.
"john legends" Discussed on LOVE SOMEONE with Delilah
"Gassed I'm love someone my kids are so excited. My teenage girls are so excited. My adult girls are so excited to to listen to this guest. He's smart he's talented. He's handsome. He's a loving husband and father he's a child prodigy that was taught piano by his grandmother while growing up in Springfield Ohio. His released six wildly successful albums including get lifted once again, evolve over love in the future darkness and light and the legendary. Christmas which has played. Why Bet? On this little nighttime radio show that you might be familiar with that I've been hosting for a few years and as the youngest person ever and the first black man to join the exclusive e got club the. Ot An emmy a grammy and Oscar a Tony. You might say this man is something of a legend. He's here today to talk with us about what's been going on with him since his summer tour was cancelled, pandemic life has happened and he's been shut in with a supermodel or man his wife. Chrissy. teigen is adorable. He's got two kids Luna and miles, and he's working on his seventh studio album bigger. Love. We will be right back to introduce ourselves and to get caught up with John Legend..
"john legends" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"GonNa break up, marriage. In this fantasy where you're dating John Lewis. Just the fact that in the fantasy you're dating or we've already started reality because you're not dating NBA. He's married correct, but has fantasy. How many songs before we lay down and just? Hold each other. Palette. You probably couldn't even get through I. Don't think I could get through the first song. You might start molesting him. To say that in that way, why didn't you did I won't deny. It's a superpower or we could play this game with me and. Okay right because he's one of my fantasies. What I want her to sing. Probably Olympia half for how long. What I would like is like she sings. We chat for fifteen. She sings again. We'll more chatting. Some kissing share, and then sing again a little break from kissing. Think the pump is primed. K. WanNa just. Blasts through to the finish line. But you're not because you want this last forever, because your wife's only giving you one night with. This part of your fantasies so. I'm probably in the stretch it out quite a bit even going to the bathroom in jerk off to make sure that I can laugh. Okay. Sorry, that was way, too. Much I. Want to give behind the mail curtain. Well I'll speak for myself and certainly some of my friends. Someone like of re honest caliber, the very high likelihood that you're going to spray everywhere before. Before you give her any pleasure. So, you're going to go into the bathroom. Tug Tug tug come back out one more song, refractory period, and then maybe let's start rolling around. This is why women are scared of men. Why wouldn't you want the man to to do something that would ensure that the experience last long enough for the moment they stare at you and they can't control their body, and they spray everywhere so flattering, isn't it? It's dangerous. It's a bit dangerous for a woman like that. No, no, no, no, no one is doing this on the street. You're on a date with your on a date with honest. She's singing to you. You're You're conversing for fifteen minutes between songs and his very romantic and the tensions building. And then you just as as a boy, you go Were in the red. Shirts not off. I'm just saying adjacent Louis Okay. This idea is as dangerous. What not you you or not on a date in life that just you walking around? No I don't think walking. No walking around one's going to spray. On a date with an eleven in things are heading that direction so I'm being very specific about the context rousing the guys walking on the street need a duck into alleys and spray that that's not what's happening and I don't condone that I. Don't Condone Sprain an alley walking down the street. Yeah, no right! Maybe come and go. Oh! Gosh I guess that's what they're full. Spray, grab a diet coke. But in this scenario you guys are definitely going to say. I have one night with Riyan I really WANNA. Do a good job I that and she fucking deserves that. Yes, talented a she is. She could have been with anybody that night she picked me to sing to. Deliver Yeah. So three times singing. Thrice time one time, tickle tickle and roll around. You wouldn't ever hop. You don't need to you. Don't need you and John Legend. You don't need to hop into the bathroom. tickle tickle because who cares if you spray. That's right. You won't be rendered useless after that moment now. I can go on and on. Lucky John. Really in the fantasy. I want to like walk in on him singing. I don't want it to be for me. Hold on, hold on. Hold on. I can paint any better. For you okay, go on, go on. You Walk in. You're not even early..
"john legends" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Try it today. Okay, so that was good, and that was good for our souls in our spirituality, but now I'm Gonna I'm GonNa regress because I've interviewed a bunch of musicians at this point with the exception of Van Hunt. You're my another. You guys are fucking thriving ship pal. You Van Hunt, so I was so into you and Van Hunt at the exact same time, and I just want to tell you one or two little tidbits of how you've been involved in my life because you're interested in me and. I this movie, an Illinois I drove there from La. And I listened to your first album lifted the whole ride on repeat, and then every day worked at Joliet prison and I would pull into the prison in the little dock where they look under your car and everything and then I gotta talk to State Prison Guards right so. I gotta say eight mornings in a row. I showed up in this dude was he just wasn't super excited to see me, and he didn't want to deal with these fucking actors at the prison, but unlike day nine of this I'm just inside with the windows up while they're searching under the car and I'm listening into you too to get lifted in. The dude knocks on my window. I roll down, he goes. Would you know about John Legend? And I go. I know every word every verse, and he goes all right man all right, and then that dude, and I got along so well for for the next. Six weeks at this prison. Beautiful moment and I also I had a romance to that album, and then I was talking to my wife this morning. We're both just talking about how much we loved you because I. was you same romance? You're GONNA like this. You're gonNA like this, so I'm telling her like I'm really excited. I'm going to interview John Legend. She's like Oh, and we just kind of sat there from like Oh. We're remembering that those first two albums and I go. We both had love affairs right to that album, not with each other, and she's like Oh. Yeah I had one too, and I was like it's the best. That's interesting. It's the best once again for me. Me was the real love affair. Pda I must have listened to PDA on repeat making out three hours as well. See that album once again was the more romantic album. The first album had a little bit of everything because it had some cheating songs and had ordinary people. Stay with you. You know had had a range, but once again it was more like romantic I always imagined like sipping wine in the south of France to once again or A- something like that. And so that was the vibe for the second album, and it's always interesting when.
"john legends" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Be Interviewing you for a whole reason, yes. Now, you met Lauren Hill while you're in college. Yes, so it was during the day of course I was going to school, but on the weekends. I was playing at a church in Scranton, Pennsylvania Scranton is famous for being the fictional home of the office of course. By from there as well, but at the time I would just go up there every weekend and play for this church. And that was how I helped. Pay My bills in school..
"john legends" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Welcome welcome open armchair expert. I'm John Shepherd I'm joined by Monica Padma. Heller from sedona Arizona where in sedona Arizona the vortex, real motherfuckers, the energy vortexes are real. We late in the middle of the street in the middle of the night. Not what I would recommend doing, but we did it and it was. Middle of the desert, though let me add middle of the night. stars were saying could see Jupiter. You could see Saturn and Mars. We saw at the end of the night, and also the Milky Way was on full display. It's been incredible, really incredible. We are so excited today to break an upcoming artist. person is so talented. You've never heard of them and we are so honored to introduce America to. This. Young Chap named John Legend John Ah John Legend. So John Deere legend although you're just now hearing them for the first time, he is an ego which we will talk about in length, which means he has won an Emmy, a grammy, and Oscar and a Tony in. He's the only black male to have ever become an out. He's the youngest IGA. He's one of only fifteen egon sai believe Al Pavley say he's the sexiest. He's fucking definitely. The sexiest I fell in love with him on get. Get lifted two thousand four, and of course once again two thousand six, and he said just a ton of great music ever since then he has a new album that is phenomenal after the interview. I downloaded it and I can't stop listening to it. It's called bigger love bigger. Love is out now, and you should definitely add it to your queue, so please enjoy John Legend. We are supported by rain rain Monica. We're home more than usual these. These days, but it's still hard to keep a close eye on things. More deliveries means more boxes left unattended more opportunities for packages to go missing and we're on vacation right now, so thank God, we have rang. Yes, he can watch our package situation. That's right now..
"john legends" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead
"Alex. you have like a favorite John Legend Song Video Album also. There is one forgive me for for blanking on the name of it, and if it were my favorites, you would think that I would actually know it right. You, love it so much that your brain. Of Black but I as soon as I pull, it is from the love in the future album and it is called. Edited hold on longer. It's a really really nice. Though I believe He's planning to pee on that. His will scam very good. One awesome on the same album Tucson card angel. It's an interlude, though so you know it's not long enough, but sometimes those are the best song. Really stacy. Barthe is featured on and they seeing a very very beautiful Doue now I. Just I love. I play it all the time. preferrably when I might cleaning my room, so it doesn't get played that often. But I do enjoy. A lot of. Ordinary people is one of my favorite songs if he so one of my favorite songs period. What else we were listening to green light before. That was college for me. Yeah Yeah. Should we talk about him in Con- yeah, I was GONNA say oh. It's the. It's literally the quintessential like I think. His relationship with Cayenne is very special example of lack. The black male friendship because in every blackmail friendship. There's going to be that one black do that. It's always like as on the Internet and should who's man's is. It's like you know he's always. Is that guy and what I love about John is like. He knows he. We saw like we as music, listeners and fans listen to Kiei and are like Oh, I missed. Okay. Whatever all we know for. Okay as would. He's shown us. He knows Kaya like from back in the day like outside of music so. I believe. That what we don't know, is him trying to protect what he would he knows about would he knows about. Who He is true to himself, remember. He knew he was before his mind. Die All that stuff, so it's kind of like you know. He's always like look. I love this. Do Brown agree with anything he says so. Don't don't put me with that but I still love him, not gonNA stop loving if my that's my brother. That's my homey it's. Actually. It's like a childhood friend. Over fifteen I can't. Let him go you remember when Kanye was posting screen shots of everyone who texted him. Shouted the one John Legend being like. Please I also in the green shopping. Hey, please don't screen shot this even though I think you ought. anyways so like Oh my God. It was so it was also I was like Damn John, Legend a real world was like seeing his friend like. Lion like real receipts. It's like. Man Like. He was really trying well. I think if there's just a thing I'm like. Oh, like you're just watching somebody who you respect also like beat in the state of public crisis. Thing is like a very specific experience or just like. Even when you have a friend, you're like. Oh, you're Kinda like wiling out right now. So high is the living embodiment of come bro. That is who he is just right now is like is like come on. What are you doing? What are you doing? What are you doing was a person. There's always friends you're like. You're always like a little bit crazy and. It's like oh I didn't know we go that far. All sort of like built into this. Okay all right. We got a shot at. Kyrie like mental, health. You're in the red get back down to orange. Orange. Please actually. We don't see 'cause that's. That's the color. He's attaching him so. We got a professional writer. he's making the connections. He's making them late night. Oh God. We're there were in it Alex. Now's the time that we get to the People's Court. You and I were walking up the steps. It's a landmark case. Yeah, more black man so scary. You're on your third good Marshall You. Got Your Fedora in your little glasses. I'm I. Don't Know Ruby Bridges I guess. We're people's grow our tragedy. People throwing trash trashing me, and I'm and I'm and I'm eating it honestly and we're at the People's Court. This is a segment where Olivia. More on the the right, Honorable Olivia Craig. Gets together her files, and she goes through the archives of magazines including, but not limited to be. The people. End Up fines ANAIS saw article or moment of pop culture history. Who are guests? We? We take a little stroll into the past. Okay, because what are we? In the present. through if if not the lance of our pass. I didn't really know where I was going to talk. About you were asking me questions that I, and I was like I. Don't know who. What? People. Don't want at the room is empty. Realize you've been talking to yourself. Forty minutes okay, so a couple things just to like preface is that I was kicked off Ebsco by yet. Another middle school I'm on my third middle school. It's going awkward I. Think they're catching onto me. You have to start. Like changing your do I have to get a VPN that that part I was I'm not a woman in stone for Chas. The! You are okay you'll be. Anyway if you are like a child, listening to this and your school has an Ebsco host way like our team. Our team is about to go to college though she hit somebody Auger Listen RT and you know who you are hit us up in the DMZ anyway. Okay the first I would like to read you guys one headline, and then like one article great headline. From what year is this? Two thousand six just says if you liked John Legend. Try Robin Thicke WHOA. WHOA. Ever so young thick, another fine neo soul artists who will be opening for legend on tour, so that was just like a thing. Yeah, yeah, yeah, there are like Robin Thicke. Great so that happening Alan Thicke son. There are things working. Who Lead my Li- restore. John, Legend would learn lions ill okay, so here's just like a fun little thing that I pulled out. That was just like you know when people does those tidbits that are like five things about this person He says that he was like not a ladies man in school, and he got over it, but he was stunted by it, and then He's gives you his like sex playlist. Essentially his his hike his. What is it Sarah Not serenading? What are you trying to get someone? have sex with you You're seducing juice. I was GONNA. Say Four play. I was GONNA say Crooning, and I've never will I am famously virgin of course and amp, saving myself for death and I need everybody to respect that for me when I die, hyman after being a virgin. Then you let it. I will be led to have and I'm GonNa get a special room ulta. Myself will finally get to.
"john legends" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"And I guess it's sort of righteous indignation or something, but it doesn't present as rage. It isn't present in a you know and it Kinda angry tone, but you know I'm thinking about these things all the time and I have a real point of view when it comes to these things, it just doesn't express itself in a way that comes off as full of rage which can be. It, it might be useful sometimes because it allows me And it's not strategic. It's just the way I am. This is just my disposition. My Dad's a same way. He's just I'm very similar to him. Personality wise, but I think it's helpful, because sometimes it allows people to listen to. You may not have listen to you otherwise because it feels like an approachable conversation, even though the ideas you proposing a pretty progressive. What are your thoughts about running for office under? I really love making music I love making music for a living I love the fact that I get to do this like it's a write songs for living and perform live in front of audiences. I would not get the same kind of joy from Oregon politics. Is a hundred percent. You never run or I think life is unpredictable, but I'm not hedging I'm I'm truly in my mind. I don't believe I would run, but as game sixty who knows? There are people on further to the left to feel that sort of liberals I guess including yourself progressives that are preoccupied with Donald trump that he's actually just a symptom of a larger disease. Yeah well, I think two things are true one. I think the entire Republican Party has become a nihilist party. It was like that during Obama. They basically have no interest in actually governing, and they just want to make so. Ridge donors have lower taxes less regulation and pretty much. Don't care about anything else, and they have no interest actually writing the government well, you saw that even doing George Bush's era where he would assign like a guy, the guy he designed to run FEMA for instance. When you preach for so long, the government is the enemy. And the we don't need government and everyone should be every man and woman for themselves. It's hard to actually run the government well, because you've already said you don't think it has a function that people need society, so you end up just hiring your cronies to do things and in a big not doing it well, and so they've been preaching the doctrine for so long. That was left of the. Party is pretty much a party of of nihilism. It doesn't matter. We just WANNA own lives. We don't actually have to do our job well, and that preceded trump, but trump is singularly also awful person. He is a big at. He's a narcissist he's. A liar, all the things we've seen publicly display for so long, and he's also pretty incompetent, which is interesting as an opponent of him, because his incompetence probably saves US sometimes. Yes, we could accomplish all the things he would like to do, or the things occurred to him briefly in his undisputed mind. If he were more competent. We probably have more to fear from him than if he were less competent. But either way he's singularly bad, but he's part of a trend in the Republican party wants named the Napkin coal as one of your role models. That's really interesting. It's not a name. You hear often from people under a certain age. A brilliant talented guy who also broke a lot of barriers. Explain how you discovered him in what he means to you what it means they. He's when a role models I discovered to my. My Dad listened to my dad liked some of those crooners like and you know Johnny Mathis and and others in Coaches always I dunno something about his tone is Pinot. Playing is raising. It was just so beautiful to me, and as I got older, I found out one of my other favorite singers Marvin Gaye really looked up to bat kinkel as well and I think my singing style is probably most influenced by Nat King Cole Marvin, Gaye and Stevie wonder with a little curtis. Mayfield I think sometimes if I were to trace my vocal image, I feel like those are the most influential. Artists to me and like you said knocking Colebrook a lot of barriers, sometimes had visions of me hosting a variety show like his with music and talk comedy, and all that stuff when Christner do in these Christmas specials on Father's Day specials in the back of my mind, I'm thinking of nagging coal sometimes and I. Even did a pilot for a show called Forget what the exact title was, but it was basically kind of like a jools Holland type show I. Don't know if you've seen jobs, Holland. A and you know backing coach always been a role model in that sense as well, too. When I hear the harmonies on conversations in the dark yet again can't help hearing the the Church which was your earliest musical influence, obviously Yeah, it's always GonNa be there and I think never break fills in some ways, almost like a him to me and there are always going to be elemental Gospel in my singing and my writing style. It was such a formative time for me as a musician and enter your family. Your mom at least was very religious early on that was part of. Why were you? You were home schooled I guess because they took prayer. At a school, not because you were so smart I just was a bonus. I guess it was weird. Could slew of Well I know I don't know if they explicitly Ho schools because they took prouder schools, but they were trying to be the best Christians they could be. And we had a Christian school in my hometown run by Evangelical Christian Church, and they sent us here for a couple of years, but there was a tuition, and it got to be a bit expensive for them. Given all the things you need to do for. For for kids, and so, they decided, instead, they would through the Christian school do a home school program, or they taught us themselves, and you know occasionally someone from the school. Drop by and check up on us an advisor parents, but they are. Parents taught us my mom mostly I want. My Dad was at work in by the time you made it back to a regular school. Skip a couple grades dookie. That.
"john legends" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Music now. John Legend has new album bigger love and I recently sat down with him virtually to talk about that album about current events. He's been a longtime advocate for criminal justice reform and an outspoken opponent of down trump among other things, so we had a lot to talk about. Let's get right to that interview. I'm not sure that I've ever had a musician scheduled. The interview for eight am before. You should see my schedule week and all last week. We've been working early. You know the bottom line is my kids. Wake up around seven seven thirty so I'm waking up usually that early anyway and so. My own musicians ours was there a time when you kept more standard musicians hours well when I was a bachelor and young, and you know I would stay in the studio. Sometimes they'll one or two in the morning and wake up a little later. Now I go in usually around noon and I'm done before dinner so in the morning I wake up and hang out with the kids. I work out I. do a few calls or whatever. To handle some business in the studio and then. I'm home by dinnertime and I'm done working, so let's using my schedule and on the road. It's obviously a whole different schedule. You've always struck me as a fantastically disciplined person What's the least disciplined thing about Ya? I I'm pretty disciplined. Let me think what is not disciplined about me. It's interesting because Chris is cleaner and Tidier at the house than I. Have I'm not a slob but relatively speaking. My wife is more more need. With getting everything physically and order at the house than I am it. Is, really great, really enjoying it. It's funny. You've made more politically charged albums in the past. That might be more directly suited to this moment, right? You can't really pick your times to that extent. Album sick longtime. Yeah they take a while to make, and even after you've finished writing it, there's still quite a distance between writing and putting it out, so you can't ever be sure exactly what environment you're going to be releasing it into, but here we are. We're at this moment. I made the music primarily in twenty nineteen, but also wrote a few key songs early twenty twenty, and we were wrapped on writing songs right before we went into quarantine. We didn't know we were about to go into quarantine, but we got done with what we thought was a really great album by You know late February as ours writing the songs. And Recording Demos and you know they were already pretty much closer to the finish line. The only things that needed to be done with you horn overdubbed. If you string over dubs, and some are featured guest hadn't put their vocals on yet. And then we ended mix master all that and that's what happened over the last few months. Trying to do it was in a distancing, and all these other things made it a little more complicated, but it was doable and we got it done. There's certain sums it could be read in a more political way. Eight never break is about a relationship, I can also hear it as another contraband. It was always meant to kind of feel like both talk about the water rising in the mountains, shaking and talk about it being bigger than you and me, and so the idea of the song was that it could, it could be about a couple you know saying they're going to stick together through times, but I think it's more about human resilience, and about the power of love to help us get through tough times anyway and. One of my team members has always said she felt like it was. It was an oath to our democracy that. We, could you know get through? Even these challenges that we're seeing hurled at our democracy, but I believe it is an anthem of resilience, one way or another, whether you choose to see it as just for you, and your loved one or in a broader context, if it is about our democracy, are you sure we'll never break? I'm not you know it's interesting because I I'm an optimist by nature, but I can see what's happening in and I think if trump gets reelected, we won't have democracy as we know it. After his second election because he's already pretty much off all the guardrails, just things that seems kinda small and kind of got buried in the news like him firing all these inspector general's at the different departments supposed to hold. People, accountable him, refusing to give his taxes him actively intimidating and discouraging people from voting. We're very close to being a democratic government in name, only if he can ignore accountability, ignore checks and balances and intimidate voters in the press then we're not a real democracy, so we're on the brink right now. You've been a longtime advocate for criminal justice. Reform issues are far from new to you. What surprised you if anything about this colonel? I don't know about surprised, but I think I'm hopeful seeing this moment because I see the conversation moving leaps, and from where it was before, and I think part of it is due to the sheer volume and the diversity of the coalition. In the streets marching, protesting for justice, asserting the black lives matter even seeing a Republican senator utter those words I think there's a broader coalition out there in the streets right now, and I feel a lot of momentum towards making real serious change, and I think the activists have escalated their demands I think for a while. It was reform or retrain, and now that were de-fund fund which has become a controversial word, but it's provocative, and it makes you have a bigger conversation about why do we spend so much money on policing jailing and imprisoning people win? Those funds could be used in other ways that would make our communities more. More healthy and more safe, so I think the move from mere kind of sensitivity, training and implicit bias training to Liz rethink fundamentally the way this whole society is structured way. Our local budgets structured I think is a positive move when comes to move the conversation toward justice in towards peace in our communities. When you see that only in the last month have opinions among white people shifted to understand that the criminal justice system that police treat people differently. I mean on the one hand. I guess it's good that the opinions you finally shift the on the other hand isn't hard to say like what took so long I do Kinda. That yeah, it's frustrating. Because black people have been saying for a long time, it is frustrating, but I will say videos make a big difference and we saw with Rodney King Video when I was a kid, but we've seen it more recently with this George Floyd Video, I just think the length of time that they were on his neck. The repeated cries. He couldn't breathe Chrysler. His mom cries from the crowd around him to that he couldn't read them that they were going to kill him. And the look of just indifference on the police officers face I think this video is different. You know it's different than a lot of the conflicting accountable here. Here when we don't have video or the Oh, I've heard from our life that that the officer Wilson said when he was in the struggle with Michael Brown, you know a Lotta Times will give police the benefit of the Dow. Though we found that. Whenever there's video, it often contradicts what the police report, but in our history white people I think have been given reason to believe that they should trust the police because the police do treat them pretty well. Most of the time it's hard for them to realize that we see the police in a completely different way, because we've been the subject of so much brutality and unfairness and injustice over the years. We have no reason to trust the police account. We haven't been given reason to trust. Police account is their rage and anger in you. It doesn't come out in your music in doesn't come out here and you are in your presentation to the world, but is it in their added I. don't carry much rage. I'm I think by nature optimistic by nature peaceful. By nature someone who wants to find common ground, and so my disposition is not rage and anger, but there's something there that makes me speak up for a progressive ideals makes me speak up for justice and speak out against injustice.
"john legends" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"People get choked for instance by these. chokehold was banned at the time it happened and the and the officer was charged and convicted. So you know a lot of times. These rule changes are naive, but. If the effect is still the same that a police can act with impunity, then it doesn't matter so i. do think there needs to be teeth behind these rules and regulations and real consequences and accountability around these rules and regulations that that that are supposed to control polices behavior, but also I do believe that we need to reconsider our funding. of the police and I think it's important part of the conversation. So how do you see Johnny? Never been shy about speaking out on issues of the role of while known people I think we've seen the taboo or the risk. Navy for celebrities began kind of go away. Remember used to be that Michael Jordan or other people just didn't want alienate people. Now you see the Ron James, starving voting rights organization people ourself. It seems like that door has been kicked down and you don't see a risk. Right row was already down. If you look at Mohammed, Ali and right wonder look at Bob Dylan. John Lennon all these artists. spoke out over the years. A spoke out about the Vietnam. War this book out about Civil Rights is out about women's rights over the years, and I think celebrities have always been part of the conversation, but I do believe This conversation should be driven by experts by organizers by activists and celebrities I. Think we have a role in amplifying the work that these folks are doing, but they're doing more hard work, and we should amplify voices and make sure they're heard and is not about us. I think that's probably probably smart approach to it and I before I. Let you go just on the on the album in the role of of music, right now just not even specifically to what's happening, but just the the beauty of sitting back on your deck or where we are putting John. Album John Legend albumin, just letting it go. That's I wrote about releasing music during this time and a lot of what I said was about just. That is the idea that music isn't. GonNa Save the world. We're not GONNA chew. The virus were not going to fix all the world's problems, but we can give people a bit escape. We can let them we can inspire them. We can give them some hope we can make them feel a connection to their loved ones And make that fuel even stronger, and so that's what music and do It's powerful is beautiful. I know I'm humble about. The amount of impact music and have, but I do believe it does have some kind of magic to it that transcends a lot of differences that we may have otherwise. It's been great escape for the last three months can't wait to have everybody here. You're out. My got to listen to the awesome congratulations. Yeah, I, think now now let you unnerve addams family at this point. Villain in your household I. Now. My kids can be free to talk again. John Great to talk to you..
"john legends" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"They just doing something stupid that teenage boys do you know you just worry. That could lead to something tragic like that. Yeah I you. You mentioned multiracial coalition in the streets right now I've heard a lot of people say this time feels different as somebody who's covered a lot of stories. I get wary of that because we've had shootings in Butte. This time is different in the. Different so do you feel like this is different? And if so, what does that mean exactly how will be different well? It's I think it's different because the conversation is moving, you know I think for a long time. We were just saying let's reform. Let's retrain the police. And now we're saying. Do we need so many police and our street is is their presence of making life better. Better are we investing our money in our in our city and state budgets in the right things that will make our lives safer and healthier, and can we think about public safety on a more holistic way rather than simply do? We have enough guys with badges and guns on the street, and We've been having that same conversation around incarceration with jails and prisons as well Are we safer because we spend all this money on policing jails and prisons, or would it be better spent on other things that would be more edifying for the community we look at you. Know Investments. We could be making in pre K., A. Education that have been shown to change the arts of people's lives Are we spending enough on those things? Are we spending enough to make sure our teachers are well paid, and and have all the training and the and the support that they need. Are we spending enough money to make sure everyone else has healthcare as we are still experiencing this pandemic You know every choice we make as a society. Politics is really about those choices about those priorities and as a nation. We've decided that policing jails and prisons are the way we deal with problems here and a lot of us are now suggesting that we should rethink that..
"john legends" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Sit Down podcast now more of my conversation with John Legend be talked about the pandemic and the impact. It's had on music on and everything else, but obviously in the last three weeks, or so since the killing of George, Floyd in Minneapolis added entirely different layer to even to listening to your music. Maybe do you see that that you didn't write these songs about what's happening necessarily right now? Obviously, but there may be something in those songs people here. They apply to what they're watching everyday. I think we've seen so many images of black people in mourning and. Outrage or even literally with knees on our next I feel like albums kind of an antidote to that that is about celebrating joy in celebrating love and celebrating resilience and Though this album wasn't written in response to what happened just now. I think we could all use a lift right now. And and some love right now some joy and I think this can provide that for people. You've obviously are no stranger to social justice. You've been talking about and fighting about it for as long as I've known you well before that obviously What do you think not as a musician? But as American American as an African, American man is happening in the streets right now. How do you explain it to people? When is that energy that we're witnessing well of course of this conversation around a? The difficult relationship black people had with the police has been going on for. The longest you know this nation was founded on slavery and then so many aspects of the way black people who've been treated in America. Are Kind of descendants of slavery so You know this has been an ongoing conversation. I think the difference now is one the advent of the Cell Phone Camera has made these incidents more visible to more people and I think the. Utter agony of watching a man die in a nine minute video. and to see the cows look of indifference on The officers face as they killed him. it was galvanizing and powerful for a lot of people, and what's inspiring about it is that you seen a real multiracial coalition coming together in the streets of America, and even not just in America, but in Europe and all around the world. People saying you know this has got to stop and I think the power of that singular video was able to galvanize people in a way that haven't seen in a while and It's making people ask some serious questions about the way our society structured where Criminal Justice System has interacted with black one other communities of color over the years, and I think those are needed questions that we need to be asking and we need to think big and boldly about kind of change that we want to see. Talked to so many of my friends had great conversations in the last few weeks about that video. The George Floyd video what they've said to me is you have to understand willies that I see myself under the officers knee?.
"john legends" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"She likes to hear them when they're close to the finish line. Only because there's a thing called Demo itis. A. In the music business when you fall in love with the early demos of something, and then you never want to hear them sound differently after that. And as musicians we usually tweaking and arranging and doing things to it, and she usually falls in love with early version doesn't like to hear the later version, though she's like from now on I just want to hear on his closer to being done and so she hears them but It's usually much later on the process. So how do you think this fits in? I mentioned seven albums bigger love. Is it a different sound in any way to something new for your fans, or is it? What fans have come to expect from you I? Think it'll be a blend I. think There are a lot of sound that they've heard me do before I think. Some of the songs feel like even my first album. Album get lifted, which came out way back in two thousand four. Some of them feel like once again. Some of them for like evolve our love in the future, and then some may sound different than anything I've done before, but I think when people hear it, they'll. They'll think oh. This sounds like a John Legend album, but it sounds like kind of the diversity of my influences. What's it like John Putting out an album right now? Just as a business question even is it a lot different than in the past or not? Really because people streaming anyway wherever? We and is We were so dependent on physical of people showing up to a record store for so long in this business but that has already changed before the pandemic. To now where it's A. Hugely Unlikely that most people are listening to these things on physical products the only physical product. They're listening to it on his. There is mobile zone or their are their whatever devices they use at home, so streaming makes it so we can just release it. You know we're not. Worried about people having to show up and stand in line, and all these other things, and that means we sell fewer records now we sell. We get a fewer transactions of money from people but people have more access to music and they can stream. You know as much as they want and. You Our fans are streaming music. Streaming numeric streaming my old songs. Data, all me or whatever it is. And I think it's been better for the fans. That music is so accessible, the whole pretty much a extent of popular music and be. Accessed at any given moment and I think that's a beautiful powerful thing. It makes music more. Omni President People's lives outside. People are sitting at home right now. For the most part in their rediscovering old music. They gone. I loved it, we. Re talks to the streaming services streaming up right now music. Video and tyler framing up because people have a little more free time to do that, but even music is up as well and what they're going for. Is that nostalgia a lot of times? comfort a even with food. We're seeing with Chris Recipes. People want things that evoke memories of from their youth, or from from moments a whole family in their memories. Out. Different John Do you think on the other side of this..
"john legends" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Well we've been working on the album since early. Two Thousand Nineteen in some songs, actually much older than that, but we've been working in earnest on the album since. Early Twenty nineteen and so We finished writing. All the songs embodied on the album before the end to make a took off in in America, and before we were on quarantine and so Don't listen to the songs thinking. They were written during this time but I think some of the songs actually feel right. In this moment, some of them are about resilience, and about love, getting through tough times, and then some of them are just fun joyful uplifting songs that I think it'd be great songs this summer, and and as before trying to emerge. From what's been really tough spring I? Think that we pretty uplifting. So. What is your process, John? You talk about eighteen months to make an album when you sit down, this is your seventh studio album. Say Okay. It's time to put something out again as somebody on the outside looking in I. Don't even imagine where you start. Like. What have you begin the idea of novel? Some some artists that come into it thinking. They have a kind of a thesis of what they're trying to accomplish with album and they have a plan, and maybe they even have a concept that they develop for the album that everything will be You know inspired by, but for me I usually don't have that I usually unless it's kind of a specialty. Specialty album like Christmas album or or the album. I did with the roots Wake up, which was about protest songs and celebrating that tradition protest on when I just a regular John Legend album i. don't usually have an idea ahead of time of exactly what is going to come out like I just start writing and see what happens. See where my muse sins MEC- were. My inspiration sends me, and then it starts to take shape, and every album starts Abba personality after a while and you start to feel that when you you start to recognize which songs are connecting more for you and other people that listen to it with songs feel like they. Are the heart of the album in the heart of the creativity of album, and then you're able to figure out. This is what I should call this album. This is what a themes this The songs are kind of coalescing around and for me. That's.
"john legends" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"New episode of the Sunday sit down podcast. Thanks as always clicking and listening along as you know over the more than three months now of this pandemic. Bringing you our favorites from the Sunday? Sit Down Library our conversations. We think but this week we got a new one. I got together over Zoom for Sunday today interview with John Legend the Great John Legend the Multi Grammy, winning John Legend the E got. John Legend if you're not familiar. That means he's won an emmy. A Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony one is a producer of a Broadway show. He's one at all. He's the first African American man to win the got and one of a small elite group in the history of entertainment to achieve that feat. He's got a new album out. It's called bigger love. He's been working on it and recording it for about eighteen months, but had to finish it during this pandemic, which presented all kinds of challenges as you're about to hear. Also when he's writing these songs, he didn't know a pandemic was coming. He didn't know we were going to see these movements in the streets that we've seen for the last several weeks for racial justice in this country something. He's been outspoken about something. He's been advocating for for many many years well before the death of George Floyd's that he believes despite the fact, he didn't write the songs for these moments the kind of love. Love the kind of pain. He shows in these are reflective of it, and maybe can help us get through this time. He's just a great guy more than anything else John. Legend is as you know. He's married to Chrissy Teagan. They have two kids really cute kids for your Luna to your old miles and I should tell you we were on zoom. I was at home in new. York John was at home in Los Angeles. And in order for us to start the interview in his living room, I became the villain because he had to tell Luna in miles, they had to turn off the movie because it was too loud, they were watching Addams, family, values and He had to shout at the kids, and I think I saw luna walk past our screen with their arms, folded, just staring down dad, and he said I'm sorry to interrupt your day sweetheart, and then squarely blamed it on some guy named Willie. Willie in New York City, so the legend Teagan kids don't like me not big fans of me at this point, but a great conversation with John Legend Right now the Sunday sit down podcast around his new album bigger love, and so much more enjoy it John, good to see man. Thanks doing this. It's my pleasure a great to see Willie. Spencer were it's been too long been locked up in our homes for so long clue..