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The 31 year old model penned an article for Glamour about her struggles with PPD since giving birth to daughter Luna last year.
Married to John Legend, a swimwear model and a new mother, Chrissy Teigen seems to have it all. However, the star has opened up for the first time about her post-partum depression since giving birth to her daughter last year in a new article for Glamour magazine.
She and her singer husband welcomed their first daughter, named Luna, eleven months ago in April 2016. The couple, who have been married since 2012 and had dated for five years before that, had tried unsuccessfully for many years to conceive, turning to IVF treatement.
Chrissy Teigen has revealed her struggles with post-partum depression
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen Opens Up For First Time About Post-Partum Depression
Having a wife and daughter has made John Legend concerned for the future.
Despite John Legend's stunning performance of 'La La Land' tunes 'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)' and 'City of Stars' at the 89th Academy Awards, the night was marred by the mix-up over Best Picture with 'Moonlight'. While his face might have visibly dropped at the time, these days he has a lot more to worry about than not getting awards.
John Legend opens up about his feelings on Trump's America
'Hi guys. Here joined by Oscar winner John Legend - not this year', Chrissy Teigen joked after the ceremony, ribbing her husband of three years. But the truth is, John considers himself a winner just to have her and their daughter Luna in his life.
Continue reading: John Legend Wants To Protect His Daughter From Trump's America
The model luckily walked away from the incident unhurt
Model, cookbook writer, mother-of-one and Twitter slayer, Chrissy Teigen has escaped unhurt from a hit and run car accident. The Sports Illustrated cover girl was involved in the accident as a passenger in the car in Hollywood but walked away from the crash injury free.
The model has escaped unharmed from a car accident
The incident happened around 7:30pm on Tuesday night (7 Feb) as the car Chrissy was travelling in was hit.
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen Involved In Hit And Run Car Accident
Legend will play 29 live dates across the U.S. and Canada from May to June 2017, in support of his fifth album 'Darkness and Light'.
Seemingly not content with becoming a movie soundtrack maestro, John Legend has a busy summer ahead of him in 2017, announcing a new North American tour to support his recently released album Darkness and Light.
The singer, 38, announced an extensive tour of Canada and the United States beginning on May 12th in Miami and ending on June 30th in New Orleans, taking in 27 more live dates in between.
When he hits the road, Legend will be supported by R&B singer Gallant, whose first album Ology recently earned a Grammy nomination in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.
Continue reading: John Legend Announces 'Darkness And Light' North American Tour
They couldn't have picked a better pair for this legendary song.
Ariana Grande and John Legend recreate the Grammy and Academy Award winning 'Beauty and the Beast' title song for the forthcoming live action Disney reboot. The song won myriad awards when it was first released with Celine Dion, and there is no doubt that they do it justice this time around.
Ariana Grande performs with John Legend for 'Beauty and the Beast'
The original title theme was composed by the 8-time Oscar winning Alan Menken alongside Howard Ashman (who died during the release of the 1991 animation), and written by Tim Rice. Menken is responsible for the bulk of the film's soundtrack, and has returned to work on this hugely exciting remake having also been acknowledged for his work on the likes of 'The Little Mermaid', 'Aladdin' and 'Pocahontas'.
Teigen is the queen of shutting down the online haters.
Chrissy Teigen shut down another Twitter troll on Monday, who criticised the model for using IVF to conceive.
Over the weekend Chrissy, who has been open about her experiences with IVF, told Extra that she and husband John Legend plan on having a son next, saying they have “have a boy on ice.”
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are planning on having a baby boy next
The singer voiced his objections to Trump’s immigration ban during the PGA Awards.
On Friday Trump signed an executive order barring U.S. entry to citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. The move was met with a wave of protests across the US and was talking point during Saturday night’s Producers Guild of America Awards.
John Legend has slammed Trump’s immigration ban
Continue reading: John Legend: "America Has To Be Better Than Donald Trump"
The incident happened last week while Legend was at JFK airport with wife Chrissy Teigen.
John Legend has spoken about the racially charged harassment he suffered last week, when he was called a ‘monkey’ by a photographer at JFK airport.
John Legend has spoken about suffering racial harassment from a photographer last week
John Legend hopes his music will ''bring light and inspire'' people.
John Legend wants his music to ''bring light and inspire''.
The 'Love Me Now' hitmaker ''starts with his own background'' when it comes to choosing the projects he takes on as he wants to help bring ''beauty into the world''.
He said: ''I start with my own background: I was an English major and also concentrated in African-American literature, history, and culture. Even as a young person, I used to read a lot about Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr.
Continue reading: John Legend: I Hope My Music Inspires
All hail Chrissy Teigen, the Queen of Twitter.
Chrissy Teigen, wife of John Legend and all-round twitter legend
It all started when Donald Trump addressed claims that no A-list music stars were willing to perform at his inauguration next month. “The so-called "A" list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!,” the president-elect tweeted.
The singer and songwriter called the get together a "publicity stunt"
John Legend is disappointed his friend and collaborater Kanye West met with Donald Trump
Legend is one of Kanye’s closest allies - even singing his beautiful ballad, All Of Me, at the rapper’s wedding to Kim Kardashian West in 2013 - but even he found West’s visit to Trump Tower one step too far.
Continue reading: John Legend Disappointed With Kanye's Meeting With Trump
John Legend will ''always'' be grateful for Kanye West for having his ''music back'',e specially at the start of his career when he was rejected from other record labels.
The 37-year-old singer believes he wouldn't have landed a record deal without the assistance of the 'Famous' rapper, because he was rejected by ''every major record label'' when he was trying to break into the music industry, and Legend is thankful for his support throughout his music career.
Speaking on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles on Friday (02.12.16), he said: ''I don't know if I would've gotten signed to Columbia and Sony without [Kanye's] help and his work with me on my music back then. So I'll always be grateful to him for that.
Continue reading: John Legend Will 'always' Be Grateful For Kanye West
Kim has previously shared that she may not be able to carry another child due to health risks.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, the model was asked if she’d consider being a surrogate for Kim, who might not be able to carry a third child.
While the question may have seemed a little out of the blue to some, Chrissy was unfazed and said she loved being pregnant and would be willing to do it all again for Kim.
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen Would Be Kim Kardashian's Surrogate "In A Heartbeat"
The ‘X Factor’ hopeful has found an ally in rapper 50 Cent.
Rapper 50 Cent has defended ‘X Factor’ contestant Honey G, whose act has been branded ‘racist’ by some viewers.
The 35-year-old, whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford, has become this year’s most controversial contestant, thanks to her take on a number of rap tracks.
But 50 has hit back at accusations that Honey G is ‘appropriating black culture’ or making a mockery of rap and hip hop, by saying that anyone who thinks the act is racist doesn't ‘know what racism really is’.
John Legend has teased he will release a new LP ''real soon'', and he already has ''an inkling'' as to when he will drop the album.
John Legend has teased he will release a new LP ''real soon''.
The 'Ordinary People' hitmaker, who unveiled his latest record 'Love Me Now' last week, has hinted he will be dropping his first album in three years soon, and although he has yet to confirm a date he has ''an inkling'' as to when he plans to launch it.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper about the forthcoming musical venture, he said: ''The album's coming real soon, nothing is certain but I have an inkling of the date.''
Continue reading: John Legend Will Release New Album 'real Soon'
The song is from his soon to be released album 'Darkness and Light'.
John Legend unveiled 'Love Me Now' yesterday, the first song from his upcoming fifth studio album 'Darkness and Light' which is yet to be given a release date. He performed a live acoustic version of the track on his piano at home for his latest Facebook Live video.
John Legend shares his newest single 'Love Me Now'
Premiering the song on Thursday night (October 6th 2016), John Legend also announces the impending launch of his latest album. 'Love Me Now' It's a sensational ballad and the lyric video is a tearjerking endeavor with lots of people including children communicating in sign language. It appears to explore all kinds of love, the familial and romantic.
Morgan wrote a response to Aniston’s op-ed about the media’s constant speculation that she is pregnant, criticising the actress for being airbrushed on magazine covers .
Chrissy Teigen engaged in a war of tweets with Piers Morgan on Wednesday (July 13) over his criticisms of Jennifer Aniston’s op-ed piece about body shaming and her constant pregnancy rumours. The model and presenter called the former CNN host a ‘piece of shit asshole’, after reading the column he had penned for Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper.
Chrissy Teigen has called out Piers Morgan on twitter.
Teigen tweeted: “@piersmorgan saw your piece on Jennifer Aniston. Why do you ALWAYS take the road of being the piece of shit asshole? Particularly with women and people of color. tell me it's just for clicks?? Please tell me you aren't TRULY this vile.”
Chrissie Teigen , John Legend - Spike hosts a For Your Consideration Event for the members of the Television Academy with a screening of 'Lip Sync Battle' at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 14th June 2016
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Chrissy Teigen , John Legend - Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, their daughter North and friends John Legend and Chrissy Teigen enjoy lunch at Nobu in Malibu - Malibu, California, United States - Sunday 29th May 2016
The adorable pic was shared on the model’s Snapchat.
Model Chrissy Teigen has shared the cutest pic yet of her five-week-old daughter Luna Simone with her Snapchat followers. On Friday (May 20) Teigen posted an adorable photo of little Luna enjoying a nap with dad John Legend, while the family appeared to be heading back home on a private jet to LA.
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen Shares Super Cute Pic Of John Legend And Daughter Luna
She and husband John Legend welcomed their daughter Luna Simone five weeks ago.
Chrissy Teigen has given a new interview about her experience of motherhood so far, having given birth to her first daughter just over a month ago, saying she’s enjoying every moment but describing her baby as a “milk monster”.
Teigen welcomed her baby girl, Luna Simone Stephens, with her husband John Legend on April 14th, and she spoke to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday (May 17th). The 30 year old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model said that breastfeeding was proving to be the toughest challenge so far, although it is a “loving and sweet” experience.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend photographed with their daughter Luna in May 2016
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen Speaks About The Challenges Of Motherhood
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend , Luna Simone Stephens - Chrissy Teigen and John Legend enjoying a stroll with their baby Luna Simone in the NoLita neighborhood of New York on a nice Spring day at NoLita - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 16th May 2016
Teigen and husband John Legend welcomed their first child on April 14th.
Chrissy Teigen has shared the first photo of her newborn daughter Luna on Instagram and she’s just as precious as you’d imagine. Luna was born last Thursday (April 14th) and is the first chid for the model and her husband, singer John Legend.
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen Debuts Newborn Daughter Luna On Instagram
It’s the first child for the superstar couple, who have been married since 2013.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have announced the birth of their first child, a daughter named Luna Simone Stephens. The couple announced the happy news in separate social media posts on Sunday (April 17th), with the model saying she was ‘so in love’ with her new daughter.
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Welcome Daughter Luna Simone
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend - Visibly pregnant Chrissy Teigen signs copies of her new book 'Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat' at Books & Books At Adrienne Arsht Center, Good Morning America - Miami, Florida, United States - Friday 26th February 2016
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend - 88th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Good Morning America - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
John Legend , Chrissy Teigen - Celebrities at the Los Angeles Lakers game. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by the final score of 120-108 at Staples Center. at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 10th March 2016
Legend gave the theme song some much needed lyrics, which really got to the heart of what the show is all about.
US fans bid farewell to ‘Downton Abbey’ on Sunday night (March 6th), after six seasons of the British drama. While the show’s ending might have disappointed some, on Monday night's episode of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, fans were given what they really wanted, a reworking of the theme with lyrics by John Legend.
John Legend has reworked the ‘Downton Abbey’ theme.
Describing the series, which aired on PBS, as ‘a show set in a more dignified time, a time when marrying your cousin was seen as a classy thing to do,’ Kimmel introduced Legend and his piano to perform the lyrical version of the theme.
Continue reading: Watch John Legend Rework The 'Downton Abbey' Theme
Chris Rock, Neal Brennen , John Legend - Opening night for 'Neal Brennen 3 Mics' presented by John Legend and Get Lifted Film Company at The Lynn Redgrave Theatre NYC - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 3rd March 2016
Chrissy Teigen , John Legend - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Chrissy Teigen , John Legend - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Derek Hough, John Legend , Chrissy Teigen - Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner 2016 at Montage Beverly Hills at Montage Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 27th February 2016
John Legend , Mitchell Kaplan - Chrissy Teigen signs copies of her new book 'Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat' at Books & Books within the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County at Books & Books At Adrienne Arsht Center - Miami, Florida, United States - Friday 26th February 2016
Through preimplantation genetic screening, Teigen says that she chose to have a daughter as she thinks John Legend will be a better father to a girl.
Chrissy Teigen has revealed that it’s not merely down to chance that she and husband John Legend are expecting a daughter later this year, saying that she chose the sex of their first child together while undergoing IVF treatment.
For a long time, the 30 year old Sports Illustrated model has been open about her and her singer husband’s struggles with fertility, before announcing back in October last year that she was finally pregnant. Two months later, she announced that they were expecting a baby girl, and now she admits that they had specifically chosen to have a daughter.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in February 2016
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen Reveals She Chose Her Baby's Sex During IVF Treatment
Chrissy Teigen , John Legend - 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 15th February 2016
John Legend - 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Lionel Richie held at the Los Angeles Convention Center - Arrivals at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 13th February 2016
The movie hasn't really clicked with the critics, but its Sundance premiere was something special.
It’s Sundance weekend again and the star of the show this year is definitely What Happened, Miss Simone? The Netflix-produced Nina Simone documentary traces the life of the famed Jazz singer from her beginnings as a classical pianist, through her rise to fame on the jazz and blues scene. What Happened, Miss Simone does not gloss over Simone’s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement or her struggles with mental illness.
John Legend performed a stunning tribute at the What Happened, Miss Simone? Premiere
The Park City premiere was made into a real event, followed up with a concert by soul star John Legend in tribute to Simone’s life and work.
Continue reading: "What Happened, Miss Simone?" Makes Waves With Sundance Premiere
She will be joined by John Legend who will sing 'America The Beautiful'.
We're already hugely excited for the Super Bowl XLIX this February, but the announcement of who's going to be crooning out the National Anthem is the icing on the cake! 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel will be performing at the play-off, alongside John Legend.
Idina Menzel to sing the national anthem
Following the stunning performance of 'The Star Spangled Banner' at Super Bowl XLVIII last year by Renée Fleming, Idina Menzel has got a lot to live up to. Her incredible pipes on the world's favorite tune 'Let It Go' may have rocked the globe, but America's biggest football event has seen some unimaginable talent open the event in song in previous years, including Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson.
Continue reading: Idina Menzel Is Set To Sing The National Anthem At Super Bowl XLIX
The 87th Academy Award ceremony is already off to a controversial start for certain film and actor emissions.
The reaction to this week's Oscar nominations was a loud one, because Academy voters played it so safe in a year when films expanded to explore a diverse array of themes. Throughout 2014, actors and filmmakers bravely took on big challenges, and many were recognised with nominations. But critics have been quick to point out that all of the acting and directing nominees are white, and #OscarsSoWhite was the trending hashtag on Twitter.
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting this year's Academy Awards
The most obvious snub was for Selma, which only received nods for Best Picture and Best Song (for Common and John Legend's 'Glory'), leaving out the acclaimed actor David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay, who would have been the first African-American woman ever nominated for Best Director.
Continue reading: Oscar Nominations Court Controversy
Common's speech seemed to call back to the Ferguson protests, without explicitly mentioning them.
Guys, we gotta talk about Ferguson again. The protests have been off the radar lately, with so much other horribleness going on, but at last night’s Golden Globes, Common took the chance to remind everyone: it’s still going on.
Common used the Golden Globes stage as a soapbox.
The reference made sense after the rapper, along with singer John Legend won Golden Globes for Original Song for the Selma soundtrack, Glory. And here’s how Common made us all squirm in our seats.
Continue reading: Common, Ferguson, The Golden Globes: It Was A Long Night
Turns out even Yeezus can get things wrong on occasion.
On Thursday night stars gathered to celebrate the 37th birthday of John Legend at nightclub ‘Catch’ in New York’s trendy Meatpacking district. But while the guests enjoyed a fancy meal and a piano shaped cake, the real treat came during a speech made by the one and only Kanye West, who actually admitted he was once wrong about something.
Kanye West was wrong, but only the once
In his speech Kanye revealed he had advised his friend not to use the word ordinary in the title of his what would be his breakout single, 2005’s ‘Ordinary People’. “I was incorrect about that one,” West acknowledged.
Brazilian music festival Rock in Rio is to launch in America.
Good news for American music fans! The organisers of the massive Rock in Rio music festival have announced plans to hold an event in Las Vegas.
Taylor Swift will be headlining the brand new festival
According to Nation, the concert will take place in May next year over two weekends, with Metallica and Taylor Swift the top names on the bill. Also performing will be Linkin Park, No Doubt, and John Legend. There aren't many other festivals where you would catch all those acts on the same bill! Roberta Medino, daughter of the festival's founder Roberto Medino, also announced they will spend $25 million on a publicity campaign to drive ticket sales, but with such a star-studded bill, they might not have to push too hard!
Continue reading: Rock In Rio Festival Expanding To America, Taylor Swift To Headline
The Sports Illustrated cover girl definitely isn't shy when it comes to her relationship.
Sports Illustrated covergirl Chrissy Teigen’s sexual exploits made news this week, as the model talked to Cosmopolitan about her career and making a name for herself... but mostly about her sex life with husband John Legend. Said sex life is apparently going great, at least judging by the escapades she shared in her Cosmo interview.
The classy couple apparently has a pretty adventurous sex life.
“We’re by no means freaky-deaky, but let’s just say, we’re open to things. We’re very okay with PDA. When we go to a restaurant, he loves when I wear a dress, so he can do some upper-thigh rubbing."
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen's Mile-High Escapades Make Cosmopolitan Cover Story
The 28 year-old model revealed how she and her Grammy-Award winning husband shared a PDA moment while on board a commercial flight.
Chrissy Teigen is not shy when it comes to public displays of affection.
As the Sports Illustrated model bared all for the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, posing nude in a bathtub with bubbles covering her sensitive areas, she revealed details on some very personal moments herself and husband John Legend have shared.
The 28 year-old married the Grammy-Award winning musician last September (2013) after dating for seven years, and although it is a loving relationship, she isn't scared to admit his status only helped her career.
Mr Probz is No.1 in the UK singles chart.
The Dutch rapper-turned-singer Mr Probz has gone straight in at No.1 with his tune 'Waves'. Probz sold 127,000 copies of the track, which is his debut UK release. He is the latest Dutch artist to top the UK singles chart, following the 2013 success of Bingo Players, Martin Garrix and Nicky Romero.
Mr Probz [L] and Jameela Jamil [R]
Elsewhere in the chart, last week's number one, Hideaway by Kiesza, fell to number one. Sigma were at number three with Nobody To Love - a dance reworking of Kanye West's Bound 2. John Legend is at number four, while Cash Cash complete the top five with Take Me Home.
Continue reading: Mr Probz Snags UK No.1 Single With 'Waves'
Possibly the singularly most romantic album of 2013, John Legend's Gold certified fourth offering 'Love in the Future' was a critical and commercial success - and it's really not hard to see why. With a collection of songs so poignant and appropriate following his subsequent marriage to model Chrissy Teigen, we knew we'd be in for something special.
'All Of Me', the third single from the album, is a fine example of this. Directly written in reference to Chrissy, it shows us that there's no doubt whatsoever that John Legend is a man in love - and that's one of the things that makes this single so remarkably beautiful.
It's a piano and voice only song (only appropriate for a mushy love tune) and John's vocals are at their most unrefined. You can hear every crack in his raw, soulful verses and thus you are forced to listen intently to his heartfelt lyrics. While it's highly difficult to write a love song that isn't nauseating and with originality, John certainly doesn't go by the 'roses are red' romance formula that so many of his contemporaries do nowadays: "You're my downfall, you're my muse/ My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues". It's a genuine song that truly feels like it's been composed for someone special.
Continue reading: John Legend - All Of Me Single Review
The singer and the model tied the knot at intimate Italian ceremony.
Chrissy & John Are Now Happily Married.
The pair, who've been dating since 2007, became engaged two years ago whilst holidaying in the Maldives and have been busily planning their big day ever since. "In my mind it's just like an explosion of ideas, but on paper it is just absolutely nothing," model Teigen told E! News, adding "I'll tell you this: the ceremony will be short."
Continue reading: John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Wed By Stunning Lake Como
It was an intimate wedding in the Italian countryside.
Congratulations, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen! The Grammy award-winning singer and the world famous model tied the knot at long last. According to Us Weekly, the pair had a small, private at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
The pair own Wireless this year.
Wireless Festival, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z – a match made in heaven as far as festival organizers, reporters, fans – all those involved really – are concerned. The pair are splitting up the headlining duties on the three nights of the festival between the two of them, with Justin having performed last night and bringing in Jay for an encore. Tonight it’ll be Hova who takes center stage, as Timberlake only comes on for a couple of tracks. On Sunday, they will share the main stage at the festival for an entire set.
Timberlake's performance was nothing short of spectacular.
'Law & Order' actor Chris Noth, 'Sin City' actress Rosario Dawson and 'Gossip Girl' star Jessica Szohr were all among the star arrivals at the annual Samsung Hope For Children Gala held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
Among arrivals at the 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton were 'Pitch Perfect' star Rebel Wilson with her sister Liberty, 'House of Cards' star Robin Wright, Oscar winning movie director Steven Spielberg and the Grammy winning John Legend.
John Legend is excited to perform on the same bill as Beyonce and a host of other famous acts, in aid of Chime for Change - an initiative, focusing on women's issues worldwide.
John Legend is excited to team up with Beyonce for a London concert, endorsing Chime for Change – a charity, aimed at helping girls and women around the world. The singers will perform at London’s Twickenham stadium on June 1st alongside a host of other international acts, including Florence + the Machine, Haim, Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, Laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland. Chime for Change was founded by Gucci and profits from the initiative go to various NGOs around the world, which aim to affect change in the lives of underprivileged women.
John Legend himself has been working with various organisations, focusing on women’s rights, for a long time. For The Huffington Post, the singer said he was “inspired” to act after traveling to Ghana with Millenium Promise co-founder Professor Jeffrey Sachs, who wrote The End of Poverty.
The Grammy Award winner is excited to perform alongside Beyonce.
Continue reading: John Legend Would Love To Duet With Beyonce In Aid Of Women's Rights
John Legend will be part of a huge charity project called Chimes For Change that aims at endorsing female empowerment on a global scale.
Singer John Legend has spoken of his overwhelming excitement after being asked to join the likes of Beyonce, Gucci creative director Frida Giannini and actress Salma Hayek Pinault for the Chime For Change charity project. Speaking to the Huffington Post, the singer discussed his involvement in the charity concert and discussed what Chimes For Change hopes to achieve, as well as detailing his admiration for Mrs Carter, with whom he will be sharing a stage with at the Twickenham-based festival this summer.
'It's a pretty dynamic group of people and I'm proud to be part of it,' he told the online journal during his recent visit to London, before going on to detail his admiration for the show's host and headliner Beyonce and why it makes 'it makes perfect sense' for the show to be held in the UK capital. The charity movement itself aims to curtail poverty and give everyone an equal chance, and as Beyonce put it in a recent video message addressing the charity, 'Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible.'
The global campaign for female empowerment will culminate with the Chimes For Change concert at London’s Twickenham Stadium on 1 June will feature, as well as Beyonce and Legend, Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, HAIM, Iggy Azalea, Laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland. Full details of the event and ticket information is available at the Chimes For Change website.
Star hints at possible collaboration for women's empowerment concert
John Legend and Beyonce are among the stars who have signed for a special concert at London’s Twickenham stadium on June 1st in aid of Chime For Change, a global campaign for girls’ and womens’ empowerment. Founded by Gucci, it aims to raise funds for nonprofits working to improve girls' and women's lives.
Legend has been talking to the Huffington Post about the event and bigged up the fact that he and Beyonce would be taking to the same stage, even teasing - very slightly mind – that they could do a duet together. Discussing his fellow performer, Legend commented that “we have a very high mutual respect for each other," adding “I don't know, I'll have to talk to Mrs Carter about that," regarding any sort of possible live team-up. As well as Beyonce and Legend, the line-up includes Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, HAIM, Iggy Azalea, Laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland, prompting Legend to comment "It's a pretty dynamic group of people and I'm proud to be part of it."
Commenting on the concert via a video message, Beyonce said "Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible.” It’s part of a busy year for Be, with the star set for a world wide tour, with some fans in uproar over decision to tour under the name of her husband Jay Z’s surname Carter.
Continue reading: John Legend And Beyonce In For 'Chime For Change' London Show
Having dated for seven years and being engaged since December 2011, Chrissy Teigan told her fiancé that they had to marry by the end of this year or it's over.
American model Chrissy Teigen has given an ultimatum to her Grammy Award-winning boyfriend John Legend: he has until the end of the year to marry her. Teigen has been dating Legend for seven years, before the 27-year-old became engaged to him in December 2011. However, after the date being pushed back several times, Teigen has finally announced that Legend is to marry her by the end of 2013, or she's "out". She lamented: ''We keep pushing the date.''
After being asked about when they might be married, Teigen revealed:'' Definitely this year, but this year just started. If it's not this year, I'm out.'' The model, known for being a Sports Illustrated cover girl, suggested that they got engaged for the first time because they had been receiving a lot of pressure from family and friends, and said harassment has not stopped since the engagement.
Sting, Alabama Shakes, Neil Young, Elton John Mumford & Sons and John Legend all paid tribute to Bruce Springsteen as he was named Musicares Person of the Year for 2013 at last night's pre-Grammy award show.
The event recognises a star's philanthropic work as well as their efforts as an artist, something that "The Boss" - as Springsteen has become known - can't separate. "Whatever philanthropy I've ever done usually involved playing the guitar," he said. "I was going to play the guitar anyway." In attendance were some previous honourees: Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett and Bonnie Raitt. Springsteen is a deserving honoree "because he lives his life in such an exemplary way," Raitt said before the gala. "He's committed to his art. He's a good family man. He's a real inspiration for how to give back. I couldn't fault him in any aspect of his life."
Springsteen said of receiving the award, "It's kind of a freaky experience. This is the huge Italian wedding Patti and I never had. I had one of the loveliest nights of my life ...John Legend made me sound like Gershwin. Neil Young made me sound like the Sex Pistols. What a night." He also talked about the power and magic of music, adding, "The Taliban will never win, not now or ever, by banning music and dancing. The minute you do that, you label yourself a tyrant and your cruel days are numbered."
Well, this is the soundtrack to a western, but it's also the soundtrack to the bloody new vision of Quentin Tarantino so while it hints at it, it's not exactly the most classical collection of dusty old desert songs you could imagine. It's a soundtrack that packs just as many punches as his movie and brands those wincingly visceral scenes into your mind as if it was an 'r' on Jamie Foxx's face.
From Ennio Morricone to Rick Ross it's a thrilling OST that somehow manages to modernise the western without completely ruining it in the process, I mean perhaps Rick Ross out of context is a little jarring, but John Legend's 'Who Did That to You?' is the smarmy second gun in Foxx's hand after you think he's all out of bullets. It's drawling guitar line wails with a lone gunman swagger as Legend's R&B vocals cry out with an over the top pulp. This more than any other song on the soundtrack encapsulates your thoughts of not what a Tarantino western is, but what it should be.
It's difficult to pick out tracks here that are better than the rest, they're all good, but this isn't a record in the usual sense, it's a soundtrack, obviously, and therefore it's about the feeling it brings with it and Tarantino's choices of tracks like 'Freedom' ring with the authenticity of classic slavery hymnals. It's a record that feels as sadistic and redemptive as the tale is on screen and it's a testament to these musicians that you don't need to see the film to understand the tale. It's spliced with some of the finest cuts of dialogue and death from the movie which add an extra layer of texture to this inspired collection and mean that you get to hear Christoph Waltz say, 'five thousand dollar n***a, that's practically my middle name' as much as you bloody well please.
On the same day that the NRA calls for there to be armed guards at all schools, celebrities have come together to film a campaign video for 'Demand a Plan', which asks the government to do just that- come up with a plan to tackle the national epidemic of gun violence. The plan that the NRA offers is definitely not the answer that these celebs are after.
As stars, including Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel and John Legend, among many more, speak the names of cities, and the names of places, they also ask their core question: How many more? Fundamentally, there can't be any more, enough is enough. And this is precisely why they are demanding a plan. The video- which you can see below- is linked to the Demand a Plan website, the homepage of which has three main requests:
1. Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America
With Django Unchained featuring a soundtrack including the likes of John Legend, Ennio Morricone, Tupac and James Brown, there’s as much hype about its music as there is the actual film itself.
Legend sat down with Rolling Stone to describe the track that he’s contributed to, a soulful number called ‘What He Did To You’. "I had been reading about the film, very early on when it was in development, and I knew I wanted to write something for it," Legend told the publication. "But he didn't ask me to write it.” Expanding on the themes of the song, he commented "It's about retribution, it's about avenging your lover's honor, it's about a desire to find your love and exact retribution on whoever harmed her, which obviously fits perfectly with the plot of Django."
The film’s issues of slavery and racism are deeply ingrained in the current generation of black Americans, and Legend is no different; much of his reading at University concerned African American history, and he saw a chance to take that and pin it to the Django soundtrack. "A lot of my undergrad studies were about reading about American history and African American history, and America's long struggle with racism and how we deal with race and how important that struggle has been to the forming of this country," he said, a University of Pennsylvania grad. "These are things that I have thought about for years."
A mixed week for US albums releases; old classics given an airing, a major movie soundtrack launched and hip-hop arTIsts new and old having a stab at chart success. Currently, the top of the US album chart is dominated by Taylor Swift, who’s back at the top with Red, Wiz Khalifa, riding high at number two with O.N.F.C. and Rod Stewart’s festive compilation album, Merry Christmas, Baby.
Eric Clapton’s Slowhand gets a 35th anniversary reissue, having been remastered from the original “1/4 tape. There are four album session outtakes, entitled ‘Looking at the Rain,’ ‘Alberta,’ ‘Greyhound Bus,’ and ‘Stars, Strays and Ashtrays.’ A second disc contains a live performance at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, from April 27, 1977.
One for the completists, then – and more a case of Clapton’s record label rubbing their hands in glee at a cash in, than any real significant moment in his career. The re-release of Slowhand has hardly set the music press alight and we probably don’t need to fetch any fire blankets for the albums chart, either.
Date of birth
28th December, 1978
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