An accomplished singer, musician, songwriter and producer, John Legend (ne Stephens) has been making music since his early childhood. Influenced by a musical family, the young Legend embraced gospel, classic soul and hip-hop, and the fusion of all three epitomizes his unique sound. His first major break came from erstwhile Fugee Lauryn Hill, when he played piano on her mega-hit single "Everything Is Everything." But it was Kanye West who really put him on the map, recruiting him to play and sing on the multiplatinum album The College Dropout. After releasing several self-made CDs, Legend dropped his highly anticipated major label debut Get Lifted in early 2005. The single "Ordinary People" is the sort of sweet lovers' lullaby that will haunt Valentine's Day for years to come, and it solidified Legend's status as one of R&B's most promising young talents. For his next project, 2006's Once Again, Legend refined his brand of martini soul, plucking elements of classic pop and '70s soul for an album that was every bit as popular and as satisfying as its predecessor. The 2008 release Evolver found the singer employing a more modern sound.
John Legend Concert Films
Live at the House of Blues
Runtime: 1 hr 31 minJohn Legend brings his old-school soul sound to Hollywood’s House of Blues stage. This set features remarkable renditions of "Let's Get Lifted" and "Ordinary People" and guest appearances by Kanye West and Snoop Dogg.
Live From Philadelphia
Runtime: 2 hr 10 minLive from Philadelphia further cements John Legend's reputation as a great live performer. The album features 19 soulful performances including tracks from Legend’s first two albums and a duet with Corinne Bailey Rae on "Where Is The Love."
John Legend Top Tracks
MTV Unplugged NYC 1997
Runtime: 1 hr 3 minAs a singer, producer, and songwriter, Babyface was an inescapable presence in virtually every major facet of pop music during the '90s. His own recordings helped rejuvenate the R&B tradition of the smooth, sensitive, urban crooner and made him a staple of urban contemporary radio. Yet their considerable success was eclipsed by his songwriting and production work for other artists, which linked him with some of the biggest stars and hit singles of the decade (and not just in the...
In Session Soundcheck 2006
Runtime: 19 minKeyshia Cole grew up listening to her mentor Tupac Shakur and Mary J. Blige as her greatest musical inspirations. In this intimate live performance we get the chance to go behind the curtains and enjoy the most appreciated songs performed live.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 56 minMind, Body & Soul Sessions features R&B phenom Joss Stone live in concert in 2004. Recorded at New York's Irving Plaza, the show begins with an introduction by the legendary Betty Wright, who co-produced the Brit's stunning debut, The Soul Sessions, and co-wrote several songs on the second, Mind, Body & Soul. The barefoot singer then gets down to business, performing a solid selection of material from both albums, including "Super Duper Love" from the first and "You Had Me" from the follow-up. Stone receives strong support from a tight band, distinguished by powerful drummer Caesar Griffin.
Live at V Festival 2014
Runtime: 42 minSam Smith’s performance at the Live at V Festival 2014 is one of those performances that captures the audience in a heartbeat. Among the performed songs are the hits “I'm Not the Only One”, “Lay Me Down”, “La La La,” and of course the ultimate chartbreaker ”Stay with Me”.
It comes as no surprize that in December 2014, Smith was nominated for six Grammy Awards, and at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015 he won four: Best New Artist, "Stay with Me" for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and In the Lonely Hour for Best Pop Vocal Album.
In Session Soundcheck 2006
Runtime: 24 minThere may be few real gentlemen left in the world, but Soundcheck can definitively say that R&B superstar Ne-Yo is one of them. This live concert performance shows a day with the singer as he prepares for the release of his third solo album, 'Year of the Gentleman.' And, not surprisingly, Ne-Yo delivers a focused, star-studded set that proves this performer belongs on the stage just as much as he does behind the scenes. With energetic live performances Ne-Yo charms the audience with all time favorite hits like So Sick, Stay and Time.
Runtime: 1 hr 13 min14 time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Alicia Keys captivated audiences eleven years ago when she performed “Fallin” off her debut album, Songs in A Minor on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Since releasing her first album, Keys has built an astonishing repertoire of hits with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. Over the last few years, Keys has evolved her body of work with world tours, movie deals, best-selling books, Broadway plays and philanthropic missions. Her growth as an artist has also been highlighted by numerous collaborations including Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Jack White and Jay-Z. VH1 Storytellers captures her intimate performance from November 2012 where she shares the back story of some of her biggest hits.
OMG Tour: Live from London
Runtime: 1 hr 21 minR&B icon Usher toplines this live concert, mounted and shot at London, England's O2 Arena during the artist's spring 2011 OMG tour to promote his Raymond v Ramond album. Selections include "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)," "U Remind Me," "U Don't Have to Call," "Mars Vs. Venus," "DJ Got Us Falling in Love," "There Goes My Baby," "Burn" and many more.
Comin' from Where I'm From: Live & More
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minThis uplifting, emotional performance, shot live in Atlanta in 2004, features Anthony Hamilton at his best. It also takes a journey with Anthony back to his hometown of Charlotte, NC.
In Session Soundcheck 2009
Runtime: 32 minAward-winning singer/songwriter India Arie marries romance and politics in her fourth album. This amazing live performance at Soundcheck mesmerizes with a stirring set, that includes the singles 'Chocolate High,' 'Therapy,' and a stunning Sade cover.
Always and Forever: An Evening of Songs At The Royal Albert Hall
Runtime: 1 hr 27 minRecorded on his 1994-1995 world tour, Always And Forever: An Evening Of Songs At Royal Albert Hall features the legendary Luther Vandross at his most smooth and sensuous, featuring his greatest hits and favourites from his covers album Songs.