Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-John Legend
Song:Used To Love U
John Legend is a very talented R & B singer currently riding the wave of Philly Neo Soul popularity. He was born John Stephens in Springfield, OH. He was a child prodigy pianist. Legend moved to Philadelphia at age 16 and played piano on Lauryn Hill's Everything Is Everything in 1998. After that he settled in to play sessions and eventually became associated with the popular rapper Kanye West. West saw Legend as more than a pianist signed him to his G.O.O.D. label. Get Lifted was his first studio album in 2004. Ordinary People was a number one hit on the R & B charts. Used To Love U was the follow up single and also did well. It's a great song and was written by Legend & West. Get Lifted reached number four on the Billboard album chart and also won a 2005 Best R & B Album Grammy Award along with Best New Artist. His new CD Once Again indicates that now that Legend has had some commercial success, there's no pressure to sell CDs and he's more relaxed with his music. John Legend used his connection with Kanye West to achieve commercial success but he clearly has enough talent to make great music for many years. Here's the video for Used To Love U by John Legend.