Tag: JOHN LEGEND

Is Outkast Better Than the Beatles? A Scientific Analysis

Photo: Daily Express/Theo Wargo (Getty Images) Social StudiesThe Root’s Social Studies is a daily, curated, one-stop shop for all the funny, relevant and important content that should be trending on social media. It started with a simple tweet from comedian Ron Funches (who at least one white person assumed was Questlove’s real name). Advertisement Of […]

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Triller Network Acquires Verzuz, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland to Join Management Team

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland discussing a Verzuz event.Screenshot: Verzuz/YouTube It looks like it’s a case of owner money Verzuz executive money because creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have some huge news! According to Billboard, the streaming platform and global pandemic lockdown-era phenomenon has been acquired by Triller Network, which is the parent company of the […]

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Facebook Watch to Premiere New Black History Month Special Featuring Erykah Badu, Chance the Rapper, John Legend, and More

Image: Kayla Williams/ Beck Media In honor of Black History Month, on Tuesday, Facebook Watch will premiere Forward: The Future of Black Music, a new musical special that looks at the legacy, impact and future of Black music. Forward: The Future of Black Music, which comes from Jesse Collins Entertainment, will feature several dynamic pairs […]

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John Legend, Janelle Monae, H.E.R. And More Appear On The Oscars’ Best Original Song Shortlist

For the third consecutive year, the Oscars have revealed the shortlists for their upcoming award show. Among the leaders in the Best Original Song category, according to Billboard, fans will find that John Legend appears twice on the list. He joins Diane Warren as the only artists in this year’s shortlist to show up multiple […]

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Chrissy Teigen Got Dragged Over An ‘Unrelatable’ Tweet Involving A Super-Expensive Bottle Of Wine

Chrissy Teigen is good at Twitter. She’s also fabulously, unimaginably wealthy. So while she hobnobs with the masses on social media, she also lives a very different life than almost everyone. That was made abundantly clear on Wednesday, when what began as what seemed like a simple prompt — the kinds that yield thousands and […]

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John Legend Offers A Soulful Rendition Of Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’ For His Inauguration Performance

Twelve long years ago, John Legend brought his talents to the nation’s capital, where he performed James Taylor’s “Shower the People,” alongside Taylor himself and Jennifer Nettles, for Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration ceremony. Fast-forward to the present and Legend is back in Washington D.C., but this time to celebrate the start of Joe Biden’s stint […]

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Shonda Rhimes Called Trump an ‘Ignorant Bitch Baby’: How Black Hollywood Responded to the D.C. Dumpster Fire

Shonda Rhimes speaks onstage at the LA Promise Fund’s Girls Build Leadership Summit 2018 on September 28, 2018; President Donald Trump speaks at the “Stop The Steal” Rally on January 06, 2021.Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for LA Promise Fund (Getty Images), Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images (Getty Images) Wednesday happened. January 6, 2021, happened. That really happened, […]

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Rihanna, Aurora James and Cardi B Step Into Honors at Star-Studded Footwear News Achievement Awards

Rihanna, left; Aurora James; Cardi BPhoto: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images), Rachel Murray (Getty Images), Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) This year may have not been one of our most winning, but there are still achievements to celebrate; particularly the handful of designers who harnessed the energy and activism of the moment to compel substantive structural changes […]

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Giving Voice Trailer First-Look: August Wilson Lives On Through the Students Who Recite His Monologues

Giving Voice (2020)Photo: Courtesy of Netflix I recently attended the advanced virtual screening for Netflix’s film adaptation of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (whew, still processing the amazing performances in that one, but I’ll share more on that later), and following the film, Samuel L. Jackson moderated a Q&A with the cast and crew. At multiple […]

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No Ordinary People: John Legend to Host the 2020 Global Citizen Prize Awards Special

John Legend attends The 2019 MAKERS Conference on February 7, 2019, in Dana Point, Calif.Photo: Rachel Murray for MAKERS (Getty Images) The international advocacy organization Global Citizen has recently announced its host for the 2020 Global Citizen Prize Awards and it’s none other than one of our favorite philanthropic, phenomenal singers, John Legend. Advertisement In […]

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Looks Like There’s a New Monster Coming to Netflix; Kelvin Harrison Jr.’s Long-Awaited Indie Heads to Streaming

Kelvin Harrison Jr attends Luce – 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 28, 2019, in New York City.Photo: Theo Wargo for Tribeca Film Festival (Getty Images) In news that may feel long overdue for some Sundance fans, Netflix has recently announced its decision to acquire the Kelvin Harrison Jr.-led indie, Monster, […]

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John Legend Performs And Discusses How He Celebrated Joe Biden’s Win On ‘Late Night’

John Legend has been as active as any musician during this election season, and he continued to make his presence known on yesterday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers. On the show, he delivered a pre-taped performance of “Wild,” the most recent single from his new album, Bigger Love. [embedded content] Legend also sat down for […]

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Ariana Grande, Chance The Rapper, And More React To Joe Biden Officially Becoming The 46th President

The year’s presidential election has been a rollercoaster from start to finish. Following a pair of unorthodox debates as well as an election day that turned into more of an election week, the long ride is over: On Saturday morning, Joe Biden was officially crowned the 46th president of the United States. Shortly after the […]

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John Legend Mocks Donald Trump By Telling People To Claim Things They Don’t Have

As of this writing, there is no clear winner of the 2020 presidential election. And though it looks like Joe Biden’s lead may hold, his opponent, incumbent Donald J. Trump, seems to think otherwise. Late on Wednesday afternoon, he took to Twitter, boldly and baselessly claiming claiming wins in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and North Carolina […]

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Share Loss of Third Child During Pregnancy: ‘We Love You, Jack’

Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) In a painful and deeply personal message posted late Wednesday on Instagram, Chrissy Teigen shared that she and husband John Legend lost their third child, a son they had been calling “Jack.” The post came just days after Teigen revealed her worsening pregnancy complications. Advertisement “We are shocked and in […]

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How Husbands Can Help Wives Cope With Miscarriages, Depression And Suicidal Thoughts

Source: Chrissy Teigen / Instagram UPDATED: 7:30 a.m. ET, Oct. 1, 2020 — Chrissy Teigan and her husband John Legend have lost their child after she experienced a miscarriage, the model announced in an emotional Instagram post early Thursday morning. The couple had already named their child Jack and Teigan wrote a heartfelt message to […]

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Megan Thee Stallion, the Founders of Black Lives Matter and More Top Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020

Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors; Megan Thee Stallion; Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle UnionImage: Kayla Reefer/Time, Dana Scruggs/Time, Texas Isaiah/Time They’re activists, artists, athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs, leaders, and above all else, influencers. ‘Tis the season when we begin to reflect on those who’ve had the greatest impact upon our collective culture in the past […]

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Billie Eilish Leads An All-Star Lineup Performing At The 2020 Democratic National Convention

The 2020 Democratic National Convention is going virtual this year due to the current state of the world, but it still promises great entertainment value. Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to accept the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, yes, but there’s going to be great music, too: Set to perform across four days between […]

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John Legend Uses His Scenic ‘Wild’ Video To Reveal He And Chrissy Teigen Have A Third Child On The Way

Just like the rest of the industry, John Legend most likely assumed he would be able to drop his seventh album with little to no interruption, but unfortunately, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, that was not the case. Nonetheless, the “All Of Me” singer weathered the storm and made the necessary adjustments in order to […]

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