Singer-songwriter John Stephens, widely known as John Legend, just released his much-anticipated eighth studio album Legend via Republic Records. The “All Of Me” artist executive-produced the LP with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder.
The EGOT star explains the reason behind the self-titled record: “I’ve never used an aspect of my name as the title of an album. I had to earn that, to live up to it by delivering in the performance and the music. And this is me saying I’m proud of who I am, I’m confident in the work I’ve done, and I’m just going to declare it.”
Following 2020’s Bigger Love, Legend has collaborations with Rick Ross, Muni Long, Jazmine Sullivan, Jada Kingdom, Rapsody, Ledisi, Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign and others. The 24-track album more or less resembles Legend’s previous works, except for the unexpected reggae track “Speak In Tongues” with Jada Kingdom. The record includes previously-released singles, “Honey” with Long, “Dope” with rapper JID, and “All She Wanna Do” with Saweetie.
Listen to the full album here: