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John Legend announces first Christmas album, 'A Legendary Christmas'


Mon, Oct 1st 2018 12:15 pm
John Legend has a new holiday record. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Records)
John Legend has a new holiday record. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Records)
Available Oct. 26; 'A Legendary Christmas Tour' kicks off Nov. 15
Tickets on sale Oct. 5
Newly anointed EGOT winner and critically acclaimed, multi-Platinum singer-songwriter John Legend has announced his first Christmas album, "A Legendary Christmas." The album is executive produced by Raphael Saadiq and will be released by Columbia Records on Oct. 26.
To accompany the album, Legend will embark on the 25-date "A Legendary Christmas Tour," which kicks off Nov. 15 in Clearwater, Florida, and will hit cities including Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles before wrapping Dec. 30 in San Diego.
Tickets for the "A Legendary Christmas Tour" go on sale to the general public Friday, Oct. 5, with a special pre-sale opportunity for fans today only. To purchase pre-sale tickets or for more information on the tour, visit: www.johnlegend.com.
"A Legendary Christmas" track list:
  • "What Christmas Means to Me" (feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica)
  • "Silver Bells"
  • "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (feat. Esperanza Spalding)
  • "No Place Like Home"
  • "Bring Me Love"
  • "Merry Christmas Baby"/"Give Love on Christmas Day"
  • "Christmas Time Is Here"
  • "Waiting for Christmas"
  • "Purple Snowflakes"
  • "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)"
  • "Please Come Home for Christmas"
  • "Wrap Me Up in Your Love"
  • "By Christmas Eve"
  • "Merry Merry Christmas"
Legend has garnered 10 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Tony Award and an Emmy Award among others. He is the first African-American man to earn an EGOT and one of only 15 people in the prestigious EGOT club. In 2016, Legend released his fifth studio album, "Darkness And Light," to rave reviews, and toured to sold-out audiences across the globe.
Beyond his music career, Legend is a principle partner in Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company based in Los Angeles. Get Lifted Film Co. served as executive producers on NBC's live production of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!," the HBO documentary "Southern Rites," 2018 Tribeca Audience Award Winner Documentary "United Skates," WGN America's series "Underground," and films such as "Southside With You" and "La La Land."
In 2015, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in an effort to change the national conversation surrounding this country's criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration.
In April, he released a new track, "A Good Night," featuring Blood Pop, and starred as Christ in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!" He was nominated for an Emmy this year for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie and won as a producer in the category of Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!" 

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