John Legend

[LECTURE] Oscar and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, John Legend flew into the limelight in the early 2000s on the wings of Kanye West, Lauryn Hill and Jay-Z. Hailed by Quincy Jones as a “genius,” Legend’s illustrious career began with his platinum-selling debut album Get Lifted in 2004, and includes an Oscar for best original song, nine Grammys, five Soul Train Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist, and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have been featured in prominent films, including Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Davis Guggenheim’s Waiting For Superman. The founder of production companies, HomeSchool Barthe and Get Lifted Film Company, Legend’s ambitions stretch across an array of endeavors. His humanitarian efforts are extensive, and encompass an array of charitable donations and active involvement in groups like Management Leadership for Tomorrow and PopTech. In 2010, he was awarded the BET Humanitarian of the Year and has won many other accolades for both his charitable outreach and his musical talent. From the potency of his recorded works to award show performances and sold-out tours dates worldwide, Legend remains as relevant as ever. John Legend will discuss his career, answer questions and perform at the University at Buffalo Alumni Arena on Thursday, December 3.



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