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John Legend to perform at Delaware State University Feb. 27

Feb 08, 2013
Tickets are now on sale for An Evening with John Legend, a combination speaking engagement and mini-concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Tickets are now on sale for An Evening With John Legend, a combination speaking engagement and mini-concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Memorial Hall Gymnasium on the campus of Delaware State University.

Tickets are $10 for DSU students and $20 for the general public, and can be purchased at dsuhornets.com. (Go to the section More from DSU toward the bottom of the home page and click on An Evening with John Legend.) Tickets can also be purchase at the DSU Ticket Office in Memorial Hall on campus.

For more information, contact the DSU Division of Student Affairs at 302-857-6300.

Nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend is a multitalented artist known for his signature vocals and songwriting style that have earned him legions of worldwide fans along with a string of Top 10 platinum-selling albums. His albums "Get Lifted" (2004), “Once Again” (2006), and “Evolver” (2008) each reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts. He has collaborated with some of the best in the business and has written for numerous artists on bestselling recordings by artists including Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Legend's debut album, “Get Lifted,” earned eight Grammy nominations; it won Best New Artist, Best R&B Album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Ordinary People” while selling more than 3 million copies worldwide. His follow-up album, “Once Again,” earned an RIAA platinum certification and a Grammy award for "Heaven," which also won Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. In 2008, Legend released “Evolver,” his third Top 10 album, and embarked on an extensive world tour with his 10-piece band.

Most recently, Legend and the band The Roots released “Wake Up!” (2010), a compilation of music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and social consciousness which won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. The album is highlighted with tracks like "Little Ghetto Boy" by Donny Hathaway and Baby Huey, and the Babysitters' "Hard Times.” "Wake Up!” also includes Legend's original composition "Shine," which won a Grammy award for Best R&B Song and is featured in Oscar Award-winner Davis Guggenheim's domestic education reform documentary “Waiting for Superman.”

Throughout his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, an initiative that uses education to break the cycle of poverty.

Legend was given the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year Award, the2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare, and the 2012 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award.

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