iTunes Festival 2013 Day 28 Preview: We’re just ordinary people – it’s John Legend

by Martin

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This is the final weekend of the iTunes Festival for this year and John Legend will take to the stage to perform at the festival live from London in just a few hours.

The iTunes Festival will finish on Monday night with a performance from the one and only Katy Perry who will follow on from Justin Timberlake tomorrow night.

Over the past month we’ve had some of music’s biggest and best artists who’ve all taken to the stage at the Roundhouse in London to perform in front of the lucky fans who won tickets online – for free.

Not only that but fans who couldn’t attend the shows live were able to watch their favourite performer online through their iTunes app or on their smartphone and tablet devices – once again all completely free of charge.

As we said American singer-songwriter John Legend will take to the stage later tonight to perform some of his back catalogue.

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John Legend, born 1978 has won nine Grammy Awards and received the Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame back in 2007 and he’s only been “active” if you will since 2004.

Since his career began John Legend has released four studio albums including ‘Get Lifted’ which he released in 2004 and reached Number 12 in the Official Albums Chart in the UK – it also charted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 in America. 

Two years later (which is almost a recurring theme here) Legend released ‘Once Again’ in 2006 which in the UK reached Number 10 and Number 3 in the US.

‘Evolver’ was released in 2008 and in the UK it only managed to reach Number 21 while in the US it continued to chart high peaking at Number 4.


His most recent album ‘Love in the Future’ was released earlier this month (3rd of September) and it reached Number 4 in the US but only 28 in the UK – this may change following tonights performance though.

For me, his stand out single was ‘Ordinary People’ and every time I hear the name John Legend that’s the track I think of immediately though I’m sure other people will have their own stand out tracks.

Performing ahead of Legend tonight is Tamar Braxton who will take to the stage from 7:45pm.

Remember the festival is free to watch from the comfort of your own home if you didn’t manage to get your hands on some tickets.

Listen to ‘Ordinary People’ by John Legend below – you may have heard it before and never actually realised who sung it.