John Legend is having fun with double celebrations as each the 15th anniversary of his debut album and his 41st birthday fall on the identical day.
Whereas toasting to a different 12 months of life, the ‘All Of Me’ singer penned a notice on social media to honour the discharge of his first main label studio album, ‘Get Lifted’, which was launched on December 28, 2004, via Kanye West‘s GOOD Music and Columbia Information.
“15 years in the past, we launched my debut main label album #GetLifted on GOOD/Columbia Information. Because of everybody who has been with me on this wonderful journey ever since,” he wrote on Instagram.
He continued: “I all the time had huge desires for my life as a musician. Even once I was a younger child watching the Grammys and Star Search and Soul Practice, I needed to be on these levels. When my mother and father performed albums on their document participant, I dreamed of the day once I would make my very own information. However you by no means know if it’s all going to occur. And my largest hopes and desires have been exceeded by actuality.”
He then thanked those that helped make ‘Get Lifted’: “I’m so grateful to everybody who has been part of it. A lot of it began with #GetLifted. Particular due to my collaborators on that album: notably @kanyewest, @davetozer, @springsteezy and @iamwill. Thanks for believing in me earlier than everybody else. Thanks for serving to to form my sound and serving to to introduce me to the world.”
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“What a present it has been to reside my desires each single day,” he added on Twitter as he thanked everybody for his or her birthday needs.
Because of everybody for the birthday needs! My main label debut album #GetLifted got here out on today 15 years in the past and I am so grateful for every little thing that has occurred since. What a present it has been to reside my desires each single day. Thanks all!
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 28, 2019
In the meantime, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson have recorded their own updated version of the Christmas hit ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’, after the unique observe confronted controversy from the #MeToo motion.
The tune, which debuted in 1944, confronted boycotts from radio stations last Christmas after commentators urged that it raised severe questions on sexual consent.
It was argued that one line of the back-and-forth tune – “Say what’s on this drink? (No cabs available on the market)” – was a reference to this point rape.