John Legend

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‘I’m a one in a billion’ – how Diane Warren penned windswept power ballads for Cher, Gaga and Dion
She’s the queen of the power ballad mega hit – and has even written songs for Biden, Harris and Ringo Starr. Now the world’s most successful female songwriter is finally releasing her own album

Dorian Lynskey

26, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Mitchells vs the Machines review – frantic and fun Netflix animation
A family fends off a robot apocalypse in a vibrant and genuinely funny adventure that was originally intended to be a theatrical release

Benjamin Lee

21, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The wall between what’s private and what’s not is dissolving. Which side am I on? | Hadley Freeman
In our performative age, we’re rewarded for sharing every crisis that happens in our bodies, every thought that passes through our heads

Hadley Freeman

10, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Pitt! Aniston! Roberts! Freeman! Was this the starriest Zoom ever?
A live-reading of 80s teen comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High brought together an array of big names with a surprising standout

Charles Bramesco

18, Sep, 2020 @3:50 PM

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John Legend: Bigger Love - synths, snogging and schmaltz
After his sixth album’s foray into the complexity of relationships, the syrupy singer’s seventh reverts to saccharine crooning, in praise of his wife

Alim Kheraj

19, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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One World: Together at Home review – locked-down stars lift the spirits
There are stirring performances aplenty in the Lady Gaga-hosted singathon, but it’s the glimpses of celebs’ homes that are the real treat

Ben Beaumont-Thomas Music editor

19, Apr, 2020 @5:04 PM

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The best livestreamed gigs to watch at home during coronavirus
From John Legend and Chris Martin’s piano ballads to Code Orange’s fearsome rock, more and more stars are streaming gigs for isolated fans

Graeme Virtue

19, Mar, 2020 @3:00 PM

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John Legend adds star power to Elizabeth Warren's primary push
The senator has an A-list pitchman but still faces an uphill task with South Carolina’s majority black Democratic voters

Daniel Strauss in Charleston, South Carolina

27, Feb, 2020 @8:30 PM

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John Legend: 'The key to happiness is to open your mind to love'
A phenomenally successful singer-songwriter and social justice campaigner, or a preachy virtue-signaller? Ryan Bradley meets John Legend

Ryan Bradley

08, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Baby It's Cold Outside rewritten by John Legend to remove 'date-rape' lyric
A new version of the 1944 duet, whose gender dynamics have long been argued over, will appear on Legend’s forthcoming Christmas album

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Oct, 2019 @10:35 AM

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John Legend review – a neo soul love-in
He might lack the showmanship to own a room this big, but the singer-pianist charms the crowd with a smooth, urbane set

Caroline Sullivan

27, Oct, 2019 @3:48 PM

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Chrissy Teigen ridicules Donald Trump after president's late-night Twitter attack
Trump complained he was not getting enough credit for criminal justice reform and hit out at ‘boring John Legend and his filthy-mouthed wife’

Edward Helmore

10, Sep, 2019 @6:30 AM

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