10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland, 21044
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. His work has garnered him ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others. Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, was released in December of 2004 through Columbia Records. The critically acclaimed album spawned the artist's first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B Album, Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The follow up was 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, which brought Legend another Grammy, Best Male R&B Performance, for his single “Heaven,” and included collaborations with Kanye West, will.i.am and Raphael Saadiq. Legend’s next release was 2008’s Evolver, led by the hit single "Green Light" featuring Andre 3000. His 2010 collaboration with the Roots, Wake Up, won the Grammy for Best R&B Album a year later. Legend’s highly acclaimed fourth studio album Love In the Future, features “All of Me,” Legend’s highest selling and charting song to date, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on both Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic charts. Legend won his first Academy Award, first Golden Globe Award, a Grammy award, and a Critic’s Choice Award for his song “Glory,” that he wrote and performed with Common, for the film SELMA.
Throughout his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, he launched the Show Me Campaign (ShowMeCampaign.org), an initiative that focuses on education as a key to break the cycle of poverty. The 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare and the 2011 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recognize Legend's efforts and leadership in this arena. John sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies and co-chairs the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board. Additionally, Legend supports LRNG, a movement dedicated to inspiring innovation in the learning process to one that better reflects the world we live in today. In 2015 Legend initiated the #FreeAmerica campaign, designed to change the national conversation of our country’s misguided policies and to make a change in America’s criminal justice system.
Legend also serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company based in Los Angeles. Get Lifted Film Co. has sold several projects in television to networks including Showtime, NBC, HBO, USA, MTV, OWN and FOX. In addition to these sales, Get Lifted Film Co. was previously in a television deal with Comcast/Universal and is currently in an overdeal with Legendary Television. Get Lifted Film Co. serves as Executive Producers on the HBO documentary “Southern Rites,” Pop Network docu-series “Sing it On”, and WGN America’s series “Underground." Additionally, Get Lifted Film Co. has worked on several films such as “Southside With You” and “La La Land.” Along with his executive producing credit on “La La Land,” Legend appears in the film and contributed to its soundtrack with the original song “Start a Fire.”
With sold out debuts in Los Angeles and New York City, Gallant's unparalleled voice has captured the attention of tastemakers in the past month. Spending years to find his voice and artistry, his emergence is a testament to his tireless dedication to a unique vision and sound. With a sound described as future soul, his music bridges contemporary productions with old school songwriting and talents.
2015 has already been a stellar year for Gallant with publications like Billboard and NME labeling him as the "breakthrough artist of 2015" and "the voice that will redefine R&B." His latest song, "Weight in Gold," amplifies the momentum, handpicked as Zane Lowe's 'World's First' on the highly anticipated Beats 1 radio show.
Showcasing sultry vocals with a beautiful blues instrumental, the newest ballad is the esteemed curator's choice as potentially the next breakout star in music, drawing comparisons to the great vocalists of our time. Coverage from publications like Fader and Entertainment Weekly catapulted the song into a trending topic on Twitter as the public's reaction was equally vociferous in their support for the standout Los Angeles artist.
From the same record label Mind of a Genius that also broke last year's Grammy-nominated darling ZHU (with whom a collaboration is in the works), Gallant is establishing himself as the artist to watch for the remainder of the year. From the stunning ' Open Up' to "Talking In Your Sleep" , he shows no signs of stopping his output of brilliant works yet.
$59.00 - $499.00
Please note- there is a 6 ticket limit for this show in the pavilion OR an 8 ticket limit for lawn per person. Patrons exceeding the ticket limit will have their order cancelled automatically & without notice. No refunds or exchanges.
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