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  • My first big break came with Lauryn Hill on a track called Everything is Everything, I played piano on that track way back in 1998.
    (John Legend)

  • The first time I ever appeared on a major album was when I played piano on 'Everything Is Everything' from 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,' ... I have been wanting to work with her again ever since.
    (John Legend)

  • I was always the front man for what I was doing from when I was 6.
    (John Legend)

  • I think writers are prone to hyperbole sometimes.
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  • Whatever awards come, they come. It's going to be a fun night either way.
    (John Legend)


  • John legend is a nickname that somebody started calling me a while ago and part of it is 'cos I sound like an old man when I sing.
    (John Legend)

  • I played classical as a kid.
    (John Legend)

  • The ride for me has been good so far. I am blessed, because I enjoy doing what I am doing,
    (John Legend)

  • Now that I'm coming out with my own record people can see I'm a solo artist.
    (John Legend)

  • Experience is a great teacher.
    (John Legend)

  • In the 1970s, for all the Stevie Wonders, I'm sure there were five artists that were making forgettable music.
    (John Legend)

  • I'm really excited to have Ms. Hill on the track. She's truly a genius. The first time I ever appeared on a major album was when I played piano on 'Everything Is Everything' from 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.' I have been wanting to work with her again ever since. It's great to see that wish finally come true.
    (John Legend)

  • Everyone I know who'd been (there) said (South Africa) was beautiful, the people were beautiful, and it was a nice mixture of Africa and Western culture. I knew from friends that my music was popular (there), so I was excited to go.
    (John Legend)

  • The best training is to play by ear: trial by fire.
    (John Legend)

  • It took time to build a base, but I already had a lot of friends in New York City from college. Then, I started very early on building my own e-mail list and Web site and all that. That really helped generate more and more people and compelled the word of mouth,
    (John Legend)


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