In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, John Legend released his 7th studio album, "Bigger Love," hoping that its 16 songs about joy, grief, and romance will be a sound of love during these testing times.
John Legend is a force to reckon with. He is a successful singer, a loving husband to his wife Chrissy Teigen, an amazing father to their children, and a TV and film producer.
Legend has accomplished everything in life that many can merely dream of. He has an impressive career that has made him an EGOT and above all, a global brand.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
SPREADING LOVE THROUGH MUSIC
The singer might have assumed many roles in life, but he is still passionate about music. Recently, he released his 7th studio album, "Bigger Love" where he croons the songs of love, hope, heritage, and resilience.
According to Legend, the colorful emotions that the 16 songs in the album released in Juneteeth make more sense in these uncertain times.
Legend earns around $50-$60 million per year.
The crooner had no way of knowing that he would be releasing "Bigger Love" during a time when the world is reeling under the blow of a common enemy that it is yet to learn how to defeat.
HOW HE BECAME A MOGUL
And yet it seems like it had been perfectly planned. In an interview with Variety, he explained why he thinks his songs could lift the spirits of his fans, especially now. He said:
"There's more to our humanity. I was looking for the sound of love in what is a pretty scary time."
Being a gifted singer is one thing but Legend plays in a whole different league. With an impressive sense of self-worth, he turned himself into a mogul with his knowledge and understanding of commerce.
Legend has his touring company which includes private concerts, he owns his publishing, has the LVE Collection of wines, and a plethora of product endorsements.
According to Common, Legend's co-writer for their Oscar-winning song "Glory" in the 2014 movie "Selma," he is the greatest collaborator he has worked with.
Legend earns around $50-$60 million per year. He says he plans to use his social skills and musical gifts to be a positive role model for African Americans. His fame puts him in a position of great influence and he intends to utilize it to become an advocate for the progress of Black Americans.