The crowd that gathered at Seacrest Studios Charlotte on Sunday afternoon did not seem to mind the elbow-to-elbow masses. They were waiting for a legend – John Legend! In town on a stop with the ‘All Of Me Tour,’ this accomplished, 9-time Grammy Award winner sat down to talk to patients, and to share a little musical love.
Legend, who has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Lauryn Hill answered questions about his career, collaborations, and his likes and dislikes.
John’s music career began when he was very, very young. He began playing the piano as a little boy and he advised patients to “practice, practice, practice” in order to be a really good performer.
To the delight of children currently undergoing treatment at Levine Children’s Hospital, John paused to share a good word with each patient in the studio. The single biggest moment came towards the end of the interview when Legend broke out into a short version of All Of Me! It was the moment everyone had hoped for – a performance by this “legendary” artist!
After answering patients’ questions about everything from what song he has listened to a lot lately to if he knew how to play a Barbie guitar, Legend posed for pictures, signed autographs, and kindly wished everyone well.
Thank you, John, for a very special afternoon in studio. All of us love all of you!