NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday Sep 14th @ 10PM on TV One, HelloBeautiful.com, the world's #1 digital platform for African American women and women of color will premiere INTERLUDES LIVE! with John Legend. Following the digital releases of the INTERLUDES LIVE! series with Alicia Keys and Chrisette Michelle, INTERLUDES LIVE! with John Legend marks the series broadcast premiere.
An intimate, one-of-a-kind performance and interview series hosted by Interactive One Chief Content Officer, Smokey D. Fontaine, INTERLUDES LIVE! showcases unique in-person performances by music's biggest talents with private and unscripted conversations about an artist's life, career, relationships and the "interludes" of their lives that mean the most.
9-time Grammy award-winning superstar JOHN LEGEND performed his classic hits including "Tonight," Green Light" and "Ordinary People" with future hits "All of Me," "Made To Love," "The Beginning," and "Who Do We Think We Are" from his recently released smash album, Love In The Future (Good Music / Sony)
"John Legend is an extraordinary talent. When you can connect an artist's life story with the lyrics and passion behind their music you gain a truly memorable appreciation for their craft," says Fontaine. "I was honored to be able to talk to him about some of the challenges he's faced in his life and then became the luckiest fan to witness one of our masters in such an intimate setting."
Legend opened up for the first time about the tumultuous relationship between his parents growing up, the incessant gay rumors, and his bride-to-be, superstar model Chrissy Tiegen. In a treat for fans, Legend also sat down at the piano and broke down the making of his iconic ballad "Ordinary People."
INTERLUDES LIVE! with John Legend was produced by Sundance Film Festival Best Director and HelloBeautiful.com co-founder Ava DuVernay's Forward Movement production team. The performances were recorded at Harlem's iconic Red Rooster restaurant.
A true multi-platform experience for viewers, INTERLUDES LIVE! with John Legend will feature additional performances and interview segments on Interactive One's HelloBeautiful.com and across the entire I One digital network. The live version of hit "All Of Me" is also being played across many Radio One adult contemporary stations.
"HelloBeautiful's readers are avid music fans and John Legend is the type of artist who truly connects with them. He exemplifies every quality women swoon for—talented, smart, upstanding and loving. He's the boyfriend we're all looking for in our heads. We are so excited to have him share this special moment of his life, releasing a new album and getting married, with the HelloBeautiful audience!"
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