John Legend Discusses Christmas Album & NBC Holiday Special

John Legend Discusses Christmas Album & NBC Holiday Special

Contemporary off of his Emmy Award-winning efficiency in NBC’s Jesus Christ Celebrity Stay!, John Legend is able to deliver the vacations into our houses with the assistance of his spouse,  Chrissy Teigen, on new NBC particular, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy.

The vacation program will function visitor appearances from Stevie Marvel, Awkwafina, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Meghan Trainor, Jane Lynch, Zach Galifianakis and others.

In a brand new interview with Billboard, Legend discusses the present and new album, A Legendary Christmas, revealing that he’s needed to file a Christmas file for years.

“I’ve needed to do it for a very long time, and everybody round me was like, ‘Yeah, that’d be nice.’ I simply by no means bought round to it earlier than, and I had sufficient time this yr and I used to be targeted and excited sufficient about it to actually dedicate plenty of vitality to it, and I did. I referred to as Raphael Saadiq early within the course of and stated I needed him to provide the entire thing and we simply began serious about what songs we needed to do, and he put collectively a kick-ass band and we began making the file.”

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Legend needed each the album and the present to have a “nostalgic vibe,” embracing the vacation staples he cherished as a child.

“With the complete album there’s a form of nostalgic really feel, from the songs we selected to the best way we selected to rearrange them, the picture shoot, the video shoot — with every little thing we’ve been embracing the legacy of nice Christmas music that I grew up listening to — Motown, Nat King Cole, simply plenty of the classics. So since we’ve been embracing that basic vibe with the music, we needed to embrace it visually, too. You see that within the present with the manufacturing, with the wardrobe selection. All the things’s bought a basic, nostalgic vibe.”

Take heed to A Legendary Christmas under and watch A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy tonight, Nov. 28, at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.

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