John Legend debuted the music video for “Wonder Woman,” from his eighth studio album, LEGEND, out now via Republic Records. A tribute to the power and grace of women, the video – which was shot in the Tuscan region of Italy by filmmaker Nabil Elderkin, who originally introduced the couple in 2006 and who directed the video for “All of Me” in 2013 — was released on Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen’s ninth wedding anniversary.
Executive produced by Legend and prolific producer-writer Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé, Adele, et al), LEGEND is suffused with an unapologetic spirit of sensuality and joy, informed by the full vulnerability of pain, praise and healing. The vibrant double album is split into two acts: with ACT I recalling vividly the worldly sensual pleasures of Saturday night – full of lust, self, sex and adventure, while ACT II evokes the feeling of a Sunday morning, with its focus on healing, intimacy, soulfulness and commitment.
Legend gave fans an early preview of the album sharing several singles ahead of its release including “Honey,” “a sultry, jazz-inspired” R&B track featuring Muni Long (Billboard), “Dope,” a “summery, feel-good track” featuring rapper J.I.D. (Rolling Stone), and the immediately addictive and utterly uplifting “All She Wanna Do” featuring Saweetie, which Uproxx called a “sexy, dancefloor banger” and Rolling Stone described as a “roller disco jam.” Also featured on the album are Rick Ross, Jazmine Sullivan, Jada Kingdom, Rapsody, Ledisi, Jhene Aiko, and Ty Dolla $ign among others.
On Monday, September 12th, Legend performed “Pieces” from the new album at the 74th Primetime Emmy Award. Next month, the EGOT winner will return to Las Vegas for his critically acclaimed “Love in Las Vegas” residency, with shows running from October 14th through October 29th. Billboard previously raved about the show, saying “…Legend held the full house in his hands as they danced, screamed and aah-ed their way through a generous set encompassing the multiple Grammy winner’s eight-album catalog of hits and fan faves.