Can you say GOLD!!
Golden boy, John Legend has made enough of it to go around! Except he’s not likely to stop anytime soon. His most recent stroke of brilliance is evident across his 4th studio album “Love in the Future” from beginning to end.
Having a chart topper is hard for some musicians to pull off, just not for The Legend. “Love in the Future” released September 3, 2013, it has held spots on 10 Charts Worldwide! This album sat at peak positions ranging from 2 – 67 across 9 countries. Here’s the kicker…. France’s peak position (67th) is the ONLY position below the #19 spot!
A reported 577,000 records sold in the US alone and having gone GOLD in 4 countries with certifications from the Industry Association of America (RIAA), Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), British Phonographic Industry, and Music Canada. In December 2013, Love in the Future was nominated for Best R&B Album for the 2014 Grammy Awards.
The bones of the album are to the credit of John Legend, Kanye West, and Dave Tozer as executive producers, while guest appearances are other players of the same caliber like Rick Ross, Kimbra, Seal, and Stacy Barthe.
John himself is quoted saying “”I feel like it’s my best album yet, and I think creatively, we did some great things. The collaboration and the talent that we have on the album is better than we’ve ever had. As far as producers, co-writers and people just helping shape the sound.“”
Here’s a quick rundown of how this collaboration has impacted the album as a whole:
March 25, 2013 – “Who Do We Think We Are” – #52 on the US R&B Charts
June 18, 2013 – ‘Made to Love” – #41 on the Netherland MegaCharts
August 12, 2013 – “All of Me” – RIAA (5x Platinum), ARIA (5x Platinum), BPI (Platinum), MC (3x Platinum), holding the top honors of the #1 and #2 spots across the board with the exception of the US Dance Charts.
April 29, 2014 – “You & I (Nobody in the World)” – Peak US Chart Positions #66 Billboard Top 100 and #18 US R&B
01. Love In The Future (Intro)
02. The Beginning…
03. Open Your Eyes
04. Made To Love
05. Who Do We Think We Are (Ft. Rick Ross)
06. All Of Me
07. Hold On Longer
08. Save The Night
10. What If I Told You? (Interlude)
12. Wanna Be Loved
13. Angel (Interlude) (Ft. Stacy Barthe)
14. You & I (Nobody In The World)
16. Caught Up
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:
17. So Gone
18. We Loved It (Ft. Seal)
19. Aim High
20. For The First Time
Another amazing job well done Mr. Legend, keep up the phenomenal work!