Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. His work has garnered him ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others. Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, was released in December of 2004 through Columbia Records. The critically acclaimed album spawned the artist's first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B Album, Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The follow up was 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, which brought Legend another Grammy, Best Male R&B Performance, for his single “Heaven,” and included collaborations with Kanye West, will.i.am and Raphael Saadiq. Legend’s next release was 2008’s Evolver, led by the hit single "Green Light" featuring Andre 3000. His 2010 collaboration with the Roots, Wake Up, won the Grammy for Best R&B Album a year later. Legend’s highly acclaimed fourth studio album Love In the Future, features “All of Me,” Legend’s highest selling and charting song to date, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on both Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic charts. Legend won his first Academy Award, first Golden Globe Award, a Grammy award, and a Critic’s Choice Award for his song “Glory,” that he wrote and performed with Common, for the film SELMA.
With sold out debuts in Los Angeles and New York City, Gallant's unparalleled voice has captured the attention of tastemakers in the past month. Spending years to find his voice and artistry, his emergence is a testament to his tireless dedication to a unique vision and sound. With a sound described as future soul, his music bridges contemporary productions with old school songwriting and talents.
2015 has already been a stellar year for Gallant with publications like Billboard and NME labeling him as the "breakthrough artist of 2015" and "the voice that will redefine R&B." His latest song, "Weight in Gold," amplifies the momentum, handpicked as Zane Lowe's 'World's First' on the highly anticipated Beats 1 radio show.
Showcasing sultry vocals with a beautiful blues instrumental, the newest ballad is the esteemed curator's choice as potentially the next breakout star in music, drawing comparisons to the great vocalists of our time. Coverage from publications like Fader and Entertainment Weekly catapulted the song into a trending topic on Twitter as the public's reaction was equally vociferous in their support for the standout Los Angeles artist.