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John Legend signs to Republic

By | Published on Thursday 11 November 2021

John Legend signs to Republic

John Legend has signed a new record deal with Universal Music’s Republic Records, marking the occasion by releasing a new Christmas single.

“I am excited to partner with Republic Records in this next chapter of my career”, says Legend. “Everyone at the label has been so wonderful to work with. I am THRILLED to take this new artistic and creative journey with them and look forward to sharing new music with people soon”.

The new deal sees Legend leave Sony Music after the best part of two decades. His debut album, ‘Get Lifted’, was released through both GOOD Music – the Kanye West label that was then a joint venture with Sony – and Columbia in 2004, selling over four million copies worldwide.

He continued to release on GOOD until 2016, after which he put out two albums through Sony alone – 2018’s Christmas album ‘A Legendary Christmas’ and last year’s proper studio album, ‘Bigger Love’, which was something of a flop.

Sure that there will be no flopping on her watch, Republic Records President Of West Coast Creative, Wendy Goldstein, says: “There’s just no one like John Legend. He’s the consummate 21st century superstar whose impact across culture and the world at large only continues to expand. We’re so honoured to join forces with him as he launches this next era with some of his most powerful music yet”.

Powerful music, you say? Yeah, well, there’s this new Christmas single. It’s called ‘You Deserve It All’. Have a listen here, if you like: