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John Legend's Flawless Rendition of "Silver Bells" Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit
The Voice Coach sang some classic Christmas songs and original tunes on a recent livestream.
John Legend just blessed us by singing some of his favorite holiday tunes.
"We're wishing you a safe, loving, peaceful holiday season," he said before playing some gentle piano notes and singing "Silver Bells." During his rendition, he crooned in a rich, jazzy tone that'll make you want to relax with a glass of wine by the fireplace.
Legend then also launched into a version of his original tune "You Deserve It All," where he sang the romantic lyrics with passion. Then, he sang "Favorite Things" originally from The Sound of Music, and put a unique spin on the classic tune.
For his next number, Legend fittingly sang "The Christmas Song" made famous by Nat King Cole. During his ultra cozy version, he riffed smoothly and finished with a confident note.
Then, taking a request, he sang one of his first original hits, "Ordinary People."
"I'm so grateful everybody's been with me all this time," he nostalgically told his fans before launching into a gorgeous performance.
Legend then referenced his 2004 song "I Can Change," featuring Snoop Dogg.
"My son Miles loves that song, so I listen to that song to this day," Legend said.
Listen to the gorgeous performances later down in this post!
What to know about John Legend's Christmas music
In 2018, Legend released his first Christmas album, titled A Legendary Christmas. The album featured original tunes, including "Bring Me Love," "Merry Christmas Baby/Give Love on This Special Day," "By Christmas Eve," and "Waiting for Christmas." Also included in the album was a collaboration with Stevie Wonder, along with lovely renditions of beloved holiday tunes such as a wonderful duet with "Baby, Its Cold Outside" with Kelly Clarkson.
A Legendary Christmas was nominated for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammy Award.
Legend also released another version of "The Christmas Song," and this time, it was a posthumous duet with Nat King Cole.
"[Cole is] one of my musical heroes, one of my role models for how I sing, how I phrase, and how I think about music," Legend said in a behind the scenes video of creating the song.
In 2011, Legend released a duet with Mariah Carey, singing a revamped version of her original tune "When Christmas Comes."