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October 29, 2020 55 min

Celebrated singer, songwriter, actor, and producer John Legend sat down with Sara Bareilles as part of Tribeca’s 2018 Storytellers Series. They discussed John Legend’s first job out of college, Sara Bareilles’ most embarrassing song, and their collaboration on Jesus Christ Superstar. 

Multiplatinum artist John Legend has garnered eleven GRAMMY Awards®, an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe Award®, a Tony Award®, and an Emmy Award®, making Legend the first African-American man to earn an EGOT. Legend has released seven celebrated albums including, Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), Evolver (2008), Love in the Future (2013), Darkness and Light (2016), A Legendary Christmas (2018), and Bigger Love (2020). Legend starred in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert in 2018, winning an Emmy® for Outstanding Variety Special and nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor (Limited Series). Legend joined The Voice for Season 16 (2019), and is currently a coach on Season 19. John is a partner in Get Lifted Film Co., serving as an Executive Producer for Southern Rites, United Skates, WGN America's Underground, and films Southside with You and La La Land. As a philanthropist, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 to change the national conversation surrounding our country's misguided criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration. 

Sara Bareilles first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her widely successful hit "Love Song,” which reached No. 1 in 22 countries around the world from her debut album Little Voice. Since then, Sara has taken home a GRAMMY award®, received seven GRAMMY® nominations, two Tony® nominations and three Emmy® nominations. Her book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song, was released in the fall of 2015 by Simon & Schuster and is a New York Times best seller. Making her Broadway debut, Sara composed the music and lyrics for “Waitress,” and made her Broadway acting debut in 2017 by stepping into the show's lead role.  On April 5, 2019 Sara released her fifth full-length and first album of original material since 2013, entitled Amidst The Chaos. For this latest body of work, she joined forces in the studio with legendary Academy Award®-winning producer T Bone Burnett.  As a result, the album spotlights her voice as a singer and storyteller like never before, while making an enduring statement. Recently, Sara teamed up with Apple as an executive producer for Little Voice, a 10-episode series for which she will create the original music. 

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