29 Mar '11, 5pm

John Legend wants the world to wake up: By Raquel Lee, channelnewsasia.com | Posted: 29 March 2011 2302 hrs SING...

John Legend wants the world to wake up: By Raquel Lee, channelnewsasia.com | Posted: 29 March 2011 2302 hrs SING...

SINGAPORE: Singer John Legend is telling people to fight for their rights with his latest album "Wake Up!", a politics-influenced album that was inspired by the presidential elections that brought US their first black president. With lyrics like "Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed, no more backward thinking. Time for thinking ahead," as sung in the first verse of his latest single, "Wake Up Everybody". The message rings clear across to the audience, all the while melting the hearts of many with his signature soulful croon. A supporter of current US President Barack Obama, the singer is mostly glad that there are fewer cases of discrimination against minorities, though he feels that there is still room for improvement. The 32-year-old said, "Disproportionately, a lot of these people are minorities staying in the criminal justice system, so I still think that it stil...

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