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8/24/2005

 
A Dream Comes True for John Legend

Artist Remixes 'So High' With Hip-Hop Superstar Lauryn Hill

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- R&B/pop singer-songwriter-pianist John Legend realized one of his long-standing dreams recently when the emerging artist recorded a duet remix of his song, "So High," with hip-hop superstar Lauryn Hill. The Cloud 9 remix of "So High" marks Ms. Hill's first recorded appearance since 2002's MTV Unplugged 2.0.

Released to radio over the weekend, the John Legend/Lauryn Hill remix of "So High" is already picking up major airplay in Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and New York City, where it may be heard on the sizzling "Hot 97."

"I'm really excited to have Ms. Hill on the track," said John Legend. "She's truly a genius. The first time I ever appeared on a major album was when I played piano on 'Everything Is Everything' from 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.' I have been wanting to work with her again ever since. It's great to see that wish finally come true."

R&B/pop singer-songwriter-pianist John Legend has seen a lot of his dreams come true recently. Released late last year, Legend's very first solo album, Get Lifted, debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and has already gone on to achieve RIAA gold and platinum status. He hit the road twice in 2005, first as the heralded opening act for Alicia Keys and then as the star of his very first headline tour winning the hearts and minds of fans and music critics from coast-to-coast.

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Source: Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records

CONTACT: Yvette Noel-Schure of Sony Urban Media Department,
+1-212-833-4483, or Yvette.Noel-Schure@sonybmg.com

Web site: http://www.columbiarecords.com/
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