John Legend will perform his powerful new hit 'Preach' at the iHeartRadio Music Awards
EGOT recipient John Legend took to Instagram to reveal that he will be performing his recent single 'Preach' at the upcoming iHeartRadio awards on Thursday, March 14
John Legend has broken his silence on his performance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The EGOT recipient will be performing his new powerful hit 'Preach', the singer shared on Instagram.
Hours before announcing the news, the 40-year-old superstar shared an acoustic version of his 'Preach' performance and fans loved it. We are not sure what version will the father-of-two will perform at the music awards this Thursday.
The music video for Legend's latest single was out on February 15 and received critical acclaim for featuring a myriad of social issues affecting marginalized communities with his lady love Chrissy Teigen by his side.
Directed by Dominique, the 5-minute video opens with the singer lying awake in bed beside Chrissy Teigen before encountering issues the country is facing from school shootings, children being separated from parents at the border, law enforcement’s aggressive tactics toward African-Americans during traffic stops, and other kinds of discrimination.
"The idea behind the song is that sometimes we can get so frustrated by the news and what’s going on and there’s this scatter going on in ourselves," Legend said in a statement after the video released. "Do we become apathetic? Do we become engaged? Do we just talk about it, or do we do something?" The singer added the hashtag “#CantJustPreach.
Besides Legend, artists including Ariana Grande, Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Camila Cabello will be performing at the iHeartRadio Music Awards this year and the event will be broadcast on Fox on March 14 at 8 pm PST.