John Legend Working on Launching His Younger Brother’s Singing Career

R&B singer John Legend, who won a Grammy for best artist two years ago, is paving the way for new artists on his own record label, including his younger brother. “He’s a really good singer, and he’s also a really good lyricist,” Legend tells the Associated Press of Vaughn Anthony, his sibling. “So I think he’s got a lot of potential.” Legend, 28, features Anthony and other artists on his Homeschool Records label in the special “Baileys Entertainment Presents Get Together with John Legend,” airing Sunday on the TV One network. Besides brother Anthony, the show will feature performances from British singer/rapper Estelle, who is gearing up for her debut early next year via Atlantic Records, and the throwback trio The James Group. Legend also performs his own hits, such as “Ordinary People.” In an interview with The Associated Press this week, Legend said guiding the careers of others isn’t much different from what he does in his own. “I don’t feel like it’s a dramatic shift. Either way I’m a fan of music and I love making records that someone can be proud of,” he said. Legend co-wrote and sang background on some of the songs on Estelle’s album, “Shine,” due out in May, and performs a duet with her. He plans to do the same for Anthony, whose album has yet to be completed. “I want them to have their own identity and that’s the reason why I signed them,” he said.

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