A Legend-ary 'Mania

By: Lennie DiFino
Written: March 3, 2008

Grammy-winner John Legend will sing "America the Beautiful" at WrestleMania XXIV.


As announced this past week on SmackDown,  five-time Grammy winner and multi-platinum singer and songwriter John Legend will perform “America the Beautiful” at WrestleMania XXIV in Orlando, Fla.
 
Legend will join a long list of names that have opened The Granddaddy of Them All by singing their renditions of “America the Beautiful,” including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin (twice), Gladys Knight, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire, Michelle Williams, Ashanti, Boyz II Men and Little Richard.
 
Boasting hits such as "Ordinary People," "Used To Love U," "Save Room," and "Heaven," Legend has wowed audiences worldwide with his talents, which extend beyond his vocals. The Grammy winner has lent his musical abilities to such stars as Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Common and Kanye West, contributing as a producer, songwriter and collaborator on many of those artists’ top hits.
 
On March 30, John Legend will add another memorable moment to his career, when our fans are treated to Legend opening WrestleMania XXIV live at the Citrus Bowl.