John Legend celebrated his birthday Saturday (Dec. 28), however he took the time to focus on one other crucial milestone in his life.
The singer penned a observe on social media in honor of Get Lifted, his first major-label studio album, which was launched on Dec. 28, 2004. This yr marks the album’s 15th anniversary.
“15 years in the past, we launched my debut main label album #GetLifted on GOOD/Columbia Data. Due to everybody who has been with me on this superb journey ever since,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I all the time had huge desires for my life as a musician,” Legend continued. “Even once I was a younger child watching the Grammys and Star Search and Soul Practice, I wished to be on these levels. When my mother and father performed albums on their report participant, I dreamed of the day once I would make my very own data. However you by no means know if it is all going to occur. And my greatest hopes and desires have been exceeded by actuality.”
He then thanked those that performed a component within the making of Get Lifted: “I am so grateful to everybody who has been part of it. A lot of it began with #GetLifted. Particular due to my collaborators on that album: notably @kanyewest, @davetozer, @springsteezy and @iamwill. Thanks for believing in me earlier than everybody else. Thanks for serving to to form my sound and serving to to introduce me to the world.”
See Legend’s ideas about Get Lifted beneath.
Due to everybody for the birthday needs! My main label debut album #GetLifted got here out on this present day 15 years in the past and I am so grateful for every thing that has occurred since. What a present it has been to dwell my desires each single day. Thanks all!
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 28, 2019