Aidin Vaziri | Between making regular appearances at awards shows and all-star games, R&B crooner John Legend somehow found time last year to release his third studio album, “Evolver.” The disc, which sees the Ohio native collaborating with Kanye West and Estelle, represents his liveliest work yet. It also includes the hit “Green Light,” a bumping duet with André 3000.
Q: You always seem so cool. What makes you nervous?
A: You know, I’m a very even-tempered guy. My personality doesn’t have many highs and lows. There are moments I get nervous. When I performed for the first time at the Grammys, I had a few butterflies right before I went on, but then I felt super comfortable when I got onstage.
Q: How about when you sang with Stevie Wonder?
A: Well, that was another moment I was pretty nervous. That was early in my career. It was the first year my album came out, and I was nominated for best new artist at the BET Awards. It was a pretty big deal so, yeah, I was a bit nervous.
Q: The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue launch party in Las Vegas earlier this year?
A: Nah. That was easy. It was just a club show. It was fun. I just thought about my girlfriend the whole time.