Wednesday, February 15, 2006

John Legend to perform with Elton John

Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend will perform with Elton John at his
14th annual Oscars after-party next month at the Pacific Design Center in West
The March 5 soiree co-hosted by John and partner David Furnish
will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

"I have been a huge fan of
John's since I first heard his album `Get Lifted," Elton John said. "I am so
thrilled that he won three Grammys last week and even more thrilled that he will
be playing at our Oscar party." Legend, who hit the music scene in 2004 with the
release of "Get Lifted," was named "Best New Artist" at last week's Grammy
Awards ceremony at Staples Center.

He was nominated for a total of eight
Grammys and took home three.