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John Legend - Get Lifted (2004).zip


John Legend - Get Lifted (2004).zip




If you are looking for a zip file of John Legend's debut studio album, Get Lifted, you might be disappointed. The album was released by GOOD Music, Sony Urban Music, and Columbia Records on December 28, 2004 in the United States. It is not available for free download legally, and we do not support piracy. However, you can still enjoy the music of John Legend by streaming or purchasing his album online. Here are some facts and reviews about Get Lifted that might interest you.


Album Overview




Get Lifted is a blend of R&B, soul, neo soul, and hip hop soul genres. The production on the album was handled by Legend's then-manager, Kanye West, who also served as the album's executive producer, as well as Dave Tozer, will.i.am, and Devo Springsteen. The album also features guest appearances by West, Snoop Dogg and Miri Ben-Ari.


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The album was supported by four singles: "Used to Love U", "Ordinary People", "Number One" and "So High". The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. It debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 116,000 copies in its first week. The album later peaked at number four on the chart. At the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the album won the award for Best R&B Album, and earned Legend another two awards, for Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his single "Ordinary People".


Album Highlights





  • "Used to Love U" is the first single from the album. It is a catchy and upbeat song that showcases Legend's vocal range and piano skills. The song is about breaking up with a materialistic and unfaithful partner. The music video features Kanye West as a preacher and Legend as a choir director.



  • "Ordinary People" is the second single from the album. It is a piano ballad that has been described as "a tender, minimalist love song" by Pitchfork. The song is about a couple who struggles with their relationship but decides to stay together despite their flaws. The song was inspired by Legend's own experiences with his then-girlfriend. The music video features Legend and model Jessica White as a couple who argue and reconcile in their apartment.



  • "Number One" is the third single from the album. It is a funky and groovy song that samples Curtis Mayfield's "Let's Do It Again". The song features Kanye West as a rapper and Miri Ben-Ari as a violinist. The song is about being faithful to one's partner despite temptations. The music video features Legend and West as secret agents who infiltrate a party and rescue a woman from a villain.



  • "So High" is the fourth and final single from the album. It is a romantic and soulful song that expresses Legend's desire to be with his lover. The song has been compared to Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed" by Rolling Stone. The music video features Legend and model Danielle Evans as a couple who get married in a hot air balloon.




Album Reception




Get Lifted received generally positive reviews from music critics. AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, praising Legend's voice and songwriting skills, as well as the production quality of the album. Blender gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, calling it "a smooth, soulful debut" that showcases Legend's versatility and charisma. Entertainment Weekly gave the album an A grade, complimenting Legend's vocals and lyrics, as well as the guest appearances by West and Snoop Dogg. The Guardian gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, describing it as "a classy collection of modern soul" that balances contemporary sounds with classic influences. NME gave the album 8 out of 10 points, hailing it as "a stunning debut" that proves Legend's talent and potential. Pitchfork gave the album 8.8 out of 10 points, naming it "one of the best R&B albums of the year" that showcases Legend's "impeccable voice and impeccable taste". Rolling Stone gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, applauding Legend's "smooth, expressive voice" and "smart, soulful songs" that blend "old-school and new-school sounds".


Album Conclusion




Get Lifted is a remarkable debut album by John Legend that established him as one of the most promising and talented artists in the R&B scene. The album features a variety of songs that showcase Legend's vocal abilities, musical influences, and personal stories. The album also features some of the best producers and collaborators in the industry, such as Kanye West, will.i.am, Snoop Dogg, and Miri Ben-Ari. The album received critical acclaim and commercial success, winning three Grammy Awards and selling over three million copies worldwide. Get Lifted is a must-listen for any fan of R&B, soul, or hip hop music.


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