John Legend takes fans on a musical journey on first night of his Las Vegas residency

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John Legend wows his fans as he takes them on a musical journey on opening night of his Las Vegas residency

John Legend has opened his Las Vegas residency and his fans couldn’t be happier.

The 43-year-old singer took his opening night audience on a two hour journey through time in his Love in Las Vegas show at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. 

Using expert storytelling and pre-recorded videos, the Grammy winner shared the story of his childhood, where at the age of five, he begged his grandfather, a Pentecostal preacher, to let him sing in the choir. 

Hello Las Vegas: John Legend has opened his Las Vegas residency taking his opening night audience on a two hour journey through time in his Love in Las Vegas show

Hello Las Vegas: John Legend has opened his Las Vegas residency taking his opening night audience on a two hour journey through time in his Love in Las Vegas show

Gospel: The 43-year-old singer dedicated the song Water to his late grandmother, and was joined on stage by singers and dancers in silvery choir robes

Gospel: The 43-year-old singer dedicated the song Water to his late grandmother, and was joined on stage by singers and dancers in silvery choir robes

He dedicated the song Water to his late grandmother, and was joined on stage by singers and dancers attired in silvery choir robes.

The Oscar winner performed crowd favorites such as Used to Love U, Heaven, Get Lifted, Penthouse Floor and So High. 

The musician sat a a black piano and brought some fans to tears as he tackled the Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water before segueing into his own hit, Ordinary People.

Back when: The journey included a stop in the old neighborhood as the Used to Love U singer recalled dreaming of stardom while a student at the University of Pennsylvania

Back when: The journey included a stop in the old neighborhood as the Used to Love U singer recalled dreaming of stardom while a student at the University of Pennsylvania

Classics: The musician sat a a black piano and tackled the Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water before segueing into his own hit, Ordinary People

Classics: The musician sat a a black piano and tackled the Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water before segueing into his own hit, Ordinary People

Dedicated: Toward the end of the evening, the devoted husband dedicated the song, All of Me, to his wife Chrissy Teigen, telling the audience a lot of his music is inspired by his wife

Dedicated: Toward the end of the evening, the devoted husband dedicated the song, All of Me, to his wife Chrissy Teigen, telling the audience a lot of his music is inspired by his wife

Another stop on John’s musical journey included a sojourn through his old neighborhood as he described dreaming of being on stage while attending the University of Pennsylvania, and getting lucky breaks, that included playing and singing for artists such as Lauryn Hill, Jay Z and Alicia Keys.

Fans were elated with the combination of jazz, blues and soul. 

Toward the end of the evening, the devoted husband dedicated the song, All of Me, to his wife Chrissy Teigen, who had a cameo in one of the videos, telling the audience a lot of his music is inspired by his wife. 

The couple have been married since 2013.  They are now the parents of two, Luna 6, and Miles, 3. 

Breaks:  The master showman shared stories of working in the background with artists such as Lauryn Hill, Jay Z and Alicia Keys before getting is big break

Breaks:  The master showman shared stories of working in the background with artists such as Lauryn Hill, Jay Z and Alicia Keys before getting is big break

Viva Las Vegas: The setlist included not only the Tony winner's biggest hits, but Michael Jackson's Rock With You, complete with backup singers and dancers

Viva Las Vegas: The setlist included not only the Tony winner’s biggest hits, but Michael Jackson’s Rock With You, complete with backup singers and dancers

Going for the gold:  The Written in the Star artist switched to a gold lame suit as part of the finale

Going for the gold:  The Written in the Star artist switched to a gold lame suit as part of the finale

 And because it was Las Vegas, the consummate performer couldn’t finish the show without some of the glitz and glamor that’s synonymous with the desert oasis.

He switched into a gold lame suit and sang against an art deco backdrop complete with dancers in feathers and spangles. 

The set list included Michael Jackson’s Rock With You.

The legendary John Legend will be performing select dates through May 7 and then return for a series dates in August and again in October. 

Glitz: And because it was Las Vegas, the consummate performer couldn't finish the show without some of the glitz and glamor that's synonymous with the desert oasis, including dancers in feathers and spangles

Glitz: And because it was Las Vegas, the consummate performer couldn’t finish the show without some of the glitz and glamor that’s synonymous with the desert oasis, including dancers in feathers and spangles

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