John Legend to Join The Temptations Musical Producing Team

Jelani Remy, from left, Matt Manuel, John Legend, Jawan M. Jackson, Nik Walker and James Harkness arrive at the 74th annual Tony Awards at Winter Garden Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

John Legend and his team are going further and will be teaming up with The Temptations producing team.

Legend says he is honored to be part of the ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ team. “Ain’t Too Proud” traces the rise of R&B group The Temptations. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the group’s founding and a new album is due next year, kicked off by the single “Is It Gonna Be Yes or No” written by Smokey Robinson.

Legend and his team also helped produce a 2017 Broadway production of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” for which they won the Tony for best play revival.

 – Ella Breedlove