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FROM MTV: John Legend is on the brink of releasing his next album, Wake Up Sessions, with the Roots. According to Legend, he’s been a fan of the Philadelphia band since his college days, when he was a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

The singer told MTV News,

“We’re, like, 99 percent done. We’ve done all the recording, and now we’re mixing half the album, and it’s coming out in September. I’m very excited about it. It’s gonna be a very interesting, very cool album. And like I said, I’m a big fan of the Roots. I’m excited to be able to put out an album with the Roots. This is a group I’ve been following since I was a kid at UPenn. I would go to open mics and watch them host the open mics, wishing I could be onstage with them, and now I’m in the studio with them making this album, and it’s pretty exciting.”

Legend and the Roots joined forces last month to perform at a 40th-anniversary Earth Day event.

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