John Legend to give commencement address at Penn

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - February 18, 2014

School officials announced Tuesday that Legend will speak at the commencement for his alma mater in Philadelphia.

Legend was known as John Stephens when he attended the Ivy League school. He graduated in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in English.

The musician released his platinum-selling debut album "Get Lifted" in 2004. Legend is currently touring the U.S. in support of his recording "Love in the Future."

He'll receive an honorary doctorate in music at the ceremony on May 19.

When asked if Legend will perform at the event, a university spokeswoman replied via email: "Probably not."

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