Watch John Legend’s Full Duke College Graduation Speech

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Watch John Legend's Full Duke University Commencement Speech

John Legend prepares our graduates for success for 2021. On May 2, the “Wild” singer delivered a powerful speech to Duke University graduates. This is John’s first return to a large audience since February 2020 and he prepared some precious words of wisdom especially for the occasion. Everyone should take his advice to heart.

John admitted the 2021 class didn’t have the typical college experience. “I feel your pain: you lost something that you won’t get back. I’m not going to gloss over it – it sucks,” he said. “Last year you had to pause to see yourself not only in competition with one another, but also in community with one another.”

He continued, “We all had to slow down, social distance, cover our faces, stop filling our days with maximum productivity, and just protect each other, keep each other alive, take care of each other.” John encouraged graduates to remember that “Love should be your North Star. Let it guide you.” See his full remarks above.