Spotted: John Legend Celebrates Harlem

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John Legend may be from Ohio and is currently collaborating with Philadelphia hip-hoppers the Roots, but he could easily claim a status as an honorary New Yorker. The singer took to the stage at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Park for “A Great Day in Harlem: Concert Under the Stars,” a celebration of the music, culture and people of one of New York City’s most storied neighborhoods. The free concert was dubbed “The Sounds of Philadelphia” and also featured Keith Sweat, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and Elizabeth Withers. It’s part of the annual celebration of Harlem, which features a multitude of music spanning the worlds of R&B, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, rock and everything in between.

Legend wasn’t the only star breaking a sweat, as Will Smith accompanied son Jaden to the Paris premiere of “The Karate Kid” and Dave Matthews, the Black Crowes and Zac Brown all jammed at the Hullabalou Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Click here for these photos as well as the entire “Spotted” archive, which features over 400 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, the Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, Jessica Simpson, Madonna, Shakira, Adam Lambert, Katy Perry, Diddy and Lady Gaga!