Obama, Cameron State Dinner: John Legend, Mumford and Sons

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below, from the White House…

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The White House will host a State Dinner Performance on the

South Lawn following the dinner, featuring performances by

Mumford and Sons and selections by John Legend.

Performances by

MUMFORD AND SONS

JOHN LEGEND

Mumford and Sons

Marcus Mumford

Lead vocalist and instrumentalist

Ben Lovett

Vocalist and instrumentalist

Winston Marshall

Vocalist and instrumentalist

Ted Dwane

Vocalist and instrumentalist

The British folk rock band “Mumford and Sons”, formed in 2007,

includes band members Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Courtney

Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane. After the band became extremely

popular in the London underground folk music scene, they quickly

became popular all around the world. Mumford and Son’s debut

album, “Sigh No More”, reached #1 in Ireland, Australia and New

Zealand. It debuted at #10 on the UK Album Charts and climbed

to the #2 spot. The band reached the Billboard Top 200 Albums of

the Year Chart in 2010 and 2011 in addition to the Top Artist of the

Year Chart in 2011.

The band was nominated in multiple categories at both the 53rd

Annual Grammy Awards in 2010 and at the 54th in 2011. They

performed at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards show with The

Avett brothers and legendary musician, Bob Dylan. They have won

numerous awards including ARIA Music Award in 2010 for Most

Popular International Artist, Best British Album by the Brit Awards

in 2011 and an award from European Border Breakers the same year

for International Success.

John Legend

Recording Artist and Philanthropist

Recording artist, concert performer and philanthropist John

Legend has won nine Grammy Awards and been named as one of

Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. John launched his

career as a session player and vocalist, contributing to best-selling

recordings by Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West

before recording his own unbroken chain of Top 10 albums–Get

Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), and Evolver (2008)–each of

them reaching #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts. Most

recently, Legend and the band The Roots released Wake Up! (2010),

a compilation of music from the 60’s and 70’s all with an underlying

theme of awareness, engagement and social consciousness. Along

with his music career, John has also worked to make a difference

in the lives of others. In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me

Campaign, an initiative that uses education to break the cycle

of poverty.

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