John Legend made one student's birthday wishes come true on Tuesday (24Jan12) by serenading her on-stage during a speaking engagement at Bucknell University.
The singer made a special visit to the prestigious Pennsylvania school as a guest lecturer for its Creativity: Beyond the Box forum and there he shared his unique story and emphasised the importance of creativity as a musician and songwriter.
Addressing the packed auditorium at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, he said, "Creativity is powerful. It's what makes people special. We must cultivate it, develop it like a muscle. I love the idea of making something out of nothing. It's thrilling to take ideas in my head and make songs - make art - out of them."
A question-and-answer session followed, during which one student requested that the Ordinary People hitmaker sing Happy Birthday for her pal, sophomore Lakiyra Williams, and an embarrassed Legend obliged.
Later taking to his account to thank his fans for such a warm welcome, he wrote in a post, "Thanks Bucknell U! I had a great time!"