NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2014) -  Citi today announced it will present a special performance by John Legend exclusively for Citi ThankYou cardmembers at the Emerson Theatre in Los Angeles on April 21 with proceeds going to Teach For America. This concert furthers John Legend's relationship with Citi, who partnered with the award-winning artist previously on his 'All Of Me' Tour and for part of Citi's Evenings With Legends in New York City this past January.

Tickets to this John Legend performance will be available for purchase only with a Citi ThankYou credit card beginning Saturday, April 12 at 10 am PT. Please visit for more information on how to purchase tickets. The Citi ThankYou card rewards cardmembers for doing the things they love. In addition to offering cardmembers more points for dining and entertainment purchases, Citi also offers ThankYou cardmembers exclusive access to events across music, sports, comedy, dining and family entertainment. You can learn more about the Citi ThankYou card entertainment benefits at

"Performing in an intimate setting is special for both me and my fans," said John Legend. "Citi has created a unique experience for their cardmembers to share in the celebration of my road to the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, and it will be a night to remember."

"Whether he is performing solo at the piano or with a backing band, John Legend's shows are always extraordinary," said Jennifer Breithaupt, SVP Entertainment Citi. "John's showmanship and the way he engages his audience at our events always leave our cardmembers wanting more."

During the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, viewers and attendees will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look and more from the exclusive John Legend performance for Citi® ThankYou® cardmembers in Los Angeles. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards, produced by dick clark productions, will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 on ABC at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

In addition to offering exclusive events and experiences for Citi ThankYou cardmembers, Citi regularly offers Citi credit and debit cardmembers access to purchase tickets to a variety of events via Citi Private Pass, the bank's entertainment access program. In 2013, Citi offered cardmembers more than 5,000 music events, ranging from preferred tickets and early access to top concert tours to curated special events with Grammy-award winners and VIP experiences including pre-show performances and Q&A. Last year, Citi sponsored the Rolling Stones' 50 & Counting Tour mobile app. In addition, Citi presented "Katy Perry's: We Can Survive" benefit concert and exclusive cardmember pre-show experience at the famed Hollywood Bowl. Other experiences have featured artists such as Coldplay, Black Keys, Lady Gaga, Band of Horses, John Mayer, Lady Antebellum, and more.

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

John Legend is a critically acclaimed, nine-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Legend began his career performing piano and vocals on tracks for artists including Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Alicia Keys. His debut album, 2004's Get Lifted, sold over 2 million copies and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards. His following album, 2006's platinum-selling Once Again, won Legend another Grammy. His third release was 2008's Evolver, led by the hit single, "Green Light," featuring Andre 3000; in 2010 he collaborated with The Roots on Wake Up!, which won Legend an additional three Grammy Awards. In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, an initiative that focuses on education as a key to break the cycle of poverty. Named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list in 2009, he also sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, and Stand for Children, as well as serving as co-chair of the Harlem Village Academies' National Leadership Board. Legend released his highly anticipated fourth solo studio album, Love In The Future (G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records) on September 2ND, 2013; the album features production by Legend and longtime collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer.

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