- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend will likely give a lift to graduates of the University of Pennsylvania this spring.

School officials announced Tuesday that Legend will speak at the commencement for his alma mater in Philadelphia.

Legend was known as John Stephens when he attended the Ivy League school. He graduated in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

The musician released his platinum-selling debut album “Get Lifted” in 2004. Legend is currently touring the U.S. in support of his recording “Love in the Future.”

He’ll receive an honorary doctorate in music at the ceremony on May 19.

When asked if Legend will perform at the event, a university spokeswoman replied via email: “Probably not.”

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