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John Legend rehearses for Oscars with daughter Luna

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Annie Martin
John Legend (R) and Chrissy Teigen at the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue launch on February 16. File Photo by Andrea Hanks/UPI
John Legend (R) and Chrissy Teigen at the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue launch on February 16. File Photo by Andrea Hanks/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 24 (UPI) -- John Legend geared up for the Oscars with the help of daughter Luna on Thursday.

The 38-year-old singer practiced songs from La La Land for his performance at the 2017 Academy Awards with his 10-month-old daughter by his side.

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"Practicing for La La with Luna," he captioned a photo of himself at the piano with his Oscar and 10 Grammy awards in the background.

Practicing for La La with Luna

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Legend, who played Keith in La La Land, will perform the movie's songs "City of Stars" and "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)," which are both nominated for Best Original Song. The film is up for 12 other awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Damien Chazelle, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Actress for Emma Stone.

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"It's been incredible," the singer told Newsweek. "I feel so happy for Damien because this has been his vision for a long time -- to see it come to fruition and for him to have done it so beautifully, and at such a young age, is incredible."

"The reason the film is getting all this recognition is because people love it," he added. "This movie is making people feel good in a time where a lot of other things aren't making people feel good."

Legend, who won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2015 for "Glory" from Selma, shares Luna with wife Chrissy Teigen. The couple welcomed their daughter in April, and plan to have a son via IVF in the future.

"Since this is coming up again, I said our next baby would be a boy because that is the embryo we have left. A boy. So. Yeah," Teigen tweeted in January after facing criticism over IVF. "And no, I am not pregnant."

Legend last released the album Darkness and Light in October, which includes the singles "Love Me Now" and "Penthouse Floor." Teigen is known for her modeling work with Sports Illustrated, and discussed the underrepresentation of Asian models in fashion last week.

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