John Legend at The Woodlands, 7/23/2014

John Legend Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 23, 2014

As the crowd's applause subsided following Wednesday evening's first song, "Made to Love," John Legend leaned down toward the crowd from the his piano bench onstage at the Woodlands Pavilion. He had a coy, even mischievous look about him, as if he was about to divulge a secret.

"Houston," he whispered into the microphone, "I want to be the best you ever had."

Legend then raised a single eyebrow and smirked as the crowd resumed its cheering.

"I don't want to brag," Legend sang, "but tonight, I'll be the best you ever had."

Does it really constitute vanity if it's true?

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