John Legend Says You Can Sleep With Him in Headspace Campaign

By Kyle O'Brien 

John Legend is a master of romantic and sexy music  and, the former Sexiest Man Alive, is playing up his allure in a campaign for meditation and mindfulness company Headspace, inviting viewers to sleep with him.

In a 30-second spot that’s scheduled to run before the Super Bowl in the pre-game kickoff show on NBC, Legend is seen lounging on a furry rug in a silky robe with hearts on it in front of a fireplace, flanked by candelabras. He looks seductively into the camera and says “I’m going to let you sleep with me.” He clarifies that quickly, stating that he’s a happily married man so really it’s just the sleeping part.


Legend then announces his new sleepcast on the Headspace app. The sleepcast is a series of audio stories narrated by Legend’s soothing voice, along with an 8-hour sleep playlist curated by the singer-songwriter.

“It’s your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep with me … sort of,” states Legend in the ad, before directing people to start a free trial at a “Sleep With John” webpage on the Headspace site.

With the help of John Legend and the “Love Yourself Like a Legend” campaign, Headspace hopes to help people to see how mindfulness can be easily applied to daily life—especially when it comes to sleep. Legend will also guest host five episodes of mental health podcast Radio Headspace in March.

“After a Valentine’s Day full of giving to our loved ones, we still have to save some love and care for ourselves,” said Legend in a statement. “Self-care starts with a good night’s sleep. We all need it and I’m excited to partner with my friends at Headspace to share my sleepcast and sleep playlist with the world.”

The campaign marks the second year of Headspace’s partnership with Legend. Together, they launched focus music in the Headspace app, designed to create the ideal conditions for mindful work and to help members prioritize what matters most to them. In 2021, Headspace and John Legend also released a YouTube series, “Music On My Mind,” which explored the different ways music can improve lives with the help and guidance of two cognitive neuroscientists.

“Our vision at Headspace is to create a world where everyone is kind to their minds,” Amy Davis, vice president of global brand marketing at Headspace, said in a statement. “With ‘Love Yourself Like a Legend,’ we’re using a cultural moment and humor to deliver a very important and often overlooked message: for people to take care of the most important relationship they have—the one with themselves.”

The company worked with a team of creatives on the campaign, including creative directors Neal Desai and Eric Christy Manchester, along with production and media company AlkemyX.



Creative Director: Neal Desai
Creative Director: Eric Christy Manchester
AlkemyX + Production
Executive Producer: Jim Huie
Director: Josh Forbes
Director of Photography: Will Stone
1st AC: Mark Quintos
2nd AC: Lea Salanon
Producer: Michael Shafia
Production Coordinator: Ingrid Iveren
Location Manager: Derek Tramont
Production Assistants: Ray Bianco and Kristopher Seegmueller
Gaffer: Justin Garcia
Best Boy Electric: Zach Stillwell
Key Grip: Chris Montgomery
Best Boy Grip: Hannah Rydberg
Grip: Matthew Purkis
Sound Mixer: Kevin Bellante
Production Designer: Katherin Simon
Art Director: Cassandra Lavo
Set Director: Kristen Samedo
Art Assist.: Rhylee Anderson
Stylist: David Thomas and Matteo Pieri
Hair: Ron Stephens
MUA: Darcy Gilmore
Editor: Dave Bradley
Sr. Producer: Sue Fallon
Colorist: Janet Falcon
Audio Mix: Bob Schachner
Assistant Editors: Ricky Heidelbaugh and David Cavazos
Compositors: Adam Schwartz and Anthony Davis
Technical Producer: Ryan Sun
VFX Editor: Christopher Tralli
VFX Producer: Christian Quickle


VP Brand Marketing: Amy Davis
Chief Marketing Officer: Christine Evans
Chief Creative Officer: Caroline Pay
Chief Content Officer: Morgan Selzer
Lead Producer: Alison Schweickert
Lead Campaign Production: Grace Hartley
Senior Creative Director: David Hsia
Creative Lead: Anton Mora
Animation: Brian Lee
Illustration: Ryan Cox, Karen Hong
Sr. Brand Designers: Katie Burtwell, Lauren Allik
Endcard Copywriter: Adam Mieuli
Creative Producer: Rami Khazen
Music: Scott Sorenson and Chris Murguia
Head of Headspace Production: Chris Miller
Exec In Charge Production and EIC: Lauren Kramer