Legend Offers Up Private Shows For AIDS Charity Gala

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September 26, 2011 | 2:25pm EST

R&B star John Legend has helped to raise an impressive $540,000 for an AIDS research charity after auctioning off two private concerts during a benefit in Italy.
The Green Light hitmaker was one of the star attractions at amfAR’s 25th annual gala in Milan on Friday, and his two lots sold for $270,000 each.

The event, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, also saw a bidding war erupt between celebrated designers Roberto Cavalli and Margherita Missoni over a piece of art.

According to the New York Post, the item was eventually claimed by the veteran fashion icon after Missoni declared, “I’m too young to outbid a legend!”

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