john Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, and actor. He began his musical career by working behind the scenes, playing piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything", and making uncredited guest appearances on Jay-Z's "Encore" and Alicia Keys's "You Don't Know My Name".
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He was the first artist signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music, on which he released his debut album Get Lifted (2004), which reached the top ten on the Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Legend received nine nominations at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, including nominations for the singles "So High" with Lauryn Hill and "Ordinary People", with the latter song winning for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The album also earned him awards for Best New Artist and Best R&B Album. His second studio album Once Again (2006), spawned the single "Save Room", and became his second top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart. The lead single from his third album Evolver (2008), "Green Light" featuring André 3000, reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA. In June 2008, he released the live album John Legend: Live from Philadelphia.
Legend would later collaborate with The Roots on the album Wake Up! (2010). His fourth studio album, Love in the Future (2013), spawned the single "All of Me". The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and has attained Diamond status, being certified 14× platinum by the RIAA. In 2015, he was featured on the single "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" by Meghan Trainor, which reached the top ten in the U.S. Legend has since released the albums Darkness and Light (2016), A Legendary Christmas (2018). In 2020 Legend published his seventh studio album Bigger Love, which won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, and in 2022 the double album Legend.
john with his parents and siblings
john's grandmother~~she was a minister and one of the most influential people in his life~~
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john legend's marriage to chrissy teigen became a beacon of hope, reminding us that even amidst the glitz and glamour, true love and resilience are the foundation of a lasting partnership. Their story served as a reminder that marriage is a journey of growth, laughter, forgiveness, and unwavering support.
Legend has won numerous awards throughout his career, including 12 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and a Golden Globe Award. He is the first black man and second youngest person to have won all four of the major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT). Legend is also a philanthropist and has worked with organizations such as the United Nations Foundation and Feeding America.
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A LEGEND IS BORN
"Ordinary People" is a powerful and moving song that celebrates the everyday people who make up the world. The song's message of hope and inspiration has resonated with listeners of all ages, and it has become one of John Legend's most popular songs.
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WHOS PLAYING THE PIANO ON TRACK 13
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john singing in church where he got his start~
In addition to his music career, Legend has also pursued an acting career. He has appeared in films such as "La La Land" and "The Underground Railroad". He has also starred in the Broadway musical "Jitney".
John Legend is a talented musician, songwriter, actor, and philanthropist. He has achieved great success in all of his endeavors and is an inspiration to many.
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