John Legend

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John Legend
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John Legend at the Citi Presents Evenings with Legends show on January 29, 2014, in New York
BornJohn Roger Stephens
(1978-12-28) December 28, 1978 (age 39)
Springfield, Ohio, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)
Chrissy Teigen (m. 2013)
Children2
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Labels
Associated acts
Websitejohnlegend.com

John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer and songwriter. Legend has won nine Grammy Awards. He has worked with a lot of other musicians.

Career[change | change source]

His first album, Get Lifted, was released by GOOD Music (an imprint founded by rapper Kanye West) in 2004. It won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.

In 2005, Legend won Best R&B Act at the MOBO Awards.

In 2006, Legend released his second album Once Again.

In 2008, he released his third album Evolver. Three songs on the album were produced by will.i.am. Brandy sung on the third song. The single "Heaven" won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

In 2010, Wake Up!, an album of songs by Legend and The Roots, was released.

Legend released his fourth album, Love in the Future, in 2013. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. "All of Me" was released as a single from the album. It reached number one in Australia, Canada, and the US.[1]

He released the song "A Good Night" through Columbia Records with producer BloodPop on April 6, 2018.[2]

In 2018, Legend became one of fifteen people to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award.

Personal life[change | change source]

Legend is a feminist.[3] He married model Chrissy Teigen in 2013.[4] Their daughter, Luna Simone Stephens, was born on April 14, 2016.[5] Teigen and Legend's second child, Miles Theodore Stephens, was born on May 16, 2018.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a536758/john-legend-all-of-me-tops-australian-singles-chart.html
  2. A Good Night - Single by John Legend & BloodPop®, 2018-04-06, retrieved 2018-04-12
  3. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopmusic/9956410/John-Legend-All-men-should-be-feminists.html
  4. http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/john-legend-chrissy-teigen-marry-in-italy-2013149
  5. "She's 1! John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Wish Daughter Luna a Happy Birthday - and Show Off the Sweet Cake They Decorated". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  6. http://people.com/babies/chrissy-teigen-john-legend-baby-born/

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