John Legend

John Legend

R&B Singer

John Roger Stephens, known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and record producer.

Full Name
John Roger Stephens
Dec 28, 1978
5′ 9″
Net Worth


John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He is the son of Phyllis Elaine and Ronald Lamar Stephens, and he has two younger siblings.

Legend attended a local Catholic school for elementary and middle school before attending North High School in Akron, Ohio. At the age of four he started playing the piano, and by nine he had already written his first song. After graduating from high school he attended the University of Pennsylvania where he double majored in English and African-American studies. He also became a member of the prestigious Afro-Blue singing group while at college.

In 2001 Legend began working on his debut album Get Lifted which was released in 2004 to critical acclaim. The album sold over three million copies worldwide and earned him eight Grammy nominations of which he won three including Best R&B Album, Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Ordinary People”. In 2006 he released his second album Once Again which was also a success selling over two million copies globally and earning him two more Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Heaven”. 

Over the next decade Legend released four more studio albums – Evolver (2008), Wake Up! (2010), Love in the Future (2013) and Darkness and Light (2016). He has collaborated with numerous artists including Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill and countless others. He has won ten Grammy Awards altogether as well as an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Glory” from Selma in 2015.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">John Legend is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 28, 1978, John Roger Stephens was born in Springfield, Ohio.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from University of Pennsylvania</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Legend graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in English and African American studies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Career Begins as a Musician</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Legend's career began when he released his debut album Get Lifted in December 2001.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Grammy Award for Best New Artist</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Legend won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Model Chrissy Teigen</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Legend married model Chrissy Teigen on September 14, 2008.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Album "Darkness and Light"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Legend releases his fifth studio album Darkness and Light.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Becomes EGOT Winner</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Legend became an EGOT winner after winning an Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">John Legend is a great role model for young artists. He demonstrates that hard work and dedication are rewarded, and that anyone can achieve success with determination and perseverance. His positive attitude and passion for music make him an inspiring figure.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Talented Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">John Legend is a very talented musician. He has created many hit songs over the years, and his voice is one of the most recognizable in the music industry. His versatility as both a singer and songwriter make him stand out from other artists.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Activist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">John Legend is an activist who uses his platform to spread awareness about important issues. He speaks up for underserved communities, advocating for social justice, education reform, and prison reform. He also works to end poverty and create economic opportunity for those in need.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> John Legend is an EGOT Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Legend became the first African-American man to win an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) in 2018.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> He Was Home Schooled</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Legend was homeschooled for most of his primary and secondary education. He went on to attend college at the University of Pennsylvania.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Started His Career With Early Collaborations</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Legend began his career by working with artists such as Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, and Kanye West before launching his solo career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> He Has a Line of Wines</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2016, John Legend launched LVE, a line of wines with Estates & Wines, part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy family.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> He's Won 10 Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Legend has won 10 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for 2005’s Get Lifted, Best R&B Album for Wake Up! in 2011, and Best Traditional R&B Performance for “All of Me” in 2014.</p></div>


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