Born In: Springfield, Ohio, United States
John Roger Stephens, known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known for his albums, such as ‘Once Again’ and ‘Darkness and Light.’ Born in Springfield, Ohio, United States, Legend showed a keen interest in music from an early age. He started performing for his church choir at the age of four. From the age of seven, he started playing the piano. During his time at college, he served as the president and music director for a musical group named ‘Counterparts.’ Having released many studio albums, Legend has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Britney Spears, and Lauryn Hill. In 2015, he won an ‘Oscar’ for the song ‘Glory,’ which he had written for the historical movie ‘Selma.’ He has also won several other significant awards, which include ten ‘Grammy’ awards, as well as a ‘Golden Globe Award.’ He is also an actor and has made an appearance in the movie ‘La La Land,’ which became a huge hit, winning six ‘Oscars.’ He is known for his philanthropic activities, such as raising awareness to help the victims of ‘Hurricane Katrina.’
Also Known As: John Roger Stephens
Spouse/Ex-: Chrissy Teigen
father: Ronald Stephens
mother: Phyllis Stephens
siblings: Vaughn Anthony Stephens
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Ohio
education: University Of Pennsylvania
John Roger Stephens was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio, United States, to Ronald Lamar Stephens and Phyllis Elaine. Interested in music from an early age, he started singing for the church choir when he was four. He also learnt to play the piano from his grandmother.
Gradually, Stephens started gaining popularity and went on to feature in several significant albums of popular stars, such as Fort Minor, Jay-Z, and Stephen Colbert. It was during this time that he came to be known as John Legend.
‘Wake Up,’ a studio album by John Legend, for which he had collaborated with the hip hop band ‘The Roots,’ is among his most significant and successful works. Debuting at eighth position on the ‘US Billboard 200,’ the album sold 63,000 copies within its first week and went on to win the 2010 ‘Grammy Award’ for ‘Best R&B Album.’ It received mostly positive reviews from critics.
John Legend dated Chrissy Teigen for four years before getting engaged to her in 2011. They got married in 2013. They had their first child in 2016, a daughter whom they named Luna Simone.
On November 21, 2017, Teigen announced on Instagram that she was pregnant with Legend’s second child. On May 2018, they welcomed their baby boy whom they named Miles Theodore. In 2020, Chrissy was pregnant with their third child but she suffered complications and the child passed away before birth. In August 2022, Legend and Chrissy announced that they were expecting another child.
|2015||Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song||Selma (2014)|
|2015||Best Original Song - Motion Picture||Selma (2014)|
|2018||Outstanding Variety Special (Live)||Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018)|
|2021||Best R&B Album||Winner|
|2020||Best Rap/Sung Performance||Winner|
|2016||Best Song Written for Visual Media||Selma (2014)|
|2011||Best R&B Album||Winner|
|2011||Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance||Winner|
|2011||Best R&B Song||Winner|
|2009||Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals||Winner|
|2007||Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group||Winner|
|2007||Best Male R&B Vocal Performance||Winner|
|2006||Best New Artist||Winner|
|2006||Best R&B Album||Winner|
|2006||Best Male R&B Vocal Performance||Winner|
|2017||Best Fight Against the System||John Legend: Surefire (2017)|
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