John Legend
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John Legend

Singer–songwriter + Pianist
Male
Born Dec 28, 1978

John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards, and in 2007, he received the special Starlight award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. It is rumoured that in 2001 Legend got his stage name from Grammy Award winning poet Carlyle, after hearing his music in a Kanye West studio session at Record Plant Studios in Hollywood, California.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John Legend.

CHILDHOOD

1978 Birth Legend was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio. … Read More

TEENAGE

1998 19 Years Old While in college, Legend served as president and musical director of a co-ed jazz and pop a cappella group called Counterparts. His lead vocals on the group's recording of Joan Osborne's "One of Us" received critical acclaim landing the song on the track list of the 1998 Best of Collegiate a Cappella compilation CD. … Read More

TWENTIES

1999 20 Years Old During this period, he began to hold a number of shows around Philadelphia, eventually expanding his audience base to New York, Boston, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. He graduated college in 1999, and thereafter began producing, writing, and recording his own music. … Read More
2001 22 Years Old In 2001, Devo Springsteen introduced Legend to then up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West; Legend was hired to sing during the hooks of West's music. … Read More
2004 25 Years Old Legend released his debut album, Get Lifted, on GOOD Music in December 2004. … Read More
Critically acclaimed, it won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, and earned Legend another two nominal awards for Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. … Read More
At the 2007 Grammy Awards ceremony, the song "Heaven" was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, while lead single "Save Room" received a nod in the Best Male Pop Vocal category. … Read More
2008 29 Years Old In early 2008, he began touring with Alexus Ruffin and Professor Jeff Sachs of Columbia University's Earth Institute to promote sustainable development as an achievable goal. … Read More

THIRTIES

2009 30 Years Old In 2009, Legend gave AIDS Service Center NYC permission to remix his song "If You're Out There" to create a music video promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and testing.
On January 22, 2010, he performed "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" on the Hope for Haiti Now telethon show.
…  In February 2011, Legend won three prizes at the 53rd Annual Grammy Music Awards. … Read More
2012 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 6, 2012, John Legend was appointed by the World Economic Forum to the Forum of Young Global Leaders. … Read More
2013 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 1, 2013, Legend performed at Gucci's global concert event in London whose campaign, "Chime For Change", aims to raise awareness of women's issues in education, health and justice. … Read More
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