John Legend

John Legend

Biography

John Legend (born John Stephens, 28.12.1978) John Legend is an American soul musician. He is a pianist, songwriter and singer and is a Grammy Award winner.

Childhood: John Legend was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. At the age of three, his grandmother started to teach him to play the piano, in a gospel style. At seven, he was involved in the church choir as well as taking classical music lessons. He graduated from Springfield North High School at 16 and went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied English.

During his time at University, Legend was in Counterparts, a jazz / pop a capella group. He was the President and Musical Director of the group.

Pursuing his love of music after leaving university, Legend played in the New York nightclub circuit, as well as in Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

The Big Break: John Legend was introduced to Kanye West by Kanye's cousin, who happened to be Legend's roommate. Eventually, Legend became the first signing to West's G.O.O.D. Music label. John Legend sang many of the hooks on West's College Dropout album and to return the favour, West supplied a number of the rhythm tracks for John's demo tapes.

John Legend's debut album, Get Lifted was eventually released on G.O.O.D. Music.

Legend has collaborated with a number of Kanye's protégés, including the rapper Common, and Fort Minor, both of whom are his label-mates. He has also collaborated with The Black Eyed Peas and Michael Jackson.

In July 2007, John Legend appeared at the London leg of the Live Earth concert, where he performed his track 'Ordinary People'. That same month, Legend spent a day folding laundry at Tide's Clean Start Mobile Laundromat, helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Legend's second album was Once Again. The debut single to be released from the album was 'Save Room'. The single featured production credits for will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, as well as Kanye West and Raphael Saadiq.

In April 2008, John Legend returned to Pennsylvania University in support of the Barack Obama Presidential campaign.

Legend's third album, Evolver has been given a release date of October 2008 and features the rapper Andre 3000 of OutKast.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

John Legend on the red carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 21st May 2017

John Legend

John Legend on the red carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 21st May 2017

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Chrissy Teigen Opens Up For First Time About Post-Partum Depression


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Married to John Legend, a swimwear model and a new mother, Chrissy Teigen seems to have it all. However, the star has opened up for the first time about her post-partum depression since giving birth to her daughter last year in a new article for Glamour magazine.

She and her singer husband welcomed their first daughter, named Luna, eleven months ago in April 2016. The couple, who have been married since 2012 and had dated for five years before that, had tried unsuccessfully for many years to conceive, turning to IVF treatement.

Chrissy TeigenChrissy Teigen has revealed her struggles with post-partum depression

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Chrissy Teigen at the Film Premiere of Beauty and The Beast - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 3rd March 2017

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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John Legend at the Beauty and the Beast Premiere held at El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd March 2017

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Chrissy Telgen at the premiere of 'Underground' Season Two - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st March 2017

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John Legend Wants To Protect His Daughter From Trump's America


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Despite John Legend's stunning performance of 'La La Land' tunes 'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)' and 'City of Stars' at the 89th Academy Awards, the night was marred by the mix-up over Best Picture with 'Moonlight'. While his face might have visibly dropped at the time, these days he has a lot more to worry about than not getting awards.

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'Hi guys. Here joined by Oscar winner John Legend - not this year', Chrissy Teigen joked after the ceremony, ribbing her husband of three years. But the truth is, John considers himself a winner just to have her and their daughter Luna in his life.

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Chrissy Teigen Involved In Hit And Run Car Accident


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Model, cookbook writer, mother-of-one and Twitter slayer, Chrissy Teigen has escaped unhurt from a hit and run car accident. The Sports Illustrated cover girl was involved in the accident as a passenger in the car in Hollywood but walked away from the crash injury free.

Chrissy TeigenThe model has escaped unharmed from a car accident

The incident happened around 7:30pm on Tuesday night (7 Feb) as the car Chrissy was travelling in was hit.

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Taron Egerton Loves Singing Elton John And John Legend


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British actor Taron Egerton is usually renowned for his great physical performances in Kingsman and Eddie the Eagle, but many have observed how good his vocal skills are in his new animated movie Sing.

Nominated for a couple of Golden Globes already, a few weeks after its release in America, Sing sees 27 year old Egerton play Johnny, a Cockney gorilla, who gets to sing Elton John and Sam Smith songs in the film. In a new interview, he opened up about why he was able to bring such joy to the part.

Taron EgertonTaron Egerton spoke about how much enjoyed singing Elton John and John Legend songs in 'Sing'

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John Legend Responds To Racist Attack By Paparazzi Who Called Him A Monkey


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John Legend has spoken about the racially charged harassment he suffered last week, when he was called a ‘monkey’ by a photographer at JFK airport.

Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen, who was with him at the time, tweeted about the incident last Thursday, saying the paparazzi had shouted: "if we evolved from monkeys, why is John Legend still around?”

John LegendJohn Legend has spoken about suffering racial harassment from a photographer last week

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La La Land Review

Extraordinary

After storming awards season with Whiplash two years ago, writer-director Damien Chazelle returns with something even better: an original movie musical that is shamelessly enjoyable. It somehow manages to be a feel-good triumph as well as a darkly honest exploration of the quest for fame and romance in Los Angeles. And with fantastic songs, colourful choreography and already iconic performances from Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, this is pure cinematic joy.

It opens in a traffic jam on a warm winter's day, where aspiring actress Mia (Stone) first encounters struggling jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). They meet a couple more times before they begin to share the troubles they are facing trying to make their dreams come true. As romance blossoms, Mia urges Sebastian to go for his passion project to create a proper jazz bar, while Sebastian supports Mia's attempt to write a one-woman show to display her talents. But there are huge pressures to endure and obstacles to overcome as this city pushes them to compromise.

Chazelle establishes the film's musical tone from the opening moment, a breathtaking single-take full-on musical number on a freeway flyover. And the movie only gets better from there, deepening the two central characters as every scene is packed with hilarious comedy, honest romance and wrenching drama. Gosling and especially Stone are perfect in these roles, drawing on their already established chemistry as they add singing and dancing to their repertoires.

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Chrissy Teigen Schools A Twitter Troll After He Calls John Legend "Illiterate"


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Twitter trolls should know by now not to mess with Chrissy Teigen, but on Friday one tweeter learned the hard way when he attempted to call out the model’s husband John Legend.

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It all started when Donald Trump addressed claims that no A-list music stars were willing to perform at his inauguration next month. “The so-called "A" list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!,” the president-elect tweeted.

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John Legend Disappointed With Kanye's Meeting With Trump


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Kanye West’s meeting with President-elect Donald Trump has caused quite a stir among a lot of people and even surprisingly some of his closest friends, including singer and songwriter John Legend.

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John Legend is disappointed his friend and collaborater Kanye West met with Donald Trump

Legend is one of Kanye’s closest allies - even singing his beautiful ballad, All Of Me, at the rapper’s wedding to Kim Kardashian West in 2013 - but even he found West’s visit to Trump Tower one step too far.

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John Legend Unveils His Latest Single 'Love Me Now' Ahead Of Next Album Release


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John Legend unveiled 'Love Me Now' yesterday, the first song from his upcoming fifth studio album 'Darkness and Light' which is yet to be given a release date. He performed a live acoustic version of the track on his piano at home for his latest Facebook Live video.

John LegendJohn Legend shares his newest single 'Love Me Now'

Premiering the song on Thursday night (October 6th 2016), John Legend also announces the impending launch of his latest album. 'Love Me Now' It's a sensational ballad and the lyric video is a tearjerking endeavor with lots of people including children communicating in sign language. It appears to explore all kinds of love, the familial and romantic.

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Chrissy Teigen Refuses To Allow People To Think She's Having Twins


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It’s undoubtedly one of the happiest times of any woman's life but Chrissy Teigen has found herself needing to defend the baby bump that she so proudly sported after announcing her pregnancy to singer husband, John Legend.

Chrissy Teigen and John LegendThe couple announced they are expected but Teigen has told Twitter it is not twins

The model, 29, announced that she was expecting last week and revealed that her and husband Legend tried IVF once to get their happy news.

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John Legend

Date of birth

28th December, 1978

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75




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