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

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John Legend - 47th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium - Press Room at Pasadena Civic Auditorium - Pasadena, California, United States - Friday 5th February 2016

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John Legend Departs On A Flight From Los Angeles International Airport

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John Legend - Underground WGN Winter 2016 TCA Photocall at The Langham Huntington Hotel - Arrivals at The Langham Huntington Hotel - Pasadena, California, United States - Friday 8th January 2016

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Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Out Shopping

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Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Hold Hands While Out For A Stroll In Beverly Hills

Chrissy Teigen , John Legend - Chrissy Teigen and John Legend hold hands while out for a stroll in Beverly Hills at west hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 4th December 2015

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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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Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Are Expecting Their First Baby


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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have finally got the news they’ve been waiting for so long to hear – they’re expecting their first child! The hotshot couple revealed to their fans via social media that Teigen is pregnant with their first baby, after publicly admitting that they were desperate to get their family started.

“John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant,” Teigen wrote as she posted a black and white photo of the couple on Instagram on Monday (October 12th). The happy picture shows Teigen, 29, lying down and grinning, while Legend, 36, is resting his left hand on her belly.

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Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Fertility Struggle


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Chrissy Teigen revealed her struggle with fertility whilst appearing on the FabLife show with Tyra Banks. The 29-year-old model, who is married to singer John Legend, stated that she and Legend have been trying to have children for a while but it’s a “process” which has involved seeing fertility specialists.

Chrissy TeigenChrissy Teigen at the 2015 MTV VMAs in L.A., August 2015.

Read More: Chrissy Teigen Wants Pregnancy As An "Excuse To Be Bigger".

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Blake Lively Wasn’t 'Throwing Shade' At Taylor Swift - She’s Actually 'Obsessed' With The ‘Bad Blood’ Singer


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Blake Lively, the 28-year-old Age of Adaline actor and wife of Ryan Reynolds, wasn’t mocking Taylor Swift with her recent Instagram post. Lively posted a picture in which she joked – as she later clarified in good humour – about being part of a music video for John Legend’s cover of Swift single ‘Bad Blood’.

Blake LivelyBlake Lively appearing on Good Morning America in Times Square, New York, in April 2015. 

Read More: Blake Lively Shares The ‘Perks Of Breastfeeding’ With Beautiful Instagram Post.

Continue reading: Blake Lively Wasn’t 'Throwing Shade' At Taylor Swift - She’s Actually 'Obsessed' With The ‘Bad Blood’ Singer

Chrissy Teigen Wants Pregnancy As An "Excuse To Be Bigger"


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Chrissy Teigen has admitted that part of the reason she wants to get pregnant is so that she has an excuse to put on weight. The 29 year old model, who is married to soul singer John Legend, has said that it would be a good reason to enjoy some of the food she mustn't eat if she wants to stay slim.

The star of ‘Lip Sync Battle’ spoke to the UK edition of Women’s Health, for whose cover photograph she also posed nude, and spoke about her ambitions to start a family. “I'd love to have an excuse to be bigger,” she revealed. “People will know as soon as I'm pregnant because I'll stop drinking.”

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Chrissy Teigen In Awesome Put-Down To Body Shamer


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Chrissy Teigen has hit back against the body shamers in the best way possible – with humour. She responded to a commenter on Instagram after a recent topless photograph appeared online on Monday (June 29th).

The 29 year old model captured a screenshot of a comment made by one particularly misguided commenter, who assumed that that the racy photoshoot, taken for the August edition of W magazine, was meant as Teigen unveiling her post-pregnancy body. Except, of course, that Teigen hasn’t had any kids!

Chrissy Teigen and John LegendChrissy Teigen with husband John Legend in May 2015

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Jamie Foxx Remembers Mind Blowing First Meeting Of 'Quiet Dude' John Legend [Video]


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Jamie Foxx is currently promoting the release of his RCA Records debut 'Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses', and while his vocals remain on top form, he reveals he's heard a few other inspiring voices from exceptional artists along the way.

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One of those voices was 'All Of Me' hitmaker John Legend, who Foxx met while he was hanging out with the young and up and coming Kanye West around a decade ago, during which time Legend was on his way to releasing his debut album 'Get Lifted'.

Continue reading: Jamie Foxx Remembers Mind Blowing First Meeting Of 'Quiet Dude' John Legend [Video]

Red Nose Day America Is Here! And These Stars Are Rocking The Look [Photos]


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It's the first ever Red Nose Day in the United States today (May 21st 2015), and all manner of celebrities are donning the appropriate big red nose to raise awareness. It's one of the UK's most famous charity fundraisers - undertaken mainly for Comic Relief - but this year goes international for a host of charitable foundations.

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Annoyingly, curvy reality star Kim Kardashian is now so good at posing in front of a camera that she even manages to maintain that seductive aura even while holding a novelty clown nose to her face, but many other celebrities provided some well needed laughs on this momentous occasion. 

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Chrissy Teigen Is No Longer Using Photoshop: "We Forget What Normal People Look Like"


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Chrissy Teigen has decided she will no longer be using Photoshop to edit her social media pictures. The 29-year-old model, who is the wife of John Legend, discussed her decision whilst appearing on The Meredith Vieira Show on Friday (24th April). Teigen responded to a question from Vieira about the recent picture she posted on Instagram in which she showed her fans the bruises she had acquired by accidentally bumping in to kitchen counters. In doing so she also showed that she had stretch marks on the tops of her legs. Although many celebrities would have edited the image to hide the marks, Teigen took a refreshing approach by joking about her stretch marks in the picture's caption.

Chrissy Teigen and John LegendChrissy Teigen and her husband, singer John Legend.

Read More: Reason #3496 To Like Chrissy Teigen: Her "Drunk" First Pitch.

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson Lays The Smackdown On 'Lip Sync Battle' With Epic 'Shake It Off' Performance


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The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson, stole the show in the first episode of Spike’s ‘Lip Sync Battle’ which pits a pair of celebs against each other every week in the ultimate miming contest. The former WWE champ teamed up with rapper Common to take on Jimmy Fallon and John Legend on Thursday evening, demonstrating his miming skills to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’.

the rock dwayne johnsonThe Rock is now a champion of the 'Lip Sync Battle'

Johnson performed Swfity’s modern pop classic, as well as donning the infamous John Travolta white suit for a rendition of the Bee Gee’s ‘Stayin’ Alive’. The 42 year old’s partner Common also performed Lionel Richie’s 'All Night Long' and 'I Want You Back' by The Jackson 5, helping to secure victory for the pair.

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John Legend

Date of birth

28th December, 1978

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75




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