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

Meghan Trainor - Like I'm Gonna Lose You (Sony's #FirstViewLive Times Square Billboard World Premiere)


Meghan Trainor unveils her single 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You' feauturing John Legend for Sony's #FirstViewLive Billboard World Premiere at Times Square. The song is from her number one debut studio album 'Title'.

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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Big Sean - One Man Can Change The World ft. Kanye West And John Legend [Lyric]


Kanye West and John Legend joined Big Sean on his single 'One Man Can Change the World', taken from Sean's number one third album 'Dark Sky Paradise' which he released in February 2015 through GOOD Music and Def Jam records.

Meghan Trainor - Like I'm Gonna Lose You


The video for Meghan Trainor's latest single, 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You' featuring John Legend, explores love of many different forms. The song is from her number one major label debut album 'Title', released earlier this year.

Paris Fashion Week - Emporio Armani - Arrivals

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen - Paris Fashion Week - Emporio Armani - Arrivals - Paris, France - Tuesday 7th July 2015

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2015 Wimbledon Championship

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen - 2015 Wimbledon Championship - Celebrity Sightings - London, United Kingdom - Monday 6th July 2015

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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!

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John Legend performs live in Manchester

John Legend - John Legend performs live in Manchester at Manchester Arena - Manchester, United Kingdom - Saturday 27th June 2015

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John Legend performs at the Barclaycard Arena

John Legend - John Legend performs at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham at Barclaycard Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015

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John Legend in concert

John Legend - John Legend performing live on stage at The O2 - London, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015

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Meghan Trainor - Like I'm Gonna Lose You ft. John Legend [Audio]


Gearing up for her MTrain Tour this summer, Meghan Trainor is joined by John Legend on her latest single 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You'; a track from her number one major label debut 'Title' released earlier this year.

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'.

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Avicii - Waiting For Love Ft. John Legend


Avicii unveils a gorgeous animated sketch video for his latest single 'Waiting For Love'. The song features vocals from John Legend and is set to appear on his forthcoming second album 'Stories' released later this year.

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.

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John Legend

Date of birth

28th December, 1978

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75