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.



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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.

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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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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 Teiger and John Legend at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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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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John Legend Announces 'Darkness And Light' North American Tour


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Seemingly not content with becoming a movie soundtrack maestro, John Legend has a busy summer ahead of him in 2017, announcing a new North American tour to support his recently released album Darkness and Light.

The singer, 38, announced an extensive tour of Canada and the United States beginning on May 12th in Miami and ending on June 30th in New Orleans, taking in 27 more live dates in between.

When he hits the road, Legend will be supported by R&B singer Gallant, whose first album Ology recently earned a Grammy nomination in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.

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Listen To Ariana Grande And John Legend's Rendition Of 'Beauty And The Beast'


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Ariana Grande and John Legend recreate the Grammy and Academy Award winning 'Beauty and the Beast' title song for the forthcoming live action Disney reboot. The song won myriad awards when it was first released with Celine Dion, and there is no doubt that they do it justice this time around.

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The original title theme was composed by the 8-time Oscar winning Alan Menken alongside Howard Ashman (who died during the release of the 1991 animation), and written by Tim Rice. Menken is responsible for the bulk of the film's soundtrack, and has returned to work on this hugely exciting remake having also been acknowledged for his work on the likes of 'The Little Mermaid', 'Aladdin' and 'Pocahontas'.

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Chrissy Teigen Shuts Down Another Twitter Troll After Revealing Baby Plans


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Chrissy Teigen shut down another Twitter troll on Monday, who criticised the model for using IVF to conceive.

Over the weekend Chrissy, who has been open about her experiences with IVF, told Extra that she and husband John Legend plan on having a son next, saying they have “have a boy on ice.”

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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.

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John Legend: "America Has To Be Better Than Donald Trump"


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John Legend is using his voice to slam President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban.

On Friday Trump signed an executive order barring U.S. entry to citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. The move was met with a wave of protests across the US and was talking point during Saturday night’s Producers Guild of America Awards.

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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?”

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John Legend: I Hope My Music Inspires


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John Legend wants his music to ''bring light and inspire''.

The 'Love Me Now' hitmaker ''starts with his own background'' when it comes to choosing the projects he takes on as he wants to help bring ''beauty into the world''.

He said: ''I start with my own background: I was an English major and also concentrated in African-American literature, history, and culture. Even as a young person, I used to read a lot about Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr.

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John Legend

Date of birth

28th December, 1978

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75




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