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.
The model said she felt insecure at Kim and Kanye's wedding which led to a row between her and John
It seems even the most solid of couples have arguments and Chrissy Teigen - the other half to John Legend - has spoken about one particular row the pair had at the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are not always so happy
Appearing on Andy Cohen's show, Watch What Happens Live with her singer husband, the model blamed her 'insecurity' for the disagreement and said she wants to apologise to Kim, 38, and Kanye, 41, for their behaviour.
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen Used To Be Overwhelmed Around Other Famous People
The mother-of-two has opened up about her IVF journey
Chrissy Teigen is known for being vocal about her life and family within it and that has included her ever-expanding brood. The model has been open about using IVF to concieve her two-year-old daughter, Luna and four-month-old son, Miles and has now revealed the two tots were made together in the same petri dish.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend could add to their two-strong brood
Despite the gap in their children's ages, Chrissy - who is married to historic EGOT winner, John Legend - explained both big sister Luna and baby boy Miles could technically have been the same age.
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen's Two Children Shared The Same Petri Dish
The couple reveal a music-themed name for their second child.
After announcing the birth of their second child last week, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have now unveiled the name of the little boy along with their first public photograph of him. It seems that the couple decided to opt for a music-inspired name after all.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend at the City Harvest Honors
The 32-year-old model posted a shot of their sleeping son Miles on social media over the weekend, who was born on Thursday (May 17th 2018) after being conceived through IVF. He joins his 2-year-old sister Luna Simone into the family, while we still sit wishing Chrissy and John will adopt us.
Continue reading: What Have Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Named Their Baby Boy?
"Somebody's herrrrrre!" she tweeted this week.
The 32 year old swimwear model made the announcement on Twitter late on Wednesday night (May 16th). “Somebody's herrrrrrre!” she tweeted, following it with a series of baby bottle emojis.
The baby, already confirmed to be a boy but whose name has not yet been revealed, is a younger brother for the couple’s first child, Luna, who was born in April 2016.
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Welcome Second Child
The showbiz heavyweights donated the money to honour the heroes of the USA gymnastics team
The #TimesUp campaign was set up by a number of prominent people in the acting and music industry and is a unified call for change for how women are treated everywhere in the wake of a number of shocking sexual allegations.
John Legend and Chriisy Teigen have donated to #TimesUp campaign
Days after one of the more shocking sexual assault cases where sports physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to prison for decades of abuse against America's foremost female Olympic gymnasts, singer John Legend and his model wife, Chrissy Teigen have donated $200,000 (£140,000) to the #TimesUp initiative.
Continue reading: John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Donated $200k To #TimesUp
The plane returned to LAX after a passenger was found to have boarded with the wrong ticket.
The eight hour ‘flight to nowhere’ was due to airline staff discovering a passenger had boarded the flight with the wrong ticket. Chrissy tried to make the best use of her wasted time in the sky by live-tweeting the drama to her 9.2 million Twitter followers, as she tried to work out exactly what was going on.
Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend
They have successfully conceived during their latest round of IVF.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have announced that they are expecting their second child after another course of IVF. They shared the news on social media this week in a truly special video starring their 19-month-old daughter Luna Simone. We can't get enough of this family.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend at 'Beauty and the Beast' premiere
The 31-year-old model posted about her and her husband's happy news on Instagram yesterday (November 21st 2017) and it seems their little family couldn't be happier - especially it's apparently their final chance to conceive a biological child.
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Expecting A Sibling For Luna
The outspoken model has been opening up about her marriage.
Speaking to US Weekly, the model said that, like everyone, the couple go through hard times in their marriage, but she would never consider getting a divorce - and the number one reason why has to do with their daughter Luna.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are in their marriage for the long haul
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen Reveals Why She'd Never Divorce John Legend
The couple have been together for a decade
It seems that one of showbiz’s favourite couples were on the verge of not even continuing if John Legend had got his way when he tried to break up with his now-wife, Chrissy Teigen, until the model just said no.
John Legend revealed he tried to break up with Chrissy Teigen almost a decade ago
Speaking to the Guardian about the two women in his life - Chrissy and their 16-month-old daughter, Luna - the 38-year-old explained that almost a decade ago he tried to split from the Sports Illustrated cover star.
Continue reading: John Legend Tried To Break Up With Chrissy Teigen: She Said No
The couple are parents to one-year-old daughter Luna, who was conceived through IVF.
The couple are already parents to one-year-old daughter Luna and Chrissy recently revealed they were trying for another child in the near future. Speaking to Cosmopolitan, John said the challenges the couple faced while trying to conceive made their relationship stronger.
John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen
John Legend arrives at radio 2 for his appearance on the Chris Evans Show, London, United Kingdom - Friday 16th December 2016
John Legend at the BBC Music Awards held at the Excel Centre, London, United Kingdom - Monday 12th December 2016
John Legend seen arriving at BBC Radio - London, United Kingdom - Friday 21st October 2016
Date of birth
28th December, 1978