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John Legend

Singer-Songwriter John Legend
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Full Name: John Roger Stephens
Profession: Singer-Songwriter

United States of America

Biography: The second-youngest person to win an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony), Legend gained prominence in the industry as a collaborator on songs such as "Encore" by Jay-Z and "You Don't Know My Name" by Alicia Keys.

Legend reach public prominence in 2013 with his album Love in the Future, which contained the number-one hit "All of Me". In 2015 he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for co-writing the song "Glory" from the film Selma. Two years later he won a Tony for producing the play Jitney. He won his Emmy for portraying Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Born: December 28, 1978
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, USA
Age: 43 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 2013-09-14 American singer-songwriter John Legend (34) weds model Chrissy Teigen (27) at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy

Historical Events

  • 2006-02-08 48th Grammy Awards: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, John Legend win
  • 2006-03-04 20th Soul Train Music Awards: Jamie Foxx, Destiny's Child & John Legend win
  • 2018-09-10 John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice win Emmys for "Jesus Christ Superstar", making them all EGOT winners, Legend is the first black male winner
  • 2019-09-09 John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen fire back at Donald Trump on social media after he calls them "boring" and "filthymouthed" in tweets over Criminal Justice Reform
  • 2020-04-18 "Together At Home" virtual benefit concert for the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund curated by Lady Gaga; 6-hour pre-show streams on-line, followed by 2-hour global telecast; performers include: Andra Day, Common, The Killers, Charlie Puth, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Annie Lennox, and Zucchero
  • 2021-06-09 55th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood with John Legend, Kane Brown, and Gabby Barrett win