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John Legend

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

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 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: 42 years old

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

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