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

Calvin Harris Joins Rihanna And Kendrick Lamar At Third Diamond Ball


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Calvin Harris has been confirmed to perform at Rihanna's third Diamnond Ball alongside Kendrick Lamar.

The superstar DJ - who collaborated with the Bejan beauty on hits 'This Is What You Came For' and 'We Found Love' - has signed up to the charity fundraiser taking place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on September 14 in aid of the Clara Lionel Foundation.

Rihanna said in a statement: ''I'm ecstatic to add my longtime collaborator and friend Calvin Harris to the stellar line-up at this year's Diamond Ball. Calvin's music will bring the perfect mix of energy and excitement to the evening as we celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation.''

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend on the red carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards held Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Monday 12th June 2017

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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John Legend on the red carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 21st May 2017

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John Legend on the red carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 21st May 2017

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John Legend

Chrissy Teigen at the Film Premiere of Beauty and The Beast - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 3rd March 2017

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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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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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.

Taron EgertonTaron Egerton spoke about how much enjoyed singing Elton John and John Legend songs in 'Sing'

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La La Land Review

Extraordinary

After storming awards season with Whiplash two years ago, writer-director Damien Chazelle returns with something even better: an original movie musical that is shamelessly enjoyable. It somehow manages to be a feel-good triumph as well as a darkly honest exploration of the quest for fame and romance in Los Angeles. And with fantastic songs, colourful choreography and already iconic performances from Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, this is pure cinematic joy.

It opens in a traffic jam on a warm winter's day, where aspiring actress Mia (Stone) first encounters struggling jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). They meet a couple more times before they begin to share the troubles they are facing trying to make their dreams come true. As romance blossoms, Mia urges Sebastian to go for his passion project to create a proper jazz bar, while Sebastian supports Mia's attempt to write a one-woman show to display her talents. But there are huge pressures to endure and obstacles to overcome as this city pushes them to compromise.

Chazelle establishes the film's musical tone from the opening moment, a breathtaking single-take full-on musical number on a freeway flyover. And the movie only gets better from there, deepening the two central characters as every scene is packed with hilarious comedy, honest romance and wrenching drama. Gosling and especially Stone are perfect in these roles, drawing on their already established chemistry as they add singing and dancing to their repertoires.

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Chrissy Teigen Refuses To Allow People To Think She's Having Twins


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It’s undoubtedly one of the happiest times of any woman's life but Chrissy Teigen has found herself needing to defend the baby bump that she so proudly sported after announcing her pregnancy to singer husband, John Legend.

Chrissy Teigen and John LegendThe couple announced they are expected but Teigen has told Twitter it is not twins

The model, 29, announced that she was expecting last week and revealed that her and husband Legend tried IVF once to get their happy news.

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Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Are Expecting Their First Baby


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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have finally got the news they’ve been waiting for so long to hear – they’re expecting their first child! The hotshot couple revealed to their fans via social media that Teigen is pregnant with their first baby, after publicly admitting that they were desperate to get their family started.

“John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant,” Teigen wrote as she posted a black and white photo of the couple on Instagram on Monday (October 12th). The happy picture shows Teigen, 29, lying down and grinning, while Legend, 36, is resting his left hand on her belly.

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Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Fertility Struggle


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Chrissy Teigen revealed her struggle with fertility whilst appearing on the FabLife show with Tyra Banks. The 29-year-old model, who is married to singer John Legend, stated that she and Legend have been trying to have children for a while but it’s a “process” which has involved seeing fertility specialists.

Chrissy TeigenChrissy Teigen at the 2015 MTV VMAs in L.A., August 2015.

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Blake Lively Wasn’t 'Throwing Shade' At Taylor Swift - She’s Actually 'Obsessed' With The ‘Bad Blood’ Singer


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Blake Lively, the 28-year-old Age of Adaline actor and wife of Ryan Reynolds, wasn’t mocking Taylor Swift with her recent Instagram post. Lively posted a picture in which she joked – as she later clarified in good humour – about being part of a music video for John Legend’s cover of Swift single ‘Bad Blood’.

Blake LivelyBlake Lively appearing on Good Morning America in Times Square, New York, in April 2015. 

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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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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!

Chrissy Teigen and John LegendChrissy Teigen with husband John Legend in May 2015

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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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John Legend

Date of birth

28th December, 1978

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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