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

What Have Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Named Their Baby Boy?


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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.

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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.

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John Legend on the red carpet at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This year's winners included Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Cardi B - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 20th May 2018

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Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Welcome Second Child


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Chrissy Teigen has welcomed her second child with husband John Legend, the model herself revealed 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.

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John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Donated $200k To #TimesUp


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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 Chrissy TeigenJohn 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.

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Chrissy Tiegen snapped at the 11th Annual Art of Elysium Black Tie event ahead of the Golden Globes. This year, their HEAVEN art installation experience has been curated by the 2018 Visionary John Legend - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th January 2018

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Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend
Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend
Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend
Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend
Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend

Chrissy Teigen And John Legend's Flight To Tokyo Returns To LAX After Eight Hours


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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend had a Boxing Day travel disaster when their flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo was turned back four hours into the journey.

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.

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Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Expecting A Sibling For Luna


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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' premiereChrissy 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.

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Chrissy Teigen Reveals Why She'd Never Divorce John Legend


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Chrissy Teigen has revealed why she’d never divorce husband John Legend.

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.

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John Legend Tried To Break Up With Chrissy Teigen: She Said No


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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.

Chrissy Teigen and John LegendJohn 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.

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John Legend Reveals How IVF Struggles With Chrissy Teigen Brought Them Closer


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John Legend has opened up about the struggles he and wife Chrissy Teigen faced while trying to conceive.

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.

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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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Chrissy Teigen

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

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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John Legend

Date of birth

28th December, 1978

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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