John Legend Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th February 2017

Tweet: "Major major @Adele respects. S**t happens when you actually sing live. She was incredible." John Legend's model wife Chrissy Teigen applauds the soul superstar for restarting her live George Michael tribute at Sunday's (12Feb17) Grammy Awards.

5th February 2017

Quote: "She looks great. I'm excited for her new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot. I'm very proud of her. She's an awesome woman." R&B star John Legend gushes about his model wife Chrissy Teigen, who recently returned to the publication and donned a sexy bikini for the first time since giving birth to their daughter Luna last April (16).

3rd February 2017

Fact: Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen has scored herself a bumper gift basket from Fun Dip candy bosses after sharing a funny Snapchat post in which she introduced her husband, singer John Legend, to the sugary treat. Company officials at Nestle saw the clip and promptly had a special Valentine's Day package sent out to the couple, reports The gift also includes a special preview of a yet-to-be-released Fun Dip flavour - mango lime with tamarind.

27th January 2017

Quote: "I’m excited for everyone to see it. It’s a beautiful video, and we tried to remake the song that honoured the original, but put our own take on it, too." John Legend on the video for his new Ariana Grande duet for the Beauty & the Beast soundtrack. The pop pair has tackled the title track, which was originally sung by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson.

18th January 2017

Fact: John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are set to perform at the 50th annual Grammy Awards on 12 February (17). The ceremony, which will be hosted by James Corden, will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

13th December 2016

Fact: John Legend has signed on to perform during basketball's All-Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana in February (17). The singer/songwriter will hit the stage to headline the Halftime Show at the big game.

8th December 2016

Quote: "We're just rooting for Kanye to get better and feel better. We're all fans of him and we're friends of him and we want him to be well and be able to do what he wants to do." John Legend is hoping his friend Kanye West recuperates fast after he was hospitalised following a mental breakdown last month (Nov16).

29th August 2016

Quote: "It's just so much love, you feel that connection with your wife and with your daughter, and I think it's a powerful thing to start building a family. And I love that feeling." John Legend is bursting with love for his wife Chrissy Teigen, and their baby daughter Luna.

16th August 2016

Quote: "I'm not even thinking about her first date. We're just trying to get her to turn over!" New dad John Legend refuses to think about his four-month old daughter Luna's potential love interests when she gets older.

14th August 2016

Quote: "I've been around both of them quite a bit and I think they are just so cool. We are so fortunate to have two people who are so brilliant, so authentic, so honest and full of integrity and who have a true love for each other and create this beautiful partnership together as the representative couple of America." John Legend is full of praise for President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

19th July 2016

Tweet: "Beyonce was magnificent in Milan tonight. Still the greatest performer of our generation." R&B singer John Legend is in awe of his superstar pal as he and his wife Chrissy Teigen attend Beyonce's concert in Italy on Monday night (18Jul16).

11th July 2016

Quote: "What happened in Dallas was nasty, and hateful. It's terrible for everybody. It's terrible for the families of the officers that died. This person (the alleged sniper) thought they were helping the Black Lives Matters movement. (But) they absolutely hurt it. I believe that black lives matter, and those who have been protesting have the right to protest, but killing officers is not helping this at all. I think we gotta get rid of all the guns in our country. We can't have a society awash with guns and think that it's not going to create more violence." John Legend denounces the murders of five cops, who were killed in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday (07Jul16) while monitoring a Black Lives Matter protest following the deaths of two men in separate police shootings earlier this week.

20th May 2016

Quote: "Every once in a while you have to take care of yourselves as a couple, and we've got Chrissy's mum at home, we've got a great baby nurse, we've got all kinds of help, so we know Luna's in good hands when we do get a chance to leave the house." New dad John Legend insists his baby daughter is well looked after when he and wife Chrissy Teigen have to step out. The couple, which became parents last month (Apr16), recently came under fire for enjoying a date night so soon after welcoming its first child.

10th May 2016

Fact: Slave drama series Underground has been honoured with its own day in Memphis, Tennessee by Mayor Jim Strickland. The TV hit, executive produced by singer John Legend, will be celebrated at a fan appreciation event with its stars Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller, and Amirah Vann at the National Civil Rights Museum on Tuesday (10May16), which has been officially declared Underground Day.

28th December 2015

Tweet: "Another year with you has flown by and I am so proud of what you've accomplished. Every year, I wonder how things can even get better but you always find a way. Happy *37th* birthday to the most wonderful, hard-working, loving being I, and anyone who has ever met you, have ever known. We love you, my handsome old man. Also I'm sorry I thought you were 37 all year." Pregnant model Chrissy Teigen shares a sweet and funny birthday message to her husband John Legend as he turns another year older on Monday (28Dec15).

23rd November 2015

Fact: John Legend and Jamie Foxx have been added to the Sinatra family's upcoming 100th birthday tribute to Frank Sinatra. The two singers will join the likes of Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga and Garth Brooks at the Las Vegas party on 2 December (15). Tina Sinatra, the late Frank's daughter, has confirmed exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter that Legend will perform her father's standard Young at Heart, while Foxx will tackle In the Wee Small Hours.

19th November 2015

Quote: "I think some of our dogs will be jealous when we have kids. I think particularly Pippa, who's our second dog... She's a French bulldog and she's jealous when anything happens. She's jealous when we get other dogs, she's jealous when the babies are around, like our nieces and nephews." Dad-to-be John Legend worries how his three pet pooches will handle life with a new baby when wife Chrissy Teigen gives birth to the couple's first child next year (16).

15th October 2015

Fact: Singers John Legend and Meghan Trainor, actor Josh Gad and Scandal star Bellamy Young "auditioned" for comedienne Ellen DeGeneres on her U.S. chat show on Wednesday (14Oct15), as she sat in a spinning red chair just like the one judges on TV talent show The Voice use. Each star sang a tune as the host attempted to guess who was behind her. Meghan disguised her voice while singing T-Pain's Buy U Drank while Legend covered Taylor Swift's Shake It Off.

22nd September 2015

Fact: Grammy and Oscar winner John Legend has added another trophy to his collection - for the best fried chicken recipe. The All of Me hitmaker faced off against renowned U.S. chef John Besh during Tuesday's (22Sep15) episode of his wife Chrissy Teigen's new chat show FABLife, during which Legend's fried chicken concoction was picked as the tastiest between the two. He was presented with a golden trophy, while Besh also agreed to put the singer's recipe on the menu of one of his 12 New Orleans, Louisiana restaurants for an entire year.

10th September 2015

Quote: "No hot nannies, drivers or maids. It's an ongoing joke in my house. I do want to have kids one day, so it's something that I have to think about. But the rule is no hot nannies. I trust John, but you never know with these men." John Legend's model wife Chrissy Teigen jokes about banning good-looking home help.

1st September 2015

Quote: "We're very proud. We've won other awards but this is the most prestigious." R&B star John Legend and his supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen are flattered to be voted the celebrity couple fans would most want to invite into a threesome, according to a recent New York Post poll. The pair edged out music supercouple Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris in second place.

17th June 2015

Fact: John Legend turned Sunitha and Sridhar Reddy's recent wedding reception into an extra special affair when he stopped by the Hyatt Regency hotel in Huntington Beach, California to perform his hit ballad All of Me. The newlyweds landed Legend as their wedding singer after winning the fundraising contest launched by the singer in February (15) on, with proceeds going towards his education charity, the Show Me Campaign.

2nd April 2015

Quote: "I cannot dance at all. I have no co-ordination... I just knock against absolutely anything possible. As soon as we got to episode 10 through 20, I was covered in bruises, my doctors were very worried!" John Legend's supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen, who is serving as the co-host of new U.S. music show Lip Sync Battle, is a clumsy dancer.

30th March 2015

Fact: Rapper/actor Ludacris and John Legend's supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen will co-host this year's (15) Billboard Music Awards. Teigen confirmed the news on Monday (30Mar15) in a statement, writing, "If my extensive collection of all 53 Now That’s What I Call Music compilations is any indication, I am both qualified and honoured to join Ludacris in hosting this amazing show that spotlights the best music and artists of the year." The 2015 Billboard Music Awards finalists will be announced next week (07Apr15) and the annual ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on 17 May (15). Ludacris hosted the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

9th March 2015

Fact: British pop star Sam Smith has re-recorded his debut single Lay Me Down with U.S. star John Legend to support U.K. charity Comic Relief. The stars are due to perform the track on live telethon Comic Relief - Face The Funny on U.K. Tv on Friday (13Mar15).

24th February 2015

Quote: "What an incredibly moving moment that was, the singing of the song Glory and the two speeches... those two guys... They were amazing speeches, so articulate and beautifully, beautifully done. I'm not surprised people were in tears." Dame Helen Mirren applauds John Legend and Common for their powerful performance of the Selma theme tune at Sunday's (22Feb15) Oscars. The stars went on to win the Best Original Song award for the track and used their acceptance speech to highlight the continued fight for justice and equal rights.

22nd February 2015

Quote: "Some of my favourite moments in the marriage are sleeping with John at night and waking up with him the next morning. But the very best part of being married to John is making love." Model Chrissy Teigen enjoys getting intimate with her husband John Legend. The couple wed in 2013.

2nd February 2015

Fact: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had a double date to remember with friends John Legend and Chrissy Teigen on Saturday (31Jan15) when they stopped at a waffle house in Glendale, Arizona following West's performance at the DirecTv's Super Saturday Night Party.

28th January 2015

Tweet: "I'm so honored to announce that @TheAcademy invited me and @common to perform at the #Oscars on Feb. 22nd!" John Legend confirms reports he'll be performing Oscar-nominated Selma anthem Glory at the Academy Awards. The film is also shortlisted for the coveted Best Picture prize.

20th August 2014

Fact: John Legend and Sharon Jones are teaming up for a tribute to Marvin Gaye at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday (20Aug14). The What's Going On concert will also feature Jones' backing band The Dap Kings. Legend and Jones will hit the stage together to recreate Gaye's duets with Tammi Terrell.

16th July 2014

Quote: "He's on this weird vocal rest thing right now and he comes off very cold to people because he's very quiet during it. I always think he's mad at me." Model Chrissy Teigen doesn't like her singer husband John Legend's quiet moments.

11th July 2014

Quote: "It was not a paid gig... We've been friends for a long time, he signed me to my first record deal so I wasn't going to charge him. I'm charging everybody else though!" R&B star John Legend performed for free at pal Kanye West's May (14) wedding to reality Tv beauty Kim Kardashian.

11th July 2014

Quote: "I have a big head, it makes it hard to find hats." R&B star John Legend on his worst feature.

30th June 2014

Tweet: "It was an honour to be a part of the Lionel Richie tribute tonight! I've been singing 'Hello' since my high school talent shows! #BETAwards." John Legend honoured Lionel Richie in a performance on Sunday (29Jun14) at the 2014 BET Awards, where the veteran singer received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

17th June 2014

Quote: "We're not really thinking about it yet. Most of my friends have kids actually, and basically, nobody ever says, 'I wish I would have had them earlier!' So at this point, I'm having a lot of fun playing with my friends' babies... I love hanging out with them, and it's nice being able to hold them then pass them over when they start crying. Amazing." Model Chrissy Teigen insists she is not yet ready to start a family with her singer husband John Legend.

9th June 2014

Fact: John Legend and his supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen have a new baby - the couple has adopted a three-legged French bulldog puppy, named Penny.

10th May 2014

Quote: "The weird thing to me is when it becomes, like, a dance remix. I'm like, 'Oh my goodness, I cried at this song..." John Legend's model wife Chrissy Teigen isn't a fan of all the remixes of her husband's chart-topping track All of Me, which he wrote about their romance.

9th May 2014

Quote: "I swear to you, I thought I would've had one by now. So, hopefully we'll just have this Angelina-Brad-type brood. I would love that... I definitely want a lot of kids, though, and he does as well." Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is hoping for a big family with singer husband John Legend.

2nd May 2014

Fact: John Legend and tennis ace Andy Roddick will take on their celebrity wives, Chrissy Teigen and Brooklyn Decker, on an upcoming episode of U.S. Tv show Hollywood Game Night. Actor Donald Faison and his wife CaCee Cobb will also take part in the couple's night battle of the sexes, which will air later this month (May14).

1st April 2014

Fact: Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic and John Legend will compete with Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons and Luke Bryan for the Milestone Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The winner will decided by a fan vote and unveiled during the Las Vegas prizegiving on 18 May (14).

14th February 2014

Fact: Singer John Legend serenaded one lucky wedding couple on Good Morning America as part of a St. Valentines Day celebration on Friday (14Feb14). The R&B star performed All Of Me and Made To Love for the happy couple.

14th February 2014

Fact: "So proud of my beautiful wife Chrissy Teigen!!! 50th Anniversary SI Cover Girl!!!" Singer John Legend is proud of his model wife after she landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine's 50th anniversary swimsuit issue. She shares the honour with fellow models Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal.

7th January 2014

Fact: Singer John Legend will entertain the winners and losers at the Oscars when he takes to the stage to perform at the 2014 Governors Ball immediately following the Academy Awards in March (14).

3rd December 2013

Fact: Newlywed John Legend has given up plans to ring in the new year (14) quietly with his wife Chrissy Teigen by signing up to host a Las Vegas party. The singer/songwriter will headline HAZE Nightclub's New Year's Eve festivities at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Sin City.

28th November 2013

Tweet: "I fell asleep with my blue contacts in and everything hurts but yes Nintendo party was the t**s." John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen enjoyed her 28th birthday party on Tuesday (26Nov13). The model held a Mario Brothers video game-themed bash, as she dressed up as blonde character Princess Peach and her crooner beau donned a thick faux moustache and fatsuit to play the lead role of Mario.

11th October 2013

Quote: "He is a creative genius, I feel very comfortable saying that because I've been around a lot of people and there's few producers and writers and artists that I've been around that I can truly say are geniuses, and I think he's one of them." R&B star John Legend insists his pal Kanye West really lives up to his own boasts after the rapper declared himself a "creative genius" during a late night Tv interview with U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night (09Oct13).

11th October 2013

Quote: "My brother's in my camp... He cuts my hair, he does some of our graphic design, takes photos, he does all kinds of stuff. My younger brother used to sing back up for me, he's a very good singer." R&B star John Legend likes to keep his family close.

10th October 2013

Quote: "I'm not messy but I'm a little bit less Ocd (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and so that gets on her nerves a bit. She always gets a little frustrated with me." R&B star John Legend is a little too messy for his new wife Chrissy Teigen.

9th October 2013

Quote: "Kanye was working at the Mercer hotel in New York. He was mainly working on (album) Watch the Throne at that time, with Jay Z. He invited me over every once in a while to work on my album... and he ran into Seal in the lobby... and invited him up to the room where we were working. Seal and I, Kanye and Jeff Bhasker wrote the song together in that moment." John Legend on how We Loved It, his new duet with Seal, came about.

4th September 2013

Fact: R&B star John Legend's new album, Love In The Future, features a song titled Dream, which was co-written by pop singer Joe Jonas.

30th August 2013

Quote: "She told me no strippers... and then she sent me a stripper. Yeah, isn't that crazy...? I guess it was like a test to see if I would listen to her... I behaved myself, we had a good time." Singer John Legend insists he adhered to fiancee Chrissy Teigen's strict bachelor party rules.

25th July 2013

Fact: John Legend and his model fiancee Chrissy Teigen will reportedly exchange vows in Italy in September (13). Sources claim the couple are eyeing Lake Como for their nuptials.

9th July 2013

Fact: Sir Elton John, the Arctic Monkeys, John Legend and Robin Thicke are among the artists who have been added to the line-up for the U.K.'s iTunes festival in London. Pop stars Justin Timberlake and Jessie J are among the acts who had already signed up for the shows, which run throughout September (13).

16th May 2013

Quote: "They (Twitter bosses) very quietly removed it. I didn't get in trouble, they were very cool about it. I have seen some crazier stuff, I feel like... My mom took it. She was sitting on the bed, she thought she was being funny." John Legend's fiancee Chrissy Teigen on her saucy Twitter snapshot which featured her naked during a tanning session.

11th February 2013

Quote: "He said I made him sound like Gershwin... I was worried whether or not he liked our version." John Legend was stoked to learn Bruce Springsteen is a big fan of his piano rendition of Dancing in the Dark. Legend sang his jazzy cover at Springsteen's MusiCares benefit in Los Angeles on Friday night (08Feb13).

7th February 2013

Fact: Alicia Keys is set to take centre stage at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game half-time show to play a string of hits as basketball aces from the Eastern and Western Conferences face off for the annual competition. R&B star John Legend will represent the U.S. and sing The Star-Spangled Banner, while Gloria Reuben will take on the Canadian National Anthem and Ne-Yo will also perform during the main event on 17 February (13). Meanwhile, the recently reunited Fall Out Boy, Phillip Phillips and Ellie Goulding will help to kick off the weekend festivities on the eve of the big game in Houston, Texas.

31st January 2013

Quote: "I don't try as hard. I still try to maintain 'the sexy' - there are no sweatpants - but I burp a bit more." Model Chrissy Teigen is more relaxed around her fiance, singer John Legend. The couple became engaged in December, 2011.

31st January 2013

Quote: "He's romantic all the time, so the holiday isn't important." Model Chrissy Teigen insists she doesn't need to be especially spoiled on St. Valentine's Day (14Feb13) by her fiance John Legend.

6th June 2012

Quote: "We were on the beach having a beautiful dinner and I did my thing." Romantic R&B star John Legend on how he proposed to his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen. The couple became engaged in December (11), during a festive vacation in the Maldives.

27th December 2011

Tweet: "Thanks for all the well wishes everybody." Soul star John Legend has been inundated with congratulatory messages from fans since announcing his engagement to his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen. The singer proposed over the Christmas weekend (24-25Dec11) while on vacation in the Maldives.

21st July 2011

Fact: John Legend has named his new French bulldog puppy Pippa after the Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton, because his girlfriend Chrissy Teigen is a fan of Britain's royal family.

20th April 2011

Quote: "I'm taking piano lessons, but I can't play like him yet!" Pop star Willow Smith is hoping to emulate Grammy-winning musician John Legend.

17th February 2011

Fact: John Legend's saucy song Good Morning was inspired by his sexy starts to the day with model girlfriend CHRISSY TEIGEN. The couple enjoy making love at breakfast.

16th February 2011

Quote: "This goes out to everybody in Egypt, in Iran, everyone fighting for freedom out there!" Grammy-winning R&B star John Legend dedicates his performance of I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free on Monday's (14Feb11) The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to pro-democracy demonstrators around the world.

14th February 2011

Quote: "All of mine are on the pre-cast, so no suspense for me tonight. I just get to hang out." John Legend on winning three Grammy Awards as part of the televised ceremony's pre-show event. The singer/songwriter won Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for Hang On In There, Best R&B Song (Shine) and Best R&B Album for his Wake Up! collaboration with The Roots.

14th February 2011

Quote: "I was running late, we were still getting dressed. We found out on Twitter on our way over here." R&B star John Legend learned he had won three early Grammy Awards online. The singer's collaborative project with hip-hop group The Roots, Wake Up!, earned him honours for Best R&B Album, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (Hang On In There) and Best R&B Song (Shine).

7th February 2011

Fact: Sade has snagged a top-line support act for her first tour in a decade - John Legend will join her on the road. Sade's 50-date Once In a Lifetime tour begins in June (11) in Baltimore, Maryland.

25th November 2010

Quote: "I haven't seen one since the very first one. I never kind of got into it." John Legend isn't a fan of the Harry Potter franchise.

11th October 2010

Tweet: "Doing a press junket in London today. Junket means you answer the same questions 1000 times in one day while trying not to sound bored." R&B star John Legend on promoting his new collaborative record with The Roots, Wake Up!.

17th March 2010

Fact: Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Shakira and John Legend are among the stars who will perform at the official opening of the soccer World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa on 10 June (10).

20th January 2010

Fact: British singer Estelle celebrated turning 30 with a star-studded birthday bash in Manhattan, New York on Monday night (18Jan10). The American Boy hitmaker was joined by pals Tyson Beckford and John Legend at hotspot Abe & Arthur's, where she hopped into the DJ both and sang a special rendition of the Trey Songz hit Say Aah.

30th December 2009

Fact: Singer John Legend celebrated his 31st birthday on Monday (28Dec09) with a star-studded party at New York City club SL. Guests included Zach Braff, Lindsay Lohan, Kid Cudi and British singer Estelle.

13th June 2009

Quote: "I thought I was gonna be a star when I was seven." John Legend knew he had a special singing talent from an early age.

11th June 2009

Fact: Singer/songwriter John Legend will show off his sports knowledge on Friday (12Jun09) when he becomes a guest host of ESPN Radio show Mike & Mike In The Morning.

5th June 2009

Fact: John Legend fans defied a rainy day in New York City to pack Central Park for a free concert on Friday (05Jun09). The gig was broadcast on ABC's Good Morning America, as part of the show's Summer Concert Series - and kicks off his Summer (09) Evolver tour.

23rd February 2009

Quote: "I've been stepping on my girlfriend's dress all night. She's gonna kill me." John Legend kept standing on his Oscar date's train.

23rd February 2009

Quote: "I've been stepping on my girlfriend's dress all night. She's gonna kill me." John Legend kept standing on his Oscar date's train.

9th February 2009

Quote: "I said to him, 'I'm a big fan of yours, but I really want to meet John Legend.'" British singer Estelle on first meeting Kanye West, five years before the pair recorded their hit single AMERICAN BOY.

1st November 2008

Quote: "I have turned down a lot of collaborations because I don't have time to work round people's schedules as I am busy myself." Singer John Legend refuses to team up with other artists any more.

7th April 2008

Quote: "I'm happy for them. They're a wonderful couple." John Legend is thrilled by the news pals JAY-Z and Beyonce Knowles have wed.

12th March 2008

Quote: "They're both hot! They're both crazy and if I was allowed to marry two guys, I'd probably marry them both!" British singer/rapper Estelle loved working with R+B star John Legend and rapper Kanye West for her new album SHINE.

3rd March 2008

Fact: Bono, Fergie, Annie Lennox, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Miley Cyrus are among the stars confirmed to take part in reality TV show American Idol's second annual IDOL GIVES BACK charity special next month (Apr08).

29th February 2008

Fact: Outkast star Andre 3000 has teamed up with R+B singer John Legend on a new song tentatively titled GREEN LIGHT. Andre 3000 describes the tune as "a lot more upbeat" than Legend's back catalogue.

13th February 2008

Fact: R+B stars Isaac Hayes and John Legend are to star in upcoming movie SOUL MEN alongside actors SAMUEL L. JACKSON and BERNIE MAC.

7th February 2008

Fact: R+B star John Legend will be performing an acoustic set 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) above ground on Thursday (07Feb08), when he will be on board a Delta Airlines flight to Los Angeles for this Sunday's (10Feb08) Grammy Awards.

22nd January 2008

Quote: "I've never tried to date a celebrity. I don't need the extra attention. I don't want pictures taken of me every time I step out of the house." R+B star John Legend doesn't pursue famous women.

20th December 2007

Quote: "My sister had a baby when she was young so I know what it's like... It's a tough decision and it's gonna be difficult, so I hope her family supports her and takes care of her. It's hard for a young mother." R+B star John Legend offers his thoughts about the news Britney Spears' teenage sister is pregnant.

13th December 2007

Fact: Eddie Vedder and John Legend are to collaborate on an upcoming soundtrack to accompany a TV mini-series based on historian HOWARD ZINN's study A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

20th October 2007

Fact: Soul star John Legend has just shot a video for his new song SHOW ME in Zanzibar and Tanzania with Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony documentary maker LEE HIRSCH.

6th July 2007

Quote: "I'm good at typing. Perhaps I should have been a secretary." Musician John Legend reveals a secret ambition for office work.

19th June 2007

Fact: Metallica have been added to the packed bill at London's Live Earth global-warming awareness concert on 7 July (07). The star studded concert - one of many to be staged around the world on the same day - will also feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol, Madonna, Genesis, Black Eyed Peas, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae, Damien Rice, Duran Duran, James Blunt, John Legend and Keane.

13th February 2007

Fact: Soul star John Legend was thrilled to hear Lionel Richie would be performing HELLO at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (11FEB07) because he used to sing the ballad at talent contests.

27th October 2006

Fact: Clever soul star John Legend was a Spelling Bee champion in the late 1980s. He once won the Springfield, Ohio spelling competition and went on to graduate with an English degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

6th March 2006

Fact: Grammy Award winner John Legend once played "a black Russian dude" in a high school musical adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof.

28th February 2006

Fact: <p>SIR Elton John has lined up John Legend to play to a galaxy of celebrity guests at his annual Oscars after-show party at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles on Sunday (05MAR06). </p>

17th February 2006

Fact: <p>SIR Elton John has booked Grammy Award winner John Legend to perform at his 14th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar After-Party on 5 March (06) in Los Angeles. </p>

13th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I am more famous now. And that means more money!" John Legend is thrilled with his three Grammy wins last week (08FEB06). </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Best pals Kanye West, John Legend and Common teamed up to host their own post-Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles last night (08FEB06). </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Best pals Kanye West, John Legend and Common teamed up to host their own post-Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles last night (08FEB06). </p>

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