John Legend, byname of John Roger Stephens, American singer-songwriter and pianist who achieved success in the early 21st century with his fusion of R & B and soul music. He also was a sought-after session musician. He was the first African-American man to win all four major North American entertainment awards.
What is John Legend known for?
Inside Content (Biography)
The fusion of R & B and soul music.
Gossip and Rumors
Currently, there are no rumors of his love affairs. John Legend blamed American racism for Beyoncé’s CMA controversy in November 2016. He said, “There’s a problem with racism in America I’m not blaming country music for that”.
He added, “I know a lot of country music writers and artists and I don’t think it’s their issue, I think it’s America’s issue.” There is also a rumor that he and Netflix are making a music competition show.
What is the ethnic background of John Legend?
John Legend is multiple Grammy-award winning singers, songwriter, and an actor. he was a born as John Roger Stephens and raised in Springfield, Ohio, the U.S. His father Ronald is a factory worker and his mother Phyllis, a seamstress and dressmaker. He has three siblings; Vaughn, Ronald, and Phyllis.
In early childhood, Stephens lost his parents who died in the road accident and was brought by his grandmother. Since the age of four the boy was singing in the church choir, and by the age of seven, he has mastered the skills of playing the piano.
As per his education, Legend attended North High School. After high school graduation, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied English with an emphasis on African-American literature. While in college, Legend served as president and musical director of co-ed jazz and pop a cappella group called Counterparts. He graduated in 1999 and began his professional singing career in 2000.
How did John Legend get discovered?
John Legend originated his career through his première album Get Lifted,(2004) which went platinum through the part “Ordinary People” for which he got three Grammy Awards in hand. Next attempt of him, Once Again, released in 2006. His musical talent was so relevant that led him to the rising star.
On the same year, he got invited to Super Bowl XL in Detroit, the NBA All-Star Game, and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. Not wasting time he issued numerous albums counting Evolver (2008).In addition to the singer, John acted as a supporting character in the comedy Soul Men(2008).In 2010, John co-operated with the Roots to release Wake Up! which earned Grammy award in 2011.
The summer of 2012 saw John at reality television with the singing competition Duets. Later, John Legend gave a fresh track to Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film Django Unchained. The year 2013 was incredible as Legend released his following music album Love in the Future, featuring the No. 1 ballad “All of Me” as well as tracks like “Made to Love” and “You & I (Nobody in the World).”In 2015, he won a Golden Globe for “Glory” from the film Selma along with rapper Common. In addition to this, they were blessed with an Academy Award.
At present Legend has finished his work on the album “A Legendary Christmas” which includes 14 tracks dedicated to the favorite winter holiday.
The singer gives concerts in New York clubs and the nearest future he plans to appear in the movie again. According to the preliminary information, he will take part in the thriller directed by James Salmon. The date of the premiere hasn’t been announced yet.
How much is John Legend worth?
John Legend has been a very successful singer in his career and he has accumulated a net worth of 40 million dollars throughout his successful career but his salary is unknown.
Who is John Legend wife?
John Legend is a married man for a long time. He is married to the famous American Model Chrissy Teigen. The couple first met on the set of his 2007 music video for “Stereo”. They got married on September 14, 2013.
Their marriage ceremony was held in Como, Italy. His song “All of Me” was dedicated to her. The couple had their first daughter, Luna Simone Stephenson April 14, 2016. Teigen and John’s relationship is still going very well. The couple is very passionate about each other and they are living a happy life together.
Before his marriage, John has been in a relationship with the famous American model Jessica White in 2005. He dated the famous American singer Wafah Dufour in 2006. He also dated a Brazilian engineer named Danielle Abreu in 2006.
Besides this, he is active in various sorts of social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has around John Legend followers on Facebook. He has more than 7.2 followers on Instagram and has more than 10.2 million followers on Twitter.
John Legend’s Body Measurements
Moving Towards his body measurements, he has a good height of 5 Feet and 9 Inches (1.75m). He has Back hair and his eyes are also Dark brown. His body weight is 71kg. His shoe size is 11.5 (US). There is no information about dress size.
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