Neo-soul singer and pianist John Legend combined the raw fervor of contemporaries Cody ChesnuTT and the burning precision of D'Angelo. Born John Stephens, Legend was a child prodigy who grew up in Ohio, where he began singing gospel and playing piano at the tender age of five. Legend…more
After John gratuated, he began to work for the Boston Consulting Group in Boston.
John's two albums, 'Get Lifted' and 'Once Again', are both platinum.
John appeared on Jay-Z's Black Album.
Lauryn Hill's 'Everything is Everything' is the first major record on which John Legend played.
John was the music and choir director at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania for nine years.
John stands 5' 9".
John got inspired by Boyz II Men, LL Cool J, MC Hammer and Michael Jackson.
John's favorite song of his album 'Once Again' is 'Again'.
John's second album is called 'Once Again' and was released at October 24, 2006.
Out of three nominations at the 2007 Grammys, John Legend won two awards.
John's debut album is called 'Get Lifted'.
John is signed to Kanye West's label, G.O.O.D. Music.
Devon Harris, John's roommate at Penn, introduced John to Kanye West.
John attended the University of Pennsylvania.
When John was on high school, he was prom king and president of the student council.
John attended Springfield North High School.
John has one brother named Vaughn Anthony.
John plays the piano.
Out of eight nominations at the 2006 Grammys, John Legend won three awards.
He performed at the wedding of footballer Ashley Cole to Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy.
He came second in a World's Best-Dressed Men list in the U.S. magazine Esquire.
John Legend: (revealing he would like to collaborate with Paris Hilton) I bought her single Stars are Blind. I thought it was a great song and should have done better even than it did. I'd do a song with her. It would be an interesting experience.
John Legend: I think I'm happier, not just because of winning Grammys and selling records, but because it's really fulfilling to have all these things happen with something you love to do. To have the chance to see your music be elevated and to have almost universally positive response to that music, makes me feel better every day. I feel more confident and inspired, and that's fun. I'm feeling truly creative and I'm hoping that feeling will stay around, because my hope and belief is that most people are down to grow and explore with me.
John Legend: (About his album 'Once Again') I want them to hear that I've grown. That I'm trying to take them to new places and to be excited about that. This album is an expansion more than anything else. I'm trying to be me and embrace all the parts of me that have grown up, listened to more music and soaked up more influences. Get Lifted was me then. This is me now.
John Legend: (about his second album Once Again) It's not dramatically different, but I think people will see it as a growth and an extension for me. It's a richer sound. The production is more developed. I just tried to do it with the highest standards of quality.
John: I always saw myself as a singer-songwriter, a solo-artist, that's why working with other artists was never satisfying for me.