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John Legend

John Legend


Famous as :

R&B singer, pianist

Birth Name :

John Stephens

Birth Date :

December 28, 1978

Birth Place :

Springfield, Ohio, USA

Spouse :

Chrissy Teigen (model, since 14-Sep-13)

Claim to fame :

Album "Get Lifted" (2004)


In his preparation to perform at the 2006 Grammy Awards held at Staples Center in L.A. on February 8, John Legend fantastically continues to score great achievement after another. Following his Grammy nominations, he has gloriously been nominated for International Male Solo Artist and International Breakthrough Act categories at Brit Awards slated to be held on February 15, adding more accolades into his burgeoning resume. Also scheduled to exhibit his great voice on live performance alongside Joss Stone and Stevie Wonder during the pre game show of NFL Super Bowl XL in Detroit by February, this R&B and neo soul singer undeniably has established himself to be one of the most potential rising music artists who has really brought fresh air in the music industry with his extraordinary compositions.

Born into a musical family with the name John Stephens on December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio, John has been taught to play classical piano and sing gospel tunes by his grandmother at a very young age, so it can be said that music has really become the central theme in his life ever since. Developed his talent also skills in the local church's choir, the boy not only got deeper in his fondness for music, but also thoroughly enjoyed his time when performing at the church. "I always loved the feeling when people responded to my singing and playing," he admitted. "I was ambitious and just loved being onstage."

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Provide Food Trucks for Hungry NYC Protesters

December 08, 2014 09:19:54 GMT

and his wife hired a slew of food trucks to provide free food for Ferguson protesters and homeless people in Lincoln Square, New York City on Sunday, December 7. The food trucks were organized by Operation Help or Hush, an online activist organization.

John Legend and Common Debut 'Glory' From 'Selma' Soundtrack

December 05, 2014 07:22:19 GMT

teamed up with rapper for an original song set to be featured on the upcoming movie "". Titled "Glory", the track has just been debuted online by the Grammy Award-winning singer via his SoundCloud page.

John Legend Announces Casting Call for 'Breaking Through'

August 19, 2014 02:59:59 GMT

is calling out all aspiring dancers out there to show their moves and be part of the upcoming dance flick "". As the executive producer of the film, Legend recorded a YouTube message to announce the casting call along with writer-director John Swetnam.

John Legend, Lena Dunham and More React to Ferguson Unrest

August 15, 2014 04:17:59 GMT

Some celebrities have voiced their concern over the situation in Ferguson, Missouri following clashes between civilians and police the last few days. The tension in the area stemmed from a fatal shooting of an unarmed African American teenager named Michael Brown by a police officer on Saturday, August 9. The police then dropped armed officers to handle the situation.

John Legend Premieres 'You and I (Nobody in the World)' Music Video

July 11, 2014 02:58:46 GMT

has premiered the official music video for his latest single, "You & I (Nobody in the World)". The singer helps promote positive body image with the simple-but-beautiful clip that features a bunch of women of all races, ages and sizes with their respective flaws looking at themselves in the mirror.

John Legend Gets Mistaken for Criminal at Airport

June 23, 2014 06:45:34 GMT

often had problems entering Canada because officials mistook him for a criminal. The "All of Me" singer shared the story to his Twitter followers on Friday, June 20 as he headed to the country. He suggested that he had problems entering the country because he shared the same name with someone with criminal record.

Nicki Minaj, John Legend Announced as Performers at 2014 BET Awards

June 20, 2014 07:53:40 GMT

More performers for the upcoming 2014 BET Awards have been announced. , who's been nominated for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, is among musicians who will grace the stage during the ceremony that's airing live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 29.

Video: Jason Derulo, John Legend and More Perform at CMT Awards

June 05, 2014 04:51:44 GMT

stole the spotlight at the CMT Awards, which was held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, June 4. The R&B singer hit the stage at the event to perform his smashing hit single "Talk Dirty".

Stars to Watch at 2014 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet

May 19, 2014 01:00:29 GMT

looked healthy and happy as she hit the red carpet of 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18. The formerly rehabbed singer stole the attention with a strapless white flare gown featuring a black silk chiffon and a big black bow on the rear.

John Legend Set to Perform at Governors Ball

January 07, 2014 02:26:02 GMT

has been announced as a performer at the Governors Ball a.k.a. post-Oscars party. The event will be held on Sunday, March 2 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center.

'Grammy Salute to The Beatles' Presents The Eurythmics, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and More

January 06, 2014 23:38:01 GMT

and Dave Stewart are getting back together for . The Recording Academy announced in a press release Monday, January 6 that The Eurythmics will reunite for one night only on "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles".

Video: Alicia Keys Teams With John Legend to Perform a Tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 10, 2013 07:44:16 GMT

is currently in Australia for her "Girl on Fire" tour. During a recent tour stop, the singer paid a special tribute to Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid icon who died last week.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Get Naked in 'All of Me' Music Video

October 03, 2013 03:22:10 GMT

has released the visuals for his sweet ballad called "All of Me". Directed by Nabil Elderkin, the black-and white clip sees Legend getting intimate with his wife whom he recently tied the knot with, Victoria's Secret model .

Pictures and Details of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's Wedding Surface

September 16, 2013 02:29:15 GMT

and are officially married. The longtime couple tied the knot in a private ceremony on Saturday, September 14 in front of family members and close friends at Villa Pizzo nestled into the hillside of Lake Como, Italy. Pictures of the two swapping vows have spread on the internet.

Chrissy Teigen Goes Topless for John Legend's 'All of Me' Video

September 13, 2013 07:31:24 GMT

is getting intimate with fiance in his "All of Me" music video. Legend gave fans a sneak peek into his new clip by sharing a steamy picture of him and Teigen getting topless on a bed. Teigen can be seen exposing her breast while lying down next to Legend.

John Legend Premieres 'Made to Love' Music Video

August 02, 2013 04:46:22 GMT

After unveiling a breast exposure-speckled "Who Do We Think We Are" clip last May, Grammy Award-winning R'n'B singer premieres another ultra sexy music video with "Made to Love". Although the four-minute, sexually-charged video features nude bodies, the treatment is quite artistic, using paint splash and distorted screen effects to ward off any possible indecent exposure.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Reportedly to Wed in September

July 24, 2013 03:28:57 GMT

and his model girlfriend apparently are going to get married in Italy. A source, who overheard a conversation between Chrissy and her friends at Wall at W South Beach on Friday night, July 19, told E! News that the couple would tie the knot in Lake Como in September.

Video and Photos: John Legend Performs on 'Good Morning America'

June 22, 2013 04:36:37 GMT

headlined "" Summer Concert Series at New York City's Central Park on Friday morning, June 21. In addition to performing his hit single, "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)", the R&B crooner treated the crowd with "Made to Love", a new song off his upcoming album, "".

John Legend Premieres 'Who Do We Think We Are' Video Feat. Rick Ross

May 07, 2013 09:27:46 GMT

More than a month after releasing the single "Who Do We Think We Are", R'n'B singer/songwriter premieres its lavish music video. The Grammy Award-winning artist already dropped two different versions of the new clip all at once, an expectedly more daring, explicit version and a tamer, official version to cater to the crooner's wide fan base and their varying sensibilities.

John Legend Debuts New Single 'Who Do We Think We Are' Ft. Rick Ross

March 26, 2013 03:20:06 GMT

Exactly as scheduled, R 'n' B singer/songwriter has now dropped the first single off his much-anticipated forthcoming album "". Entitled "Who Do We Think We Are", the new track featuring Maybach Music Group mogul follows last week's release of the album's intro song "The Beginning".

John Legend Drops New Album Teaser 'The Beginning'

March 20, 2013 04:01:15 GMT

R 'n' B singer/songwriter is gearing up for the release of his much-anticipated upcoming new album "", his fourth solo studio set. First to be dropped by the 33-year-old singer is its intro track "The Beginning", which serves as the album's teaser/promo single. It precedes "Who Do We Think We Are", the actual first single off Legend's new album, set to be released the week after, on March 25.

John Legend Writes Song for 'Django Unchained' Soundtrack

December 22, 2012 04:39:44 GMT

R'n'B artist was working in a London recording studio with British songwriter/producer Paul Epworth for his next album set to be released in May 2013, when the 33-year-old singer was inspired to write a song for 's "" soundtrack. "I had been reading about the film, very early on when it was in development, and I knew I wanted to write something for it," Legend revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone, saying that the award-winning director did not ask him to write it.

John Legend Delays Tour and New Album Release

October 03, 2012 07:52:59 GMT

Fans of must wait a little longer before their idol releases his new album "" and gets back on the road for a tour. The "Ordinary People" singer announced the bad news on his official site, explaining that he hasn't finished working on the -produced album so he must postpone his tour which was originally set to kick off this fall.

Singer John Legend Admitted Himself to ER

August 12, 2012 19:14:18 GMT

Grueling work schedule has taken its toll on . The "Ordinary People" singer sent himself to the emergency room in New York City on Sunday, August 12 morning to get a check out after a bad case of flu.

Chris Brown Pleads Fans to Stop Sending Death Threats to John Legend's Fiancee

May 23, 2012 03:23:28 GMT

makes it clear that he doesn't condone any verbal violence even though it's sent by his fans to defend him against critics. The R&B singer recently asked Team Breezy to put a stop on the verbal attack they launched at following her mocking comment before his performance at Billboard Music Awards.

John Legend Disses Britney Spears and Demi Lovato

May 17, 2012 06:04:23 GMT

"" judge bashed and , who were recently signed as new judges on rival show "". The Grammy-winning musician implied during an interview with E! News at EW-ABC Upfront party that the two former Disney stars couldn't sing.

Lionel Richie Drops Out of 'Duets', Replaced by John Legend

May 01, 2012 02:01:31 GMT

ABC's "" is losing one of its mentors, but has quickly found a replacement. The network has announced that is set to join the upcoming singing competition, replacing who has dropped out of the show citing "personal scheduling conflicts."

Academy Announces Date for 2013 Oscars Ceremony

March 15, 2012 01:26:13 GMT

Two and a half weeks after organizing the 84th Annual Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the fixed date for next year's Oscars. On Wednesday, March 14, the association confirmed that its 85th edition of the prestigious awards will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Charlize Theron Names Adopted Baby Boy Jackson

March 15, 2012 01:00:57 GMT

can now add mother to her resume. The Josey Aimes of "" has followed in the footsteps of another Hollywood single lady in adopting a child. "She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson," her representative confirmed in a statement released on Wednesday, March 14.

Mumford and Sons, John Legend to Perform at State Dinner

March 14, 2012 16:49:12 GMT

After making a performance at the Grammys last month, were invited to the State Dinner at The White House on Wednesday, March 14. U.K. leader David Cameron is a fan of the folk singers and has appointed them to become one of the performers at the gala to honor his visit to the U.S.

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