He’s a singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist.
Signed a few years on Kanye’s Label “G.O.O.D Music” , his debut album, Get Lifted, (2004) he had collaborated with already established artists and signed to Kanye West‘s GOOD Music. He has sung on Jay-Z‘s “Encore“, Alicia Keys‘s “You Don’t Know My Name“, Dilated Peoples‘ “This Way”, Slum Village‘s “Selfish”, Fort Minor‘s “High Road”, and played piano on Lauryn Hill‘s “Everything Is Everything“. His single “All of Me” from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013) was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit.
This Year he comes back with 2 new songs : “Actions” which samples the intro of Dre & Snoop 2000’s hit “The Next Episode” , and “Bigger Love” .
This Is John Legend .
John Roger Stephens was born at December 28, 1978 ,in Springfield, Ohio.He is one of four childrenof Phyllis Elaine (Lloyd), a seamstress, and Ronald Lamar Stephens, a factory worker at International Harvester. His father was a drummer, while “his mother sang and directed the church choir, and his grandmother was the church organist.” In 2004, Legend stated that his parents were divorced for 12 years before reuniting. Legend was homeschooled by his mother.At the age of four, he performed with his church choir. He began playing the piano at age seven. Because of his academic talent, he skipped two grades.
At the age of 12, Legend attended Springfield North High School, from which he graduated as salutatorian of his class four years later.Legend was offered admission to Harvard University and scholarships to Georgetown University and Morehouse College ;he ultimately decided to attend the University of Pennsylvania.
During college, Legend served as the president and musical director the co-ed jazz and pop a cappella group The Counterparts. His lead vocals on the group’s recording of Joan Osborne‘s “One of Us” (written by fellow Penn alum Eric Bazilian of The Hooters) received critical acclaim, landing the song on the track list of the 1998 Best of Collegiate a Cappella compilation CD. Legend was also a member of the Sphinx Senior Society and Onyx Senior Honor Society. While in college, Legend was introduced to Lauryn Hill by a friend. Hill hired him to play piano on “Everything Is Everything“, a song from her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on African-American literature in 1999.
- Studio albums
- Get Lifted (2004)
- Once Again (2006)
- Evolver (2008)
- Love in the Future (2013)
- Darkness and Light (2016)
- A Legendary Christmas (2018)
- Wake Up! (with the Roots) (2010)
- Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event) (live album from ”Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”) (2018)
- Written In The Stars (with Wendy from Red Velvet) (2018)
- Get Lifted Tour (2005)
- Once Again Tour (2007)
- Evolver Tour (2009)
- Love in The Future World Tour (2014)
- Darkness and Light World Tour (2017)
- Bigger Love Tour (2020)
|2007||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Himself||Episode: “The Bat Mitzvah”|
|Las Vegas||Himself||Episode: “Wagers of Sin”|
|2008||A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All||Forest Ranger|
|2009||The People Speak||Himself||Documentary|
|2010||Dancing with the Stars||Himself/Performer|
|2011||Royal Pains||Himself||“Listen to the Music”|
|2015||The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon||Himself/Performer||Performed with Meghan Trainor|
|Hollywood Game Night||Himself/Contestant||1 episode|
|2015–present||Lip Sync Battle||Himself||6 episodes|
|2017||The Nightly Show with Gordon Ramsay||Himself||1 episode|
|Master of None||Himself||Episode: “The Dinner Party”|
|Carpool Karaoke: The Series||Himself||Episode: “Alicia Keys & John Legend”|
|2018||Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert||Jesus Christ||Also executive producer|
|A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy||Himself|
|2019–present||The Voice||Himself/Coach||Season 16-18|
|2019||Songland||Himself||Episode: “John Legend”|
|Ask the StoryBots||The King of Music||Episode: “How do you make music?”|
|Celebrity Family Feud||Himself||Episode: “John Legend and Chrissy Teigen vs. the cast of Vanderpump Rules”|
|2020||This Is Us||Himself||Episode: “Light and Shadows”|
|The Simpsons||Himself||Voice; Episode: “The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson”|
|2008||Sesame Street: Elmo Loves You!||Himself|
|Soul Men||Marcus Hooks|
|2012||The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America||Duke Ellington||Voice role|
|2016||Southside with You||N/A||Producer|
|La La Land||Keith||Also co-wrote/performed “Start a Fire” for film’s soundtrack|
|2017||Crow: The Legend||Crow||Voice role, Also executive producer|
|2019||Between Two Ferns: The Movie||Himself|
Awards and Nominations
Official Website : https://www.johnlegend.com/