John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer and actor. He began his musical career by working behind the scenes, playing piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything", and making uncredited guest appearances on Jay-Z's "Encore" and Alicia Keys's "You Don't Know My Name". He then signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music and released his debut album Get Lifted (2004), which reached the top ten on the Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
|Full name at birth||
John Roger Stephens
|Claim to fame||
winning ten Grammy Awards, one Academy Award, and one Golden Globe, and also for writing and performing numerous hit songs including Ordinary People, All of Me, You & I, Made to Love, and Tonight
|Date of birth||
28 December 1978
|Place of birth||
Springfield, Ohio, USA
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, Film Producer, Theatre Director, Philanthropist
5' 9" (175 cm)
158 lbs (72 kg)
Beverly Hills, California, USA
North High School
University of Pennsylvania
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
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