John Roger Stephens popularly known by his stage name as John Legend is a famous American multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, vocalist, songwriter, stage performer, recording artiste and an actor. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and very talented. He was born on 28th December 1978 in Springfield, Ohio in the United States of America. He is currently 39 years old.
He is currently one of the richest and most successful sensational artistes in the United States of America. John Legend is one of the four children of Phyllis Elaine, a seamstress and Ronald Lamar Stephens, a factory worker at International Harvester. John Legend was homeschooled by his mother throughout his childhood. At the age of 4 years old, he performed with his church choir.
He began playing the piano at the age of 7 years old. At the age of 12 years old, John Legend attended Springfield North High School. After graduation from high school, he was offered admission to Harvard University and a scholarship to Georgetown University and Morehouse College.
He later attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied English with an emphasis on African-American literature. While in college, John Legend served as president and musical director of a co-ed jazz and pop a cappella group called Counterparts.
His hit single “One of Us” received critical acclaim. John Legend was also a member of the prestigious senior societies Sphinx Senior Society and Onyx Senior Honor Society while still an undergraduate at Pennsylvania University. While in college, John Legend was introduced to Lauryn Hill by a friend.
John Legend grandmother taught him how to play the piano, and he grew up singing in the church choir. Prior to the release of his debut album “Get Lifted” in 2004, John Legend had collaborated with already established artists. In 2013, he got married to his beautiful wife Chrissy Teigen and the marriage is blessed with two lovely kids namely Luna Simone Stephens and Miles Theodore Stephens.
John Legend has collaborated with celebrities like Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. He has released songs like You Don’t Know My Name, This Way, Selfish, High Road, Blame Game, Getting Nowhere, Everything is Everything, amongst others. John Legend hit single “All of Me” from his fourth debut studio album “Love in the Future” in 2013 was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit.
In 2007, John Legend received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2015, John Legend won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award. John Legend has also won ten Grammy Awards. In 2017, John Legend received a Tony Award.
John Legend is currently one of the richest and most influential sensational singer in the United States of America with an estimated net worth of $40 million.