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Springfield, Ohio, United States
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Singer; songwriter; pianist
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John Legend Fast Facts:
Grew up in a musical family; began taking piano lessons and performing in church at a young age.
Graduated from high school at age 16 and was salutatorian of his class.
Served as choir director at Bethel AME Church in Scranton, PA, for nine years.
At 19, played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything," a key song on her 1998 CD
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Changed name from John Stephens to John Legend after friend and poet J. Ivy nicknamed him "The Legend" during a studio session.
Did session work for a diverse roster of artists, including Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Janet Jackson and Kanye West.
debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 in 2004.
John Legend Relationships:
Phyllis Stephens - Mother
Ronald Stephens - Father
Ronald Stephens II - Brother
Chrissy Teigen - Wife
John Legend Awards:
2005 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
2006 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
2006 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
2005 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
2005 Grammy: Best R&B Album - Winner
2008 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
2010 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
2010 Grammy: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
2010 Grammy: Best R&B Album - Winner
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (1999)
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