John Legend, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

John Legend

American singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist

Date of Birth: 28-Dec-1978

Place of Birth: Springfield, Ohio, United States

Profession: actor, singer, record producer, pianist, singer-songwriter, musician, keyboardist, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About John Legend

  • John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist.
  • Prior to the release of Legend's debut album, Get Lifted, (2004) he had collaborated with already established artists and signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music.
  • Legend 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".
  • Legend's single "All of Me" from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013) was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit. In 2007, Legend received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  • Legend won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award in 2015 for co-writing the song "Glory" from the film Selma.
  • He has also won ten Grammy Awards.
  • In 2017, Legend received a Tony Award for co-producing Jitney for the Broadway stage.
  • In 2018, Legend portrayed Jesus Christ in NBC's adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.
  • He received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his acting role, and won for his role as a producer of the show, making him one of 15 people and the first black man to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).
  • Legend is also the second youngest person to have achieved this milestone.

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