John Legend is one of the famous singers and songwriters of the Hollywood Industry. This multitalented guy has a net worth of $75 million. Let’s know about him.
John-Roger Stephens known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, film producer, and philanthropist. As of 2021, Legend’s net worth is $75 million dollars which are combined wealth with his wife, Chrissy Teigen.
John’s full name is John Roger Stephens. He was born on 28th December 1978 in Ohio. His parents are Phyllis and Ronald Stephens. He did schooling at Springfield North High School. Then he attended the University of Pennsylvania.
At the age of 4, John Legend started performing with the church choir because his mother was the director of the church choir. He learned piano at 7. In college, Legend was musical director of Penn’s Co-ed jazz and pop a cappella group ‘The Counterparts’.
John Legend got appointed as a pianist in Lauryn Hill’s song “Everything is Everything” during college. He self-released a demo “Live at Jimmy’s Uptown” in 2001. He started writing, producing, recording his own music, and sending demos to record labels. At last, John got a call from Kanye West, Hip Hop artist in 2001. He signed West’s Label and sang the hook in songs.
Secret of Name
The poet and songwriter J Ivy used to call him John legend because his music sounded like old-school legends. From there John adapted his stage name.
Success Roller Coaster!
John Legend debuted in “Get Lifted” album under West’s GOOD Music Label in 2004. It peaked at #7 on U.S charts. He appeared in several albums of famous artists. He also worked with Michael Jackson for an upcoming album but it was incomplete.
John released his 2nd album “Once Again” in 2006. It peaked on #3 on U.S charts and #1 on R&B/Hip-Hop charts. His other albums are: “Wake Up!” (2001), “Love in The Future” (2013), “Darkness and Light” (2016), and “A Legendary Christmas” (2018).
John Legend won Grammy Award for Best R&B album in 2006 for “Get Lifted”. Also, he got nominated for Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Later, he received 2 Grammy Awards, one for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his song “Heaven” and another for his collaboration on the “Family Affair” song. In 2010 he won 3 Grammy Awards.
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