John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He has won ten Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and one Academy Award. In 2007, Legend received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Prior to the release of Legend's debut album, his career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with already established artists. At various points in his career, Legend has sung in Magnetic Man's "Getting Nowhere," Kanye West's "All of the Lights," on Slum Village's "Selfish," and Dilated Peoples' "This Way". Other… more