John Legend

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Legal name: John Stephens (aka John Legend)


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. He sang in Magnetic Man's "Getting Nowhere," Kanye West's "All of the Lights", on Slum Village's "Selfish", and Dilated Peoples' "This Way". Other artists included Jay Z's "Encore", and he sang backing vocals on Alicia Keys' 2003 song "You Don't Know My Name", the Kanye West remix of Britney Spears' "Me Against the Music", and Fort Minor's "High Road". Legend played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything". From his solo work, he earned a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single with "All of Me". He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2015 for writing the song "Glory" from the film Selma.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Get Lifted John Legend 8
2006 Once Again John Legend 4 5
2006 Sounds of the Season: the John Legend Collection John Legend 1
2008 Evolver John Legend 5
2010 Wake Up! John Legend & The Roots 8
2013 Love in the Future John Legend 6

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Live at SOB's New York City John Legend 1
2004 Solo Sessions, Volume 1: Live at the Knitting Factory John Legend 2
2005 Live at the House of Blues (DVD) John Legend 1
2008 Live From Philadelphia John Legend 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Save Room John Legend 3
2006 遠影 CHEMISTRY feat. John Legend 2
2007 P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care) John Legend 1
2008 Finally Fergie feat. John Legend 1
2010 Wake Up Everybody John Legend & The Roots 1
2010 Christian Dior Denim Flow Kanye West feat. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie 1
2011 When Christmas Comes Mariah Carey & John Legend 1
2011 Getting Nowhere Magnetic Man feat. John Legend 1
2012 Tonight (Best You Ever Had) John Legend feat. Ludacris 1
2013 Who Do We Think We Are John Legend feat. Rick Ross 1
2013 Dance the Pain Away Benny Benassi feat. John Legend 2
2014 All of Me John Legend 2
2015 Lay Me Down Sam Smith feat. John Legend 1
2016 Love Me Now John Legend 1

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