65th Annual GRAMMY Awards
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"Beauty is the goal. I want you to feel it and have some sort of revelation. I want you to get the chills."
- Born John Roger Stephens on Dec. 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio
- John Legend's debut album, 2004's Get Lifted, was peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The album featured his first Top 40 hit, "Ordinary People," which hit No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- At the 48th GRAMMY Awards, Legend won his first three GRAMMYs: Best R&B Album (Get Lifted), Best Male R&B Vocal Performance ("Ordinary People") and Best New Artist. The year prior, at the 47th GRAMMYs, Legend made his GRAMMY stage debut, performing "I'll Take You There" with Mavis Staples.
- Did you know? Legend appeared on an episode of "Sesame Street" in 2006, performing "It Feels Good When You Sing A Song" with Hoots the Owl.
- In 2014 Legend joined Ryan Seacrest and Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow to present the first-ever Music Educator Award to Kent Knappenberger during the 56th GRAMMY Awards telecast.
- In 2015 Legend made a $500,000 donation toward efforts to renovate a 700-seat auditorium located in the Springfield City School District in his hometown. The theater has been rechristened the John Legend Theater.