"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.

 

John Legend

"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.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for John Legend

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Wins
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Glory
Nominations
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
One Man Can Change The World
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Glory
Best Rap Song
Glory
 
Nominations
Best Pop Solo Performance
All Of Me (Live)
Best Rap Song
Bound 2
 
Nominations
Best R&B Album
Love In The Future
 
Nominations
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Tonight (Best You Ever Had)
 
Wins
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Hang On In There
Best R&B Song
Shine
Best R&B Album
Wake Up!
Nominations
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Shine
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Wake Up Everybody
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
This Time
 
Wins
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Stay With Me (By The Sea)
Nominations
Song Of The Year
American Boy
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Green Light
 
Wins
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Heaven
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Family Affair
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Save Room
 
Wins
Best New Artist
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Ordinary People
Best R&B Album
Get Lifted
Nominations
Song Of The Year
Ordinary People
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
So High
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Stay With You
Best R&B Song
Ordinary People
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
They Say

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