John Legend Biography
|Popular Name:||John Legend|
|Birth Name:||John Roger Stephens|
|Birth Date:||28 December 1978|
|Birth Place:||Ohio, U.S.|
|Spouse(name):||Chrissy Teigen (since 2013)|
|Children:||2 — Luna and Miles Stephens|
|Years active:||2000 till date|
|Net Worth:||$45 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2020|
John Roger Stephens, best-known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, actor, record producer, songwriter, philanthropist and activist from Ohio U.S. Before the release of his debut studio album Get Lifted in 2014, he had already collaborated with established artists and signed to Kanye West‘s record label GOOD Music. John Legend has sung on Fort Minor’s “High Road”, Jay-Z‘s “Encore “, Slum Village’s “Selfish”, Dilated Peoples’ “This Way”, Alicia Keys‘ ” You Don’t Know My Name”, and played the piano on Lauryn Hill’s “Everything Is Everything”. His single “All of Me” from his 4th studio “Love in the Future” (2013) was a Billboard Hot 100 number one hit. The rest of this article contains John Legend net worth 2020 and biography, as well as his personal life and journey to fame through his successful career as a gifted singer and actor.
Early Life & Education
John Legend was born in Ohio, USA, to Ronald Lamar Stephens and Phyllis Elaine on 28 December 1978, when his father Ronald worked as a factory worker. He was raised in Springfield, Ohio, along he attended North High School and enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania. While studying English with emphasis on African-American literature in college, John Legend served as musical director and president of a co-ed pop and jazz acappella group known as the Counterparts. After John Legend graduated from college in 1999 he began working towards his professional singing career.
John Legend’s Career
At the beginning of his career, John Legend performed in shows and nightclubs throughout the country. He has worked with established musicians such as Kanye West and Alicia Keys. His debut album “Get Lifted” was released four years into his career in 2004, and it contained hit songs like “Number One”, “Ordinary People “, and “So High”. Unexpectedly, this album performed so well, recording big sales which provided earnings for John Legend net worth. Equally, it peaked at number 7 on the Billboard 200. Two years after his debut album, John Legend released a second studio album titled “Once Again”, which claimed the 3rd spot on the US Billboard 200, and a track “Heaven” won John his second Grammy Award.
His collaboration for the album “Wake Up” with the hip hop band The Roots in 2010 won him another Grammy Award, and expanded his fame and international recognition beyond expectations. John’s fourth album, “Love in the Future” was released in 2013. Peaking on the 4th spot on the US Billboard 200, the album was a commercial success, selling more than 68,000 copies in the first week of its release.
He has also been part of the popular American talent series “The Voice” with several other big entertainers, including Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Gwen Stefani, and Kelly Clarkson.
John Legend’s Album’s
- Get Lifted (2004)
- Once Again (2006)
- Evolver (2008)
- Love in the Future (2013)
- Darkness and Light (2016)
- A Legendary Christmas (2018)
- Wake Up! (with the Roots ) (2010)
- Jesus Christ Superstar (2018)
John Legend’s Films
Further bulking up John Legend net worth is his earnings for starring in several films and television works, including “Soul Men” (2008), “La La Land” (2016), “Jingle Jangle” (2020), and “The Simpsons” (2020).
Awards & Achievements
John Legend, over the course of his career, has been nominated for a number of awards. In 2015, he won an Oscar Award for his hit song ‘Glory,’. He has also picked up several awards, including Golden Globe Award, Soul Train Award, Grammy Award and NAACP Image Award.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame presented John Legend with the Hal David Starlight Award in 2007, and won a Tony Award ten years later. Additionally, he received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award and won an award for his role as producer of the show “Jesus Christ Superstar”, making him one of the fifteen people and the first black person to have won an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar Award, and Tony Award. He is also the second-youngest person to have achieved this milestone.
Personal Life, Marriage & Children
John Legend had a relationship with Chrissy Teigen for a period of four years before getting her engaged in 2011. Two years later in 2013, they tied the knot, and their first child, a daughter named Luna Simone was born three years later. His hit song “All of Me” (2013) was dedicated to his wife Chrissy and the music video of the track was displayed at their wedding. In May 2018, the husband and wife welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Miles.
John Legend has been involved in many charitable activities and social causes throughout the previous years. He supports a number of causes and organizations, including “Harlem Village Academies”, the New York-based organization which runs several charter schools. In 2017, the kindhearted singer donated half a million dollars to “Springfield City School” to renovate one of its auditorium that is named in his honor.
John Legend Net Worth
John Legend is an outstanding singer who has done so well to include his name with that of several stars in the world. He is a ten-time Grammy Award winner, and this is an evidence for this man’s amazing performances in the industry.
As of 2020, John Legend net worth is $45 Million and with age still on his side, there is certainly more to be seen from this gifted singer and actor in years to come.