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John Legend Biography: The Way Become a Legend

What do you think about John Legend? John legend had success in the 21st century as a singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and film producer. Born in Springfield, the U.S. he became the first African American that won several main awards in industry.

John Legend was born in 1978 (on December 28). His mother, Phyllis Elaine, was a church choir. His father, Ronald Stephens was a drummer at the church. He has one brother who played drums as well as his father. Even his grandmother was the church organist. Legend was born into a musically class family. At an early age, his grandmother played piano and sang in the church.

His parents decided to divorce, therefore his mother took him homeschooled. He is very talented even at an early age. He was able to skip two periods for his academics.

During his college at the University (Pennsylvania), Legend was involved in an a cappella group and became the musical director of jazz music (co-ed). He also became the lead vocalist of Joan Osborne’s song. He was a member of several music communities, such as Onyx Senior and Sphinx Senior.

After graduating, Legend started his career and worked at BCG (Boston Consulting Group). He works as a management consultant. At that time, he began writing, recording, and producing his music. He made it on his own. When he finished it, he released albums.

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In 2000 he released his first album, “John Stephens”. The next year he released the second album, “Live at Jimmy’s Uptown”. He tried to send his albums to numerous record labels.

His name actually emerged from J. Ivy which called him Legend. It was because J.Ivy perceived his music as an old-school sound. After that, “John Stephens” announced his stage name as “John Legend”.

In 2001 he was hired by West’s label to be a rapper in West’s album. In 2004, Legend debuted his own album, “Get Lifted” which was certified by the RIAA.  It scored #7 on the Billboard 200 and selling almost 120,000 copies in its first week.

For his debut album, he was successful and won a Grammy Award, categorized as the Best R&B Vocal. He also achieved Best New Artist. The debut single, “Used to Love U” entered number 30 in the U.K. and New Zealand, and won the Grammy Award for the song, “Ordinary People”.

Legend became a co-write for Janet Jackson’s song. The song, “I Want U”, certified platinum and became one of the nominations for Best Female by 47th Grammy Awards. He also made collaboration with several influencer singers, such as Michael Jackson, Jay Z, Stephen Colbert, Fort Minor, The Black Eyed Peas, Chemistry, Rich Boy, Fergie, and et cetera.

Legend released his next album (2006). The album named, “Once Again” got many achievements as well as his first album. It scored #3 on Billboard and became on top of the R&B Albums chart. It also received platinum by the RIIA. In 2007, Legend won Best Male Vocal Performance for the song, “Heaven”.

Apart from his music career, Legend had several awards for his hard work as an actor and a producer. He won an Emmy Award categorized for Best Actor and received Grammy, Tony, and Oscar for his role as producer. He became the youngest to have gained the milestone. John Legend Biography

The way he loves music made him successful. He has accumulated a fortune. He reportedly collected $58 million net worth which largely lean on his touring and songs. Truly a legend!