John Legend is famous as a pianist and an R&B singer. “Ordinary People” was his first massive hit in 2005. He is also known for his collaboration with Kanye West and Jay-Z. John has also created history by winning an “EGOT Award.” It was for producing musical in “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Quick Info 
Full NameJohn Roger Stephens
Date of BirthDecember 28, 1978
Birth PlaceSpringfield, Ohio, USA
ParentsRonald Lamar Stephens
Phyllis Elaine
Professionsinger, songwriter, record producer, actor, film producer, theatre director, philanthropist
SpouseChrissy Teigen
Age41 years
Height5 ft 9 in
Children2
Net WorthUS $75 million

The birth of a child is a blessing, not only in society but also spiritually. When a child is born, her husband and broad get promotions in life. It makes them more responsible and complete. The child will remain as a symbol of the love of the couple. Such a blessing illuminates the whole world with its first cry. After a child gas over his face after having the first milk from his mother, the smile is priceless.

A mother’s role during pregnancy is vital, and every female has to transform their body, emotions, hormones, and many more. There are lots of ups and downs in the female body during pregnancy; the gestation period at the same time is more challenging. And the labor pain is something one can never imagine. Mothers risk their own lives to bring another experience into the world. However, the situation is sometimes critical for both the child and mother, resulting in life-threatening.

Likewise, sometimes either a mother or a child or both have to lose their lives in the process. Such an incident is not only heart-wrenching for a mother but also a father. John Legend is one of the fathers who lost his child just after his birth. The baby was stillborn. The event was quite heart-wrenching for John and his wife, Chrissy. John seems to appear to be strong in this situation to provide strength to his wife.

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Early Life

The birthplace of John is Springfield, Ohio, United States. He came into the world on December 28, 1978. His father’s name is Ronald Lamar Stephens. And his mother is Phyllis Elaine. He even got the piano lessons from his grandmother.

 

Education

John Legend was part of homeschooling. After being a homeschool student, he joined “North High School.” After completing his highschools, he got several opportunities. He got scholarship offers from “Morehouse College” and “Georgetown University.” John even got the chance to join “Havard University.”

Despite all these options, he chose the “University of Pennsylvania.” He met Lauryn Hill during his college days. This incident resulted in working on the song “Everything Is Everything.” The song belongs to the album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and was a part of the group “Counterparts,” ” Onyx Senior Honor Society,” and “Sphinx Senior Society.”

 

Career

John Legend started his career performing in shows and night clubs. He collaborated with Kanye West, Alicia Keys and released his first album titling “Get Lifted” in 2004.

The album became part of the “Billboard 200” ranking seven. It has songs like “So High,” “Ordinary People,” and ” Number One.” The album was a success commercially and critically, and the album even won the “Grammy Award” for the category of “Best R&B Album” in 2006.

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The album’s success album opened doors for John to collaborate with many artists and Jay-Z, Stephen Colbert, and Fort Minor. Then, at the same time, he got his name, “John Legend.” John came up with his second album “Once Again” in 2006, and the album reached the number three position in the “US Billboard 200.”

Likewise, John Legend won his second “Grammy Award” in the category of “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance” for the song “Heaven” from the album. John comes up with his third album, “Evolver,” in 2008. It was a huge success with sold of 6,00,000 copies. Those figures were only in the US. He collaborated along with the hip hop band “The Roots.” They released their album “Wake up!” It succeeded in winning the “Grammy Award” for the category of “Best R&B Album” in 2011.

John Legend came up with his third album “Love in the Future” in 2013, and the album succeeded to reach the fourth position in the “US Billboard 200” with a total of 68,000 copies sold in the first week of its release. John even won the “Oscar Award” for his song “Glory” in 2015. John had performed the music with Lonnie Rashid Lynn for the movie “Selma.”

John Legend released his fifth album “Darkness and Light” in 2016. He played on lead performance in “La La Land” that movie even won Oscar. He collaborated with Ariana Grande for a song in the film “Beauty and the Beast.” It was in 2017 that he was part of the animation film “Crow: The Legend.” John Legend is the winning coach of “The Voice ” season 19.

 

Relationship/Personal Life

John dated popular model, author, and TV personality Chrissy Teigen for four years before their engagement. They engaged in 2011. The couple married in 2013. Chrissy gave birth to a baby girl in 2016. They named her Luna Simone.

He dedicated the song “All of Me” to his wife, and the video got released at their wedding ceremony. Chrissy gave birth to a son in May 2018. They named him Miles.  The couple undergoes the pain of losing a child in October 2020. They called him Jack, who was stillborn.

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Social Media

John is quite active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “@johnlegend” on Instagram with 13.3M followers, “John Legend” on Twitter with 13.8M followers. His Facebook page, “John Legend,” has 9.1M followers. He owns a YouTube account with his name, and the account also got 6.43M subscribers.

 

Net Worth

John has been part of the music industry for more than fifteen years. According to the celebrity net worth.net, he has an approximate net worth of $75 million.

 

Nutshell Bio

The real name of John is John Roger Stephens. His current age is 41 years. The nationality of John is American but belongs to African, Native American, and European ethnicity with a dashing height of 5 feet 9 inches with a balanced weight of 75 kgs.

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