John Legend, whose real name is John Rogers Stephens is an American songwriter, singer, activist, record producer and actor. He was homeschooled in his childhood and later studied at the University of Pennsylvania. He was interested in music from a very young age and sang with a choir at church when he was just 4 years old. He also worked in nightclubs and performed at different shows. His debut album ‘Get Lifted’ was released in 2004. With hit singles, such as ‘Ordinary People’, ‘Number One’, and ‘So High’, the album performed brilliantly, peaking at number seven on the Billboard 200.
Family of John Legend:
Mother: Phyllis Elain
Father: Ronald Lamar Stephen
Spouse: Chrissy Teigen
Children: 2 (Luna Simone Stephens) (Miles Theodor Stephens)
Brother: Ronald Stephen II
Brother: Vaughn Anthony Stephen
Sister: Phyllis Stephens
John Legend’s Physical Statistics:
Birthday: December 28, 1978.
Height (in feet): 5’9”
Country of Origin: United States (Ohio)
Active: 2000- Present
Genre: R&B, Sole, Pop
John Legend’s Net Worth:
John is a very successful American singer and his estimated worth is $45 million dollars. He makes most of his money from selling the copies of his albums, and from producing for other actors and touring. He and his wife currently reside in ‘Beverly Hills’, at a $14 million dollars mansion. The couple also owns a pant house of worth $9 million in New York.
John Legend’s Albums:
- Live at SOB’s (2002)
- Get Lifted (2004)
- The Second Chance(2005)
- Kiss R&B Digital Downloads (2006)
- Once Again (2006)
- Show Me Tour EP (2007)
- Live from Philadelphia (2008)
- Soul Men (2008)
- Evolver (2008)
- 20 R7B Gems (2010)
- The People Speak (2009)
- Wake Up (2010)
- Unearthed (2010)
- Black’s Beautiful (2010)
- Listen Up! The Official Fifa World Cup Album (2010)
- Mega Hits ana Carolina (2012)
- The Mf Life (Deluxe Version) (2012)
- International Takeover (2013)
- John Legend Collection; Sounds of the Season (2013)
- Love in the Future (2014)
- The Gospel Truth; Let us Praise and Worship Him Vol. 1 (2014)
- Christmas Hits Vol.2 (2014)
- Part Mix tape (2015)
- BEcoming (2015)
- The Richard Bona (2015)
- Chritmas Hits Vol. 3 (2015)
- 30 Stars Acoustic (2015)
- 30 Todo Dia. Vol 1 (2015)
- Darkness and Night (2016)
- Keep Calm and Be Happy (2016)
- A Legendry Christmas (2018)
John Legend Awards:
- The album ‘Get Lifted’ was released in 2004 and it performed brilliantly, peaking at number seven on the Billboard 200
- In 2006 the song ‘Heaven’ from the second studio album ‘Once Again’ won Legend his second Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performances. The Album also debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200
- In 2008, the album ‘Wake up!’ won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best R&B album.
- In 2013, his fourth album, ‘Love in the Future’ peaked at the fourth position on the US Billboard 200, the album was a huge success, selling 68,000 copies within just the first week of its release.
- In 2015, he won an Oscar for the song ‘Glory’, which he had performed for the film ‘Selma’, along with rapper Lonnie Rashid Lynn, also known as Common.
- In 2016 his fifth album ‘Darkness and Light’ was released.
- In 2016 he played a significant role in the Oscar-winning film ‘La La Land’.