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John Legend

John Legend Mostly Credited As: John Legend
Birth Name: John Roger Stephens
Date Of Birth: December 28, 1978 (Age 35)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Springfield, Ohio
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)


John Legend was born on December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio as John Stephans. When he was five, he started playing classical piano. At the age of six, he started singing with the church choir. Legend attended the University of Pennsylvania and majored in English. Legend was working as an independent artist when his roomate intorduced him to Kanye West. Legend and West worked together on West's album "The College Dropout" and Legend's first album "Get Lifted". Legend has also worked with Common. On the 2006 Grammys, Legend won best new artist, best R&B album, and best R&B vocal performance for "Ordinary People".


TV Appearances

Main cast 
HelloBeautiful Interludes (2013)As: Himself
TED Talks Education (2013)As: Himself (Host & Guest Speaker)
Duets (2012)As: Himself (Judge)
WWE Friday Night SmackDown! (1999)As: Himself (2008)
Episode Cast Credits 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Jason Bateman, Katie Lowes, John Legend 12x49: (Mar/27/2014) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Sean Hayes, Susan Lucci, Kenny Maynes, John Legend 06x152: (Nov/05/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Brittany Murphy, Shia LaBeouf, John Legend 04x168: (Nov/15/2006) As Himself 
  Jim Rome, Josie Maran, & John Legend 03x144: (Oct/24/2005) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Usher, Gillian Anderson, John Legend 32x142: (Mar/18/2014) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Matt LeBlanc, Kit Harington, John Legend 32x122: (Feb/18/2014) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Julianne Hough, Matt Bomer, John Legend 32x31: (Oct/14/2013) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Daybreak (2010) 
  March 10, 2014 04x132: (Mar/10/2014) As Himself 

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bridges, Emily Mortimer, Chris O’Dowd, John Legend 06x06: (Feb/08/2014) As Himself 

BCS National Championship Game (1999) 
  Vizio BCS National Championship Game: #1 Florida State Seminoles (13-0) vs. #2 Auburn Tigers (12-1) at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA 01x16: (Jan/06/2014) As Himself (The Star-Spangled Banner), [Musical Guests]

Bethenny (2012) 
  John Legend Is Here! 02x25: (Oct/11/2013) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  The cast of "Good Morning America", John Legend, guest co-host Giuliana Rancic 17x24: (Oct/10/2013) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Ricardo Chavira, Phil Rosenthal, John Legend, guest co-host Tara Reid 10x38: (Oct/26/2006) As Himself 
  Season 8, Episode 109 08x109: (Feb/04/2005) As Himself 

The Wendy Williams Show (2009) 
  A Wendy Event! 05x19: (Oct/10/2013) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

This Morning (1988) 
  October 1, 2013 26x22: (Oct/01/2013) As Himself 
  September 25, 2008 21x19: (Sep/25/2008) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  September 30, 2013 14x273: (Sep/30/2013) As Himself 
  September 24, 2008 09x268: (Sep/24/2008) As Himself 

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Season 10, Episode 27 10x27: (Sep/14/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Episode 96 05x06: (Mar/23/2007) As Himself 
  Episode 412 04x12: (May/12/2006) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 1 25x128: (May/23/2011) As Himself 
  What's the Buzz? Salma Hayek, Forest Whitaker and John Legend 21x04: (Sep/21/2006) As Himself 

In Performance at the White House (2010) 
  The Motown Sound 01x06: (Mar/01/2011) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Royal Pains (2009) 
  Listen to the Music 02x18: (Feb/24/2011) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Lady Gaga, Sofia Vergara, John Legend 19x31: (Feb/14/2011) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Dane Cook, Taylor Swift, Keri Hilson 18x162: (Nov/22/2010) As Himself (at the American Music Awards) 
  Eva Longoria Parker, Josh Duhamel, John Legend 18x142: (Oct/15/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Mickey Rourke, Toni Collette, John Legend 17x71: (Jan/13/2009) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Grammys (1959) 
  The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 53x01: (Feb/13/2011) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 52x01: (Jan/31/2010) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 49x01: (Feb/11/2007) As Himself (Performer) 
  The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 48x01: (Feb/08/2006) As Himself (Winner - Best Male R & B Performance) 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  John Legend 06x147: (Nov/16/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Sen. Jim Webb, Lt. Col. Brent Cummings, John Legend 06x113: (Sep/09/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Xtra Factor (2004) 
  Series 7, Live Show Extra 1 (Result) 07x12: (Oct/10/2010) As Himself 

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 7, Show 12 07x12: (Mar/10/2009) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 81st Annual Academy Awards 57x01: (Feb/22/2009) As Himself ("Down to Earth"), [Musical Guests]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Amy Adams, Eddie Izzard, John Legend 16x53: (Dec/15/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Quentin Tarantino, Nick Swardson, John Legend 13x60: (Jan/03/2006) As Himself 

VSpot Top 20 Countdown (1994) 
  Season 6, Episode 44 06x44: (Nov/01/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Ashley Olsen, Paul Rudd, John Legend 16x33: (Oct/30/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jay Thomas, John Legend 14x33: (Oct/25/2006) As Himself 

Al Murray's Happy Hour (2007) 
  Series 3, Show 4 03x04: (Oct/03/2008) As Himself 

American Idol (2002) 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/09/2008) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  John Legend, Tristan Puehse, Ivana Trump, Janice Wolf 05x78: (Jan/09/2008) As Himself 
  Robin Williams, John Legend 04x53: (Nov/15/2006) As Himself 
  Emma Thompson, John Legend, the Flying Ace All Stars 04x48: (Nov/08/2006) As Himself 
  Michael Keaton/Oliver Platt/John Legend 02x85: (Jan/14/2005) As Himself 

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) 
  The Bat Mitzvah 06x10: (Nov/11/2007) As Himself 

Wetten, dass..? (1981) 
  Freiburg im Breisgau (3) 27x06: (Mar/31/2007) As Himself ("Save Room"), [Musical Guests]

The Early Show (1999) 
  John Legend, Joe Montana, Joe Namath, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms 08x110: (Feb/02/2007) As Himself 

Las Vegas (2003) 
  Wagers Of Sin 04x11: (Jan/19/2007) As Himself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  John Legend 56x81: (Dec/25/2006) As Himself 
  John Legend, Mike Lupica, Francois Payard 01x37: (Oct/24/2006) As Himself 

Christmas In Rockefeller Center (1998) 
  2006 Special 09x01: (Nov/29/2006) As Himself 

Sesame Street (1969) 
  Season 37, Episode 1 37x01: (Aug/14/2006) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Tyra Banks Show (2005) 
  Secrets of Music Superstars 01x108: (Mar/03/2006) As Himself 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  John Travolta, John Sergeant, Goldie Hawn, John Legend 02x07: (Mar/26/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]

American Dreams (2002) 
  California Dreamin' 03x15: (Mar/16/2005) As Stevie Wonder, [Musical Guests]

Soul Train (1971) 
  John Legend/ Nina Shaw/ Lil' iROCC 34x11: (Feb/19/2005) As Himself 

106 and Park (2000) 
  Ciara, Kanye West, John Legend 04x43: (Sep/27/2004) As Himself 
Featured Songs

Grey's Anatomy Songs:
Everybody's Crying Mercy + You & I (Nobody In The World) 
Perfect Storm + All Of Me 
The Heart of the Matter + Sun Comes Up 
Don't Stand So Close to Me + Show Me 
American Idol Songs:
Top 10 Female Semifinalists Perform + Everybody Knows 
The Colbert Report Songs:
John Legend + Shine 
Royal Pains Songs:
Listen to the Music + Shine 
Trivia

He has won 3 Grammy Awards and has been nominated 9 times, as of 2008.

1st album- Get Lifted

Kanye West and Snoop Dogg appear on his album.

He started playing piano when he was three years old.

Won Best R&B Album on the 2006 Grammys.

Won Best R&B Male Vocal Performance on the 2006 Grammys.

Won Best New Artist on the 2006 Grammys.

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