Mostly Credited As: John Legend Birth Name: John Roger Stephens Date Of Birth: December 28, 1978 (Age 36) 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".
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.