John Roger Stephens is an American musician, songwriter, actor and philanthropist who is professionally known as John Legend. He began his career in 1998 and has collaborated with popular artists like Kanye West and even signed to his Good Music. The single, All of Me in 2013 is one of the songs which made him even more popular as it was number one on Billboard Hot 100. Legend has won many awards and is the second youngest to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
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Biography and Early Life
John Legend was born on 28 December 1978 in Springfield, Ohio, to Phyllis Elaine and Ronald Lamar Stephens. They are a total of four siblings. His mother worked as a seamstress while his father, a factory worker at International Harvester, which is now called Navistar.
He was brought up in a very religious way as both his parents were into the church, his father being the drummer while his mother sung and directed the choir. His parents divorced but reunited after twelve years. He was very active in church from a young age of four as he used to play the piano and joined the church choir at the age of seven.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is John Legend in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Legend’s age is 42 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 28 December 1978. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 158 lbs in Pound and 71kg in Kilograms.
Legend did not attend school until he was twelve. His mother home-schooled him, and because he was very bright, he skipped two grades. He joined North High School, and after graduating, he was offered admission at Harvard University. Also, he was offered scholarships to Morehouse College and Georgetown University but decided to choose the University of Pennsylvania.
During college, he was the president and director of music and led vocals on the group in the recording of ‘’One of Us’’ written by one college student. He graduated with a degree in English, specializing in African-American literature.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Legend is married to Chrissy Teigen, a model. They met back in 2006 and got engaged in December 2011. They got married on 14 September 2013. The song, ‘’All of me’’ was dedicated to her and was sang during their wedding. They have two children, a daughter born in April 2016 and a son born in May 2018, both through Vitro fertilization. They were expecting a third child in 2020, but unfortunately, her wife suffered pregnancy loss on 3 September 2020.
Is John Legend Gay?
No. Legend is neither gay nor bisexual and has had no such rumours. He has been married for a long time now to Chrissy Teigen. Together they have two children. They are living happily together and are not fighting nor planning to divorce.
Legend worked as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group after college before he began his lifetime music career. He could write and record his own music during the time he was employed, one in 2000, and ‘’Live at Jimmy’s Uptown” in 2001. Legend was introduced to Kanye West in 2001 by Devo Springsteen and hired him and later signed to his label. This is the time he adopted his name Legend after J. Ivy suggested it, and later everybody adopted the name although he was reluctant of it at first.
In December 2004, he released his album, Get Lifted on Good Music Label and reached number seven on Billboard 200. His second album, “Once Again,” was released in 2006 and hit number three, which also made him a Grammy Award winner for Best Male. The third album, Evolver, was released in October 2008. Legend and the Roots released a collaborative album in 2010,” Wake Up.”
Legend’s fourth album, “Love in the Future,” was released on 3 September 2013, which hit number four on Billboard 200. It became the best-selling album. The single “All of Me” became an international hit song in U.S. and U.K. reaching No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100. The next album, “Darkness and Light,” was released on 2 December 2016.
Legend became the winning coach on The Voice in May 2019, together with Maelyn Jarmon. He worked on his seventh album in 2020, releasing it on 19 June with the title Bigger Love.
Legend has been successful in his career and won a lot of awards. He has a total of eleven Grammy Awards. He received Hal David Straight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2015, he won both Academy Award and Golden Globe Award. Legend received the Tony Award in 2017. He portrayed Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar and received the Primitive Emmy Award nomination for his role.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Legend in ’2021’
As of 2021, Legend has an estimated net worth of $80 million. The highest percentage of his wealth comes from his music career. He is one of the most successful musicians within a short period of time. He has produced hit songs that have been ranked high and become bestselling, thus make him earn high.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Legend sang a song for Barack Obama in January 2008, “Yes We Can.”
- He was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in November 2019
- A PBS series, “Finding your own Roots,” revealed that Legend is 64% African, 32% European and 4% Native American.
John Legend is one amazing musician who has been recognized all over the world for his songs. He has lucky to work with stars like Kanye West, who inspired him a lot. His success is evident, looking at the number of awards he has received. He remains focused and determined to go far with his career.
Facts of John Roger Stephens
- Gender Male
- full nameJohn Roger Stephens
- birthplaceSpringfield, Ohio. U.S.
- Date of Birth December 28, 1978
- Age 44 years 11 months
- Horoscope Capricorn
- Lucky Number 11
- Lucky Stone Topaz
- Lucky Color Brown
- Best Match for Marriage Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
- net worth$80 million
- professionSinger, songwriter, record producer, actor, film producer, and philanthropist
- weightIn Kilograms – 71 Kg, In Pounds – 158 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
- hair colorBlack
- eye colorDark brown
- high schoolNorth High School