John Legend Lyrics – All Songs & Albums

342 American Singer & Songwriter

John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978) was born in Springfield, Ohio, United States. He is an American musician, actor, and producer. He is professionally known as John Legend. He initially started his musical career as a behind-the-scenes pianist, working with notable artists like Lauryn Hill and Jay-Z.

He eventually signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music label and released his debut album "Get Lifted" in 2004, which quickly climbed to the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart and received double-platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

At the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, Legend received nine nominations, including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his hit single "Ordinary People", which he won. He also received awards for Best New Artist and Best R&B Album for "Get Lifted". He followed up with his second album "Once Again" in 2006, which produced the popular single "Save Room" and earned a spot in the top ten of the Billboard 200 chart.

Legend continued to build on his success with his third album "Evolver" in 2008, featuring the hit single "Green Light" with André 3000. He released a live album titled "John Legend: Live from Philadelphia" later that year. In 2010, he collaborated with The Roots on the album "Wake Up!".

His fourth album, "Love in the Future", released in 2013, produced his biggest hit to date, "All of Me", which topped the Billboard Hot 100 and earned a Diamond certification from the RIAA. In 2015, he was featured on the hit single "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" by Meghan Trainor. Legend's later releases include "Darkness and Light" in 2016, "A Legendary Christmas" in 2018, and "Bigger Love" in 2020, which won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. In 2022, he released his double album "Legend".

In addition to his success in music, Legend has also received accolades for his work in other entertainment fields. He received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2015, he won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for co-writing the song "Glory" for the film Selma. Legend has won a total of twelve Grammy Awards and a Tony Award for co-producing the Broadway play "Jitney". He also starred as Jesus Christ in NBC's adaptation of the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 2018, earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his acting role and winning for his role as a producer of the show. With this win, he became the first black man and second youngest person to have won all four major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT). He has also received the NAACP's President's Award.

From 2019 to 2022, Legend served as a coach on the popular singing competition show "The Voice". His talent, hard work, and dedication have made him a respected and beloved figure in the entertainment industry, and he continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide with his music and performances. Browse A to Z all John Legend Lyrics, songs, and albums below.