John Legend




John Roger Stephens (born 28 December 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He has won ten Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and one Academy Award. In 2007, Legend received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Prior to the release of Legend’s debut album, his career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with already established artists. He sang in Magnetic Man’s “Getting Nowhere,” Kanye West’s “All of the Lights”, on Slum Village’s “Selfish”, and Dilated Peoples’ “This Way”. Other artists included Jay Z’s “Encore”, and he sang backing vocals on Alicia Keys’ 2003 song “You Don’t Know My Name”, the Kanye West remix of Britney Spears’ “Me Against the Music”, and Fort Minor’s “High Road”. Legend played piano on Lauryn Hill’s “Everything Is Everything”. From his solo work, he earned a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single with “All of Me”. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2015 for writing the song “Glory” from the film Selma.

John Legend has released four studio albums, four live albums, two video albums, three extended plays and thirty-eight singles. Prior to the release of Legend’s debut album, his career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with multiple established artists. He sang in Magnetic Man’s “Getting Nowhere,” Kanye West’s “All of the Lights”, on Slum Village’s “Selfish”, and Dilated Peoples’ “This Way”. Other artists included Jay Z’s “Encore”, and he sang backing vocals on Alicia Keys’ 2003 song “You Don’t Know My Name”, the Kanye West remix of Britney Spears’ “Me Against the Music”, and Fort Minor’s “High Road”. Legend played piano on Lauryn Hill’s “Everything Is Everything”. He earned a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single with “All of Me”.



Discography

Artist: John Legend
Title: All of Me
Album: Love in the Future
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Artist: John Legend
Title: Green Light
Album: Evolver
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Artist: John Legend
Title: Save Room
Album: Once Again
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Artist: John Legend
Title: Ordinary People
Album: Get Lifted
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Artist: John Legend
Title: Wholy Holy
Album: Wake Up!
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Artist: John Legend
Title: Heaven (Live)
Album: Live from Philadelphia
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Artist: John Legend
Title: Hurts So Bad
Album: Live at SOB’s
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Artist: John Legend
Title: Set It Off
Album: Live at SOB’s
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Live albums

Solo Sessions Vol. 1: Live at the Knitting Factory (2004 US), Live at Jimmy’s Uptown (2001 US).

Video albums

John Legend: Live from Philadelphia (2008 US Certifications – RIAA: Gold), John Legend: Live at the House of Blues (2005 US).

Extended plays

iTunes Live from SoHo (with The Roots) (2011 US), Sounds of the Season (2006 US), Connect Sets (2005 US).

Singles
As lead artist

“Love Me Now” (2016 Album Darkness and Light), “Glory” (with Common) (2014 Album Selma), “You & I (Nobody in the World)” (2014 Album Love in the Future), “All of Me” (2013 Album Love in the Future), “Made to Love” (2013 Album Love in the Future), “Who Do We Think We Are” (featuring Rick Ross) (2013 Album Love in the Future), “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” (featuring Ludacris) (2012 Album Think Like a Man soundtrack), “When Christmas Comes” (with Mariah Carey) (2011 Album Merry Christmas II You), “Wake Up” (with The Roots) (2010 Non-album single), “Hard Times” (with The Roots, featuring Black Thought) (2010 Album Wake Up!).

“Wake Up Everybody” (with The Roots, featuring Common and Melanie Fiona) (2010 Album Wake Up!), “No Other Love” (featuring Estelle) (2009 Album Evolver), “This Time” (2009 Album Evolver),  “Everybody Knows” (2009 Album Evolver), “If You’re Out There” (2008 Album Evolver), “Green Light” (featuring André 3000) (2008 Album Evolver), “Sun Comes Up” (2007 Album Live at SOB’s), “Someday” (2007 Non-album single), “Show Me” (2007 Album Once Again).

“Another Again” (2007 Album Once Again),  “Stereo” (2007 Album Once Again), “P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)” (2007 Album Once Again), “Heaven” (2006 Album Once Again), “Save Room” (2006 Album Once Again), “So High” (featuring Lauryn Hill) (2005 Album Get Lifted), “Number One” (featuring Kanye West) (2005 Album Get Lifted), “Ordinary People” (2005 Album Get Lifted), “Used to Love U” (2004 Album Get Lifted).

As featured artist

“Summer Nights” (Tiësto) (2016 non-album single), “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (Meghan Trainor) (2015 Album Title), “Lay Me Down” (Sam Smith) (Album Red Nose Day 2015), “Don’t Say Goodbye” (Sérgio Mendes) (2014 Album Magic!), “Dance the Pain Away” (Benny Benassi) (2013 Album Danceaholic), “Reminiscing” (Don Blaq featuring John Legend) (2012 Non-album singles), “Getting Nowhere” (Magnetic Man featuring John Legend) (2011 Album Magnetic Man), “Fall in Love” (Estelle featuring John Legend and Nas) (2010 Album All of Me).

“Don’t Give Up” (Herbie Hancock featuring John Legend and Pink) (“Don’t Give Up” (Herbie Hancock featuring John Legend and Pink)) (2010 Album The Imagine Project), “Move on Up” (Angélique Kidjo featuring John Legend) (Album Õÿö), “Heartbreaker” (MSTRKRFT featuring John Legend) (2010 Album Fist of God), “Whatever You Want” (Consequence featuring Kanye West and John Legend) (2009 Non-album single), “Magnificent” (Rick Ross featuring John Legend) (2009 Album Deeper Than Rap), “Stay with Me (By the Sea)” (Al Green featuring John Legend) (2008 Album Lay It Down).

“Finally” (Fergie featuring John Legend) (2008 Album The Dutchess), “Grammy Family” (DJ Khaled featuring Kanye West, Consequence and John Legend) (2006 Listennn… the Album), “Selfish” (Slum Village featuring Kanye West and John Legend) (2004 Album Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)).

Other charted songs

“One Man Can Change the World” (Big Sean featuring Kanye West and John Legend) (2015 Album Dark Sky Paradise), “Listen” (David Guetta featuring John Legend) (2014 Album Listen), “Rich Forever” (Rick Ross featuring John Legend) (2012 Album Rich Forever), “So Special” (Lil Wayne featuring John Legend) (2011 Album Tha Carter IV), “Shine” (with The Roots) (2010 Album Wake Up!), “Free Mason” (Rick Ross featuring Jay-Z and John Legend) (2010 Album Teflon Don).

“Decision” (Busta Rhymes featuring Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Common) (2009 Album Back on My B.S.), “It’s Over” (featuring Kanye West) (2008 Album Evolver), “Good Morning” (2008 Album Evolver), “Each Day Gets Better” (2007 Album Once Again), “Slow Dance” (2007 Album Once Again).



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