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John Legend              

EGOT Winning Musician, Producer & Philantropist

A member of the select group of EGOT winners, including twelve Grammy Award wins and an Academy Award for Best Original Song, John Legend is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer known for his distinct vocals and songwriting style. His contributions to the music industry have garnered him a vast international fan base and a series of Top 10 platinum-selling albums.

Legend's debut studio album, "Get Lifted" (2004), made an impressive mark on the Billboard 200 and received double platinum certification. His following albums "Once Again" (2006) and "Evolver" (2008) each reached #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts, while "Love in the Future" (2013) and "Darkness and Light" (2016) broke into the top 5. His more recent album, "Bigger Love" (2020), won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Legend has collaborated with prominent figures in the music industry throughout his career and has written for various artists on bestselling recordings, including Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and Kanye West.

Legend's career is highlighted not only by his musical achievements but also by his acting and television roles. He portrayed the titular character in NBC's adaptation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" (2018), for which he won a Tony award, and served as a vocal coach on the reality competition series "The Voice," where he won the competition with his artist, Maelyn Jarmon, in 2019.

Legend has long used his platform for social activism. He launched the Show Me Campaign in 2007, which fights to break the cycle of poverty through education. In 2015, he furthered his advocacy with the launch of #FREEAMERICA, a multi-year cultural change campaign centered on ending mass incarceration. His efforts have earned him recognition, including the BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, and the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare. He also sits on the Boards of Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies and serves on the advisory council for Turnaround.

In addition to his musical and humanitarian impacts, Legend has also made strides in the digital space, launching the music-based NFT platform, OurSong, in February 2022. He closed a 17-year contract with Sony Music and signed with Republic Records in November 2021.

Speech Topics


John Legend can speak on a variety of topics including education, education reform, civil rights, philanthropy, activism, social change and politics. Also, he is an experienced moderator, panelist, commencement speaker.

News


John Legend Shares Sweet Pic of Baby Luna in Pineapple Onesie ...
John Legend shared an adorable Instagram photo of his 3-month-old daughter, Luna, in a pineapple onesie on Saturday, July 30 — see the pic.
John Legend Wants Baby Critics to Be Fair – Moms & Babies ...
John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen are a unit — especially when it comes to parenting their newborn Luna Simone. So, it only seems right that they share in ...
John Legend on balancing art and business - LA Times
John Legend's character in La La Land is conflicted by the fine line between art and commercial success. That's a role Legend took to heart.
John Legend to Play Frederick Douglass on 'Underground' | Variety
John Legend will guest star as Frederick Douglass on the upcoming season of WGN America's ... John Legend Talks Producing 'Underground,' Season 2 Plans.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Visit House Where They Shot 'All ...
Currently on vacation in Italy, the new parents brought their baby girl, Luna, to the house in Lake Como where they shot Legend's steamy “All of Me” music video ...
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen welcome baby - CNN.com
Welcome to the world, Luna Simone Stephens! Singer John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, announced the arrival of their daughter over the ...
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The Grill Podcast from Sundance: Spike Lee, John Legend and Nate Parker
Listen to TheWrap Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman's interviews with top filmmakers at the Sundance Film Festival.
John Legend on His Sitcom Pilot With Chrissy Teigen
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