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John Legend            

EGOT Winning Musician, Producer & Philantropist

A member of the exclusive EGOT winners circle, including ten Grammy Award wins, singer-songwriter and producer John Legend is a multi-talented artist known for his signature vocals and songwriting style which has earned him legions of worldwide fans, along with a string of Top 10 platinum-selling albums.

His albums Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), and Evolver (2008) each reached #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts, while his albums Love in the Future (2008) and Darkness and Light(2016) reached the top 5 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop. Legend has collaborated with some of the best in the business and has written for numerous artists on bestselling recordings, including Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Legend's debut album, Get Lifted, earned eight Grammy nominations; won Best New Artist, Best R&B album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the song "Ordinary People", while selling more than three million copies worldwide. His follow-up album, Once Again, earned an RIAA platinum certification and a Grammy award for Heaven, which also won Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

Legend and the band The Roots released Wake Up! (2010), a compilation of music from the 60's and 70's all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement, and social consciousness, which won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. The album is highlighted with tracks like Little Ghetto Boy by Donny Hathaway and Baby Huey and the Babysitters' Hard Times. Wake Up! also includes John's original composition Shine, which won a Grammy award for Best R&B Song and is featured in Oscar award winner Davis Guggenheim's domestic education reform documentary Waiting for Superman.

Throughout his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, John Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, an organization that works to break the cycle of poverty through education. In 2015, Legend launched #FREEAMERICA, a multi-year cultural change campaign focused on ending mass incarceration. He has been awarded the BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare, and the Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award.

Legend sits on the Boards of Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies. He serves on the Advisory Council for Turnaround and is an "IRC Voice" for the International Rescue Committee. He was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2017 and "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine in 2019.

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 on His Sitcom Pilot With Chrissy Teigen
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 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 ...

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 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 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 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 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.

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