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John Legend

John Legend

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Name: John Legend
Hometown: Springfield, Ohio
Relationship: Married to Chrissy Teigen
Birthday: December 28, 1978
  • Oscar
  • Grammy Awards
  • Tony Awards
  • Golden Globe Awards
Shows: The Voice

John Legend is a singer, songwriter, producer and actor who was the first Black man to receive all four of the major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (a.k.a. EGOT).

After enrolling at the University of Pennsylvania at age 16, Legend graduated with high honors in 1999. Beginning his career behind the scenes, Legend collaborated with Lauryn Hill and Kanye West in the early aughts.

Legend released his debut album, Get Lifted, in 2004, winning his first three Grammys for the record, including Best New Artist. He went on to release Once Again (2006), Evolver (2008), Love in the Future (2013), Darkness and Light (2016), A Legendary Christmas (2018), Bigger Love (2020) and Legend (2022). He also worked on the 2010 collaborative album Wake Up! with The Roots.

Throughout his career, Legend has racked up 12 Grammy Awards from 36 nominations and won an Oscar for his 2015 song “Glory” for the film Selma. His Tony Award came as a co-producer of August Wilson’s Jitney in 2017, and he solidified his EGOT status after winning an Emmy for his starring role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Legend has served as a coach on NBC’s The Voice since season 16 in 2019.

After four years of dating, Legend married Chrissy Teigen in Lake Como, Italy, in 2013. The couple later welcomed children Luna and Miles in 2016 and 2018, respectively. After the loss of their son Jack in September 2020, Legend and Teigen welcomed daughter Esti in January 2023. The couple welcomed their fourth child together, son Wren, via surrogate in June 2023.

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