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John Legend (born December 28, 1978 as John Roger Stephens) is an American singer-songwriter and actor.

Prior to the release of his first album, he gained momentum by working with several established artists. Said album, Get Lifted, was released 2004; it included the much-acclaimed single "Ordinary People". In 2014, he hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with "All of Me", a single off his fourth album, Love in the Future.

Legend wrote "Glory" for the 2015 film Selma with Common, and for the 2017 film Beauty and the Beast (2017) he performed a Rewritten Pop Version of the titular song with Ariana Grande. He's also an occasional actor; he appeared in La La Land among other works.

In 2018, he became one of the few people to win the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards, completing the EGOT grandslam in 2018 with Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.


He joined The Voice as a panelist for the show’s sixteenth season in 2019.

He married model Chrissy Teigen in 2013.

And yes, he knows you think he looks like Arthur.


  • Get Lifted (2004)
  • Once Again (2006)
  • Evolver (2008)
  • Love in the Future (2013)
  • Darkness and Light (2016)
  • A Legendary Christmas (2018)

Tropes in his music:

  • The Four Chords of Pop: This chord progression is used in the verses of "All of Me".
  • Gift of Song: Legend wrote the song "All of Me" as a wedding present for his soon-to-be wife Chrissy Teigen
  • Light/Darkness Juxtaposition: The title of his 2016 album, Darkness and Light.
  • Make-Out Kids: Sung about in "PDA".
    You know I love it when you’re loving me
    Sometimes it’s better when it’s publicly
    I’m not ashamed, I don’t care who sees
    Us hugging and kissing, a love exhibition oh

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