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How Old Is John Legend the Singer

How Old Is John Legend the Singer

How Old Is John Legend
  • Birth Name: John Stephens
  • Birth Place: Springfield, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/28/1978, Capricorn
  • Profession:  Singer; songwriter; pianist
John Legend Fast Facts:
  • Began taking piano lessons at age 3 and started performing in church at age 6.
  • Served as choir director at Bethel AME Church in Scranton, PA, for nine years.
  • At 19, he played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything" from her 1998 CD The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
  • Changed his name from John Stephens to John Legend after friend and poet J. Ivy nicknamed him "The Legend" during a studio session.
  • Has done session work for a diverse roster of artists, including Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Janet Jackson and Kanye West.
  • John Legend Relationships:
  • Phyllis Stephens - Mother
  • Ronald Stephens - Father
  • Ronald Stephens II - Brother
  • John Legend Awards:
  • 2005 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2006 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best R&B Album - Winner
  • 2006 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
  • College:
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1999)