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John Legend

John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards, and in 2007, he received the special Starlight award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. It is rumoured that in 2001 Legend got his stage name from Grammy Award winning poet Carlyle, after hearing his music in a Kanye West studio session at Record Plant Studios in Hollywood, California. Prior to the release of his debut album, Stephens' career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with multiple established artists. Stephens added his voice to those of other artists, assisting in them reaching chart-topper hits. He lent his voice to Kanye West's "All of the Lights", on Slum Village's "Selfish" and Dilated Peoples' "This Way". Other artists included Jay-Z's "Encore", and he sang backing vocals on Alicia Keys' 2003 song "You Don't Know My Name" and Fort Minor's "High Road". Stephens played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything". Stephens was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio. He is the son of Phyllis, a seamstress, and Ronald Stephens, a factory worker and former National

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Chrissy Teigen -- I Want My Hubby John Legend to Get Off on Other Women

Chrissy Teigen
I Want My Hubby to Get Off on Other Women

"Sports Illustrated" swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen isn't the selfish type -- telling TMZ, she doesn't care if her husband John Legend ogles at other hot women ... in fact, she loves it.28-year-old… READ MORE >

Chrissy Teigen -- White House Coverup of Brutal Party Bruise

Chrissy Teigen
White House Coverup of Brutal Party Bruise

John Legend got to perform at Michelle Obama's birthday bash -- while his wife Chrissy Teigen got to take home a grotesque bruise she blamed on dancing. Thing is ... no one's buying that… READ MORE >

- 341 days ago
Eagles WR Riley Cooper -- RIPPED By John Legend & Wife ... You're a 'D**k' For N-Word Rant

Eagles WR Riley Cooper
RIPPED By John Legend & Wife You're a 'D**k' For N-Word Rant

Not everyone's forgiven Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper for his infamous N-word rant ... especially not John Legend and his supermodel wife, who tell TMZ Sports they still think the guy's a… READ MORE >

- 349 days ago
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen -- HONEYMOON PHASING ... All Over Italian Riviera

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
Honeymoon Phasing All Over Italian Riviera

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen didn't waste any time getting into the honeymoon phase -- in fact, they've been making out like teenagers all over Italy ever since they tied the knot. J & C… READ MORE >

- 466 days ago
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend -- Double Nipple Coverup

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
Double Nipple Coverup

Chrissy Teigen's intentional nip slip during a music video shoot with fiancé John Legend was the kind of thing we've come to expect (and appreciate) from the S.I. swimsuit supermodel.But… READ MORE >

- 472 days ago
'Sports Illustrated' Model Chrissy Teigen -- Topless Pic Surfaces ... with John Legend

'Sports Illustrated' Model
Topless Pic Surfaces ... with John Legend

Sports Illustrated supermodel Chrissy Teigen just posed for a topless photo shoot with her fiance John Legend ... and now one of the topless pics has surfaced on the web.But Chrissy ain't mad… READ MORE >

- 472 days ago
John Legend -- My Real Estate Skills ... Are as Hot as My Fiancee

John Legend
My Real Estate Skills ... Are as Hot as My Fiancee

John Legend can add real estate GOD to his long list of accomplishments -- the singer just unloaded his NYC condo for a whopping $775,000 PROFIT. Yeah, we said PROFIT. Legend bought the… READ MORE >

- 672 days ago
John Legend -- Rigorous Travel Schedule Leads to ER Trip

John Legend
Rigorous Travel Schedule Leads to ER Trip

John Legend was feeling under the weather following a stretch of extensive travel ... so he took himself to the emergency room this morning to get checked out , but TMZ has learned… READ MORE >

- 868 days ago
John Legend Accused of SONG JACKING

John Legend Accused of SONG JACKING

John Legend is a no good song-stealer ... at least according to some unknown singer, who claims Legend listened to his demo tape and then ripped off his hard work for profit.According to the… READ MORE >

- 1270 days ago
John Legend Goes for a Buff Bike Ride

John Legend Goes for a Buff Bike Ride

Sexy R+B crooner John Legend showed off his smooth moves and muscles while riding a bike in Toronto on Wednesday.Tank you, John. READ MORE >

- 1277 days ago

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