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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 & 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 >

'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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

- 1524 days ago
John Legend -- My Grammy's Been in an Accident ...

John Legend -- My Grammy's Been in an Accident ...

It took John Legend 26 years to win a Grammy for Best R&B Album ... but it only took his little nephews a few minutes to accidentally snap it in half ... John posted a picture of the mangled… READ MORE >

- 1855 days ago
John Legend Ticketed -- It's Sabotage!

John Legend Ticketed -- It's Sabotage!

John Legend claims he was done in by the valet last night -- blaming the car parkers for the ticket he got for driving around Hollywood without his headlights on.We got him right after LAPD… READ MORE >

- 2174 days ago
John Legend Runs for Uncover

John Legend Runs for Uncover

The only thing smoother than John Legend's music, is his chest.The 30-year-old musician went for a shirtless run in Hawaii on Tuesday.This is why his body of work is so good. More John Legend What… READ MORE >

- 2184 days ago
John Legend -- Hope It Gives You Hell, Boy

John Legend -- Hope It Gives You Hell, Boy

John Legend's major acting career begins and ends with "Soul Men" -- and if he was lookin' to expand his resume, dissing one of the biggest director's around probably wasn't the best way to do… READ MORE >

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