Recording artist, concert performer and philanthropist John Legend has won six Grammy awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.
John launched his career as a session player and vocalist, contributing to best-selling recordings by Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West before recording his own unbroken chain of Top 10 albums -– Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), Evolver (2008) -– each of them reaching #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts.
John’s debut album, Get Lifted, earned eight Grammy nominations; won Best New Artist, Best R&B album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for Ordinary People while selling more than three million copies worldwide. His follow-up album, Once Again, earned an RIAA platinum certification and a Grammy award for “Heaven”, which also won Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. In 2008, John released Evolver, his third Top 10 album and embarked on an extensive world tour with his ten-piece band, his largest traveling production to-date.
Throughout his career, John has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. He is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including Co-Chair of the Founders Council of Harlem Village Academies.