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John Legend
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Performer Profile
Birth Date 28 December 1978 (1978-12-28) (age 40)
Hometown Springfield, Ohio

Appearance(s) 7 Week 9: Semifinals
11 Week 8: Instant Choreography Week

John Roger Stephens, known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist.

He has been a guest performer in Dancing with the Stars in seasons seven and eleven. Couples have danced to his songs in other seasons as well.

Career Highlights

Prior to the release of Legend's debut album, Get Lifted, (2004) he had collaborated with already established artists and signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music. Legend has sung on Jay-Z's "Encore", Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name", Dilated Peoples' "This Way", Slum Village's "Selfish", Fort Minor's "High Road", and played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything". Legend's single "All of Me" from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013) was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit.

In 2007, Legend received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Legend won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award in 2015 for co-writing the song "Glory" from the film Selma. He has also won ten Grammy Awards. In 2017, Legend received a Tony Award for co-producing Jitney for the Broadway stage. In 2018, Legend portrayed Jesus Christ in the NBC adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. He received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his acting role, and won for his role as a producer of the show, making him one of fifteen people and the first black man to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT). Legend is also the second youngest to have achieved this.

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