John Legend

John Legend's brand of classy, soulful and politically-engaged music filled a niche on the contemporary RB scene, beginning with his critically successful debut album Get Lifted (2004). The album marked the first ... Read more »
Born: 12/28/1978 in Springfield, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (72)

Countdown to the Globes 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Hollywood Game Night 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Lip Sync Battle 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

50 YEARS: THE BEATLES 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

2012 Soul Train Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

CMA Country Christmas 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Women's Concert for Change: Live From London 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Countdown to the American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Duets 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2004 - 2006, 2008, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The Motown Sound 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

2010 American Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad Fashion 2011 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

BET Awards '10 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Black List: Volume Three 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The People Speak 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Top 40 Videos of 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Men 2008 (Movie)

Marcus Hooks (Actor)

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The BET Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Tony Bennett: An American Classic 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

25 Strong! The BET Silver Anniversary Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Europe Music Video Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 20th Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006 (Tv Show)

Guest

American Dreams 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Xmas Memories 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

2014 BET Awards (TV Show)

Performer

2015 Billboard Music Awards (TV Show)

Performer

Red Nose Day (TV Show)

Himself

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Performer
Music (23)

About Last Night 2014 (Movie)

("A Million") (Song Performer)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

("Glory") (Song)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

("Glory") (Song Performer)

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

("Tonight (Best You Ever Had)") (Song)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("Shelter") (Song Performer)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("Shelter") (Song)

Django Unchained 2012 (Movie)

("Who Did That To You?") (Song Performer)

Think Like A Man 2012 (Movie)

"Tonight (Best You've Ever Had)" (Song Performer)

Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011 (Movie)

("Save Room") (Song Performer)

Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011 (Movie)

("Save Room") (Song)

The Other City 2010 (Movie)

Featuring the Songs of (Song Performer)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

("Save Room") (Song Performer)

Movies Rock 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

The 9th Annual A Home for the Holidays 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

("Someday") (Music Producer)

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

("Someday") (Song Performer)

Pride 2007 (Movie)

("Dare To Dream") (Song)

Pride 2007 (Movie)

("Dare To Dream") (Song Performer)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

("Jesus Walks") (Song Performer)

Oprah Winfrey's Legends' Ball 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

("Believer") (Song)

Coach Carter 2005 (Movie)

("I Changed My Mind") (Song)
Producer (4)

Underground 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Breaking Through 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sing It On 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The House I Live In 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

John Legend's brand of classy, soulful and politically-engaged music filled a niche on the contemporary R&B scene, beginning with his critically successful debut album Get Lifted (2004). The album marked the first time that mainstream music lovers heard Legend's smooth vocals bringing a certain suavity to hip-hop soul, most notably in the hit single "Ordinary People." Legend's sophomore release, Once Again (2006), exceeded the commercial and critical success that he enjoyed with his first album. Instead of shooting for a blend of soul, pop, and hip-hop as he did in his first release, the Grammy Award-winning singer headed for a more innovative, adult contemporary direction on Once Again, which featured the catchy mid-tempo "Save Room" and the rock-laced song "Stereo." Legend showcased his political convictions and maturing sound on albums such as Wake Up! (2010), a collaboration with hip-hop group The Roots and a solid effort from an undeniably versatile musician and vocal powerhouse.

Milestones

2014

Collaborated with rapper Common to write the Academy Award winning song "Glory" for the soundtrack of the movie "Selma"

2012

Had recurring role on the ABC show "Duets"

2011

Teamed up with The Roots for a collaborative album covering hits from the 60's and 70's

2007

Appeared on an episode of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

2006

Collaborated with Kanye West on his second album "Once Again"

2004

Released his debut album "Get Lifted"

2001

Introduced and signed by then-upcoming hip hop artist Kanye West

1998

Had first success playing piano on Lauryn Hill song "Everything is Everything"

Bonus Trivia

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Performed at various talent shows throughout college

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