10 Things You Didn’t Know About John Legend
He’s a 10-time Grammy winner best known for his song, “All of Me,” and even he won a Golden Globe and Oscar for his work in film. John Legend is one of the most talented artists in the industry right now and his success is only getting bigger! Legend is well known for his songwriting credits and work as a duet artist. He’s collaborated with huge artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears and Meghan Trainor. He’s even crossed over into film with producing credits on the show Underground and the film, Southside with You. Legend is married to model Chrissy Teigen, and the two are parents to their daughter, Luna. His 39th birthday is coming up just before the New Year, so here’s a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about John Legend!
Like many other celebrities, John Legend uses a stage name. His real name is John Roger Stephens and he was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio. Legend has three siblings who he grew up with and both of his parents, Phyllis, who was a seamstress, and Ronald, a factory worker. Unlike other kids, he was homeschooled by his mother as a child and considered a ‘child prodigy’ because he displayed so much musical talent at such a young age. He did attend high school and was quite popular — he was the student body president and prom king.
9. Musical Beginnings
It became quite clear that John was musically gifted at a young age. When he was only 4-years-old he started singing in the church choir and began taking piano lessons. One of his first jobs as a teenager was being a wedding singer. “I had been performing in front of people starting around six or seven years old. I was playing the piano when I was three; writing songs when I was ten. I had a lot of experience before I got to college. I knew I wanted to be a singer, so anyone who met me, I didn’t let too much time pass before I showed my talent.”