John Legend debut studio album, the multiplatinum-selling Get Lifted (2004).
John Stephens, publicly known as John Legend, an American songwriter, pianist and soul singer was born on 28th December, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio. And John Legend debut studio album, the multiplatinum-selling Get Lifted, was unconfined in late 2004. It features partnership with producer and rapper Kanye West with Snoop Dogg. And Get Lifted created two singles: "Used to Love U" (US top 100, UK top 30) and "Ordinary People" (US and UK top 30). John has achieved 5 Grammy Awards. Previous to the discharge of his unveiling album, John’s career achieved impetus throughout the series of flourishing collaborations with the multiple recognized artists. Notably, John sang the hooks for the hits through Slum Village ("Selfish", featuring Kanye West), Jay-Z ("Encore"), and Dilated Peoples ("This Way", also featuring Kanye West); played piano on the Lauren Hill's "Everything Is Everything"; and also sang background lyrics on Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name" and Fort Minor's "High Road."
When John was just 4 years old, he started playing piano. And at age 7, he presented with church choir. At age 10, his parents separated. Then John studied in Philadelphia. Then John Legend got an employment as a management counselor; John worked all weekdays and he played gig in evening. At the weekend, John Legend directed the church choir on Sundays.
John joined the University of Pennsylvania, at where John studied English with a highlighting on African American Literature. Whereas at Penn, John helmed Counterparts, a coed jazz and pop a cappella group as President (1997–1998) and Musical Director (1998–1999). John’s lead lyrics on the recording of the group of Prince’s "One of Us" forced the song to decisive acclamation, landing the song on track list of 1998 Best of Collegiate a Cappella compilation CD.
John started working for Boston Consulting Group, primary in Boston and after it in New York City. Prior to become a typical artist, John hit the disco circuit in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, presenting as a sovereign performer and promoting the live LPs John Stephens and Live at SOB’s.
John sang lots of musical hooks on the West’s demo. It would ultimately become Grammy Award winning album The College Dropout; consecutively, West offered rhythm tracks for John’s demo, which would change into the Get Lifted. In recent times, John Legend contributed to researcher G.O.O.D performer Common's LP, Be, and also provided lyrics for "High Road" on a album The Rising Tied through Fort Minor (Mike Shinoda).
John has non-speaking and minor roles in 2008 film Soul Men at where John plays the demise lead vocalist of conjured soul group that comprises Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson.
And the video for hit single, P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)", features Melvin Bragg and Alexander Rodriguez from the significantly acclaimed movie, City of God.
His song “Refuge” emerges on the premier of the movie The Second Chance. And “Dare to Dream” is in the film Pride. “Someday” is a division of the premier of the movie August Rush.
On 26th July, 2007, John hosted the John Legend Network Members Only Party and Concert named "The Kings & Queens Bash" at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA. And there were about 500 contestants in presence and John established the acts from his latest label, home school Records to his John Legend Network admirers: Estelle, his brother, Vaughn Anthony Stephens, The James Gang and Lucy Woodward.
On 25th July, 2008, at Highline Ballroom in New York City, he planned a new annual confidential occasion for his admirers that are the members of John Legend Network named "John Legend Unplugged". He presented 21 songs, comprised several latest songs that would be on his forthcoming album, “Evolver”.