John Legend Biography

A member of the exclusive EGOT winners circle, including ten Grammy Award wins, singer-songwriter and producer John Legend is a multi-talented artist known for his signature vocals and songwriting style which has earned him legions of worldwide fans, along with a string of Top 10 platinum-selling albums.

His albums Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), and Evolver (2008) each reached #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts, while his albums Love in the Future (2008) and Darkness and Light(2016) reached the top 5 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop. Legend has collaborated with some of the best in the business and has written for numerous artists on bestselling recordings, including Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Legend'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 the song "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.

Legend and the band The Roots released Wake Up! (2010), a compilation of music from the 60's and 70's all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement, and social consciousness, which won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. The album is highlighted with tracks like Little Ghetto Boy by Donny Hathaway and Baby Huey and the Babysitters' Hard Times. Wake Up! also includes John's original composition Shine, which won a Grammy award for Best R&B Song and is featured in Oscar award winner Davis Guggenheim's domestic education reform documentary Waiting for Superman.

Throughout his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, John Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, an organization that works to break the cycle of poverty through education. In 2015, Legend launched #FREEAMERICA, a multi-year cultural change campaign focused on ending mass incarceration. He has been awarded the BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare, and the Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award.

Legend sits on the Boards of Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies. He serves on the Advisory Council for Turnaround and is an "IRC Voice" for the International Rescue Committee. He was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2017 and "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine in 2019.

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John Legend Videos

John Legend Reads Muhammad Ali's 1966 Antiwar Speech
John Legend Reads Muhammad Ali's 1966 Antiwar Speech
Finding Your Truth: Living a Soulful Life
Finding Your Truth: Living a Soulful Life
John Legend - Save Room - Georgia State Lecture Series
John Legend - Save Room - Georgia State Lecture Series

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How much does it cost to book John Legend?

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John Legend is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Legend for your event is $200,000 +. John Legend generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Legend for an upcoming event.

John Legend Videos

John Legend Reads Muhammad Ali's 1966 Antiwar Speech
John Legend Reads Muhammad Ali's 1966 Antiwar Speech
Finding Your Truth: Living a Soulful Life
Finding Your Truth: Living a Soulful Life
John Legend - Save Room - Georgia State Lecture Series
John Legend - Save Room - Georgia State Lecture Series

John Legend Speaking Topics

  • John Legend can speak on a variety of topics including education, education reform, civil rights, philanthropy, activism, social change and politics. Also, he is an experienced moderator, panelist, commencement speaker.

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