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John Legend net worth:
$20 Million

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John Legend Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

John Roger Stephens was born on 28th December 1978 in Springfield, Ohio, USA of Afro-American descent. Under his stage name of John Legend, he is well known as an actor, singer and songwriter, and is the winner of an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and nine Grammy Awards. More, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded him a special Starlight Award. He has been involved in the entertainment industry since 2000.

So how rich is John Legend? The main sources of John Legend’s wealth are music, and television and film appearances. Up to date he has accumulated a net worth which is equal to $20 million. It has been reported that Legend earned $3.6 million just from the sales of his album “Get Lifted” (2004).

John Legend Net Worth $20 Million

To begin with, John was raised in a big family with his three siblings. He was interested in music from an early age, singing in the church choir and playing the piano. At first he was homeschooled by his mother, but later finished at North High School, and then graduated with a BA degree in English and Afro-American literature from the University of Pennsylvania.

Following graduation, Legend began writing songs and collaborating with various artists. He sang with Dilated Peoples, Slum Village, Kanye West, Magnetic Man, Fort Minor, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and other famous artists, which provided a foundation to his net worth.

Then John Legend began his solo career in 2004; to date he has released 38 singles, five studio albums, four live albums, two video albums and 3 EPs. He has been working under the record labels GOOD Music, Columbia and Sony Music. The most successful singles “Ordinary People” (2005), “Green Light” (2008), “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” featuring Ludacris (2012) and “All of Me” (2013) earned certifications for sales. All studio albums have appeared in various places on American and European music charts. The albums “Get Lifted” (2004), “Once Again” (2006), “Evolver” (2008) and “Love in the Future” (2013) received certifications for sales, too.

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated John Legend 22 times, and nine (Grammy Awards) of them Legend won. Furthermore, his song “Glory” (2015) performed with Common won The Golden Globe and Academy Award as the Best Original Song. The song was written for the film “Selma” (2014) directed by Ava DuVernay. In addition to this, Legend has won an American Music Award, BET Award, MOBO Award, two NAACP Image Awards and three Soul Train Music Awards. On the whole, he has been nominated 44 times, winning 24 of them.

Furthermore, John Legend increased his wealth appearing on television and in films. He appeared in the episodes of the series’ “Sesame Street” (2006), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2007), “Las Vegas” (2007), “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” (2008), “The People Speak” (2009), “Royal Pains” (2011) and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” (2015). In 2010, John participated in the show “Dancing with the Stars”., and also appeared in the main cast of the musical comedy film “Soul Men” (2008) directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

In 2013, John married model Chrissy Teigen; the song “All of Me” (2013) was written for Chrissy. Currently, they reside in Manhattan Apartment, in New York, USA.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Visual MediaSelma (2014)· Common (artist/songwriter)
· Rhymefest (songwriter)
2015OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongSelma (2014)· Common (as Lonnie Lynn)
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureSelma (2014)· Common
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Collaboration· Common
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Original SongSelma (2014)· Common (performer, writer)
· Rhymefest (writer)
2015Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongSelma (2014)· Common
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Original SongSelma (2014)· Common
· Rhymefest
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongSelma (2014)· Common
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Music VideoJohn Legend: You & I (Nobody in the World) (2014)
2015INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Original SongSelma (2014)· Common
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a Social Message· Big Sean
· Kanye West
2014AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best MusicSelma (2014)· Common
2014ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original SongSelma (2014)· Common
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongDjango Unchained (2012)· Paul Epworth (Writer)
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest MusicDjango Unchained (2012)· Rocky Roberts
· Luis Bacalov
· Ennio Morricone
· Edda Dell'Orso
· Jim Croce
· James Brown
· RZA
· Rick Ross
· Jerry Goldsmith
2011Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongWaiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Album· The Roots
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B Vocal Performance· The Roots
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B SongFor the song "Shine."
2010BET AwardBET AwardsHumanitarian Award
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals· Al Green
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group· Sly and the Family Stone
· Joss Stone
· Van Hunt
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Heaven."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Get Lifted."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Ordinary People."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Original SongSouthside with You (2016)
2016Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Musical Moment of the YearThe Oscars (2015)· Common
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Big Sean
· Kanye West (featured artist)
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Common
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Common (songwriter)
· Rhymefest (songwriter)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration· Big Sean
· Kanye West
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Male R&B/Pop Artist
2015BET AwardBET AwardsVideo of the Year· Common
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Solo PerformanceFor the song "All of Me (Live)."
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Mike Dean (songwriter)
· Malik Jones (songwriter)
· Che Pope (songwriter)
· Elon Rutberg (songwriter)
· Sakiya Sandifer (songwriter)
· Kanye West (songwriter)
· Charlie Wilson (songwriter)
· Cydel Young (songwriter)
2015HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongSelma (2014)· Common
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Male Artist
2015IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest SongSelma (2014)· Common
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongSelma (2014)· Common (as Lonnie Lynn)
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Artist
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite R&B Artist
2015World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written Directly for a FilmSelma (2014)· Common (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Rhymefest (music and lyrics by)
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest Male R&B/Pop Artist
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Love in the Future."
2014VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Male VideoFor the video "All of Me."
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongThink Like a Man (2012)· Ludacris (Writer, Performer)
· Miguel (Writer)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Ludacris
2013INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Original SongDjango Unchained (2012)
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongWaiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Common
· Melanie Fiona
· The Roots
2011OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongWaiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2010DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Original SongWaiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "This Time."
2010HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongWaiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· André Benjamin
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year· Will.i.am (Songwriter)
· Kanye West (Songwriter)
· Caleb Speir (Songwriter)
· Estelle (Songwriter)
· Joshua Lopez (Songwriter)
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Save Room."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year· Will.i.am (Songwriter)
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Common
· Kanye West
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group· Lauryn Hill
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Stay with You."


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#Fact
1Became a father for the 1st time at age 37 when his wife Chrissy Teigen gave birth to their daughter Luna Simone Stephens on April 14, 2016.
2(September 14, 2013) Married his girlfriend of 6 years Chrissy Teigen following a 20-month-long engagement.
3He and his wife Chrissy Teigen are expecting a 1st child together.
4Received and turned down offers from Harvard and Georgetown, when he was 16.
5On the TV show, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012), John found out some very interesting things about one of his ancestors. One of his ancestors was named Peyton Polly, who was born a slave in 1797. In 1847, he, his brother and son were set free by their master. Several years later, 7 of Peyton's other children were put up for auction and his brother Douglas Polly bought them. They moved from Kentucky (a slave state) to Ohio, where they could be free. In June of 1850, though, some men from Kentucky came into Ohio, knocked Peyton out and took the Polly children to Kentucky. Some of the children remained enslaved in Kentucky while others were enslaved in Virginia. Eight months after the kidnapping, Peyton went to the authorities and the case went to the Governor, who sent investigators into Kentucky and Virginia to get the Polly children. The children enslaved in Kentucky remained enslaved until the end of the Civil War, but the ones enslaved in Virginia were set free.After the show two of John's cousins (descendants of Peyton Polly) filed a court case to set the record straight. John's cousins found out that the reason why the Polly children were auctioned off was because of their master's debts, and his wife wanted him to get rid of them. His brother-in-law did not like this and forged a document saying that they were fugitive slaves. He tried to claim ownership of the family using the legal system in Ohio, but was denied, leading to the raid in June of 1850 on the Polly house.
6Engaged to Chrissy Teigen [December 27, 2011].
7Publicist is Cindi Berger.
8Is a huge Ohio State football fan, and says he watches 90% of the Buckeyes' games on TV.
9Met Kanye West through his college roommate--who happened to be Kanye's cousin.
10Is the first artist on Kanye West's Getting Out Our Dreams (G.O.O.D.) label (distributed by Sony Records).
11Was the music and choir director at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania for nine years.
12Has either co-written, played on, or sang on various artists' hits, including, but not limited to, Twista, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Janet Jackson, Slum Village, Dilated Peoples, The Black Eyed Peas and Kanye West.
13Graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English.
14Lauryn Hill's "Everything is Everything" (from her Grammy-winning debut solo album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill") is the first major record on which he played.

#Quote
1I am a feminist. Women are discriminated against in so many ways and they make up half the population.
2[on Frank Ocean] You talk to some people in this business and you get the sense that they're very focused on radio: what will be a hit or won't be a hit. You never get that from Frank. The focus is on creating something that's beautiful, that's great art...I think Frank's career will be defined by his fearlessness and his artistic freedom.


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