John Legend

With a full, rotund voice reminiscent of jazz singer Bobby Short, this nine-time Grammy winner is renowned as one of R&B’s most creative forces. Born John Stephens in Springfield, Ohio, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he led a vocal group. Hired by Lauryn Hill to play piano on her hit “Everything is Everything,” Legend also worked behind the scenes with Kanye West and Jay-Z before coming into his own as a solo artist. He has sold over 5 million albums to date, and most recently recorded the album Wake Up in collaboration with The Roots.

John Legend, The Roots - John Legend & ?uestlove on WAKE UP!: UNSTAGED

John Legend & ?uestlove on WAKE UP!: UNSTAGED. Tune into their live online concert, directed by Spike Lee, on September 23, 2010. Part of UNSTAGED, an original series from American Express in partnership with VEVO and YouTube.

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