John Legend is a well-known American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. His career spanned four decades from the age of 18, in which he began learning to play the acoustic guitar. He later went on to play with groups such as Cream, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, as well as the Monkees and Beach Boys. He has also gained popularity in the 1980s through his musical ventures, and has since gone on to star in movies, TV shows, and video games.
As with many other popular artists, John Legend was in the midst of a recording contract with Universal Records when he debuted his first studio album, titled Legend, in 1984. It became one of the biggest selling independent records of all time, and also ranks as a top twenty hit in the United States. The album was recorded by a team of musicians led by John Legend himself. A notable member of the group was Beach Boys vocalist Neil Diamond. The single “Don’t Worry” which featured Diamond performing alongside John Legend, reached No.1 in the United Kingdom and No.2 in the United States.
Following its massive success, John Legend signed a deal with Island/EMM Records and the band released a second studio album called Save Me Now. Although the album failed to chart well, it did receive favorable reviews from critics including Pitchfork, Grammoflex, City Pages, Rolling Stone, and All Music. The band then went on to tour the world, playing many cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, and Toronto. The band returned to the studio to work on a third studio album titled Here Today, which featured the singles “Funk”, “Like Tonight”, and “Wish You Were Here”.
John Legend’s third studio album finally came out in early December of 2021. It was a double album featuring duets with Reba and Kanye West. “Funk” was the most popular single from the album, earning the band its first platinum status. A few weeks later, the band unveiled the song “Black Magic” which was also a hit.
John Legend Measurements
|Figure Measurements||38-34-15 Inches|
|Body Size||34 inches|
|Waist Size||34 Inches|
|Hips Size||32 Inches|
|Height||5 ft 9 in or 175 cm|
|Weight||158 lbs or 71 kg|
The real highlight of John Legend’s career is his duet with Kanye West on “Run This Town”. The song was a hit for both artists and reached No. 1 in the United Kingdom and No. 1 in the United States. The song was a critical and commercial success, which elevated John Legend to headlining status at the Grammys. The song became a single for both “Run This Town” and” Kanye West” and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
He received additional Grammies for his performances on hits such as We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and Black Magic. The Recording Academy has since named John Legend its Songwriter of the Year. He will be up against other popular candidates this year including Taylor Swift and Beyonce Knowles for the top prize. Past winners have included Adele, Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke and Kanye West. John Legend has proven time and again that he is one of the brightest stars in R&B today.