Tuesday, November 29, 2022

John Legend’s Age, Wife, Kids, and Net Worth

In addition to being a musician, producer, actor, and philanthropist, John Legend hails from the United States. To date, John Legend has a fortune of $100 million. Chrissy Teigen, Teigen's wife since 2013, has a combined net worth of $80 million.

Chrissy has made at least $10 million a year since 2018 through modeling, sponsorships, and television ventures, but John is the primary source of the couple's riches.

Early Life

John Legend Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

John-Roger Stephens was born in Springfield, Ohio, on December 28, 1978. Four children were born to his parents Phyllis and Ronald: His mother was a seamstress and singer who also served as the choir director at their local church. An International Harvester plant worker, his father was a drummer.

The organist in the congregation was his maternal grandmother. At the age of four, John began singing in the church choir. He was educated at home. When he was seven years old, he began learning to play the piano. Due to his exceptional academic abilities, Legend was able to skip two classes in high school.

He was the salutatorian of his class when he graduated from Springfield North High School at the age of 16. As a result of his impressive resume, Legend got admitted to Harvard, Morehouse, Penn State, and Georgetown. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania.

A co-ed jazz and pop a cappella group called The Counterparts had Legend as its musical director when he was in college. The group's rendition of “One of Us,” by Joan Osbourne, was included on the compilation CD “Best of Collegiate a Cappella” in 1988.

For her legendary album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” Lauryn Hill enlisted Legend to perform piano on the song “Everything Is Everything.” From the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, Legend was awarded magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in African-American Literature.

 Career

John Legend left a safe corporate job after college to pursue music

Legend worked as a management consultant as he began composing, producing, and recording his own music after graduating from college. “Live at Jimmy's Uptown” was released in 2001, and he self-published and sold it during his shows. He began submitting his demo to record labels not long after that.

Legend met Kanye West in 2001 when he was only a rising hip-hop star. For the hooks of his songs, West enlisted the help of Legend. On top of that, Legend was signed to West's record label as well.

J Ivy, a poet, and songwriter suggested the name Legend to him. Ivy basically remarked that Legend's music sounded like one of the Legends and that she agreed. So he started calling him John Legend. So did the West. Legend eventually went by the name “Legend.”

Success

From John Doe To John Legend: The Inspirational Journey To Super Stardom

Kanye West's GOOD Music label released Legend's debut album, “Get Lifted,” in December 2004. The album debuted in the Billboard 200 at position seven. For Best R&B Album, 2006's “Get Lifted” was awarded the Grammy.

Legend was also nominated for Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The album had four singles released. ‘I Want You' by Janet Jackson was nominated for an award at the Grammys in 2005, and Legend co-wrote the song.

Legend appeared on albums by Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, The Black Eyed Peas, and Stephen Colbert during the following few years. Before his death, Legend was working with Michael Jackson on a new album that was to be released soon. Only one song had been composed by Jackson when he died.

At the Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan, and the NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas in February 2006, Legend performed the pregame entertainment. Legend and Hoots the Owl performed “It Feels Good When You Sing a Song” on “Sesame Street” in the summer of 2006.

Legend's second album, “Once Again,” was released in the autumn of 2006. The album debuted at the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop charts, where it peaked at number three. For his song “Heaven,” he received the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

John Legend sings, talks education reform

In addition, his work on the song “Family Affair” earned him a Grammy. He released his third album, “Evolver,” in October 2008. Outkast's Andre 3000 appears on the song “Green Light.” This was his highest-ranking single since “Ordinary People,” which had previously held the top spot.

Legend and the Roots collaborated on a joint album, “Wake Up!” in 2010. “Shine,” the best R&B song of 2011, as well as the best traditional R&B vocal performance for “Hang On in There” and best R&B album were all awarded to Legend at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Legend's “Love in the Future” album, published in 2013, peaked at number two in the United States and the United Kingdom. The album's third track, “All of Me,” went on to become a worldwide smash.

Chrissy Teigen is the inspiration for the song's title. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, he sang the song. “All of Me” was the third most popular song in the United States and the United Kingdom in 2014.

In 2016, he published his album “Darkness and Light.” “A Legendary Christmas” was released in 2018. Legend and Maelyn Jarmon became the winners of “The Voice” on May 21, 2019.

During a charity performance for the Quarantines in 2020, Legend took the stage. For Joe Biden's presidential campaign, Legend and Andra Day will sing Whitney Houston's “Greatest Love of All” in July 2020.

Personal Life

Who Is John Legend's Wife, Chrissy Teigen? - More About John Legend's Marriage and Kids

The music video for his song “Stereo” was the first time he met model Chrissy Teigen. It was December 2011 when they got engaged, and it was September 14, 2013, when they got married at Villa Pizzo in Como, Italy.

Luna was born in April 2016 and Miles was born in May 2018 to this couple. Using in vitro fertilization, the couple was able to conceive of both of their children. Legend was awarded People's Sexiest Man Alive in November 2019.

Legend confessed on Dax Shepherd's podcast “Armchair Expert” in the summer of 2020 that he had a history of cheating on his partners, particularly in his early twenties. Legend remarked about how he didn't get much attention from ladies because he was two years younger than his contemporaries in high school and college.

Irresponsibly, he took it in his stride when he was given it. He was keen to point out that after meeting Chrissy Teigen, everything changed. Wife: “Especially…the other sh*t is 10s and 30s, so better be talking about a decade or two, fool.” At the time, Legend was 28 and Teigen was 21.

When civil rights leader John Lewis died in July 2020, several celebrities, including Legend, paid tribute to him on social media. He posted a tweet with the following message: “To John Lewis, I say thank you for your dedication to the cause of justice. The sacrifices you made to help us get closer to freedom are much appreciated. Let's recommit ourselves to his legacy as we grieve and commemorate his great life.”

Real Estate

Los Angeles couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are moving into a $5.1 million modern contemporary house in West Hollywood in April 2020, which is close to their present $14.1 million Beverly Hills property.

Additionally, they own two New York City penthouses as part of their real estate holdings. Two months apart, in May and April of 2018, they purchased one for over $9 million and the other for $8 million.

The following Beverly Hills house was purchased by John and Chrissy for $17.5 million in September of 2020:

John and Chrissy put a New York City duplex on the market for $18 million in January 2022. In the beginning, there were two apartments on the site. Both apartments were purchased by John and Chrissy towards the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2020. The total cost of the two flats was $16.70 million.

Bradley Statler
Bradley Statler
As a Voracious Reader, Bradley Statler Appreciates the Outdoors and Being in Touch With the Natural World. A Voracious Traveler, He's Visited a Wide Variety of Far-flung Destinations. From Celebrities and Technology to Modern Relationships, He Discusses Them All on His Website, Michigansportszone.com. Bradley Statler Believes That His Life Experiences Have Improved His Empathy for Others and That His Art Reflects That.

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