John Legend - Updated May 2024

John Legend is a popular American singer, songwriter, pianist, and record producer. John Legend began his musical career by working behind the scenes and playing piano on Lauryn Hill's hit song "Everything Is Everything."

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Early Life and Childhood

John Legend was born on December 28, 1978, in the city of Springfield, Ohio, United States. His age is 45 years as of 2024 and his full name is John Roger Stephens.

Similarly, he is American by nationality and Christian by religion. Moreover, he belongs to the African-American ethnicity and his zodiac sign is Capricorn.

He was born to a factory worker Ronald Stephens (father) and a housewife Phyllis Stephens (mother). Likewise, his siblings’ names are Vaughn Anthony Stephens, Phyllis Stephens, and Ronald Stephens II.


In terms of his educational background, he has done his schooling at North High School in Springfield, Ohio. Later, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. However, his additional academic credentials are unavailable on the web.

John Legend – Net Worth 2024

John has an estimated net worth of around $100 million and his annual salary is $2 million. Similarly, his source of income is mainly his singing profession. However, his weekly and monthly wages are unknown.

He has also worked very hard since childhood to achieve this fame. Also, he is active in his career and is on the way to raising his net worth in the future.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he started his musical career by producing, writing, and recording his music after graduating from college and working as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Moreover, in 2001 he was introduced to Kanye West by Devo Springsteen and he was hired to sing during West’s music hooks. Later, in December 2004, he released his debut album, Get Lifted, on GOOD Music. It debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard 200, selling 116,000 copies in its first week.

Furthermore, in August 2006, he appeared in an episode of Sesame Street. His second album, Once Again, was released in October 2006. He co-wrote and co-produced the majority of the album, reuniting with West and Will. He also sang in a video for Barack Obama produced by Will in January 2008.

Besides that, on March 30, 2008, he performed “America the Beautiful” in front of a sold-out crowd of 74,635 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, for WWE’s Wrestle Mania XXIV. Similarly, he appeared in The People Speak, a documentary feature film.

On September 3, 2013, he released his fourth studio album, Love in the Future, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and sold 68,000 copies in its first week. Later, he collaborated with rapper Common in 2014 to write the song “Glory,” which was featured in the film Selma.

In addition, on December 19, 2017, NBC announced that he would play Jesus Christ Superstar in a live concert production at the Marcy Avenue Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. On June 19, 2020, he released his next album, Bigger Love.

In February 2022, he launched ‘OurSong,’ a music-based NFT platform. Similarly, on April 3, 2022, he performed a new song called “Free” as a tribute to the fallen citizens of Ukraine during the Russo-Ukrainian War at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. On September 9, 2022, he released his eighth studio album.

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Caption: John Legend singing a song. Source: The Knot

Brand Endorsements

Aside from his earnings from singing, he is also associated with endorsing brands such as LG Signature. Moreover, he appeared in several commercials which have contributed to his net worth.

However, no information is available on the web regarding the other brands he has cooperated with or not. Furthermore, we may see him associated with some more brands and supporting their products in the coming days.

Awards and Nomination

John was nominated and has won several awards in his career. He won Oscar awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Awards Circuit Community Awards, BET Awards, Black Reel Awards, Critics Choice Awards, CMT Music Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, GAFCA Awards, Grammy Awards, and many more.

Similarly, he was nominated for ACM Awards, American Music Awards, BET Awards, Black Reel Awards, Chicago Indie Critics Awards, Denver Film Critics Society, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Grammy Awards, Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, and many more. Furthermore, we believe that his talent will earn him several awards in the future.

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Caption: John Legend getting an award. Source: Pop Sugar

Relationship Status

John Legend married Chrissy Teigen on September 14, 2013. Teigen is a beautiful model by profession. Moreover, it is seen that they both are quite happy being a couple at the moment.

They have one daughter named Luna Stephens born in April 2016 and one son named Miles Theodore Stephens born on May 16, 2018. Also, he doesn’t have any past relationships or previous engagements.

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Caption: John Legend with his family. Source: People


John Legend was slammed online after he tweeted his support for San Francisco’s controversial district attorney, Chesa Boudin, as fans called out that he doesn’t live in San Francisco. However, he always tries to avoid the media and tries to avoid engaging in contentious behavior or situations that can damage his reputation.

Body Measurements

Talking about his height John Legend is 5 Feet 9 inches tall and weighs 75kg. Similarly, he has a good physique that measures 40-32-37 inches and he has beautiful black eyes and hair.

Also, his suitable dress size is 7 and his shoe size is 9.5(US). Moreover, he follows a solid workout and diet plan and a balanced lifestyle to maintain his body measurements.

John Legend – Social Media

John Legend is very popular on social media and his fans love him for the positive influence he has on them. He is active on Instagram, where he likes to post snaps of his latest photo shoots with his lovely family and friends.

He has 15.2M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @johnlegend. Similarly, his Twitter handle is @johnlegend with 13.7M followers. His Facebook account is @johnlegend and has 16M followers.

Likewise, his self-titled YouTube channel has more than 7.54 million subscribers to date.