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True multi-hyphenate JOHN LEGEND is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. Along with ten Grammy Awards, JOHN won both an Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2015 for the original song “Glory” from the acclaimed feature “SELMA”. Since his start… Read more
John Legend can speak on a variety of topics including education, education reform, civil rights, philanthropy, activism, social change and politics. Also, he is an experienced moderator, panelist, commencement speaker
True multi-hyphenate JOHN LEGEND is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. Along with ten Grammy Awards, JOHN won both an Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2015 for the original song “Glory” from the acclaimed feature “SELMA”. Since his start in 2004, he has released four studio albums and collaborated on major hits with Twista, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Janet Jackson, Slum Village, Dilated Peoples, The Black Eyed Peas, and Kanye West. JOHN received the 2007 Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and earned a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single with “All of Me” in 2013.
Alongside his partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, JOHN runs the Los Angeles-based production company Get Lifted. Recent credits include “SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU”, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and the upcoming feature “MONSTER”, starring Jennifer Hudson and A$AP Rocky.
As an actor, JOHN will make his feature debut alongside Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in Damien Chazelle’s highly-anticipated feature “LA LA LAND”, set to be released by Lionsgate-Summit this coming December 2016. In the lead up to the film, JOHN was just named as one of Variety’s “10 Actors to Watch for 2016”.
He most recently released his new album, Darkness and Light, to critical acclaim.
Watch John Legend and Common perform Best Original Song Glory on the Oscars
I have had the good fortune to collaborate with young artists at the launch of their careers and watch their talents take them on a skyrocketing trajectory. Whether it was Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Michael Jackson, Lesley Gore or the Brothers Johnson,… Read more
During tonight’s Academy Awards ceremony, Common and John Legend won the “Best Song” trophy for their smash hit duet “Glory” from the Selma motion picture soundtrack. After accepting their awards, Legend and Common delivered an acceptance speech as powerful as the song.… Read more
"Glory," the emotional musical centerpiece about the civil rights movement from Selma, bested "Everything Is Awesome" (The Lego Movie), "Grateful" (Beyond the Lights), "Lost Stars" (Begin Again) and "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" (Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me) to win Best Original… Read more
Adam Foss, a former assistant district attorney in Boston, has joined up with Legend to find alternatives to incarceration, and recruit prosecutors to their cause… Read more
America's youth and young adults have the potential to make a real change, a chance to end educational inequality and continue some of the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr., said singer-songwriter John Legend at The University of Alabama.… Read more