Renowned singer John Legend finally revealed his original ethnicity that includes African-American. Check out his siblings, parents to religion detail. No single person is present in this world, who do not possess affection towards music. Music is known to heal wounds, no matter how deep it is. While talking about music, the names of many singers and musicians strike people’s mind. John Legend is that music person whose name is always on top of the hit list. Singer and song- writer John Legend received the prestigious Grammy Award for the first time because of his 2004’s debut album ‘Get Lifted’. The single ‘Ordinary People’ became a hit and the album went platinum. He penned the above- mentioned single for the ‘Black Eyed Peas’.
|Name||John Roger Stephens or John Legend|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1978|
|Parents||Father: Ronald Stephens
Mother: Phyllis Stephens
|Paternal Grandfathe||Arthur Benjamin Stephens|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Sibling||Brother: Vaughn Anthony
Brother: Ronald Stephens II
|Education||University of Pennsylvania|
It was on 28th December, 1978 that such a talented music star took birth in Springfield, Ohio. Legend learned playing the piano from his grandmother and also sang in the church’s choir. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing graduation, Legend performed in the night clubs of New York and also worked in Boston Consulting Group.
As per the DNA test John’s genetic ancestry includes:
- African = 64%
- European = 32%
- Native American = 4%
Gradually, he turned to be a proficient song writer and in- demand session musician. Legend worked with exceptionally talented artists like Twista, Alicia Keys and Janet Jackson. Soon, he was introduced to Kanye West, who was an upcoming hip- hop artist. Both Legend and West collaborated together on each other’s demos.
His debut album gave him three Grammy Awards: for best new artist, best R&B album and best R&B male vocal performance. In 2006, Legend released ‘Once Again’ and again it was a hit. Besides all musical work, John Legend has firm involvement with various charitable and social causes.
In 2011, he got engaged to beautiful model Chrissy Teigen and tied knots in Italy in 2013’s September. On 14th April, 2016, both the couple welcomed Luna Simone, their daughter.
Source – www.geni.com