American singer, songwriter, pianist, and actor. Prior to the release of Legend's debut album, his career gained momentum through a series of collaborations with several renowned artists such as Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Britney Spears and Alicia Keys.
Legend has been an artist committed to racial struggles in his country, and also won accolades for his philanthropic efforts, particularly his work seeking to provide greater educational opportunities in poor communities. He had a four-year courtship with model Chrissy Teigen, they decided to get married on September 14, 2013, in Como, Italy. Two years later, their first daughter named Luna Simone Stephens was born. He has shown himself both in public and in private as an attentive and very loving husband.
The first album he recorded was Get Lifted. The album reached the top of the European and American popular music and rhythm-and-blues charts. It garnered eight Grammy nominations and won Best R&B Album, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best New Artist. He followed his work with Once Again, which had great reviews from critics. In 2013, the song "All of Me" from the album Love in the Future was a success. The following year Legend and rapper Common recorded the gospel-influenced song "Glory", written by them for the movie Selma. The song, with its strong content invoking racial injustice, won both a Golden Globe and an Oscar Award for Best Original Song.