About this Artist
EGOT-winning, critically acclaimed, multiplatinum singer-songwriter John Legend has garnered 12 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, among others.
Legend is the first African American man to earn an EGOT and one of only seventeen people in the prestigious EGOT club. Legend has released eight celebrated albums over the course of his career, including, Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), Evolver (2008), Love in the Future (2013), Darkness and Light (2016), A Legendary Christmas Deluxe (2019), Bigger Love (2020) and most recently, LEGEND (2022).
Late last year, Legend launched his critically acclaimed Las Vegas Residency entitled, “Love In Las Vegas” which began in April 2022 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Legend starred as Jesus in NBC’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT in April 2018. That year, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and won an Emmy as a producer in the category of Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for the show. Legend joined THE VOICE for Season 16 (2019) and was a coach on Season 22 (2022).
Beyond his music career, John, along with partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, is a principal of Get Lifted Film Co. Their upcoming projects include the film adaptation of S.A. Cosby’s novel BLACKTOP WASTELAND, Al Sharpton’s documentary LOUDMOUTH, and the highly anticipated second season of the IFC/AMC comedy series SHERMAN’S SHOWCASE. Get Lifted produced the Netflix films JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY and MONSTER, documentary films CITIZEN ASHE, THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND, A CRIME ON THE BAYOU, 40 YEARS A PRISONER and GIVING VOICE, the HBO docu-series ATLANTA’S MISSING AND MURDERED: THE LOST CHILDREN, SHERMAN’S SHOWCASE: BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECTACULAR, and RHYTHM + FLOW. Get Lifted and Universal Studio Group’s UCP inked a first-look deal for unscripted series and an exclusive multi-year overall deal for scripted content. Aside from film/TV, they have partnered with Zando to form Get Lifted Books, under which they will publish brilliant authors, who have the ability to transform the conversation, in both adult fiction and nonfiction as well as titles for young readers.
As an activist, Legend launched HUMANLEVEL in 2021, an initiative to uplift communities disproportionately impacted by institutionalized racism. Legend also initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 to change the conversation surrounding criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration. In addition to Legend’s signature initiatives, he serves on the Board of Directors of Harlem Village Academies and Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and on the Advisory Board for The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Teach for All.