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17 April 2020, 12:41 | Updated: 22 May 2020, 18:26
We take a look at the singer's impressive career, his home life with his family, and where it all began...
John Roger Stephens - known professionally as John Legend - was born December 28, 1978 and is 41-years-old.
One of four children, John was brought up in Springfield, Ohio where he performed in the church choir and was homeschooled by his mother.
He was academically gifted and skipped two grades at school, ultimately being offered scholarships to Harvard University and Georgetown University. He eventually decided to attend The University of Pennsylvania.
While at college, John got his big musical break when he was introduced to Lauryn Hill and played piano on her song 'Everything is Everything,' which lead to him releasing his own music and signing with Kanye West's label in 2001.
The pair got engaged in 2011 and held a lavish wedding near Lake Como in Italy in September 2013.
The couple regularly post photos and videos of their home life with their children and have become firm favourites on social media as an open and fun-loving family.
John Legend's net worth is reportedly $45 million.
The singer has released six studio albums, four live albums and 38 singles throughout his career.