John Legend Research Paper

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We chose John Legend, because he is a really good singer and we think the lyrics of his songs are really influencial. Legend’s word’s can affect a lot of people, for example the song, Glory, explains how to overcome the general problems of life. John Legend was born December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio. He was married to Christine Teigen for 6 years before they divorced. For his first album, ‘’Get Lifted’’ in 2004, he was working with Kanye West on “Number One” and Snoop Dogg on “I Can Change”. Legend had recieved many rewards, including: 2005 BET Awards for Best New Artist; 2005 MOBO Awards for Best R&B Artist; 2006 Grammy Awards for Newcomer of the Year, Best R&B song for “Ordinary People” and R&B album; 2007 Grammy Awards for Best R&B singer for “Heaven” and Best R&B song by a group, “Family Affair”; 2009 VMA Awards Honorary Award; 2015 Golden Globes best original song in a movie for “Glory” by John Legend with Common, from the film Selma.…show more content…
Some of Legend’s achievements are: “Get Lifted” (Legend’s first album) debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard 200, selling 116,000 copies in its first week; performing during the pregame show of the Super Bowl XL in Detroit; preforming at the halftime show at the 2006 NBA All-Star game; “Once Again” (Legend’s second album) reached number 3 on the US Billboard 200 and debut at the top of R&B/Hip Hop

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