John Legend Net Worth
John Legend Net Worth : $15 million
The singer-songwriter has a net worth of $15 million and is the recipient of 9 Grammy Awards. John Legend has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Magnetic Man, Slum Village, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Fort Minor and Lauryn Hill. The collaborator is known to have the Midas touch.
- He has a degree in English from the esteemed University of Pennsylvania.
- John Legend is known to be an ardent fan of Ohio State Football.
- He was fortunate enough to meet Kanye West through his college roommate who happened to be Kanye’s cousin.
- Legend has it that John reportedly turned down offers from Harvard and Georgetown when he was 16.
John Legend is married to model Chrissy Teigen. They married in Como, Italy on September 14, 2013 after 5 years of dating. John had proposed to Chrissy in 2011. He released his first album titled Get Lifted under Kanye West’s GOOD Music label.
The album did fairly well and was certified gold by the RIAA. The total sales of Get Lifted worldwide were a little under a million copies. Although the album wasn’t considered a massive commercial hit, it was producing all the GOOD noises amongst critics.
John Legend went on to win his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. His second album Once Again did better commercially. It sold over a million copies in the States and was certified gold in Italy, UK and Netherlands.
The song Heaven from the album fetched him another Grammy Award, this time for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. John has had his fair share of controversies. He went under deep waters when a copyright infringement lawsuit was filed against him. Songwriter Anthony Stokes claimed that Legend’s song Maxine’s Interlude was a rip off of his demo Where Are You Now. The lawsuit was later settled outside court.
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