John Legend chose a fitting stage name. Since his the debut of his first album in 2004, Legend's incredible musical and vocal talent have raised the profile of the already prestigious realm of R&B music. For this great talent, Legend has been awarded with nine Grammy awards, as well as the Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Every single one of his five albums have been in the top 3 of the US R&B chart, and the top 10 in the US charts overall.
While Legend has pioneered his own sound, he is also a much-sought-after collaborator in the music world. Legend has recorded with Kanye West, the Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, MSTRKRFT, and many others. Through these collaborations, Legend has proven that his smooth, yet powerful voice transcends musical genres.
In 2013, Legend released his album Love in the Future, which quickly received a nomination for Best R&B album at the 2014 Grammys. The album's hit single, "All of Me" hit number one in both iTunes and the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The love song was a ballad to Legend's wife whom he had recently married prior to the album's release.