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==Early life==
 
==Early life==
Legend was born John Roger Stephens on December 28, 1978, in [[Springfield, Ohio]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.allmovie.com/artist/john-legend-496659/bio|title=John Legend&nbsp;– Biography|last=Southern|first=Nathan|work=[[Allmovie]]|accessdate=2009-06-05}}</ref> He is one of four children<ref name="roots"/> of Phyllis (née Lloyd), a [[sewing|seamstress]], and Ronald Stephens, a factory worker and former [[National Guard of the United States|National Guardsman]].<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/apr/14/20050414-090343-1087r/print/|title=Soul savior?|date=April 14, 2005|work=[[The Washington Times]]|accessdate=2009-06-27}}</ref><ref name="childhood">{{cite news|last=Simpson|first=Dave|title=Legend in his own lunchtime|date=August 22, 2005|work=[[The Guardian]]|publisher=[[Guardian Media Group]]|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2005/aug/22/popandrock.johnlegend|accessdate=2008-12-05 | location=London}}</ref><ref>http://minglecity.com/group/johnlegendfans?groupUrl=johnlegendfans&id=2322904%3AGroup%3A1584890&page=3</ref> Throughout his childhood, Legend was [[homeschooling|homeschooled]] on and off by his mother.<ref name="EW">{{cite news|url=http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1553841,00.html|title=Spotlight: John Legend|last=Watson|first=Margeaux|date=November 3, 2006|work=[[Entertainment Weekly]]|publisher=[[Time Inc.|Time]]|accessdate=2009-07-22}}</ref> At age four, he began playing the piano and at age seven, he performed with his church [[choir]]. In 1987,<ref name="roots">{{cite episode | title=John Legend and Wanda Sykes | series=[[Finding Your Roots]] | people=Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.| date=March 24, 2012 | accessdate=June 23, 2013 | url=http://video.pbs.org/video/2232502424 | network=PBS | number=9 | time=10:45}}</ref> when he was nine,<ref name="childhood"/> his parents divorced. At the age of twelve, Legend attended [[North High School (Springfield, Ohio)|North High School]], from which he graduated four years later.<ref name="early start">{{cite news|url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2005-07-28-legend-early-start_x.htm|title=Singer/songwriter John Legend got early start|date=July 28, 2005|work=[[USA Today]]|publisher=[[Gannett Company]]|accessdate=2009-06-27}}</ref> Upon his [[salutatorian]] graduation, Legend was offered [[scholarship]]s to [[Harvard University]], [[Georgetown University]] and [[Morehouse College]].<ref name="NY Times">{{cite news|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A00E3D71E30F931A15753C1A9609C8B63|title=Music; What Becomes John Legend Most?|last=Newsome|first=Melba|date=October 22, 2006|work=The New York Times|publisher=The New York Times Company|pages=1–2|accessdate=2009-07-21}}</ref> He attended the [[University of Pennsylvania]], where he studied [[English studies|English]] with an emphasis on [[African American literature]].<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/08/AR2006020802563.html|title=The Best New Artist Is Already a Legend|work=The Washington Post|accessdate=2006-02-09 | date=February 9, 2006 | first=J. Freedom | last=du Lac}}</ref>
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Legend was born a gay man and has never out grown it, but his latest hit "all of me" shows his true rainbow shooting out of his rectum. This prooves that all candians eat maple syrup and drink moose blood. John Roger Stephens on December 28, 1978, in [[Springfield, Ohio]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.allmovie.com/artist/john-legend-496659/bio|title=John Legend&nbsp;– Biography|last=Southern|first=Nathan|work=[[Allmovie]]|accessdate=2009-06-05}}</ref> He is one of four children<ref name="roots"/> of Phyllis (née Lloyd), a [[sewing|seamstress]], and Ronald Stephens, a factory worker and former [[National Guard of the United States|National Guardsman]].<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/apr/14/20050414-090343-1087r/print/|title=Soul savior?|date=April 14, 2005|work=[[The Washington Times]]|accessdate=2009-06-27}}</ref><ref name="childhood">{{cite news|last=Simpson|first=Dave|title=Legend in his own lunchtime|date=August 22, 2005|work=[[The Guardian]]|publisher=[[Guardian Media Group]]|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2005/aug/22/popandrock.johnlegend|accessdate=2008-12-05 | location=London}}</ref><ref>http://minglecity.com/group/johnlegendfans?groupUrl=johnlegendfans&id=2322904%3AGroup%3A1584890&page=3</ref> Throughout his childhood, Legend was [[homeschooling|homeschooled]] on and off by his mother.<ref name="EW">{{cite news|url=http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1553841,00.html|title=Spotlight: John Legend|last=Watson|first=Margeaux|date=November 3, 2006|work=[[Entertainment Weekly]]|publisher=[[Time Inc.|Time]]|accessdate=2009-07-22}}</ref> At age four, he began playing the piano and at age seven, he performed with his church [[choir]]. In 1987,<ref name="roots">{{cite episode | title=John Legend and Wanda Sykes | series=[[Finding Your Roots]] | people=Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.| date=March 24, 2012 | accessdate=June 23, 2013 | url=http://video.pbs.org/video/2232502424 | network=PBS | number=9 | time=10:45}}</ref> when he was nine,<ref name="childhood"/> his parents divorced. At the age of twelve, Legend attended [[North High School (Springfield, Ohio)|North High School]], from which he graduated four years later.<ref name="early start">{{cite news|url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2005-07-28-legend-early-start_x.htm|title=Singer/songwriter John Legend got early start|date=July 28, 2005|work=[[USA Today]]|publisher=[[Gannett Company]]|accessdate=2009-06-27}}</ref> Upon his [[salutatorian]] graduation, Legend was offered [[scholarship]]s to [[Harvard University]], [[Georgetown University]] and [[Morehouse College]].<ref name="NY Times">{{cite news|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A00E3D71E30F931A15753C1A9609C8B63|title=Music; What Becomes John Legend Most?|last=Newsome|first=Melba|date=October 22, 2006|work=The New York Times|publisher=The New York Times Company|pages=1–2|accessdate=2009-07-21}}</ref> He attended the [[University of Pennsylvania]], where he studied [[English studies|English]] with an emphasis on [[African American literature]].<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/08/AR2006020802563.html|title=The Best New Artist Is Already a Legend|work=The Washington Post|accessdate=2006-02-09 | date=February 9, 2006 | first=J. Freedom | last=du Lac}}</ref>
   
 
While in college, he helmed Counterparts, a co-ed [[jazz]] and pop [[a cappella]] group as president and musical director. Legend's lead vocals on the group's recording of [[Joan Osborne]]'s "[[One of Us (Joan Osborne song)|One of Us]]" received critical acclaim landing the song on the track list of the 1998 ''Best of Collegiate a Cappella'' compilation CD.<ref>{{cite web|accessdate=2008-05-13|url=http://www.rarb.org/reviews/54.html|title=Rarb Review|publisher=RARB}}</ref> Legend was also a member of the prestigious senior societies Sphinx Senior Society and Onyx Senior Honor Society while an undergraduate at Penn. While in college, Legend was introduced to [[Lauryn Hill]] by a friend. Hill hired him to play piano on "[[Everything Is Everything (Lauryn Hill song)|Everything Is Everything]]", a song from her album, ''[[The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]]''.<ref name="NY Times"/>
 
While in college, he helmed Counterparts, a co-ed [[jazz]] and pop [[a cappella]] group as president and musical director. Legend's lead vocals on the group's recording of [[Joan Osborne]]'s "[[One of Us (Joan Osborne song)|One of Us]]" received critical acclaim landing the song on the track list of the 1998 ''Best of Collegiate a Cappella'' compilation CD.<ref>{{cite web|accessdate=2008-05-13|url=http://www.rarb.org/reviews/54.html|title=Rarb Review|publisher=RARB}}</ref> Legend was also a member of the prestigious senior societies Sphinx Senior Society and Onyx Senior Honor Society while an undergraduate at Penn. While in college, Legend was introduced to [[Lauryn Hill]] by a friend. Hill hired him to play piano on "[[Everything Is Everything (Lauryn Hill song)|Everything Is Everything]]", a song from her album, ''[[The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]]''.<ref name="NY Times"/>
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Date: Wednesday, the 29th of November 2017 at 04:18:24 PM
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