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Recording artist, concert performer and philanthropist John Legend has won nine Grammy awards and was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people. John Legend was born December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio. He became an in-demand session musician and songwriter, working with such artists as Alicia Keys, Twista and Janet Jackson. He was soon introduced to up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West, and the two musicians collaborated on one another's demos.
Throughout his career, John has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, John Legend launched the Show Me Campaign (ShowMeCampaign.org), an initiative that uses education to break the cycle of poverty.
In his Time 100 tribute to John, Quincy Jones explained "He is a genius…and we've seen only the tip of the iceberg. For all that he has already achieved in his career, it is going to be fun watching where he goes from here."