John Legend is an American soul singer, songwriter, and pianist. He has
won six Grammy Awards.
Prior to the release of his debut album, Legend's career gained momentum
through a series of successful collaborations with multiple established
artists. Notably, Legend sang the hooks for hits by Slum Village
("Selfish", also featuring Kanye West), Jay-Z ("Encore"),
and Dilated Peoples ("This Way", also featuring Kanye West); played
piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything"; and sang
background vocals on Alicia Keys' 2003 song "You Don't Know My Name"
and Fort Minor's "High Road."
Recently, Legend recorded "Green Light" in collaboration with
Andre 3000 as the lead single for this third album Evolver.
Born December 28, 1978, his primary personality traits are represented by
the Chinese Zodiac elemental animal sign, the Earth Horse. No one would accuse
the Horse of being a down to earth sign. Thus, Earth gives him some needed
practicality. He is more plodding and methodical but also more indecisive than
other Horses. His being a less excitable Horse helps to make for happy