Here, I will discuss who John Legend is, his background, and what he does in general–I will provide an overview of his life.

 Childhood/College Years

In this section, I will provide information about John Legend’s childhood in Ohio, and his years as a student at the University at Pennsylvania. 

Professional Career

This section will talk about John Legend’s professional career, starting as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group, and leading into his career as a professional musician.

 Contemporaries and Influencers

Here, I’ll talk about John Legend’s contemporaries like Pharrell and Common, as well as his influences such as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.


In this section, I’ll talk about John Legend’s awards, including his 12 Grammy Awards and his EGOT status.

Social Involvement

I will talk about John Legend’s philanthropy and social work, which is focused on building just communities, in this section.


This section will detail his discography (7 albums).


The final section will talk about John Legend’s influence on new artists and his impact on the music industry as a whole.


This section will contain the sources used for the project.