John Stephens, now known as John Legend, climbed up on the piano bench at his home when he was barely four. It was soon apparent that the youngster had real talent. He combined that talent with determination and hard work to become a successful recording star before he was thirty. He was nominated for eight Grammy awards the first year he was eligible and won three.
In 2007, Legend used his celebrity to begin a humanitarian project called the Show Me Campaign. Mbola, Tanzania, has clean water, better crops, medical care, and improved schools because of Legend s efforts. In 2008 he actively supported Barack Obama as a candidate for president and sang at a pre-inaugural party at the Lincoln Memorial. Read how Legend made it to the top, and how he continues to draw huge crowds all over the world.