John Legend

John Legend

Singer/Songwriter


R&B Artist

New York, NY USA


I think success has a lot to do with finding something you love and putting everything you have into it.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Grew up playing music on his family's rickety piano and in his church in Springfield, Ohio.
Fell in love with music at a young age; loved performing and getting to create something new.
The first in his family to go to college, he attended the University of Pennsylvania.
Being first to go to college, his parents' divorce and his mother's drug problem were all obstacles.
Worked as a management consultant after school, but spent his nights performing and recording.
Says that what defines successful people is not that they don't fail, but how they bounce back.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General
University of Pennsylvania
Career

Career

Singer/Songwriter

I'm a Grammy Award winning recording artist, concert performer, philanthropist, and social activist.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Music
Music
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student
First-Generation College Student

I was definitely a fish out of water when I first arrived in Philadelphia, and my parents didn't have all the tools that they needed to give me great advice.

Other
Other

One of them was when my parents got divorced. It was very difficult for me and my family. We lost our mother for several years, she had a drug problem and was really depressed for a long time.