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John Legend serves as a coach on NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning competition series "The Voice." He joined the series in 2019.

Legend is an EGOT-winning, critically acclaimed, multi-platinum singer-songwriter who has has garnered 12 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy Award, among others.

He is the first African American man to earn an EGOT and one of only 15 people in the prestigious EGOT club. Legend has released eight albums over the course of his career – "Get Lifted" (2004), "Once Again" (2006), "Evolver" (2008), "Love in the Future" (2013), "Darkness and Light" (2016), "A Legendary Christmas" (2018), "Bigger Love" (2020) and "LEGEND" (2022).

Legend launched his critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency, "Love in Las Vegas," which began in 2022 at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Legend starred as Jesus in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" in 2018. That year he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and won as a producer in the category of Outstanding Variety Special (Live).

Beyond his music career, Legend, along with partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, is a principal in the Get Lifted Film Company. Upcoming projects include the film adaptation of S.A. Cosby's novel "Blacktop Wasteland," Al Sharpton's documentary "Loudmouth" and the highly anticipated second season of the IFC/AMC comedy series "Sherman's Showcase." Get Lifted produced the Netflix films "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey" and "Monster"; documentaries "Citizen Ashe," "The Legend of the Underground," "A Crime on the Bayou," "40 Years a Prisoner" and "Giving Voice"; and docuseries "Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children" and "Rhythm + Flow."

Get Lifted and Universal Studio Group's Universal Content Productions inked a first-look deal for unscripted series and an exclusive multi-year overall deal for scripted content. Aside from film/TV, they have partnered with Zando to form Get Lifted Books, under which they will publish authors who have the ability to transform the conversation in both adult fiction and nonfiction as well as titles for young readers.

As an activist, Legend launched HUMANLEVEL in 2021, an initiative to uplift communities disproportionately impacted by institutionalized racism. Legend also initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 to change the conversation surrounding criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration. In addition to Legend's signature initiatives, he serves on the boards of directors for Harlem Village Academies and Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and on the advisory boards for the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Teach For All.

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