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John Legend

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John Legend serves as a coach on the 19th season of the four-time Emmy Award-winning competition series "The Voice." He joined the series in 2019.

Legend is an EGOT-winning, critically acclaimed, multiplatinum singer-songwriter who has garnered 11 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 16 people in the prestigious EGOT club. Legend has released seven 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) and "Bigger Love" (2020). 
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).  
In 2018, Legend released "A Legendary Christmas" and closed out the year with his "A Legendary Christmas" tour.  
Beyond his music career, Legend, along with partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, is a principal in the Get Lifted Film Co. Most recently, Get Lifted produced the IFC comedy series "Sherman's Showcase," the reality competition show "Rhythm + Flow" for Netflix, which won the 2020 NAACP Image Award, and HBO's "Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children." Their forthcoming projects include David E. Talbert's holiday film "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey" for Netflix, the documentary "Giving Voice" on Netflix, "Sherman's Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular" on AMC and IFC, and sports drama "Signing Day," in partnership with Steph Curry's Unanimous Media for Sony Pictures. 
As a philanthropist, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 to change the national conversation surrounding our country's misguided criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration. In addition to Legend's signature initiatives, he serves on the board of directors of Harlem Village Academies and Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and on the advisory board for the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Teach for All.

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