Hit songs by award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend include “Used to Love U,” "Ordinary People,” “Heaven,” “All of Me,” and “Glory.” Legend, whose real name is John Roger Stevens, has won nine Grammy awards, one Golden Globe award and one Academy Award, as of 2016.
Legend released his first hit single, “Used to Love U,” on his 2004 debut album, “Get Lifted.” The album also included the hit song “Ordinary People,” which Legend originally wrote for the band The Black Eyed Peas. The song reached number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the album went platinum and won Legend his first Grammy.
Legend won his second Grammy Award in 2007 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the song “Heaven,” which is from his second album, “Once Again.”
Legend's 2013 song “All of Me” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks and was the third best-selling song in the United States and the United Kingdom in 2014. The ballad, which Legend dedicated to his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, is also one of the best-selling digital songs of all time, as of 2016.
In 2015, Legend wrote the song “Glory” with rapper Common for the movie “Selma.” The song won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Original Song.