We’re wishing John Roger Stephens (better known as John Legend) a very happy 36th birthday! Prior to his 9 Grammy awards, the singer-songwriter successfully collaborated with multiple established artists such as Alicia Keys and Kanye West, becoming one of the music industry’s most in-demand talents before striking out on his own. In 2004, the pianist released his studio debut album Get Lifted, and since then, has peaked within the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 with each record. Amongst his other accolades: Legend was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for the song “Glory” from the motion picture Selma.
When the soulful singer is not producing ballads, he, along with wife model and writer Chrissy Teigen, is involved in a number of charitable causes. From the red carpet to music videos, the beloved couple is one of our favorites thanks to their sense of humor (see: middle of the night nosh fests captured on Instagram). When it comes to getting dressed together, Teigen had this to say to InStyle, “It takes me four hours and he’s done in about 20 minutes. He’s so easy, it’s ridiculous. We don’t really coordinate ever. He’s usually always going to be in black, white, or blue.”