2014 Grammy Nominee: John Legend
"JOHN LEGEND is a critically acclaimed, nine-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Legend began his career performing piano and vocals on tracks for artists including Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Alicia Keys. His debut album, 2004’s Get Lifted, sold over 2 million copies and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards. His following album, 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, won Legend another Grammy. His third release was 2008’s Evolver, led by the hit single, ""Green Light,"" featuring Andre 3000; in 2010 he collaborated with The Roots on Wake Up!, which won Legend an additional three Grammy Awards. Legend will release his highly-anticipated fourth studio album, Love in the Future (G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records), on September 3, 2013; the album features production by Legend and longtime collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer. In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, an initiative that focuses on education as a key to break the cycle of poverty. Named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list in 2009, he also sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, and Stand for Children, as well as serving as co-chair of the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board."