John Legend wows the crowd during a Barack Obama rally in September on the campus of Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio.
Legend, a Springfield, Ohio, native and University of Pennsylvania grad, greets fans at Ohio State University.
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Legend shake hands backstage at Spring 2009 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
Wyclef Jean, left, and Legend pose with the African Children’s Choir during the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.
Legend performs at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Black Eyed Peas front man and producer will.i.am and John Legend are applauded after performing “Yes We Can” on the final day of the Democratic National Convention this past August in Denver.
Legend signs autographs backstage at the “Idol Gives Back” fund-raising special hosted by “American Idol” in Los Angeles.
Legend shows his pride during a Fourth of July celebration in Philadelphia.
The Conference Board CEO Jonathan Spector, left, actor Robert Redford, Legend and actress Kerry Washington listen to a congressional hearing after they addressed lawmakers about restoring funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and cultural programs, in Washington, D.C.
Legend, left, and Ryan Leslie celebrate the “Green Light” singer’s new album, “Evolver,” at a bash in New York.
British star Estelle and Legend wow the crowd at the MOBO Awards 2008 in London.
Legend shares camera time with his mother, Phyllis Stephens, at a launch party for his new album, “Evolver,” in New York.
Legend performs at the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Benefit Concert in Los Angeles, California.