He is one of the most decorated artists in the world as he even became the first black man to complete an EGOT which means someone in entertainment who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
And John Legend has added yet another accolade to his already esteemed career.
The 41-year-old entertainer – real name John Roger Stephens – was named Variety magazine’s Mogul of the Year as he touched on several issues including social and political issues, upcoming projects, the status of his record contract, and his relationship with model wife Chrissy Teigen.
Despite John’s achievements he wanted to make sure that it is known that he believes that his 34-year-old wife is responsible for her own success in modeling, as a cookbook author, and social media.
He explained: ‘When it comes to Chrissy, I’m there as a friend, adviser and support system — to talk her up — but she’s running her own show.’
John and Chrissy have both been staunch critics to the way US President Donald Trump has ran the country as they both found themselves at the receiving end of controversy back in September when he tweeted about them and even referred to the Cravings author as the singer’s ‘filthy mouth wife.’
The Ordinary People author did not pull any punches when addressing the man who has lashed out at he and his wife as he said: ‘President Trump is obviously a bigot. He’s been a bigot his entire life. I believe he is a eugenicist.
‘He’s not capable of leading the country when we have moments of racial unrest and responses to racism. We’re always going to be a weaker nation with him in charge, and it is an urgent priority that he is not in charge.’
Legend also talked about one of the biggest issues facing America regarding policing and criminal justice reform.