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Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin to perform at the Billboard Music Awards

Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin to perform at the Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin have been booked to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, the telecast's producers announced.
Karen Butler
Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' tops the U.S. record chart

Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' tops the U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Pharrell Williams' "Happy" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The music industry paid tribute to an all-time great this weekend, celebrating the anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States, 50 years ago.
Gabrielle Levy
Chrissy Teigen gets photobombed by Neil Patrick Harris

Chrissy Teigen gets photobombed by Neil Patrick Harris

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Chrissy Teigen shared a funny selfie on Instagram featuring herself, husband John Legend and Neil Patrick Harris.
Veronica Linares
Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The iconic mogul's annual gala drew a cavalcade of stars headed for Sunday night's Grammys.
Kate Stanton
Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to perform at Grammys

Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to perform at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Madonna, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert are to perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- This year's Grammy Awards is going out with a bang.
Gabrielle Levy
Michelle Obama celebrates 50th with 500 guests including Beyonce, Blue Ivy

Michelle Obama celebrates 50th with 500 guests including Beyonce, Blue Ivy

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama celebrated her 50th birthday Saturday dancing to catching tunes from Queen Bey.
Veronica Linares
Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z to perform

Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z to perform

Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Grammy Awards air Sunday, January 26.
Kate Stanton

Beyonce, Wonder grace Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party was an A-list affair with Beyonce and Stevie Wonder providing the musical vibe, guests said Sunday.
Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney to perform at the Grammys

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney to perform at the Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Former Beatles band-mates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are to perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys performance

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys performance

Jan. 15 (UPI) --The two surviving members of the Beatles will join Taylor Swift, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves and Keith Urban at the Grammys this year.
Kate Stanton
Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Annie Lennox and David Stewart are set to reunite as the Eurythmics for the first time in nearly a decade.
Gabrielle Levy
Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Eurythmics Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are to reunite on "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" in Los Angeles.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
By United Press International
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John Legend
John Legend performs in concert at Club Revolution in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 28, 2006. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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John Stephens (born December 28, 1978), better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American recording artist, musician and actor. He is the recipient of nine Grammy Awards, and in 2007, he received the special Starlight award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Prior to the release of his debut album, Stephens' career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with multiple established artists. Stephens added his voice to those of other artists, assisting in them reaching chart-topper hits. He lent his voice to that of Kanye West, on Slum Village's "Selfish" and Dilated Peoples' "This Way". Other artists included Jay-Z's "Encore", and he sang backing vocals on Alicia Keys' 2003 song "You Don't Know My Name" and Fort Minor's "High Road." Stephens played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything."

Stephens was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio. He is the son of Phyllis, a seamstress, and Ronald, a factory worker and former National Guardsman. Throughout his childhood, Stephens was homeschooled on and off by his mother. At the age of four, he began playing the piano and at the age of seven, he performed with his church choir. When he was ten, his parents divorced, causing his mother to suffer a breakdown. At the age of 12, Stephens attended North High School, from which he graduated four years later. He graduated salutatorian.

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