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Boston marathon bombing survivor and his nurse wed

Boston marathon bombing survivor and his nurse wed

BOSTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) --James Costello and Krista D'Agostino met under the worst of circumstances, but their story couldn't have turned out happier.
Gabrielle Levy
Chrissy Teigen was told she was too 'fat' for a Forever 21 shoot

Chrissy Teigen was told she was too 'fat' for a Forever 21 shoot

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) --Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen says she was fired from a Forever 21 photo shoot for being too "fat" when she was younger.
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Carrie Underwood wins highest honor at CMT Awards for the third time in a row

Carrie Underwood wins highest honor at CMT Awards for the third time in a row

NASHVILLE, June 6 (UPI) --Carrie Underwood took home the fan-voted Video of The Year award for the third time in a row and the fifth in her career for her song "See You Again."
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Kim Kardashian changes her name to Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian changes her name to Kim Kardashian West

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are Instagram and Twitter official.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West marry in Florence, Italy

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West marry in Florence, Italy

FLORENCE , Italy, May 26 (UPI) --Reality TV star Kim Kardashian married rapper Kanye West in a lavish weekend ceremony in Florence, Italy.
Karen Butler
Michael Jackson's 'new' song makes the Top 10 on the U.S. record chart

Michael Jackson's 'new' song makes the Top 10 on the U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) --John Legend's ballad "All of Me" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a third week, Billboard announced.
Karen Butler
'All of Me' tops the U.S. record chart for a second week

'All of Me' tops the U.S. record chart for a second week

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) --John Legend's ballad "All of Me" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a second week, Billboard announced.
Karen Butler
Ludacris to host the Billboard Music Awards

Ludacris to host the Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, May 14 (UPI) --Recording artist and actor Ludacris will host Sunday's 2014 Billboard Music Awards, producers announced Wednesday.
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Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea to perform at the Billboard Music Awards

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea to perform at the Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, May 13 (UPI) --Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea have been booked to perform a duet at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday.
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Chrissy Teigen wants 'Angelina-Brad-type brood' of kids

Chrissy Teigen wants 'Angelina-Brad-type brood' of kids

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) --Chrissy Teigen expected to already have her first kid on its way after getting married in September.
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Lorde to perform new song 'Tennis Court' at the Billboard Music Awards

Lorde to perform new song 'Tennis Court' at the Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS , May 9 (UPI) --New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde is to perform her new single "Tennis Court" on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards telecast.
Karen Butler
'All of Me' tops the U.S. record chart

'All of Me' tops the U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- John Legend's "All of Me" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com announced Thursday, ending the 10-week reign of Pharrell Williams' "Happy."
Karen Butler
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.
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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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